News and Notices

SLAA Report

The State Leadership Accountability Act (SLAA),  Government Code sections 13400 -13407, was enacted to reduce the waste of resources and strengthen internal control.  The SLAA requires each state agency to conduct an internal review and prepare a report on the adequacy of its systems of internal control and monitoring practices every two years, and then make it available for public review.  HERE   is the Conservancy’s most recent report from December 2021.  The next report will be available in December 2023.

Draft JEDI Policy

The Coachella Valley Mountains Conservancy (CVMC), like other conservancies across the state, is working to develop a policy statement on CVMC’s values and overriding commitment to justice, diversity, equity, and inclusion (JEDI).

While speaking out is essential, CVMC believes that words alone are not enough.   To that end, CVMC has embarked on a process to include in its JEDI policy specific actions it will take to address areas that previously may have been overlooked.   We’ve reflected on our work as a state agency in drafting our policy, while also knowing that commitments to action regarding racial equality and justice must take into account stakeholder feedback.  CVMC believes that transparency and active engagement with the Coachella Valley community are essential for building and maintaining the trust needed to make meaningful impacts in our community.

Please take a few moments to review our draft JEDI policy document.  Your feedback will help us strengthen our policy statement and in turn, strengthen our work.   You may submit comments via email to richard.youngblood@cvmc.ca.gov.    We would also be happy to speak with via telephone or in person to answer questions or discuss your comments.

Please respond by February 1, 2023.

Draft JEDI Policy- Request for Public Comments

Draft JEDI Policy- Request for Public Comments- Spanish