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On July 14, 2016 Harout Harry Semerdjian of California Consulting participated in a Leadership Roundtable with California State Assembly Republican Leader Chad Mayes organized by the Los Angeles County Business Federation (BizFed). The discussion centered around business and public policy issues facing the State of California and its future. Tracy Hernandez, Founding CEO of BizFed, gave an overview of the organization and discussed its annual survey results. The Assembly Minority leader then discussed legislative priorities in Sacramento, going over some of the key challenges currently facing California’s population as well as the business community. This was followed by a dynamic question-answer period with the Assemblymember. The event was informative and provided the opportunity for our new Associate Harout Harry Semerdjian to meet with the Assembly Minority as well as representatives of other member organizations of BizFed.

71416 BizFed Harout71416 bizfed harout 1On July 14, 2016, Harout Harry Semerdjian of California Consulting participated in a Leadership Roundtable with California State Assembly Republican Leader Chad Mayes organized by the Los Angeles County Business Federation (BizFed). The discussion centered around business and public policy issues facing the State of California and its future. Tracy Hernandez, Founding CEO of BizFed, gave an overview of the organization and discussed its annual survey results. The Assembly Minority leader then discussed legislative priorities in Sacramento, going over some of the key challenges currently facing California’s population as well as the business community. This was followed by a dynamic question-answer period with the Assemblymember. The event was informative and provided the opportunity for our new Associate Harout Harry Semerdjian to meet with the Assembly Minority as well as representatives of other member organizations of BizFed.

California Consulting Owner, Steve Samuelian, recently completed a week long trip through the Central Valley visiting cities, school districts, and special districts. Steve also met with our client the McFarland unified school district in Kern county.

McfarlandCalifornia Consulting Owner, Steve Samuelian, recently completed a week long trip through the Central Valley visiting cities, school districts, and special districts. Steve also met with our client the McFarland unified school district in Kern county.

California Consulting LLC ‘s Bay Area Senior Associate, Amiee Alden, attended the Municipal Managers Association of Northern California (MMANC) Summer Symposium in Oakland on July 13. It was a great opportunity to meet almost 100 Bay Area local government leaders and introduce them to California Consulting.

mmancCalifornia Consulting LLC’s Bay Area Senior Associate, Amiee Alden, attended the Municipal Managers Association of Northern California (MMANC) Summer Symposium in Oakland on July 13.  It was a great opportunity to meet almost 100 Bay Area local government leaders and introduce them to California Consulting.

California Consulting is pleased to announce the City of Lynwood has recently received the California Department of Housing and Community Development: Housing Related Parks Program $516,150

lynwoodCalifornia Consulting is pleased to announce the City of Lynwood has recently received the California Department of Housing and Community Development: Housing Related Parks Program for $516,150. Congratulations to the City of Lynwood and the California Consulting team for writing the successful application.

California Consulting Announces the California Natural Resource Agency: Prop 1 2016 California Urban Rivers Grant Program

California Natural Resources AgencyCalifornia Natural Resources Agency: Prop 1 2016 California Urban Rivers Grant Program

Deadline: October 5, 2016

Amount: $9.3 Million has been allocated to this program.  There are no minimum or maximum grant amounts.

Match: Not required, but matching funds is recommended

Eligibility: Public agencies, 501(c)(3) nonprofit organizations, public utilities, federal & state recognized Indian tribes, and mutual water companies located in Urban Areas

http://resources.ca.gov/bonds_and_grants/urban-rivers/

Under Proposition 1, the California Natural Resources Agency was appropriated funding for green infrastructure that conserves water, buffers climate change impacts, improves water quality, water supply, public health, reduces greenhouse gas emissions, and energy demand, restores, and protects rivers, creeks and streams including the acquisition of resource lands. Projects for the California Urban Rivers Grant Program must be multi-benefit watershed and urban rivers enhancement projects in urban watersheds that increase regional and local water self-sufficiency. Projects must meet at least two of the following five statutory objectives:
• Promote Groundwater Recharge and Water Reuse
• Reduce Energy Consumption
• Use Soils, Plants, and Natural Processes to Treat Runoff
• Create, or Restore Native Habitat
• Increase Regional and Local Resiliency and Adaptability to Climate Change