General Meetings


The next CDP Rural Caucus Meeting will be during the virtual 2020 Summer CDP E-Board on the California Democratic Party’s Zoom Account.

E-board Meeting: Friday, July 24th – Sunday, July 26, 2020 Tentative Agenda

CDP Rural Caucus Meeting via Zoom

Friday, July 24, 2020 from 5:30 – 7:30 PM

Register in advance by Wednesday, July 22, 2020 at midnight for this meeting: HERE

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

CDP RC Meeting Agenda Summer EBoard 2020

This Meeting has been CANCELED

Join Us in Visalia!

California Democratic Party 2020 Spring Executive Board Meeting

CDP Rural Caucus Meeting

Friday, March 20, 2020 from 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Visalia Marriott at the Convention Center Sierra Room (2nd Floor)

300 S. Court Street, Visalia, CA 93291

Tentative Agenda

1. Call to Order

2. Roll call/ Ratification of Quorum

3. Pledge

4. Opening Statement from the Chair

5. Primary Outcomes, Issues and November Priorities

6. Voter Security- Southern Coastal Regional Chair Michael Duran

7. Update on Broadband

                    • AB 2163 (Rivas) Rural Broadband Act
                    • Governor’s Broadband for All policy initiative
                    • Federal infrastructure bill
                    • T-Mobile Sprint merger

8. Update on Wildfire Insurance Crisis – Phil Gross

                    • SB 944 (McGuire) Fire Safe Home Tax Credit
                    • Bill AB 2367 (Gonzalez. Limon). requiring insurers to write coverage where homeowners, communities have “hardened” properties.

9. What’s Happening with PG&E – Central Coast Regional Chair Glenn Glazer

10.Update on Census 2020 Outreach Efforts

11. Active State Water Issues – Water Policy Group Chair Mike Smith

                    • Governor’s Water Resilience Portfolio
                    • Update on SGMA implementation

12. Community Water Center Executive Director Susanna De Anda Soeaking on Clean Drinking Water for All Act. signed into law last year. how it is being implemented and Roll Out of water tool

13. Governor’s Budget Proposal and Its Impacts on Rural California

14. Good of the Order Speaking length allocated based time remaining/number of speakers

15. Meeting Adjourns

Join Us in Long Beach!

 California Democratic Party 2019 Fall Endorsing Convention

CDP Rural Caucus Meeting

Friday, November 15, 2019 7:00 to 8:45 pm Room 203 A-B Level 2

Long Beach Convention & Entertainment Center

300 East Ocean Boulevard, Long Beach, CA 90802

Tentative Agenda (Updated With Flexibility as of 11-13-19)

1. Call to Order (7pm)

2. Roll call/ Ratification of Quorum

3. Pledge

4. Opening Statement from the Chair

          • Wildfires
          • Update on Broadband Initiatives
          • Delegation to Mexico led by Lt. Gov. Kounalakis
            • Note: The Lt. Gov. is speaking at 7:45pm
          • Nancy Pelosi Issues Conference and Luncheon in San Francisco
          • Announce Rural Caucus Newsletter to be edited by Juan Vazquez
          • Rural Plank Revisions for CDP Platform 2020 (2020 Platform Updated Rural Plank)
          • New issues
            1. Census 2020
            1. Impact on farming communities from SGMA

5. Consent Agenda

6. Officer Reports (1 minute each)

7. Presentation on PG&E Power Shutoffs (7:30pm)

8. Lieutenant Governor Eleni Kounalakis (7:45pm) (Media Wildfires)

9. Presidential and state level candidates to address the caucus (7:50pm)

10. Update from Water Policy Discussion Group (8pm)

            • Mike Smith (3 minutes)

11. Update from Cannabis Committee

            • Helen Rouvier (3 minutes)

12. Update on Wildfire Insurance

13. CDP Chair Rusty Hicks (8:15pm)

14. Good of the Order (8:20pm)

Speaking length will be allocated based on the number of speakers and the time available.

15. Meeting adjourns (8:45pm)

“For the 2019 Fall Endorsing Convention the California Democratic Party is establishing a Childcare center. The party has contracted ACCENT on Children’s Arrangements, Inc. to set-up Camp CDP. With 28 years of experience Accent is a leader in the childcare industry.” Register for Camp CDP HERE.

Join Us in San Jose

2019 California Democratic Party Summer Executive Board Meeting

CDP Rural Caucus Meeting

Friday, August 23, 2019 4:15 to 6 pm

DoubleTree by Hilton San Jose
2050 Gateway Place, Fir Room (Second Level), San Jose CA 95110

Our primary goals for this meeting include:

    • Discuss actions needed to address the fire insurance crisis with Insurance Commissioner Ricardo Lara.
    • Submit updates to the Rural Plank for the 2020 CDP Platform. Note: The Party Platform will be finalized at the Long Beach Convention in November 2019.
    • Secure the outcome of the Resolutions we passed at Convention.

CDP Rural Caucus Meeting (Tentative Agenda as of 8-13-19)

        1. Call to Order – 4:15 pm (Doors open at 4 pm)
        2. Roll call/ Ratification of Quorum
        3. Pledge
        4. Opening Statement from the Chair
        5. Presentations to the Caucus – Fire Insurance 4:20 pm
          • Insurance Commissioner Ricardo Lara Wildfire presentation
          • Heidi Hall (Representing Nevada County)
          • Jamie Beutler (Representing El Dorado County)
          • State Senator Mike McGuire
          • Discussion

Speakers will be limited to two minutes

        1. Consent Agenda – 5:20 pm
        2. Good of the Order – 5:30 pm

Speaking length will be allocated based on the number of speakers and the time available.

        1. Meeting adjourns – 6 pm

Suggested reading July 31 article by Mark Arax in the California Sunday Magazine about Paradise. “Gone: Decades of greed, neglect, corruption, and bad politics led to last year’s Paradise fire, the worst in California history. It should never have happened. It will happen again.”