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File #: 2019-782    Version: 1 Name:
Type: Non-Consent Status: Passed
File created: 11/20/2019 In control: LEGISLATIVE AND PUBLIC AFFAIRS COMMITTEE
On agenda: 12/9/2019 Final action: 12/9/2019
Title: 2020 LEGISLATIVE/REGULATORY PLAN
Sponsors: Jim Herberg
Attachments: 1. Agenda Report, 2. 2020 Legislative Regulatory Plan
Related files: 2019-838
FROM: James D. Herberg, General Manager

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2020 LEGISLATIVE/REGULATORY PLAN
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GENERAL MANAGER'S RECOMMENDATION

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RECOMMENDATION:

Approve the Orange County Sanitation District 2020 Legislative and Regulatory Plan.
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BACKGROUND

Each year, the Board of Directors adopts a legislative and regulatory plan which is a summary of the Orange County Sanitation District's (Sanitation District) legislative goals, key issues, and policy positions. The legislative and regulatory policies in this document were developed taking into consideration the Sanitation District's priorities, the wastewater industry, and the Sanitation District's member agencies and policy needs.

These Board-approved policies serve as the Sanitation District's official positions of support or opposition on issues of importance to the agency. The legislative and regulatory plan is a dynamic document, adopted annually, and is modified to meet the needs of the Sanitation District as Federal, State, and local policymaking agendas change throughout the year.

RELEVANT STANDARDS
* Maintain influential legislative advocacy and a public outreach program
* Build brand, trust, and support with policy makers and community leaders
* Maintain collaborative and cooperative relationships with regulators, stakeholders, and neighboring communities
* Listen to and seriously consider community input on environmental concerns
* Use all practical and effective means for resource recovery

PROBLEM

Local and Federal legislation and regulations can have significant impacts on the Sanitation District's ability to accomplish our mission. Impacts from legislative action can affect the Sanitation District and our customers either positively or negatively. Also, the Sanitation District and other public agencies are sometimes precluded from pursuing innovations and solutions to problems without new legislation or changes to existing laws and regulations.

PROPOSED SOLUTION

The 2020 L...

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