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Citrus Reservoir and pondCooperation Among Water Agencies Brings Wave of Success:

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How Three Districts Made the Difference for Homelessness

Three Districts: Three Strategies to Help

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Effective & Legal Meetings in the New Technology World

Can districts harness the best parts of technology while continuing to conduct the people's business in an open and effective manner?

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COVID Has Changed Public Engagement and Created New Opportunities for Equity and Access

Many local governments saw an increase in participation in public meetings and online engagement.

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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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    Hi everyone! Has anyone moved away from posting paper copies agendas all together by utilizing the provision in the Brown Act that states agendas can be "...posted on a touch screen electronic kiosk accessible ...

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    If there is an internal candidate who can step in as interim to continue operations, that is sometimes the better option as they will already know the internal processes of the organization.  You should, ...

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    Hello,  Does anyone have a document or resolution that clarifies or defines roles more clearly in relation to conducting business at a bank by board members or staff?  Meaning we need more clarity to ...

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    Hello Steve, Our firm offers both interim GM as well as permanent, contract-based GM services for special districts.  You have a couple different options for your next steps. Please let me know if we ...

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    THe Board can use whom they want to such negotiations. The Board should be very clear upfront with the negotiator(s) with their starting positions and flexibilities and never in the dark on progress or ...

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    While three unexcused absences seems right, charter language states this specifically for some districts (Health Protections/Hospital Districts), others do not such coverage.  Look in your charter language ...

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    It seems that their is no material interest of the Board member.  The one place to assure that is through contracts for services that the District holds, as well as property effects and proximity.  These ...

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    It is good to find either a part-time or full-time interim GM while the Board prepares to replace with permanent.  That process should be entered into c carefully with good advice throughout the process.  ...

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    Aric, thank you so much.  You are correct.  I did some research on the code and it clearly states that the Board of Trustees by ordinance or resolution that each of its members may receive compensation ...