Two members of the Sutter County Board of Supervisors and the County Administrative Officer joined business, civic and political leaders from six counties this week in a coordinated effort to meet with federal representatives and key officials in Washington, D.C. about the Sacramento region’s priorities.
Board Chairman Dan Flores, Supervisor Jim Whiteaker, and County Administrator Scott Mitnick represented the County’s interests during the annual Capital to Capital regional lobbying effort coordinated by the Sacramento Metro Chamber of Commerce.
The three divided up the workload to attend meetings scheduled over three days. Meetings were scheduled at the offices of Senators Kamala Harris and Dianne Feinstein of California, Congressmen John Garamendi and Doug LaMalfa, the offices of various other House members from California, the Federal Emergency Management Agency, the House Financial Services Committee, the White House (the Director of Intergovernmental Affairs), the Department of Commerce, the Senate Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs Committee, the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, and the Brookings Institute. In addition, there were several briefings and speakers at various all-delegation breakfast, lunch, and dinner meetings.
County representatives also had a chance to work shoulder to shoulder with representatives from other local government agencies on shared interests, including the City of Yuba City, the Sutter Butte Flood Control Agency, the Yuba County Water Agency, and representatives from other counties in the Sacramento region.
City of Yuba City representatives were Mayor Preet Didbal, Vice Mayor Shon Harris, Council member John Buckland, Yuba City Manager Steve Kroeger, and Yuba City Economic Growth and Public Affairs Manager Darin Gale.
The annual pilgrimage, in its fifth decade, continues to provide an efficient opportunity for the counties in the Sacramento region to meet elected representatives, their staff, and staff from key agencies who could be making important decisions about flood control and economic development efforts in the region.
In addition to Sutter County, the other counties participating were Yuba, Placer, El Dorado, Sacramento, and Yolo.