September 30 marked the final day for Governor Gavin Newsom to sign or veto the hundreds of bills the State Legislature managed to pass in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic. Included in the measures enacted this year was $50 million in funding CSDA advanced for special districts and other local agencies to prepare for public safety power shutoffs (PSPS) and other deenergizations as part of the State Budget. CSDA anticipates releasing details on how special districts can apply for this funding this month. And be sure to open your CSDA eNews in the coming months as CSDA’s New Laws Series will return in October to overview the most significant new laws that will affect special district revenues, governance, and operations in 2021.
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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.
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:
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.
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.