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Emergency Remote Meetings (AB 557)

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  • sample letter
  • authorize automated form letter

Capitol Columns

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

  • CSDA initiative analysis
  • sample resolution
  • sample press release

DMTD - Special Districts Week Theme

Special Districts Week

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  • submit letter
  • access media toolkit

Take Action Toolkit

Take Action Toolkit

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  • find best practices
  • personalize templates

2023 Mid-Year Legislative Report

In the first six months of action in the State Capitol, CSDA’s advocacy team vigorously lobbied numerous special district priorities, including bills impacting the Brown Act, Surplus Lands Act, public works and infrastructure, as well as key State Budget requests. The deadline for bills to be heard in second-house policy committees was July 14 and the State Legislature is now on Summer Recess offering a brief pause to assess the status of bills affecting special districts and the communities they serve.

Read CSDA's 2023 Mid-Year 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