On September 14, the California State Legislature adjourned the first year of its 2023-2024 Biennial Session, sending over 1,100 bills to Governor Gavin Newsom for signature or veto. Governor Newsom has already acted on 200 items, leaving 900 bills, including CSDA-sponsored AB 557 related to the Brown Act, to wade through before the October 14 signature deadline. Of course, two of the most important legislative measures this year do not require gubernatorial signature—ACA 13 and ACA 1. These constitutional amendments secured the two-thirds vote of each house of the Legislature necessary to go before voters on the November 5, 2024 ballot.
Read CSDA's September-October Take Action Brief - Governor's Desk Edition
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.