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Mastering the Hybrid Work Environment

Cultivating Culture and Overcoming Challenges.

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These Districts are Taking a 'Big Table' Approach to Permits

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    Hi all, I'm on the lookout for products/systems to specify in an upcoming RFB for replacing the irrigation controllers and management system in a Community Facilities District. I am looking for feedback ...

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    You can pay with in-house staff but you would need to have an audit from an outside vender.  You have time to find one for this fiscal year. ------------------------------ Elaine Freeman Board Member ...

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    Can someone clarify when AB 361 will expire and AB 2449 will begin?  I have seen conflicting dates. Thank you. ------------------------------ Lori Karnes Admin Manager Utica Water & Power Authority Angels ...

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    I didn't fully answer your question.  If you have loans, such as USDA, etc, the lender will require audits.  Also the districts are required to prepare annual audits by the State Controllers Office of ...

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    Here is a link to VVCSD's ordinance on disposal of surplus property . We take a list of surplus items to our board once or twice a year and, unless it is an item that cannot be resold, we generally post ...

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    VVCSD matches the employee contribution up to $2,600 per calendar year for Classic employees and $3,900 per calendar year for PEPRA employees.  Here is a link to our benefits handbook .  ------------------------------ ...

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    Hi Adrianna.  My name is Vivian Maritza and I work with Grizzly Lake Community Services District as a contractor.  Based on Leavit Lake's  office size, I recommend your staff prepare the financial information, ...

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    Special Districts are generallyt not exempt from paying sales tax.  The only exemption is water treatment chemicals that remain in the water delivered to customers (e.g. chlorine).  Your chemical supplier ...

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    Special districts are not sales tax exempt except for specific purchases (such as chemicals delivered with water). See CDTFA Sales and Use Tax Annotation 275.0280(b) Water Additives . ------------------------------ ...