San Gabriel Valley Chapter Meeting
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When: March 20, 2019
11:30 AM - 1:30 PM
Where: Dave & Buster's Arcadia
400 S. Baldwin Ave
Suite 930-U
Arcadia, California  91007
United States
Contact: June Overholt

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Registration Fee: $20

Topic: Implementation of SB998 for Water Utility customers

Adán Ortega, Jr. will be discussing SB 998 (implementation date 2/1/20), which restricts water shut-offs and mandates a 60-day waiting period for delinquents. Adán will also review the status of AB 401, the Low-Income Water Rate Assistance Act and the solutions that are being discussed. Both of these bills will have a big financial and operational impact on every utility finance department and Adán has the inside track on what the state will require so come get prepared for the inevitable!


Speaker: Adán Ortega, Jr

Adán Ortega, Jr. is a president of OSG (Ortega Strategies Group), with offices in Orange County, California, specializing in public and government relations. Adán has thirty years of experience in the water industry, and his career includes working with LA DWP, MWD, create the California Association of Mutual Water Companies, and is considered the creator of the California Friendly Program,, Keep L.A. Beautiful, and other popular water conservation and environmental programs.

Adán was appointed by Governor Jerry Brown in 2013 to the California Water Commission, and by former Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger to the California State Board of Food & Agriculture in 2005 where he chaired its water committee until 2012. Adán is active on the boards of Sustainable Conservation, and Mujeres de La Tierra.  He is a former member of the board of directors of the National Audubon Society, the Los Angeles Dodgers Foundation and Whittier College.

Menu: Monte Carlo Chicken, Oven Roasted Potatoes with Lemon Aioli Dipping Sauce, Baby Kale Caesar Salad, Vegetable Medley  and desserts.


Networking at 11:30am. Program/presentation begins at noon. Meal will be served before noon.


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