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Special Districts Legislative Days to Feature Insurance Commissioner, Little Hoover, and More

By Vanessa Gonzales posted 04-12-2022 09:38 AM

CSDA has announced California Insurance Commissioner Ricardo Lara will serve as the Opening Keynote for Special Districts Legislative Days. CSDA’s annual legislative conference will also feature Little Hoover Commission Executive Director Ethan Rarick as well as state and federal advocacy briefings, lunch with Legislators and Capitol staff, a legislative reception, and more.

Special Districts Legislative Days will run May 17-18 at the Sheraton Grand Sacramento. Early bird pricing ends Thursday, April 15. Registration and additional background is available at

Insurance Commissioner Lara, one of California’s statewide elected Constitutional officers is expected to discuss his new “Safer from Wildfires” interagency partnership to protect lives, homes, and businesses by reducing wildfire risk.

Ricardo Lara

The California Department of Insurance is the consumer protection agency for the nation's largest insurance marketplace and safeguards all of the state’s consumers by regulating the insurance industry. Under the Commissioner’s direction, the Department uses its authority to protect Californians from insurance rates that are excessive, inadequate, or unfairly discriminatory, oversee insurer solvency to pay claims, set standards for agents and broker licensing, perform market conduct reviews of insurance companies, resolve consumer complaints, and investigate and prosecute insurance fraud.

Little Hoover Commission Executive Director Rarick will lead a breakout session entitled, “Putting infrastructure funding to work: Little Hoover Commission’s recommendations for improving state permitting for local projects.” It will focus on improving state permitting for local climate adaptation projects as recommended in Little Hoover Commission Report #238 of June 2017. With billions of dollars in state and federal infrastructure dollars coming available due to recent legislative packages, CSDA is promoting the building of the most beneficial projects in the most efficient manner.