SCGA Public Affairs

SCGA Public Affairs Updates

Archived reports on matters where golf and public policy intersect.


DROUGHT WATCH

As the weathercasters inform us that this precipitation year looks like another La Niña pattern with its warmer and drier conditions for California and we wait to see whether they’re right, please remember that it’s never the last 100 days of a calendar year that matter.

Read More → Water / Environment

ADDENDUM TO MONDAY’S “WEATHER REPORT”

Yesterday four of California’s key water districts – Metropolitan Water District (MWD), Imperial Irrigation District (IID), Coachella Valley Water District (CVWD), and Palo Verde Irrigation District (PVID) – pledged to cede 400,000 acre-feet of their current allotments back to the Colorado River Basin.

Read More → Legislation / Regulation

THE USUAL SUSPECTS LEGISLATION, REGULATION, AND WEATHER

The first Monday in October is a phrase synonymous with the beginning of the next session of the United States Supreme Court, which much like the last session, promises to be a substantive one.

Read More → Legislation / Regulation

EPA Enters Formal Partnership with Golf Course Superintendents Association of America (GCSAA)

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency signed a partnership agreement Monday (September 19) with the Golf Course Superintendents Association of America (GCSAA) pledging a commitment to environmental stewardship and environmental sustainability on golf courses everywhere.

Read More → Legislation / Regulation

6TH CIRCUIT DECISION CALLS INTO QUESTION SWRCB JURISDICTION OVER “SENIOR WATER RIGHTS”

With California in its third year of a historic drought, the 6th Appellate District Court has ruled that the State Water Resources Control Board (SWRCB) lacks the power to interfere with the ability of “senior” water rights holders to divert water from California’s rivers and streams.

Read More → Water / Environment

2022 LEGISLATIVE SESSION

All that remains of the 2022 legislative session is to see which bills Governor Newsom signs and which he vetoes.

Read More → Legislation / Regulation

LAST WEEK’S SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA GOLF & WATER SUMMIT HIT ALL ITS MARKS

Water has been the subject of myriad forums and symposiums over the years. It is a staple of GCSAA Chapter meetings. It is the subject of multiple research and academic studies. University and college “Field Days” are dedicated to it. Magazine articles about it abound. And for good reason. Mother Nature may provide enough of it in much of the nation, but irrigation is the lifeblood of the game in California and the Southwest.

Read More → Water / Environment

INTERIOR DEPARTMENT ANNOUNCES ACTIONS TO PROTECT COLORADO RIVER SYSTEM

As the worsening drought crisis continues to impact communities across the West, the Department of the Interior today announced urgent action to improve and protect the long–term sustainability of the Colorado River System, including commitments for continued engagement with impacted states and Tribes.

Read More → Legislation / Regulation Water / Environment

GOVERNOR RELEASES AMBITIOUS PLAN TO ADAPT TO STATE’S HOTTER, DRIER CLIMATE

Today Governor Newsom released a comprehensive plan to accommodate the state’s hotter, drier future by capturing and storing more water, recycling more wastewater, desalinating seawater, and desalinating brackish groundwater.

Read More → Legislation / Regulation Water / Environment

NEWS BRIEFS AND THEY’RE NOT ALL ABOUT WATER

With 9 days to go before next week’s big “Golf & Water Summit” there are more than two hundred persons signed up with a waiting list to accommodate the overage – a powerful testament to the importance the Southern California golf community places on all matters water.

Read More → Legislation / Regulation Water / Environment
Viewing Page: ‹ First  < 3 4 5 6 7 >  Last ›

Update Types

Covid-19

The SCGA is committed to ensuring that golf remains a safe and viable activity during the pandemic.


Legislation / Regulation

The SCGA advocates for the game at those junctures where the game and public policy intersect by engaging elected officials, regulatory agencies, special districts, and commissions and committees of all types.


Municipal Golf

Municipal golf’s continued success is key to the game’s continued success, and SCGA Governmental Affairs is laser focused on promoting policies conducive of that success.


Water / Environment

SCGA is committed to reducing the water footprint of the game in a manner consistent with sound agronomic practice and conducive of long-term sustainability.