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CDIAC Offers Two-Part Intermediate Bond Math Webinar

Friday, July 11, 2014

Although municipal bonds are a mainstay of public finance, understanding their economic value requires specialized knowledge and expertise. The vocabulary, financial concepts and calculations, and market incentives may be unfamiliar, if not entirely new, to public agency officials. This two-part, intermediate…

Master Plan Continues a Long Tradition

Thursday, July 10, 2014

By Robert Doyle, General Manager, East Bay Regional Park District Now celebrating its 80th anniversary, the East Bay Regional Park District continues its long tradition of community involvement, not just through use of its many parklands, but also through public engagement in drafting its master…

Dealing with Crises and Those Who Cause Them

Thursday, July 3, 2014

As a leader of a special district, you undoubtedly wear several hats. Unfortunately, one hat you may not be prepared to wear is that of a referee. Let’s face it – boards don’t always agree, and bad things do happen. When conflicts arise, you may find yourself in the middle. Without a rule book…

MH Board Considers Water Softener Rule

Thursday, May 29, 2014

Denise Ellen Rizzo, Tracy Press Residents looking to install water softeners in their homes may soon need community permission to do so. Mountain House Community Services District board members discussed a proposal to require a type of softener that is deemed better for the environment at the regular…

Activities for All Ages

Wednesday, May 28, 2014

Pleasant Hill Recreation and Park District (PHRPD) has done an amazing job of reaching out to community members of all ages. It has a brand new community center that hosts programs for children, teenagers and adults and a thriving Senior Center. Over the years, PHRPD has been exceptionally successful…