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January Take Action Brief

California’s State Legislature reconvened January 3 for the second year of the biennial 2023-24 Legislative Session following its Interim Recess, and the 118th United States Congress kicked off its second session the following week.

Inside this edition of the Take Action Brief:

  • CSDA responds to Governor’s proposed 2024-25 State Budget
  • November 2024 statewide ballot measures affecting special districts
  • Virtual special districts tour on water infrastructure for firefighting
  • Make sure your district has updated its roster with the Secretary of State
  • 2024 Districts Make the Difference Student Video Contest is now open

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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