Districts in the News

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Just in Time Development: Coaching within the Workplace

Wednesday, August 26, 2015

Coaching within the workplace has finally arrived in the public sector. A long-time practice in the private sector, this staff development tool has been slow to take root within government. The cost of coaching may be an initial deterrent (often $250-$300/hour), but savvy organizations see coaching…

Helping MCSD Meet Community Needs

Monday, August 17, 2015

McKinleyville is an unincorporated community in the north coastal region of California, about 300 miles north of San Francisco. The mild climate and combination of coastal, mountain and valley areas bring opportunities for a wide range of recreational activities. Just minutes from McKinleyville, residents…

Workshop on New Mapping Tool

Friday, August 14, 2015

The Department of Water Resources (DWR) has developed a web-based application to assist local agencies in evaluating the Economically Distressed Area (EDA) status throughout California. This tool is intended to notify prospective grant and loan applicants for Proposition 1 programs that require consideration…

LAFCO 101 Session Available September 2 in Sacramento

Thursday, July 30, 2015

The California Association of Local Agency Formation Commissions (CALAFCO) is holding a LAFCO 101 session at its annual conference this September in Sacramento. The session, taking place September 2 from 10:00 a.m. to noon at the Hyatt Regency, will help agencies that work with LAFCo to better understand…