Schedule

Tuesday, May 17, 2022

Day One: Advocacy Focus

9:30 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.

Registration and Coffee

Room: Grand Nave Foyer, Lower Level


10:00 a.m. – 10:35 a.m.

Keynote Session

California Insurance Commissioner Ricardo LaraCalifornia Insurance Commissioner Ricardo Lara and Deputy Insurance Commissioner Tony Cignarale

Room: Grand Nave Magnolia / Camellia, Lower Level





10:35 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
State Legislative Briefing

CSDA’s lobbyists share insights on the biggest issues in Sacramento affecting special districts.

Room: Grand Nave Magnolia / Camellia, Lower Level


11:30 a.m. – 11:45 a.m.
Break  


11:45 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Begin Meal Service and Meet and Greet with Legislators and Capitol Staff

Room: Grand Nave Foyer, Lower Level 


12:00 p.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Lunch and Legislators of the Year Presentation

Room: Grand Nave Magnolia / Camellia, Lower Level

  • The Honorable Salud Carbajal, Congressman, CA-24
  • The Honorable Melissa Hurtado, State Senator, SD-14
  • The Honorable Robert Rivas, Assemblymember, AD-30


12:30 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Group Discussions with Legislators and Capitol Staff Regarding Priority Issues Facing Special Districts

Room: Grand Nave Magnolia / Camellia, Lower Level 



1:00 p.m. – 1:15 p.m.
Break



1:15 – 2:00 p.m.
State Legislative Briefing with Q&A

CSDA’s lobbyists share insights on the biggest issues in Sacramento affecting special districts.

Room: Grand Nave Magnolia / Camellia, Lower Level



2:00 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.
Federal Legislative Briefing

Room: Grand Nave Magnolia / Camellia, Lower Level

CSDA’s Federal Advocacy Coordinator and our National Special Districts Coalition lobbyists deliver the latest news from Washington D.C.  


5:00 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.
Legislative Reception at Mayahuel

1200 K Street, Sacramento, CA 95814

Wednesday, May 18, 2022

Day Two: Policy Focus

8:00 a.m. – 8:30 a.m.

Doors Open and Coffee

 

8:30 a.m. – 9:15 a.m.

Breakfast General Session

The Courts, the Constitution, and Public Affairs

Room: Grand Nave Magnolia / Camellia, Lower Level

Receive a briefing on the significant court cases affecting special districts, followed by an update on the most impactful statewide initiative proposal since Propositions 218 and 26, and concluding with guidance on elevating your special district’s story.

  • CSDA Deputy General Counsel Mustafa Hessabi
  • CSDA Advocacy and Public Affairs Director Kyle Packham
  • FSB Public Affairs Senior Vice President Bill Romanelli 


9:15 a.m. – 9:30 a.m.

Break

 

9:30 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.

Breakout Session

In-Depth Breakouts with Policy Experts and State Officials

Climate adaptation and resilience: Innovative pilot projects and practical insights from special districts leading the way

Room: Grand Nave Magnolia / Camellia, Lower Level

  • Claudia Burgos, Director of Legislative Affairs and Community Relations, AC Transit
  • Brad Sherwood, Assistant General Manager, Sonoma Water
  • Dan Efseaff, District Manager, Paradise Recreation and Park District

Putting infrastructure funding to work: Little Hoover Commission’s recommendations for improving state permitting for local projects

Room: Carr, Level 2

  • Ethan Rarick, Executive Director, Little Hoover Commission
  • Dr. Ana M. Alvarez, Deputy General Manager, East Bay Regional Park District
  • John Bourgeois, Deputy Operating Officer, Santa Clara Valley Water District
  • Jared Shuman, Environmental Manager, Fresno Metropolitan Flood Control District

Safeguarding our communities’ assets from cyber threats: Deploying critical cybersecurity resources, tools, and trainings

Room: Tofanelli, Level 2

  • Hong Sae, Chief Information Officer, City of Roseville
  • Ron Puccinelli, Chief Information Officer, City of Menifee

Legislators of the Year - The Honorable Salud Carbajal, Congressman, CA-24


Community Driven and Future Focused


Fulton-ElCamino Recreation and Park District helping Afghani refugees and diverse community.


Sonoma Water Pilots AQPI Radar System


AC Transit Deploys Zero Emission Bus Fleet


Paradise Recreation and Park District Defends Community from Wildfire