Clients Success

Clients Success 2018-04-06T11:38:37+00:00

Client Success Stories

“We started from scratch in 2013,” Lisa walks you through her achievement…
…a nonprofit social service organization searching for support for immigrant services…her coalition formed “One California…told their story to bipartisan legislators who evolved into a majority…the group asked for $30 million…” we didn’t make fuss, we just kept educating members and staff”…federal funds were diminishing…
…in 2017-18 the Legislature approved and the Governor signed an appropriation for $45 million…
“This was one of the most gratifying experiences in my 21 years in the Building…it changed my world….”

A small utility district, but a big bill…
…revenue collection was falling through a loophole in the law…Kendra working with the client and legislative delegation to craft a district bill enabling the district to recoup critical revenue….
Governor signed the special dedicated legislation in 2017….

“Anticipating new technology, which never happened,” Kendra recalls…the Air Resources Board seven years ago enacted stringent portable industrial engine requirements…
…Calling on her colleagues from utilities, manufacturers, railroads, local government districts and regional regulators, they formed a small work group…guaranteed “no backsliding,” but incorporated best, real-world emissions technology…
…the Board approved revised requirements this year….

“A trade group of small and medium business owners, and the regional economy, was about to be crushed by new regulations,” Bob notes…
…”the regulators really didn’t understand the industry and their unintended consequences…we worked with other local businesses, engaged technical experts…formed a working group with the district and state regulators from two agencies…
…it took three versions, each more than 300 pages and two years… …the regional and state boards approved the regulations this year…
“It was a cooperative educational effort. Everyone listened and learned, we protected the environment where we all live and work….”

The months-long, incredibly detailed and layered negotiations for the Prop. 1 water bond involved uncounted hours of impassioned discussions around the Governor’s Office conference table, Jack relates….
…voters approved the bond, which contained a significant, dedicated amount to clean-up groundwater contamination in US Super Fund sites…never easy to structure and award…another water bond emerges for 2018…to clean-up the toxic chemicals in drinking water for a disadvantaged Southern California water district…
…back to the negotiating table, educating and informing about a large chemical plume underground… arranging congruity between two complicated bonds and many groups of stakeholders… and the funding is intact into 2018….

“Perseverance pays off,” Mik says, “especially with scientifically sound information…”
Cap-and-trade needed legislative re-authorization…representing industrial and manufacturing clients…engaging with many, many stakeholders in a year-long, exhausting schedule of detailed talks…concluding on a holiday in the Governor’s Office…
…forging an agreement among legislative authors, environmentalists, regulators and business…
A worldwide standard with bipartisan support and a unified regulated community…was re-enacted in 2017…
“Skeptics became advocates,” he says, in what may be the true indicator of TGG representation!

“Sometimes you negotiate from the inside out…you lay low and are not always out in front” …Mik recounts another success…
“…it was an economization of effort based on early delivery of knowledge and understanding….”
What is this?
“It was on the technical compliance side”…of a complex, technical set of standards impacting energy usage in commercial structures….his coalition spent a year in “constant communication with the commissioners and staff”…at three boards(!)…created a special advisory group…evoked “deep regulatory understanding, anticipated pitfalls and advantages…”
What happened? Standards revised to the concurrence of all….

“The client (a top five city) invested years…did all the right things…local voters put skin in the game with a rate increase…” Bob says…
…with large disadvantaged neighborhoods and deteriorating water infrastructure and the ability to tap new supplies…the city needed state low-interest loans and grants…
…we researched, gather facts, wrote messaging, educated executives in 3 state agencies…several times…
Result: >$120 million in funding…
“And we’re not done yet” …the city is volunteering to help with research for the next level…and applying for funding…stay tuned….

…the kind of success that belongs to you @ TGG!