Governor Newsom signed the state budget after issuing a budget emergency to make additional resources available to fund the state’s ongoing emergency response to the pandemic. The legislature is working on a shortened timeline and limiting legislation to those that are urgent, related to COVID-19, or those that lack opposition. CSDA continues to advocate for federal legislation, HR 7073, to provide relief funding to special districts throughout the state and nation. As California prepares for wildfire season, the budget addresses Public Safety Power Shut-offs and Emergency preparedness during the pandemic.
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The Take Action Guide was developed as an overview of the many ways you can engage with the individuals and institutions that shape how your district operates and how it is perceived in your community.
One voice at one district may be able to reach one legislator, but to be successful we must reach all 120 legislators. By answering this survey, you are helping CSDA strengthen advocacy efforts on behalf of all special districts:
To make sure your district is ready to respond to a CSDA Call to Action in the fast-moving legislative environment, make sure your district has adopted a Legislative Advocacy Policy, governing the process your agency must go through to register your support or opposition to an issue that significantly impacts special districts.