Weideman COVID-19 Update
July 13, 2021


Drought Response

With drought conditions intensifying, Governor Gavin Newsom extended the state’s emergency drought declaration to an additional 9 counties – San Luis Obispo, Inyo, Marin, Mono, Monterey, San Mateo, Santa Barbara, Santa Clara and Santa Cruz – bringing the total to 50 out of 58 counties. The Governor also issued an executive order encouraging Californians to voluntarily reduce water consumption by 15%. California is currently in its second year of drought conditions with reservoirs at record lows.

Clean California

Governor Newsom launched a statewide day of action highlighting a $1.1 billion initiative to beautify the state. The program is designed to support initiatives to clean and enhance local streets and public spaces, expanding litter pick-up and sustainable landscaping, public art projects, and more. The initiative is expected to create 11,000 jobs across the state with Caltrans leading the effort on hiring.

Historic Appointment

Governor Gavin Newsom appointed Joely Proudfit to the Commission on the Status of Women and Girls, the first indigenous woman to serve on the Commission. Proudfit is a professor at California State University, San Marcos and is a descendant of the Pechanga Band of Luiseño Mission Indians. She will lend her voice and perspective to the Commission, whose mission is to “strive to eliminate disparities to vulnerable women and girls, regardless of their age, race, color, creed, abilities, socio-economic status, immigration status, sexual orientation or gender identity at birth.” 

Energy Agency Planning

This week, the state’s energy agencies held a joint agency Integrated Energy Policy Report (IEPR) workshop on Summer 2021 Electric and Natural Gas Reliability. The sessions included an overview of hydro resources and the drought, Aliso Canyon reliability impacts, and import planning, demand response, and multiyear reliability. The IEPR assesses energy trends and issues facing the state’s electricity, natural gas, and transportation fuel sectors. A commitment to reliability, decarbonization, and equity was a theme in the workshop presentations as California transitions our energy sector to zero carbon. 

Weideman Group Alumni Update

Weideman Group is delighted to share the much anticipated arrival of Alyssa Louise Wiraatmadja, coming in at 8 pounds 6 ounces and nearly 21 inches. Former Weideman Group Associate Vincent Wiraatmadja and wife Danielle are overjoyed at the July 7th arrival of their healthy baby girl.