Posts Tagged: Public Works

Changes to Public Works Registration Requirements

Friday, July 7, 2017

Changes to Public Works Registration Requirements Governor Brown signed SB 96 on June 27, which is intended to revamp the public works contractor registration program used by the Department of Industrial Relations (DIR) to oversee compliance with public works laws, including payment of prevailing wage.…

Administration Releases New Language for Contractor Registration Program

Wednesday, May 24, 2017

The Department of Industrial Relations released updated language for their proposed revamp of the public works contractor registration program.  The Department uses the registration program to keep an eye on compliance with public works law, including the payment of prevailing wages. In a concession…

Assembly to Take Up Indemnity Legislation Today

Monday, April 24, 2017

The Assembly is poised to vote on SB 496 (Cannella) today, less than month after the bill's introduction.  SB 496 was gutted-and-amended in early April to require special districts and other local agencies to defend private engineers and architects against lawsuits related to their work.  The bill…

Addressing State Permitting Challenges

Thursday, February 23, 2017

Today the Little Hoover Commission held a hearing on state agency permitting requirements. State and local representatives shared their perspectives on the current processes, including some of the challenges facing local governments dealing with multiple agencies for one project. The Commission heard…

District Daily Press

Wednesday, December 14, 2016

In Today’s District Daily Press, the Solano County Board of Supervisors gives a thumbs up to the formation of a regional parks and open space district. The Tuolumne Utilities District approved a study for a possible storage reservoir at Sierra Pines and the Santa Barbara County Air Pollution…

District Daily Press

Tuesday, December 6, 2016

In Today’s District Daily Press the Smith River Fire Protection District is set to take the final step toward purchasing a new building, the Davis Cemetery District offers holiday wreaths with proceeds going to a good cause, the Fresno Metro Flood Control District…

Feedback Requested Regarding New Debt Reporting Requirement Guidelines

Monday, October 31, 2016

The California Debt and Investment Advisory Commission (CDIAC) is in the process of developing the regulations and guidelines associated with the implementation of SB 1029, which was signed into law this last September. SB 1029 requires all public agencies to submit a new report to CDIAC annually, if…

District Daily Press

Monday, September 26, 2016

In today’s District Daily Press, the Montecito Water District is considering importing recycled water from the Goleta Water District to use on local landscaping, to cut its demand on potable water. Peninsula-based nonprofit Living Classroom sponsors Farm to Lunch,…

District Daily Press

Wednesday, June 29, 2016

In today’s District Daily Press, the Coachella Valley Mosquito and Vector Control District will begin using helicopters in their mosquito abatement efforts. The El Camino Health Care District board approved a $6.4 million package of grants to improve healthcare access…

District Daily Press

Tuesday, May 31, 2016

In today’s District Daily Press, two separate bills set to reform Central Basin Municipal Water District’s board reached the Assembly and Senate floors Friday. California legislators shot down a bill that greatly impacts solar power for those in the Imperial Irrigation…

District Daily Press

Thursday, May 5, 2016

In today’s District Daily Press, East Bay Regional Park announces its first new park in six years will open today between Fremont and Sunol. Malaga County Water District is fined $1 million for waterwaster violations. In addition, the largest public works project in…

District Daily Press

Wednesday, April 13, 2016

In today’s District Daily Press, General Manager of the Orange County Water District, Michael Markus, will be attending the Global Water Summit 2016 next week in Abu Dhabi. Glenn-Colusa Irrigation District board approved implementation of a water resources plan, putting…

District Daily Press

Monday, April 11, 2016

In today’s District Daily Press, Napa Sanitation District is beginning groundwork on their $18 million Browns Valley Road Sewer Interceptor project for next spring. Cordua Irrigation District is suing the Yuba County Water Agency for freezing them out of a lucrative…

New Public Works Requirements

Monday, July 14, 2014

The state budget signed last month included a new proposal to require awarding agencies to provide notice to the Department of Industrial Relations of all public works projects within five days of the award. Agencies must file electronically using the department’s PWC-100 form. This new requirement…

Bill Makes Change Orders Even More Difficult, Costly

Tuesday, June 10, 2014

Assembly Bill 2471 (Frazier), a measure opposed by CSDA, strictly limits the change order process for public works projects. The bill requires special districts and other public entities to issue a change order to a contract no later than 60 days after the extra work is performed. If this timeframe is…