SACRAMENTO – California Governor Newsom has signed Senate Bill 387 into law, the water agency bill’s author, Sen. Scott Wilk (R-Santa Clarita) announced Monday.
SB 387 was follow-up legislation to SB 634 (Wilk), which created the Santa Clarita Valley Water Agency in 2017.
“I am very glad to see this measure become law and have appreciated the strong bipartisan support we received during the legislative process,” said Wilk, who represents the 21st Senate District. “It cleans up some of the technical issues that came about when our new regional water agency was created in 2017. SB 387 ensures SCV Water will continue to operate efficiently and provide excellent service to its ratepayers.”
“We appreciate Senator Wilk’s support through the creation of SCV Water, and now with this clean-up legislation,” said SCV Water President Bill Cooper. “Providing the option to eliminate vacant positions allows us to conduct business in a more cost-effective and efficient manner, which are two of the main goals behind forming a regional water agency.”
SB 634, which created the regional water agency, requires the board of the new agency to reduce its membership total from 15 to nine. SB 387 addresses technical issues regarding the consolidation of multiple boards of directors when there is a vacancy.
The Board will now have the authority to eliminate a vacant position at the Agency, if the seat is already required to be consolidated, rather than holding costly special elections.
The California Society of Municipal Finance Officers (CSMFO) and the Government Finance Officers Association (GFOA) recognized the Santa Clarita Water Agency’s FY 2018/19 Budget for meeting the highest principles of governmental budgeting.
The Santa Clarita Valley Chamber of Commerce announced Thursday Brian Schlick, co-owner of Schlick Art & Photography, as Chair for the Small Business Council, which is set to bring together small business members to discuss issues and policies and support specific small business initiatives within the Chamber.
The Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors on Tuesday unanimously approved a motion by Board Chair Janice Hahn and Supervisor Hilda Solis to assess and address the specific needs of American Indian and Alaska Native individuals experiencing homelessness in the county.
The Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors unanimously approved a motion to provide recommendations for how to modify county ordinances to grant the Sheriff's Civilian Oversight Commission subpoena power through the Office of Inspector General.
AVITA Medical, a regenerative medicine company with a technology platform positioned to address unmet medical needs in therapeutic skin restoration, announced that its American Depositary Shares (“ADS”) have been approved to list on the Nasdaq Capital Market, or Nasdaq.
For the first time since the Santa Clarita-based firm was founded in 1998, a third partner’s name is becoming part of the official name of the firm as Poole & Shaffery becomes Poole Shaffery & Koegle, LLP.
As part of the 26th Annual National Public Lands Day, Saddleback Butte State Park is leading a habitat cleanup on Saturday, October 26 from 8 a.m. to noon, and officials invite local residents to pitch in.
The William S. Hart Union High School District’s governing board is set to discuss a letter addressing allegations of an open-meeting law violation with respect to its recent search for a new superintendent.
Santa Clarita Mayor Marsha McLean joined other local officials from across the Southland to commemorate the signing of the San Gabriel Mountains National Monument Plan in Arcadia on Thursday, October 10.
SCV Water and its water-banking partners, Rosedale-Rio Bravo Water Storage District and Irvine Ranch Water District, recently opened six new groundwater wells and a conveyance system to the Cross Valley Canal in Kern County.
Los Angeles County Chief Executive Officer Sachi A. Hamai announced she will retire as top administrative leader of the nation’s largest municipal government in early 2020, capping a 31-year career leading innovation and managing solutions to some of the region’s most challenging issues.
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