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H.R. 7525 – Special District Grant Accessibility Act

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  • download fact sheet
  • join coalition letter by April 5

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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

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Signed by the Governor

Emergency Remote Meetings (AB 557)

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March Take Action Brief

Spring is always the busiest season of the State Legislative Session and 2024 is no different. After the introduction of more than 2,100 bills by the February 16 bill introduction deadline, CSDA’s Legislative Committee approved positions and provided direction for CSDA’s advocacy efforts to take action on behalf of special districts and the communities they serve.

Inside this edition of the Take Action Brief:

  • CALL TO ACTION: Proposed SLA Guidelines subvert statutory protections—March 25 deadline to comment
  • CALL TO ACTION: H.R. 7525—Special District Grant Accessibility Act support requests
  • CALL TO ACTION: Initiative 1935—Limits the ability of voters and state and local governments
  • REMINDER: Special districts are mandated to submit the CARB ZEV report by April 1
  • Registration Now Open for Special Districts Legislative Days, May 21-22 in Sacramento

Download the March 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