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Thursday, January 4, 2018

Here is where the hottest bills affecting special districts sit in the California Legislature this month: o SB 519 (Beall): Updates the Santa Clara Valley Water District authorizing statute to conform the procedure for filling board vacancies with the District’s current electoral practices. CSDA’s…


Thursday, January 4, 2018

CSDA Awards $3,500 In Scholarships; Teaches California Youth About Special Districts The votes are in! Julio Sanchez is the winner of the CSDA’s Annual Student Video Contest for his video that shows how California’s special districts ‘Make the Difference’ in their communities. Sanchez is also…


Thursday, January 4, 2018

Water Conservation and Tax Legislation Poised to Return in New Year Water Management AB 1668 (Friedman) and SB 606 (Skinner), both dealing with water management planning, were not taken up at the end of the first year of the legislative session in September 2017. As two-year bills, AB 1668 and…


Thursday, January 4, 2018

CSDA Stays Active on Public Pensions Issues Much like 2017, we can expect public employee defined benefit pensions to be a major topic of discussion and action in 2018. The California Public Employees’ Retirement System (CalPERS) is expecting a busy year and they may be looking at some major strategic…

Changes to Public Works Registration Requirements

Friday, July 7, 2017

Changes to Public Works Registration Requirements Governor Brown signed SB 96 on June 27, which is intended to revamp the public works contractor registration program used by the Department of Industrial Relations (DIR) to oversee compliance with public works laws, including payment of prevailing wage.…