2021 Capitol Days Advocacy Resources

CMUA Capitol Days


Issue Briefs


Electric Reliability: The August 2020 Rotating Outages, California’s Publicly Owned Electric Utilities, and the Value of Local Control

Publicly Owned Utility Wildfire Prevention & Response Strategies

Preserving Affordability & Reducing Greenhouse Gas Emissions California POUs’ Role in the Cap-and-Trade Program


Drinking Water Quality in an Evolving World

Impacts of Subsidence on California’s Water Supply

Implementing the Agreement for Shared Stewardship of California’s Forest and Rangelands


Affordability: More Important Than Ever

More Advocacy Resources

5 Steps For Successfully Advocacating: Lobbying Your Legislator Online

COVID-19 Economic Recovery: Principles to Ensure a Safe and Sustainable Water Supply

COVID-19 Economic Recovery: Principles to Guide the Role of Clean Energy

CMUA Energy Affordability Principles (January 2021)

CMUA  Water Affordability Principles (January 2021)

Video: CMUA Thanks Utility Workers for Keeping the Water Flowing and the Lights On Through Uncertain Times

About CMUA & Members

CMUA: The Voice of California Public Water & Power (January 2021)

An Overview of California Publicly Owned Utilities

An Overview of California Community Owned Water Systems

California's Publicly Owned Water and Electric Utilities: We Are for the People

Schedule & Featured Speakers

Capitol Day 2021 Scheduled Speakers' Biographies

Monday, January 25, 2021

9am Welcome
Economic Recovery Panel Discussion
  • Senator Majority Leader Robert Hertzberg
  • Senator Steven Bradford
  • Assemblymember Jacqui Irwin
  • Assemblymember Phil Ting
10:30am Congressman Josh Harder, U.S. House of Representatives
10:45am Break
11am Kip Lipper, Senate pro Tem's Chief Policy Advisor on Energy and Environment
11:20am Senator John Laird
11:40am Senator Josh Becker
12pm-5pm Begin prearranged online meetings with your local delegation and elected leaders.**


Tuesday, January 26, 2021

9am CMUA Board of Governors Meeting and/or continue prearranged online meetings with your local delegation and elected leaders**
1pm Break
Affordability Panel Discussion
  • CPUC Commissioner Martha Guzman Aceves
  • Senator Bill Dodd
  • SWRCB Board Member Laurel Firestone
2:40pm Sandra Berg, Vice Chair, California Air Resources Board
3pm Congressman Mike Levin, U.S. House of Representatives
3:30pm Secretary Wade Crowfoot, California Natural Resources Agency


*Scheduled speakers to be announced and subject to change.
** Individual CMUA members are responsible for scheduling online meetings with their local leaders. Please contact CMUA if you need assistance.