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Fire Districts are Collecting Food and Toys During Holiday Season

Tuesday, December 12, 2017

The Montecito Fire Protection District (MFPD) is now accepting donations of non-perishable foods and new, unwrapped toys at either of its two fire stations: Station 1, 595 San Ysidro Road and Station 2, 2300 Sycamore Canyon Road. The MFPD is participating in the 6th annual Season of Hope food and toy…

Career Compass: Perform the Job Before You Get It

Monday, December 11, 2017

The International City/County Management Association (ICMA) Coaching Program recently published its 59th Career Compass column entitled "Perform the Job Before You Get It" which explores approaches to maximizing the likelihood of getting promoted internally for a new position. If you have missed…

Bond Accountability: How to Make it an Everyday Thing

Thursday, December 7, 2017

In compliance with federal and state legislation, California public agencies are expected to establish and maintain internal control systems to account for and report on the expenditure of funds. There is an abundance of resources available to administrators that provides guidance on the development…

Library District Assists Veterans’ Transition to Civilian Life

Friday, December 8, 2017

The Santa Clara County Library District is offering military veterans assistance with the transition to civilian life. County libraries now offer VetNow, a free online resource that provides veterans with access to job training, housing assistance and educational materials. It is accessible remotely…

Memorial District Hosts Naturalization Ceremony

Thursday, December 7, 2017

Close to 100 people were naturalized at the Clovis Veterans Memorial District this month. The group took the oath of allegiance and within minutes became citizens and were given a warm welcome by U.S. veterans. Ana Cruz, 28, was among the group. She finally got the courage to become a citizen so she…