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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

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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Critical Communication During a Crisis Event

Communication during a crisis event can alter the way we do business. During a crisis, people have limited attention spans and are overwhelmed with the abundance of dire news.

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Building a Clean Energy Future

Building a Clean Energy Future

The wind is blowing in the California desert, and the propeller-like blades of the Palm Springs wind turbines are beginning to turn. In doing so, they are bringing pollution-free electricity to homes across Southern California through highways of copper and steel we call the electric grid.

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Success in the Sierra: Innovative Partnership Begins Restoring Forest Health

In December 2019, after six months of strategic forest treatments near French Meadows Reservoir, partners of the French Meadows Forest Restoration Project (Project) wrapped up their first season of implementation work with a great sense of accomplishment.

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    Electronic Signatures

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    Does anyone know how to create and use electronic signatures for signing PDF documents and then lock the document after the final signature using Adobe Acrobat Pro DC? I can't figure out how to create ...

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    Unfortunately our CPA did not share this information, it will be so much easier now. Thank you to all. Loretta Spansail

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    Hi All! Our District just had one of our longest serving Directors resign. He served on our Board for 18 years and was always an active participant and skillfully performed the different positions he held ...

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    Yes, you can e-mail them to SDsupport@sco.ca.gov. ------------------------------ David Becker CPA Partner James Marta & Company LLP, Certified Public Accountants Sacramento CA (916) 993-9494 x20 ---- ...

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    Hi Loretta, Yes you can.  I usually send to sdsupport@sco.ca.gov.  A Financial Transactions Report must also be completed, though.  The SCO has had issues with its new reporting portal, though, so check ...

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    I am not sure if the State Controller's Office is now accepting  digital copies. But, don't forget that a copy has to be submitted to your County Auditor-Controller per Government Code Section 26909.  ...

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    Yes, I send our email copy of our audits to our auditor/controller each year. ------------------------------ Dana Raponi District Manager Mojave Desert Resource Conservation District Victorville CA (760) ...

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    Attached is my simple Excel spreadsheet for deadlines. I can appreciate the need for one of these. Thanks for everyone else who provided a copy of their similar calendar. I will certainly look through ...

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    Since Audits have been a topic lately, I have a question. Can email copies of annual audits be sent to the State Controller's Office?   Our auditor sends email copy of our audit to Auditor-Controller ...