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The Power of Partnerships

A message to members from CEO Neil McCormick, March/April edition of California Special Districts magazine.

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Trending: Using Social Media to Promote Transparency & Accountability

Incorporating social media into a district’s practices promotes not just efficiency, but also transparency and accountability.

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Crack the Code on Trust: Insider Techniques for Leaders

Learn how to negotiate with ease, influence with trust, and detect deception with confidence at the General Manager Leadership Summit.

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Learn About Special Districts

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    Hi Karina, as a CSDA member you've got access to the expertise of the CSDA Finance Corporation consultants - no charge or obligation. Please feel free to reach out to me and we'll see you get answers to ...

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    RE: municipal bonds

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    Karina, We just completed a refinancing using revenue bonds. How to simply describe. Well, you will need a financing team that is usually made of the following: bond counsel, municipal advisor, underwriter, ...

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    I just made the equipment purchase which will support zoom and Teams eith Keenteck (keith@keentek.us). We use a 3rd party to record our meetings. We also just made the jump to Granicus who I believe offers ...

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    Planning Manager City of Solvang Annual salary $101,568 - $126,963 DOE/DOQ   The City of Solvang seeks a Planning Manager who will direct the City's current and long-range planning services ...

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    Hello! We are in the process of remodeling our board room and will soon have the capability to stream board meetings. We'd like to know what software solutions folks are using who've already made the leap. ...

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    Our District is in need of infrastructure and we strangely do not qualify as a Disadvantaged Community. I have been reading about municipal bonds and am not satisfied with the explanation of how they work. ...

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    Hi all, Hope you are all doing great. I was wondering if anyone is willing to share with me what their Articles of incorporation look like. I cannot seem to find ours anywhere! Any feedback will be appreciated. ...

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    Hello Philip- After nearly 90 years with the County Treasury, our district made the change in 2018 and it has worked out well for us since. I attached our Board resolution from that meeting, along with ...

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    Hi All, Do any of your agencies have customer appreciation or recognition programs? I'd be interested in learning what others are already doing. ------------------------------ Dan Muelrath CSDM General ...