Districts in the News

Keep up-to-date on current special district issues, innovations, and examples to lead by.


Strategies for Dealing with a Toxic Workplace

Friday, November 18, 2016

Unhealthy or “toxic” work environments are probably more prevalent than you think. Anyone who has been in the labor market for any period of time has undoubtedly experienced, observed, or at least heard tales about toxic a workplace. This toxicity often manifests itself through inappropriate and…

Special District Executive Recruitment, Evaluation, and Compensation

Friday, November 18, 2016

Recruiting executives has become increasingly difficult for public agencies. Special districts are constantly trying to fill executive level positions, but are frequently hindered by limits on compensation, including those imposed by the California Public Employees’ Pension Reform Act of 2013 (“PEPRA”).…

Sewer going solar to cut PG&E bill

Thursday, November 17, 2016

The second largest single solar installation operated by a South County government agency could start reducing wastewater treatment power costs for Manteca ratepayers by 2018. The Manteca City Council on Tuesday is considering seeking proposals to design and build a one megawatt solar farm project…

Don Pedro to undergo major refurbishment work in 2017

Thursday, November 17, 2016

While emphasizing that Don Pedro Reservoir remains a safe - but aging - facility, Turlock Irrigation District is hoping to secure another 50 years of successful operation with three major refurbishment projects in 2017. "It's up to current standards and it's passed every single thing we've thrown…

Upgraded Meadowbrook Park opens to community

Thursday, November 3, 2016

It's been a long time coming, but the Phase 1 upgrades to Meadowbrook Park in Golden Hills have been completed for the community to enjoy. “A lot of work and time has gone into this,” said Craig Mifflin, chairman of the Tehachapi Valley Recreation & Park District. “We've had a lot of great…