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    CSDA Responds to Sac Bee Editorial

    Today, the Sacramento Bee published CSDA chief executive officer Neil McCormick's response to the September 15 Bee editorial, "California has an overabundance of democracy, maybe too much," criticizing special districts. McCormick's response is copied

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    Your Ideas for New Laws Welcome

    Do you have an idea to create, improve or eliminate a state law affecting special districts? Is your district facing a challenge? We invite you to submit ideas for new legislation that could become a CSDA sponsored bill in the 2015 Legislative Session.

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    Citizen Engagement: New Uses of Social Media and the Body Politic

    This year marks the 25th anniversary of the invention of the World Wide Web, and local governments are looking to leverage widespread use of social media to better reach constituents...

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    Volunteers Jump In to Help Species

    Every year the yellow-legged frog, a species designated as one of “special concern,” breeds. One of their breeding grounds is Little Carson Falls, a popular hiking spot on property managed by Marin Municipal Water District (MMWD).

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    Getting Information out about the Drought

    The year 2013 was the driest in California’s recorded history and 2014, to date, hasn’t fared better. Governor Jerry Brown has declared a drought emergency, signed a $687 million drought-relief package into law and issued an executive order calling on Californians and California businesses to take…

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    Master Plan Continues a Long Tradition

    Now celebrating its 80th anniversary, the East Bay Regional Park District continues its long tradition of community involvement

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