NEWS BRIEFS
April 19, 2019
Press Release: Record Amounts of Rain Coupled With Warming Temperatures Create Perfect Conditions for Mosquitoes
Mosquito Awareness Week educates California residents on preventing mosquito-borne viruses

SACRAMENTO, APRIL 17, 2019 - After the significant rainfall we received this winter, Mosquito experts throughout the state stress the need for Californians to dump and drain all standing water. According to the California Department of Water Resources , parts of Los Angeles, Ventura and San Diego counties received nearly 200% of the average rainfall from October 2018 to February 2019. These and other areas of the state have accumulated significant amounts of stagnant water, which can create mosquito breeding sites.

In addition to being a nuisance, mosquitoes pose a serious public health risk as infected mosquitoes can spread West Nile virus, which can cause debilitating cases of meningitis, encephalitis, and even death. West Nile virus activity was detected in 41 counties in California in 2018 and there were 215 human disease cases reported, of which 153 were the more severe neuroinvasive form. Over the last 10 years, more than 4,000 human disease cases were reported including 211 deaths.

In This Issue
CSDA Legislative Days

You are Cordially Invited to Special Districts Legislative Days
May 21 and 22 at the Sacramento Convention Center

A dynamic two-day conference, Special Districts Legislative Days provides attendees with the opportunity to hear from and interact with statewide policymakers and legislators, as well as to network and discuss district challenges with local and state elected officials.

Legislative Days includes addresses from California's highest decision-makers, including:
    • Newly Appointed California Director of Finance, Keely Bosler
    • Newly Appointed California Legislative Analyst, Gabriel Petek
 
Also, you may participate in breakout sessions with the leading experts covering the most pertinent issues facing each type of special district:
    • Mark Ghilarducci, Director of Governor's Office of Emergency Services
      • State and Local Partnership on Disaster Prevention, Preparation, and Recovery
    • Lutfi Kharuf, Associate, Best Best & Krieger
      • Special District Revenue Trials and Trends (MCLE Credit)
    • Russell Powell, Senior Vice President, Economic & Planning Systems, Inc.
      • Fallout from the Housing Crisis: RDAs, EIFDs, ADUs, DIFs, and More
 
Register at legislativedays.csda.net before April 26 for an Early Bird Discount!
 
The MVCAC is a proud Partner of the 2019 Special Districts Legislative Days
HR resources for districts to use and to upload information into

District  Managers - Please upload your HR resources and information into this Google Drive along with using it for your own district.

Click here to access the Google Drive.
Submit your district for the next Agency Spotlight

D oes your agency have a success story, a staff member you would like to publicly recognize, or an innovation by your agency that you would like to highlight? "Agency Spotlight" on the MVCAC website is one way to share your story! Each submission which meets the specified criteria will be reviewed and posted on the MVCAC website on the Agency Spotlight page and highlighted on the homepage in the rotating feature box. Each story will remain posted for 1-2 months before being moved to a publicly archived page. 

Interested?  Click here   to fill out an application!

Applications can be submitted to the MVCAC office at mvcac@mvcac.org
MVCAC News Briefs - Zika Updates
Please note: The items contained below are not the views or opinions of MVCAC but they are what is being reported in the media.  The goal of MVCAC providing this information is to keep MVCAC members informed of all news articles that are being presented regarding Zika.

MVCAC News Briefs - Other Outbreaks
Please note: The items contained below are not the views or opinions of MVCAC but they are what is being reported in the media.  The goal of MVCAC providing this information is to keep MVCAC members informed of all news articles that are being presented regarding other outbreaks.

4/18/19: Heavy rainfall brings concerns for large mosquito infestation - The Daily Republic

4/18/19: Officials Suggest Virus Prevention Techniques As Mosquito Dangers Loom - MyNewsLA.com

4/16/19: San Diego County asks residents to prepare for mosquito season - ABC 10 News San Diego

4/16/19: WHAT WOULD IT MEAN TO ERADICATE THE MOSQUITO? - Golden Casino News

4/16/19: 'Fight the Bite': How to Protect Against Mosquitoes in San Diego - NBC San Diego

4/15/19: Mosquitoes: More expected, one disease 'coming back with a vengeance' in Valley - The Fresno Bee

4/12/19: Mosquito Concerns Grow After Wet Bay Area Winter - CBS SF Bay Area
Do you have important news to share about your district or mosquito and vector issues?  

If you would like your news to be included in the MVCAC News Briefs, please send press releases and/or links to relevant news articles to  mvcac@mvcac.org
Jobs

Interested in a career in mosquito and vector control? Check out the MVCAC Jobs Board  at  www.mvcac.org
 
Have a Job or RFP to post to MVCAC.org?  
Requests to post job listings (no more than 500 words in length) should be submitted to the webmaster at mvcac@mvcac.org.
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MVCAC Sustaining Member Corner
Note: MVCAC does not endorse the products below, but we do support our Sustaining Members
Central Life Sciences has announced the release of Aqua Zenivex™ E20, a reduced-risk adulticide for mosquito control professionals.