What We Do

Mission Statement

The California Municipal Utilities Association represents the common interests of a diverse coalition of California’s publicly owned utilities before statewide jurisdictional bodies and provides a forum to develop and discuss statewide policy issues affecting its members. CMUA effectively advocates on behalf of its members by providing a better understanding of issues relevant to the State’s publicly owned utilities and disseminating accurate information regarding its members. CMUA’s strength is derived from the diversity of its membership allowing CMUA to be a persuasive advocate for the advancement of public policies that mutually benefit its members and the State of California.

Vision Statement

The California Municipal Utilities Association shall represent the shared interests of California publicly owned utilities on statewide issues, providing advocacy on behalf of its members in a manner that is universally recognized as knowledgeable, principled, and innovative. This is accomplished through a proactive approach that creates an authoritative, unified voice representing a membership as diverse and dynamic as the great State of California itself.

Water Policy Guidelines

Click here to view CMUA’s water policy guidelines.

Governing Board:

CMUA is governed by a 19-member Board of Governors representing large and small utilities from throughout the state. The board meets quarterly.

Annual Conference:

CMUA’s annual conference brings officials of publicly owned utilities together with government and industry policy makers, representatives of scientific, environmental, technological and economic interests to share information and views.

Capitol Day:

CMUA’s annual Capitol Day brings officials of publicly owned utilities to Sacramento to hear from policy makers as to their legislative priorities. Members are able to meet with members of the State Legislature to lobby on behalf of CMUA.

Ad Hoc Meetings:

As issues arise, CMUA organizes ad hoc committees and meetings to keep abreast of changing issues and needs of the membership.