Between January 1 and the State Legislature’s February 21 deadline to introduce legislation in 2020, legislators authored a total of 2,203 new bills. Just over half (1,120 new bills) were introduced on the final two days prior to the deadline. On March 6, CSDA’s Legislative Committee will begin taking positions on this new legislation. This Take Action Brief offers a first look at the newly proposed laws special districts will be facing this year, with plenty more sure to come in the form of amendments and budget trailer bills. Stay tuned, stay engaged, and be sure to join your colleagues at the 2020 Special Districts Legislative Days, May 19-20 in Sacramento.
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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.