Grassroots Action Center

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$100 Million in Local Mandates Reimbursed [Revenue, Finances and Taxation]

Monday, October 20, 2014

CSDA joined its county allies, CSAC, in lobbying the Governor to include repayment of the $900 million in mandate reimbursements owed to local governments since before 2004. In June, Governor Jerry Brown signed a budget that appropriated $100 million for reimbursement to local agencies. The budget further…

New Prevailing Wage Requirements [Infrastructure Innovation and Investment]

Monday, October 20, 2014

The fiscal year (FY) 2014-15 State Budget includes a new proposal to require awarding agencies to provide notice to the Department of Industrial Relations (DIR) of all public works projects within five days of award. Agencies must file electronically using the department’s PWC-100 form. This new requirement…

Model Policies for Adopting Positions on State Legislation

Thursday, July 11, 2013

Throughout the year, CSDA will send out a Call to Action on a specific bill or issue that significantly impacts the special district community. Likewise, a special district may choose to take a position on a piece of legislation that specifically impacts its services in a positive or negative way. Formally…