Take Action


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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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

January 2022 Take Action Brief

On January 3, the California State Legislature reconvened for the second year of the two-year biennial Legislative Session in the midst of another COVID-19 surge. In addition to continuing to respond to the pandemic, the Governor’s State Budget proposal and numerous bill deadlines are forthcoming.  Chief among them being the January 31 house of origin deadline for two-year bills.

In the coming year, CSDA will keep fighting for special districts and the communities they serve in a number of key areas, including:

  •  Funding climate adaptation and resilience
  • Putting infrastructure funding to work
  • Supporting increased local services to support increased housing
  • Building and equipping a sustainable and specialized workforce
  • Safeguarding our communities’ assets from cyber threats

Download the January 2022 Take Action Brief

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