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How Three Districts Made the Difference for Homelessness

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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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    Payment Agreement

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    Good Morning! We have a lot of outstanding utility customers that would like to enter into a payment agreement. Our current process is we discuss payment arrangements over the phone and send them a letter ...

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    Good Afternoon, I'm looking for any payment installment contracts for utility billing. Currently, District staff enter the payment installment amounts to the utility bill, however we've run into many ...

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    The Camp Meeker Recreation and Park District is requesting proposals from certified public accountant firms to  audit  its financial statements, for two fiscal years beginning Jul 1, 2021 and ending Jun ...

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    Hi Anna, We are in the same boat (no pun intended)! Our District was formed in late 70s and we have pretty much everything that ever existed since it's inception because everyone was too afraid to purge. ...

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    To All,  We are a small district with about 432 accounts, and I need clarification in relation to contracting (RFP) a legal counsel. For a district as small as ours, what should we consider to determine ...

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    Hello Christina, wanted to let you know that we leveraged an Omnia Partners contract # 2019.001535 for all the hardware that we are updating. Our local cable channel provider that we have been using is ...

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    A kiosk is a good idea. Our process is to post at the meeting location and on our website. We also have paper copies available for the Board and the public. We have to remember that not everyone has a ...

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    Our agency would like to set up audio and visual recording and streaming of our meetings for when we return to in-person meetings. Are there any companies in Northern California that other Special Districts ...

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    Hi Miriam, At Five Star Bank, we use a Signature Letter that specifically delineates what authorizations each signer on the accounts are granted.  That makes it clear not only to the District, but also ...