From the Feather River Recreation and Park District
Notice is hereby given pursuant to Government Code section 1780(d)(1) that a vacancy in the office of director of Feather River Recreation and Park District exists. The remaining members of the board of directors of the District intend to fill the vacancy by appointment at a special meeting of the board of directors to be held Thursday, April 26, 2018, at 5:00 p.m. at the District offices located at 1875 Feather River Blvd., Oroville, California.
Accordingly, if you are a voter of the District and are interested in serving as a member of the board of directors of the District, please write Randy Murphy, General Manager, Feather River Recreation and Park District, 1875 Feather River Blvd., Oroville, California 95965 stating your qualifications to serve and your interest in serving as a director of the District. Should you have a personal resume stating educational and work experience, please include that with your letter.
All letters of interest shall be presented to the board of directors at a special meeting on Thursday, April 26, 2018, at 5:00 p.m. at the District offices at 1875 Feather River Blvd., Oroville, California. If you submit a letter seeking appointment to the position of director of the District, you should plan on attending such meeting, since the remaining members of the board of directors intend to interview persons interested in such appointment at that time before making any appointment.
Should you have any questions or comments concerning the duties of a director of the District or the process by which the vacancy on the board of directors shall be filled by appointment as discussed above, please call Randy Murphy, General Manager, Feather River Recreation and Park District, at (530) 533-2011. The deadline for the District receiving such letters seeking appointment shall be 5:00 p.m. on Wednesday, April 25, 2018. Letters seeking such appointment postmarked before such date but received after it shall not be accepted.
From an Assemblyman James Gallagher Press Release
Assemblyman James Gallagher’s (R-Yuba City) Assembly Bill 2957, which incentivizes water technology investments, passed out of its first committee on a bipartisan vote of 13-0.
Cycles of drought followed by heavy precipitation will continue to be a serious challenge water managers have to address and requires a multi-pronged adaption strategy. In addition to unpredictable supply, California continues to face water quality challenges and must make short and long term improvements to infrastructure to clean up contaminated drinking water systems.
“California faces many water challenges, and we need to invest in developing and deploying existing and upcoming technologies that help us address these issues. AB 2957 will help California attract innovators to help meet challenges in water planning, recycling, testing, treatment, distribution, and more,” said Gallagher.
Gallagher’s legislation would create a water technology hub in Oroville through two mechanisms. First, the bill requests the establishment of a University of California satellite campus focused on water technology research and developing the next generation of water professionals and technicians. Second, the bill offers tax credits for businesses engaged in water technology such as efficiency, recycling, conservation, treatment, or supply technology research or manufacturing.
Other states and countries have proactively sought to recruit investors and innovators in water technology. For example, Israel has an arid climate and water demand outstrips conventional resources. However, Israel has been able to achieve water security through advanced management strategies and deployment of water technologies.
The legislation now heads to the Assembly Revenue & Taxation committee for further consideration.
For more information on Assemblyman Gallagher, and to track legislation visit www.assembly.ca.gov/Gallagher