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 Senate – Kamala 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)
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 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.