Now more than ever special districts need to advocate on behalf of the communities they serve. From climate adaptation to workforce development, lawmakers in Sacramento and Washington D.C. are making critical decisions that will impact the budget, infrastructure, and operations of your district.

Special Districts Legislative Days is the only opportunity for all types of special districts, large and small, north and south, rural and urban to come together with one united voice. Issues like revenue, governance, labor, and public works matter to all districts whether they provide water, sewer, fire protection, parks, cemeteries, healthcare, mosquito abatement, ports, harbors, airports, libraries, or other essential services.

Don’t miss this opportunity to hear from California’s top decision-makers, build partnerships and strengthen the voice of local control. Past speakers have included California’s State Controller, State Treasurer, Secretary of State, Secretary of Natural Resources, Director of the Office of Emergency Services, State Auditor, Legislative Analyst, and Director of Finance.


Insurance Commissioner Ricardo Lara Emphasizes Mitigation of Climate Change Effects

California Insurance Commissioner Ricardo LaraIn 2022, Special District Legislative Days brought 200 special district officials to meet with State Legislators and Capitol staff.  The event was kicked off with a keynote address from California Insurance Commissioner Ricardo Lara.

The California Department of Insurance is the consumer protection agency for the nation's largest insurance marketplace and safeguards the state’s consumers by fairly regulating the insurance industry.  Commissioner Lara provided an overview of initiatives undertaken by the department, including efforts to ensure homeowner’s insurance availability and affordability and mitigation of risks associated with climate change.

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