With some slight changes to our event this year, we wanted to take this opportunity to share some FAQ’s and Answers. Please read below:
Q: Do I need to set up meetings with my Legislators?
A: No, we are working in concert with each association’s administrative staff and getting your meetings set up for you. Once you are registered, we will work with your local association to make sure you get scheduled. You may also want to reach out to them about your participation to receive more details from them.
Q: Is there Priority Bill Information or a Legislative Review?
A: Yes, in the past we have held our Legislative Review the morning before walking over to Legislator’s offices. This year, we will be holding 2 identical Zoom Legislative Briefings on August 5th and 8th at Noon before you show up to Sacramento. This will allow for a more in-depth conversation and more time to familiarize yourself with the priority bills, issues and talking points going into your meetings. We will also have materials and one pagers on legislation prepared for those of you who register that you will receive before the Zoom Legislative Briefings.
Q: Where is the O Street building the Legislator’s offices are in now?
A: With the renovations in the Capitol, all legislative offices are now located in a new building on O Street called the “Swing Space. It is located on the South side of the Capitol Building. The address is 1021 O Street, Sacramento, CA - but don’t worry we will be your guides Downtown.
Q: There is a Guest Speaker scheduled from 9:15am to 10:15am, but Legislative Meetings from 8:30am – 12:30pm. Which do I go to?
A: Prioritize your Legislative Meetings. We wanted to offer more flexibility to our members coming to Sacramento. If you can get a meeting scheduled with a Legislator during our Guest Speaker slot, you are more than welcome to go take that meeting – that is the point of us converging at the Capitol. If you have more interest in hearing from Key Legislators or Administrative Officials, you are more than welcome to plan meetings around this part of the agenda.
Q: What are the Regional Association Dinners?
A: After our Kick-Off Reception at Prelude on August 9, we have left an open evening for you to be a part of your Regional Association Dinners if your local group would like to do so. This is a great opportunity to get your local team together to go over legislative meetings the next day, or even invite Legislator’s and staffers to your dinners to build stronger relationships. Your local association executives will be in charge of planning these, so reach out to them to find out if your Group will be hosting one of these dinners. We have a list of dinner recommendations for the Downtown area. Enjoy Sacramento!
If you have any more questions on the event, please reach out to Rex W. Hime (firstname.lastname@example.org).