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    RE: Form 700

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    I know than in my case, the elected board of directors are required to submit a form 700 to the county (Kern) however I do not believe you have to submit the form if you work for or do work for the special ...

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    Form 700

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    I work with a special district for health care.  The  County is asking that we send copies of the Form700s to their office.  They say it's required. The District is not an entity or a subdivision of the ...

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    Thanks so much, Stephen.  These reports are very helpful. ------------------------------ Heather Hackett Secretary Irish Beach Water District Manchester CA (707) 684-6244 --------------------------- ...

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    We work with Daniel Shea, Chief Technician/ Request IT Services.  Contant info for Daniel: Phone: 415-246-0101 Fax: 415-366-9609 Email: daniel@requestit.services ------------------------------ ...

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    fuel surcharge

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    Greetings from Summerland, Due to the high price of gas, my Board is directing me to add a fuel surcharge to our contract work with various local municipalities and agencies. Have any of you implemented ...

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    Hi all, Does anyone have a sample of a RFQ or RFP for subleasing a community center? I am looking for specific language I should add for this type of request.  Thanks in advance! ------------------------------ ...

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    Hi Norma, I've worked with Alvarez Technology Group (https://www.alvareztg.com/) from Salinas.  They do a great job and can provide remote support. James ------------------------------ James Gargiulo ...

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    Hello, Does anyone have a reference for a consultant to assist our District in IT Security Planning? Thank you ------------------------------ Norma Rosales Assistant General Manager Carpinteria Valley ...

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    Thank you so much for sharing. All very helpful. ------------------------------ Dawn Leith Administration/Board Clerk Forestville Water District Forestville CA (707) 887-1551 ------------------------ ...