SCGA Public Affairs

SCGA Public Affairs Updates

Archived reports on matters where golf and public policy intersect.


COVID

To answer the most asked question about COVID, while there are many counties in California that are now recommending that all persons wear face coverings when indoors, there is only one that is mandating the use of masks when indoors – Los Angeles County.

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COVID ALERT

Citing continued increases in transmission of COVID-19, the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health announced earlier this afternoon that it is issuing a mandate to require that all residents wear masks while indoors, whether they are fully vaccinated or not.

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DROUGHT – LONGER TERM STRATEGY A MUST

Too much has been made of Franklin Roosevelt’s 1943 speech in which he coined the phrase repeated incessantly by historians and essayists ever since – “Dr. New Deal has given way to Dr. Win the War.”

Read More → Water / Environment

PANIC, NO PREPARE, YES

We don’t cite this letter to boil your blood but to remind you that it is indicative of what a vast majority of the state’s population thinks about golf in general and its use of water in specific.

Read More → Water / Environment

ADDENDUM TO LAST NIGHT’S COVID UPDATE

We underestimated Los Angeles County Public Health. Most of that county’s separate protocols, including the Golf Appendix, were retired last night. The sun did come up today sans the Golf Appendix we’ve been pressing LA County to eliminate for some time. That “time” has now come.

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RETURN TO NORMALITY?

Not entirely, but for the most part, yes. Los Angeles County too, you may ask? This is what LA County Department of Public Health shared with SCGA in response to our direct inquiry about the scrapping of the region’s last separate set of golf protocols/rules, the infamous Golf Appendix:

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OF TIN EARS, DROUGHTS, AND MUNICIPAL CHALLENGES

Last week two of the world’s biggest oil companies suffered significant defeats on the same day.

Read More → Legislation / Regulation Water / Environment

LA COUNTY ISSUES SIGNIFICANT CHANGES TO ITS GOLF APPENDIX

Los Angeles County has issued significant changes to its golf health orders in response to last week’s move to the “Yellow Tier” under the state’s “Reopening the Economy” protocols.

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AB 672 Dies In Committee

To be more specific, AB 672 never got placed on the agenda of either of the Assembly Committees to which it was referred. Since today was the deadline for bills to pass through committee and advance in the 2021 session, that means that no further action can be taken on AB 672 the remainder of 2021.

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TWO QUICK UPDATES FOR A FRIDAY AFTERNOON

AB 672 is the most damaging piece of legislation re golf to be filed in a generation.

Read More → Legislation / Regulation
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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.