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Kids for the Bay

Stege Sanitary District and KIDS for the BAY Inspire Students to Become Environmentally Aware

KIDS for the BAY is a non-profit organization founded in 1992 that brings a hands-on approach to teaching environmental awareness to elementary school students throughout the San Francisco Bay Area.

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Fast Track to Leadership – Define Potential

We are in a leadership trough. There is near universal agreement among public and private sector organizations that one of their biggest challenges is developing effective leaders. Seasoned leaders are retiring and those coming behind them do not have their years of experience.

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Preventing Workplace Violence

Preventing Workplace Violence

Acts of workplace violence are on the rise throughout the United States. In many cases, the perpetrators intentionally target public entities and their employees. One certainly cannot forget the mass shootings at the Inland Regional Center in San Bernardino in December 2015 and the Virginia Beach Municipal Center in May 2019. 

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Halloween in the Park

Rim of the World Recreation and Park District’s New Lake Gregory Education and Community Center

Opening the Lake Gregory Education and Community Center was a joint effort by the Rim of the World Recreation and Park District and the Rim of the World Unified School District. Both districts serve the Rim of the World community nestled in the San Bernardino Mountains.

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David McMurchie receiving Hollingsworth award

David McMurchie Receives the 2019 CSDA William Hollingsworth Award of Excellence

David McMurchie of McMurchie Law received the distinctive 2019 CSDA William Hollingsworth Award of Excellence during CSDA’s 50th anniversary celebration at the Annual Conference and Exhibitor Showcase in Anaheim in September.

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Special District Climate Adaptation Roundtable

Little Hoover Chair, State Senator Speak at First Special District Climate Adaptation Roundtable

Over 50 special district officials joined together for a day-long Special District Climate Adaptation Roundtable at Tilden Regional Park in Berkeley.

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    Vendor Vetting

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    Hello All, I am tasked with creating a best practices policy for vendor vetting. Could you be so kind as to share your vendor vetting policies? Thank you, ------------------------------ Olivia Rojas ...

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    Credit Cards

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    Hello all, Our General Manager requested a look into the legality of special district's having credit cards. Is there any special district code that speaks to special district credit card policy? Could ...

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    FMLA

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    Hello, I'm a member of a small fire department. We have several babies inbound with arrival times in close proximity. In a nutshell, we could have 25% of our workforce all requesting Family Leave at the ...

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    Hi Marcos, I am interested in your compensation study...would you mind sharing?    Thank you, Joanne ------------------------------ Joanne Padgham Admin & Finance Manager Valley Sanitary District Indio ...

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    RE: Paperless Agendas

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    Hi, I am with the IWVWD.  I have a question regarding the Board members iPads they use to retrieve the agendas/packets.  Did the District provide those or are they the members personal tablets? 1. You ...

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    Hey neighbor.  Our policy is attached. ------------------------------ Jeff Van Groningen Nevada County Consolidated Fire District Finance Manager 530-265-4431 jeffvg@nccfire.com --------------------- ...

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    Hello, Was wondering if any agencies have used grant writing consultants in the past and if so, name of the individual/firm. Appreciate any information you have. ------------------------------ Brian ...

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    Hi Ricki, Our GM has $20K spending authority, please see attached Procurement Policy. Thank you Norma Rosales Assistant General Manager Carpinteria Valley Water District ------------------------------ ...

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    We'd like to hire a consultant for the annual review and update of our Water Rates Model and Cost of Service Study.  Does anyone have a sample RFQ?  Also, are there any recommendations for qualified consultants? ...

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