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District Weekly Press 07/16/2020

By Eleanor Boling posted 07-16-2020 04:29 PM

  

In this District’s Weekly Press: In the state of California, community services districts (CSDs) are feeling the effects of COVID-19 but unlike other local government entities, they were left out of coronavirus relief packages. The West Valley Water District is partnering with the nonprofit Children’s Fund to distribute more than 15,000 hand sanitizers, face masks and face shields to area nonprofits during a drive-up event. Sacramento's Municipal Utility District is offering tips and relief to customers who are dealing with rising electricity bills during the ongoing impacts of the pandemic. A parking lot, shade structure and bathroom at the main Thousand Oaks dog park are among projects that have made their way to the short list of the Conejo Recreation and Park District capital improvement budget.

 

<< COVID-19 >>

 

New Times San Luis Obispo Karen Garcia Jul 10

Special districts left out of COVID-19 relief funds, support bill for future assistance

 

RMS: Templeton Community Service District

Assembly District(s): 35

Senate District(s): 17

Coastal Network

 

In the state of California, community services districts (CSDs) are feeling the effects of COVID-19 but unlike other local government entities, they were left out of coronavirus relief packages. And that’s why Central Coast CSDs are submitting letters of support for federal legislation that would make them eligible for future relief funds. House Resolution 7073, the Special Districts Provide Essential Services Act, proposes to make special districts eligible for payments from the Coronavirus Relief Fund if more than $150 billion is appropriated to the fund.

 

San Bernardino County Sun Joe Nelson US Jul 16

West Valley Water District, Children’s Fund provide PPE to Inland Empire nonprofits

 

RMS: West Valley Water District

Assembly District(s): 47

Senate District(s): 20

Southern Network

 

The West Valley Water District is partnering with the nonprofit Children’s Fund to distribute more than 15,000 hand sanitizers, face masks and face shields to area nonprofits during a drive-up event Friday, July 17, at the water district offices in Rialto. The personal protective equipment, or PPE, distribution will be from 10:10 a.m. to noon in the water district’s front parking lot at 855 W. Base Line, in Rialto. As vehicles arrive from local nonprofit organizations, water district and Children’s Fund volunteers will direct each nonprofit to an assigned parking stall where they will receive their donations.

 

KCRA.com US Jul 16

Home power use, costs up during pandemic. Here's how to lower your bills

 

RM: Sacramento Municipal Utility District

Assembly District(s): 04, 06, 07, 08, 09

Senate District(s): 01, 03, 04, 05, 06, 08

Sierra Network

 

Sacramento's Municipal Utility District is offering tips and relief to customers who are dealing with rising electricity bills during the ongoing impacts of the pandemic. When adjusted to account for changes in weather impacts, SMUD analysts report a 6% increase in residential power use during the months of April and May. Those months included extended stay-at-home orders and business shutdowns. Commercial use, meanwhile, dropped between 8% and 21% depending on the size of the business. Small and medium-size businesses experienced the biggest drop in use.

 

 

<< OTHER NEWS >>

 

Thousand Oaks Acorn US Jul 16

CRPD commits SCE settlement funds to new construction

 

RM: Conejo Recreation and Park District  

Assembly District(s): 44

Senate District(s): 19, 27

Coastal Network

 

A parking lot, shade structure and bathroom at the main Thousand Oaks dog park are among projects that have made their way to the short list of the Conejo Recreation and Park District capital improvement budget. Though the district is entering the second year of a two-year budget cycle, it has to make some changes due to an influx of money for capital projects and a loss in its operations budget because of issues related to the pandemic. The capital improvements budget is changing because the district received about $4.2 million from a settlement with Southern California Edison over the 2018 Woolsey fire.

 

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