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Emergency Remote Meetings (AB 557)

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  • sample letter
  • authorize automated form letter

Take Action Toolkit

Take Action Toolkit

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  • find best practices
  • personalize templates

Capitol Columns

Initiative #21-0042A1: Limits Ability of Voters and State and Local Governments

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  • sample resolution
  • sample press release

March Take Action Brief

CSDA has reviewed the 2,632 bills (plus another six in a special session) introduced in the California State Legislature prior to the February 17 bill introduction deadline—the most bills introduced in over a decade. The CSDA Legislative Committee met on February 16 and will meet again March 10 to adopt initial positions on legislation affecting special districts. However, our work will not stop there as many authors will amend their bills after they are in print for the Constitutionally required 30-day period. Stay up to-date with CSDA.

Read CSDA's March Take Action Brief, which includes:

  • ACTION ALERT: Ensure your district can meet safely during the next state of emergency
  • FEEDBACK REQUEST: Does your district employ temporary or seasonal employees?
  • Three newly-introduced alternative contracting bills
  • Special districts must act FAST to secure federal earmarks

CSDA: Take Action: Engaging With Your Community and Legislators

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.

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Grassroots Mobilization Survey

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:

Begin Survey

Sample Policy for Adopting Positions on State Legislation

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.

Sample Policy

Key Messages: When Communicating with Legislators, Media, and the Public

As a member resource, CSDA has developed clear, considered, and consistent messages for members to use as desired when communicating on key issues facing special districts.

Key Messages

2022 Year-End Legislative Report

Download CSDA’s Year-End Legislative Report for an in-depth look at the status of CSDA-advocated legislation.