Helping the Youth of Gilroy RISE UP

Families in South Santa Clara County are better equipped with preventative measures to handle issues involving youth crime and school violations thanks to a collaborative program led by the Gilroy Library, part of the Santa Clara County Library District (SCCLD).

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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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10 Proactive Tools for Working with Your Board of Directors

A substantial part of a general manager’s job is working with the policy-making Board of Directors. We all know this and recognize it as a special part of the public sector executive, plus there is no getting around the contractual relationship.

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Lessons from Disaster Resilience from COVID-19

Disaster resilience is more important now than ever, and the actions we take now have direct and immediate applicability to preparing for and mitigating against the impacts of this and future pandemics.

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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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    We have recently moved to area-based elections and are looking for policy regarding the appointment of Board President and President Pro-Tem and appointment to internal committees. If your board electoral ...

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    Hi Everyone, We are considering an upgrade to our current CIS (Tyler Eden) system and wanted to get feedback/recommendations on other all-in-one solutions for our various departments (A/P, HR, Customer ...

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    We are using  Public Alert through UB Max and have been very happy with the service, tho we have only needed to send out one message this year, it was worth getting the service on board. Linda Lee ------------------------------ ...

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    Good afternoon, I attended the webinar this morning which was very helpful! Thank you! Presenters were provided information about the $2.6 billion for Rental Assistance, which can provide ...

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    Yes you are liable because the employee is on work business. They are driving because work sent them somewhere and they are on the clock. You should talked with your insurance provider to see how you are ...

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    Yes they are on company business. ------------------------------ Shallako Goodrick Finance Supervisor Vista Irrigation District Vista CA (760) 597-3100 ------------------------------

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    Hi Cory,  The San Mateo County Harbor District is currently using DialMyCalls, which has limited customer service and portal manageability, but allows for:  Text messaging Phone calls Emails ...

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    Good Morning, I have the following questions for water agencies:  1. Do you use Tokay software for your backflow device testing program? Yes or No 2. Do you perform the backflow device tests in-house, ...

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    I would contact Ann Hobbs with Placer AQMD as she is very knowledgeable on Rx burning and can probably point you to someone who has that document. ------------------------------ Brian Wilson Air Pollution ...