Agencies and Officials2018-06-29T17:08:52+00:00

Elected Officials and Government Agencies

We maintain professional, strong, high integrity and intentional two-way communication with elected officials and government agencies as we seek to enact policies that support our mission. As a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization, we fully support and comply with laws and regulations limiting political activity by organizations such as ours. We cannot endorse candidates for office, but will provide factual information and issues analysis.

The following links can help you learn more about elected officials and government agencies making policies that affect our bioregion.

Upcoming Local Meetings – Quick Links

Here’s where you can access meeting agendas for the county and selected (south county) cities. When there are particularly important issues to be discussed in an upcoming meeting, we will also highlight that information in our newsletter and on the Siskiyou Progressives calendar linked to our home page.

Siskiyou County Board of Supervisors

City of Weed

City of Mount Shasta

City of Dunsmuir

McCloud Community Services District

US Federal Government

US Congress – Doug LaMalfa (Rep incumbent) and Audrey Denney (Dem challenger – November 2018 election)

US SenateKamala D. Harris (Dem incumbent – next election 2024); also Dianne Feinstein (Dem incumbent) and Kevin De León (Dem challenger – November 2018 election)

Federal Agencies – Today, environmental policies are under attack by the current federal administration – a recent article in the Journal of the American Medical Association estimates these changes may lead to 80,000 extra deaths per decade. Here’s a list of selected federal agencies and their local offices:

The US Department of Agriculture oversees the Natural Resources Conservation Service and the US Forest Service. Local USFS divisions include:

The US Department of the Interior oversees the Bureau of Indian Affairs,(BIA), the Bureau of Land Management (BLM), the Bureau of Reclamation (USBR), the National Park Service (NPS) and the Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) Local divisions include:

The Environmental Protection Agency oversees its Region 9 Pacific Southwest Office located in San Francisco.

State of California

State Assembly District 1 – Brian Dahle (Rep incumbent) and Caleen Sisk (Dem challenger – November 2018 election)

State Senate District 1 Ted Gaines (Rep incumbent – next election 2024); to resign if he wins a BOE seat (see below)

State Board of Equalization District 1 George Runner (Rep incumbent, term ending); November 2018 election candidates Ted Gaines (Rep challenger) and Tom Hallinan (Dem challenger)

State Agencies

Here’s a list of state agencies involved in water issues.

Here’s a list of selected state environmental agencies and their local offices:

The California Environmental Protection Agency oversees:

The California Natural Resources Agency oversees:

Siskiyou County:

Siskiyou County Board of Supervisors, commissions and departments

Cities: south county (Weed, Mt. Shasta, Dunsmuir) city councils and staff

Service Agencies: McCloud Service District and other south county special districts

Intergovernmental Groups: RWAG and others

Volunteers are needed to attend public and private meetings, and review agendas and records of decision making.  We also participate in collaborative projects that support desired policies.