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Special District Grant Accessibility Act (H.R. 7525 & S. 4673)

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  • access digital toolkit
  • sign-on to CSDA coalition letters

DMTD - Special Districts Week Theme

Special Districts Week

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  • submit letter
  • access media toolkit

Updated Surplus Land Act Guidelines

Updated Surplus Land Act Guidelines

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  • submit letter

Take Action Toolkit

Take Action Toolkit

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  • find best practices
  • personalize templates

Capitol Columns

Removed from November 2024 Ballot

Initiative #1935 (filed as 21-0042A1): Limits Ability of Voters and State and Local Governments

  • Supreme Court opinion
  • CSDA initiative analysis
  • Media Coverage

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Signed by the Governor

Emergency Remote Meetings (AB 557)

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June Take Action Brief

Between now and Independence Day, California lawmakers must hear all remaining legislation in second-house policy committees and pass a 2024-25 State Budget that addresses the $55 billion deficit. The Legislature will then take its Summer Recess in July before returning for a one-month sprint to the end of the biennial Legislative Session August 31.

Inside this edition of the Take Action Brief:

  • Calls to Action: Initiative 1935 and H.R. 7525
  • State Legislative Priorities
  • FACT SHEET: Climate Resilience Bond Funding for compliance with zero emission vehicle (ZEV) mandates
  • FACT SHEET: Assembly Bill 2729 (Patterson) Development Impact Fees
  • FACT SHEET: Senate Bill 937 (Wiener) Development projects: permits and other entitlements: fees and charges
  • FACT SHEET: Assembly Bill 2557 (Ortega) Local agencies: contracts for special services and temporary help

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Take Action Brief

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

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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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