On May 6, the CGA participated in a virtual meeting with Danny Merkley of the California Farm Bureau, a statewide general agricultural organization, to discuss groundwater issues in California. Most of the meeting was focused on discussing Executive Order N-7-22 and upcoming legislation [AB2201 (Bennett)] attempting to codify parts of the EO that pertain to the water well permitting process.
It was made known during this meeting that the California Farm Bureau officially opposes AB2201. The meeting, setup by CGA Legislative Advocate Randy Pollack of Brenner White LLP, aimed to understand the EO and build relationships with organizations that may also be affected. To get involved, go to https://www.groundh2o.org/.