Tuesday, March 3, 2020 at 1:00 PM PST
Thursday, March 5, 2020 at 1:00 PM PST

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Embassy Suites Sacramento Riverfront  

100 Capital Mall, Sacramento, CA 95814

Driving Directions



PRIDE Industries will be providing shuttle service to and from the Capitol for Wednesday's meetings.  If you wish to walk, it's a pleasant 10-block walk to the Capitol down the tree-lined Capitol Mall.


The Embassy Suites is 10 miles from the Sacramento International Airport. The hotel does provide complimentary shuttle service to and from the airport, based on availability.

Parking options: 

  • Valet: $32/night (based on availability)
  • Self Parking Rates (garage across the street): $24.00 (no ins and outs)


The Embassy Suites Hotel Shuttle is based on Availability at all times:

Please keep in mind the hotel shuttle is not guaranteed.

When available, the shuttle runs from 7:00AM – 10:00PM.

Terminal A – American, Air Canada, Delta & United

Terminal A will have the floor to ceiling luggage display

Directions to Pick-up Location:

After exiting the plane, go to the baggage claim area on the ground floor. Exit the North end doors following the signs reading “Ground Transportation”. Look for the staging area with white taxis and APP based ride shares. Our Embassy Suites shuttle van will pick you up in that area.

Terminal B – Aeromexico, Alaska, Boutique Air, Contour, Frontier, Hawaiian, Horizon, JetBlue, Southwest, Spirit, Sun Country & Volaris.

Terminal B will have the large red rabbit sculpture

Directions to Pick-up Location

After exiting the plane, take the tram to the main building and the baggage claim area on the ground floor. Exit through Door 1 and walk to the center island. Look for the “BLUE” sign that says “Hotel Shuttles & Pre- Arranged Transportation” Our Embassy Suites shuttle van will pick you up in that area.

Airport to Hotel:

After landing and collecting your luggage/bags, call the hotel at 916-326-5000 and ask for the availability of the shuttle. The operator will quote you a pickup time if the shuttle is available. At that time, you can decide if you want to wait for our hotel shuttle or rent a car, use Uber, Lyft, Taxi or Sacramento Regional Transit System. (Sac RT)

Hotel to Airport:

When checking in or during your stay, stop by the front desk and check on the availability for shuttle transportation to the airport. If your desired time is not available, you can call for an Uber, Lyft or the hotel can call for a taxi at your expense. There is also a Sacramento Regional Transit (Sac RT) pick up location located at 7th and Capitol Mall which is about a 10 minute walk down the street. (Inquire at front desk for Sac RT schedule.


Chris Rice 
California Disability Services Association 
916-441-5844 x106

Sponsorship Opportunities

Please contact:

Jim Scott 
California Disability Services Association 



2020 CDSA Legislative Affairs Conference


The gap between what the state is funding and what the DD system needs is still more than $1 billion.  We need to address implementing the rate models, adjusting the models, and fixing the minimum wage increase mechanism.  We must also show policymakers that budgeting for caseload growth and minimum wage won't solve the underlying peril to the system. 

Our issues are complex and there are admirable competing initiatives for funding.  At the Legislative Affairs Conference, we need relentless executives, poised DSPs, and concerned self-advocates and family members to share the stark current budget realities, concerns about the future, and stories about the impact on their lives. 

On Tuesday, we’ll prepare you with current messages and data.  Then, we’ll review our current connections to legislators, who our key contacts are, and the number of touches we need to make.  On Wednesday, you’ll meet with legislators and share your success at an evening reception.  On Thursday, we’ll get the LAO’s perspective on the DDS budget, review the Assembly Budget Subcommittee hearing, discuss the HCBS self-assessment and transition process, and identify the next steps in the campaign. This campaign must persist to the day the budget passes!

We will conclude after lunch at 1:00 on Thursday afternoon.  Plan your departure accordingly. 

Schedule at a Glance

Tuesday, March 3

12:00 – 5:00

Registration Open

Embassy Suites

1:00 – 5:00


5:30 – 7:00

General Session – Talking Points, Schedules, Visits, and Coordinated Presentations


Embassy Suites


Embassy Suites

Wednesday, March 4


Breakfast on your own - Attendees offsite for the day visiting with Legislators @ the Capitol. For those of you staying at the Embassy Suites, breakfast is included in your stay.

9:00 – 4:00

Answer Table with Staff

6th Floor Cafeteria, Capitol

9:00 – 4:30

Meetings with Legislators


At the Capitol


Thursday, March 



8:30 – 9:00


9:00 – 9:45


10:00 – 10:45


10:45 - 11:30




11:30 – Noon

Noon – 1:00

Breakfast on own

All activities at Embassy Suites:

Review of Legislative Visits – Barry Jardini, Sue North, CDSA

The LAO View of the Budget – Sonja Petek, Legislative Analyst’s Office

Self-Assessments and the Next Steps in the HCBS Transition Process – Jim Knight, DDS (invited)

Review of the Assembly Budget Subcommittee Hearing – Harry Bruell, PathPoint; Jami Davis, Marin Ventures; Will Sanford, Sanford Creative and Consulting Services

Issue Review and Next Steps – Barry Jardini, CDSA



Thank you to our Annual Sponsors!




Registration Rates

Early Member Discount ends on Thursday February 13th.  Registration is open through Wednesday, February 19th.

  • Early Member Discount: $375 (after February 13 - $445) 
  • Multi-Attendee Discount (additional registrants from same agency): $325 (valid during early bird registration only) 
  • Community Advocate: $145 (valid for entire registration window)  
  • Support Staff (max one per community advocate): included in Community Advocate registration