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Novel Corona Virus/COVID-19 Resources

CSDA continues to monitor the impacts of COVID-19 and has compiled the following resources so special districts can easily access information made available through state and federal agencies.

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Learn About Special Districts

Special districts are local governments created by the people of a community to deliver specialized services essential to their health, safety, economy and well-being, that the local city or county do not provide.

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Wastewater Could Help Stop the Pandemic

EBMUD working on pilot effort of testing sewage to monitor for infection. Wastewater is a potentially useful resource for cost effectively monitoring the COVID-19 outbreak. 

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Critical Communication During a Crisis Event

Communication during a crisis event can alter the way we do business. During a crisis, people have limited attention spans and are overwhelmed with the abundance of dire news.

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Building a Clean Energy Future

Building a Clean Energy Future

The wind is blowing in the California desert, and the propeller-like blades of the Palm Springs wind turbines are beginning to turn. In doing so, they are bringing pollution-free electricity to homes across Southern California through highways of copper and steel we call the electric grid.

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Success in the Sierra: Innovative Partnership Begins Restoring Forest Health

In December 2019, after six months of strategic forest treatments near French Meadows Reservoir, partners of the French Meadows Forest Restoration Project (Project) wrapped up their first season of implementation work with a great sense of accomplishment.

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    For Riverside LAFCO the presiding officer is the voting member.  Only the presiding officer or another board member authorized by the board of directors to vote may cast the ballot.  Board members designated ...

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    All: State Law governs the process for independent special districts to vote for the special district representatives (Voting Member and Alternate Member) who serve on the Commission (LAFCO) in Government ...

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    Our minutes are not verbatim and not recorded. I quess you would say Summary with record of all actions/votes. We are very small, our meetings last 20-30 minutes at most, so easy to do. Loretta ...

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    Hi Dina, I chose Caselle because the modules I wanted (Budget/GL, Payroll, AP, and Document Management), didn't have a lot of extras that I had to pay for but would never use, you can export many things ...

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    Check out California Government Code 56332(a) which says "the presiding officer of the legislative body" is the member of the independent special district selection committee. Strictly speaking, it's ...

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    Thank you, Dennis Audrey Miller AVEK Director, Division 6 661.609.1288 Sent via the Samsung Galaxy S(r) 6, an AT&T 4G LTE smartphone Get Outlook for Android

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    Most special districts adhere to Robert's Rules of Order. According to RONR, minutes are a record of what was done , not what was  said ( See RONR, 12th ed., pgs. 446-449 for details).  ------------------------------ ...

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    This is our E-Mail Retention Ordinance: 1.4.7.5. ELECTRONIC MAIL Generally, electronic mail (e-mail) correspondence is considered a temporary communication and may be discarded routinely. However, ...

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    Jennifer, We have been using several modules in the Tyler Tech Incode software since 2008. The customer service is excellent and we like the software. One of the best parts is the ability to export to ...