Districts in the News

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


CSDA Responds to Sac Bee Editorial

Friday, September 19, 2014

Today, the Sacramento Bee published CSDA chief executive officer Neil McCormick's response to the September 15 Bee editorial, "California has an overabundance of democracy, maybe too much," criticizing special districts. McCormick's response is copied below: Another View: Special districts equal better…

Your Ideas for New Laws Welcome

Friday, September 19, 2014

Do you have an idea to create, improve or eliminate a state law affecting special districts? Is your district facing a challenge? We invite you to submit ideas for new legislation that could become a CSDA sponsored bill in the 2015 Legislative Session. Proposals should focus on furthering the interest…

Citizen Engagement: New Uses of Social Media and the Body Politic

Friday, September 5, 2014

By John E. Brown, Best Best & Krieger LLP This year marks the 25th anniversary of the invention of the World Wide Web, and local governments are looking to leverage widespread use of social media to better reach constituents, promote civic engagement, increase safety, and solicit citizen feedback.…

District Daily Press

Thursday, August 28, 2014

Senate Approves Groundwater Plan; California officials delay massive Delta water tunnel project ; About 16,000 Menlo Park water customers socked with strict conservation measures; Otay makes plans to use water from proposed desal plant in Baja; Options for Doctors Medical Center become clearer, giving…

District Daily Press

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

BART discusses ending lifetime free travel perk for board members; CA Senate approves measure banning warrantless drone surveillance; Battle lines drawn over groundwater regulation; Soquel Creek board weighs six supply options; Rural communities may get help with water, sewer projects; Feather River…