October 19, 2021
A powerful and impactful advocacy program presented by the Sacramento Metropolitan Chamber of Commerce, Capitol-to-Capitol (or Cap-to-Cap) has been an institution for more than 50 years. After a pause in 2020 during the COVID-19 pandemic, the much-anticipated advocacy program is returning this fall when a local delegation will meet virtually with federal officials October 25-29, 2021.
Each year the delegation from the capital region includes an influential group of experts and business leaders who unite to advocate and stand for policies that help to ensure the region is poised for growth and greater success.
Downey Brand managing partner and water law attorney Scott Shapiro discusses plans to advocate for infrastructure at this year’s meeting during an interview with Fox40. Scott has been participating in Cap-to-Cap for the past 18 years and was Chair in 2016. He has also served as flood team Co-Chair and on the Steering Committee since 2007.
“We’ve got about 5 or 6 teams that are pushing infrastructure issues, from flood protection issues to water supply to our highways to broadband for our rural communities. (We’re) just figuring out how to move these projects faster and with better federal funding,” Shapiro said.