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COVID-19 Relief Funding

  • information on special district relief funding opportunities
  • toolkit for communicating COVID-19 impacts to your county
  • background materials

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Signed by the Governor

Remote Meetings During Declared Emergencies

  • download CSDA's AB 361 Implementation Guide
  • review the latest news
  • review background

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Special Districts Week

  • submit letter
  • review background
  • find publicity tools
  • get the word out

Take Action Toolkit

Take Action Toolkit

  • discover resources
  • find best practices
  • personalize templates

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AB 2093 – 2-Year Email Retention Mandate – Not Moving in 2020

  • review background information 
  • get latest updates


Signed by the Governor

AB 2107 - Securitized Limited Obligation Notes (SLONs) - SPONSOR

  • review background
  • get latest updates
  • download support letter

2021 Year-End Legislative Report

In the first year of the 2021-2022 Legislative Session, 2,776 legislative measures were introduced. CSDA identified and actively tracked 739 bills affecting special districts and directly lobbied on 122 of those measures. Of the 52 bills opposed by CSDA, only 13 became law. The other 39 were killed or amended to remove CSDA’s concerns. Of the 70 bills supported by CSDA, 33 became law.

Read the 2021 Year-End Legislative Report

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:

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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