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Do You Have an Idea to Improve the Law in California?

By Vanessa Gonzales posted 08-04-2020 10:47 AM


Bill_Makes_It_Much_Harder_for_Voters_to_Protest_LAFCO_Actions.jpgDo you have an idea to create, improve, or eliminate a law affecting special districts throughout the state? If your district is facing an issue that could potentially be resolved through statewide legislation, let us know. CSDA members are invited to submit a proposal for CSDA to sponsor legislation in the 2021 legislative year. Share your legislative proposal by completing and submitting the 2021 Legislative Proposal Submission Form.


Legislative proposals should broadly focus on furthering the interest of all types of special districts, regardless of geographic region or type(s) of service provided. Submissions will be reviewed by CSDA staff and assessed for political implications, potential consequences, cost of implementation, likelihood of success and more. Proposals will then be presented to the CSDA Legislative Committee for final approval.


In 2020, CSDA sponsored two bills, Assembly Concurrent Resolution 179 and Assembly Bill 2107. ACR 179 (Voepel) proclaims the week of May 17, 2020, to May 23, 2020, to be Special Districts Week. This measure is currently in the Assembly Rules Committee. AB 2107 (Rodriguez) restores an expired financial tool for special districts called Securitized Limited Obligations Notes (SLONs), which allows for securitized debt with certain limitations. AB 2107 is currently on the Senate’s Consent Calendar and is on track to be presented to the governor for his signature.


The deadline for CSDA members to submit a 2021 Legislative Proposal Submission Form is September 30, 2020. For any questions, please contact CSDA Legislative Analyst Marcus Detwiler at