Tribal Consultation

The CPUC adopted a Tribal Consultation Policy so that it can better communicate and consult with California Indian Tribes. As Governor Brown stated in Executive Order B-10-11, "the State is committed to strengthening and sustaining effective government-to-government relationships between the State and the Tribes by identifying areas of mutual concern and working to develop partnerships and consensus."

The CPUC is considering a proposed land transfer policy:

On April 26, 2018, the CPUC voted to approve a Tribal Consultation policy following public comments and feedback on the draft policy.

Proposed Schedule / Next Steps

Outreach and Notice of Proposed policy to California Tribe: June - October 2019  

Tribal Consultation Meetings: September - October 2019 

  • Central California Consultation - Tuolumne
    • Monday, September 16, 2019, 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.
    • Black Oak Casino Hotel Conference, 19400 Tuolumne Rd. N., Tuolumne, CA 95379
    • Host: Tuolumne Me-Wuk
  • Northern California Consultation - Arcata/Eureka
    • Monday, September 30, 2019, 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.
    • Sapphire Palace at Blue Lake Rancheria, 428 Chartin Road, Blue Lake, CA 95525
    • Host: Blue Lake Rancheria
  • Southern California - TBD

Public Comments on Proposed Policy: October 2019

Review and Consider Comments: September - October 2019

Proposed Policy on Commission Agenda for Vote: November 7, 2019


For questions about our Tribal policy, please contact: CPUC Tribal Liaison, Stephanie Green, or 415-703-5245.

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