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California Class Hits $1 Billion*

California CLASS Surpasses Major Milestone: Over $1 Billion & 145+ Agency Participants


In a testament to its rapid success and widespread adoption, CSDA Sponsored investment pool, California CLASS, has achieved an important milestone by exceeding $1 billion in assets under management (AUM) within the initial 18 months since its launch. This achievement underscores the program's effectiveness and popularity among participating agencies, especially special districts.

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2024 CSDA Award Nominations Now Open!


The CSDA Annual Awards showcase our members’ most valuable contributions to the communities they serve.

DEADLINE: May 1, 2024

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Hollingsworth Award Winner Vince Ferrante


Championing Special Districts and Community Service

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Marketing Matters for Recruiting and Retaining Employees

This article explores various marketing techniques that can be applied to the recruiting process, providing insights and strategies to optimize finding and retaining talent.

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What Your Board Needs to Know About Financing

Adapted from the General Manager Leadership Summit 2022, this article highlights the type of content the Summit provides: Relationships between the Board and the General Manager and how to increase communication and understanding.

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    RE: PCUC AT&T Issue

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    Thanks, Michael! Mike Jerry Southern Inyo Fire Protection District ------------------------------ Mike Jerry District Admin Southern Inyo Fire Protection District ---------------------------- ...

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    Our District is looking at revising/updating our financial policies. Would anyone be willing to share their District's most recent financial reserve, capital reserve, and/or investment policies? ------------------------------ ...

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    Hi Steve, While your agency could require every connection to have a backflow device, most use hazard assessments to make a determination on whether a backflow device is needed. If you do not have a ...

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    We use DATCO for all of our DOT, FMCSA needs. ------------------------------ Christopher Brown Collection System Manager Oro Loma Sanitary District ------------------------------

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    PCUC AT&T Issue

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    Our Ventura County Supervisor Janice Parvin sent this letter to the CPUC regarding the AT&T landline issue. It's a good letter, and has many points that could bear repeating. Since this is a State issue, ...

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    Hello all, our current personnel policy provides incentives for our field operators if they upgrade their distribution certification. We do not have any incentives for our administrative staff to add ...

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    Our District is currently looking for a new agency to provide drug testing for our DOT employees, as well as handle the FMCSA Clearinghouse requirements . I was hoping to obtain some recommendations from ...

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    We are working on the Cross-Connection Control program. We are a small District with about 1400 connections. It has been suggested we require all connections add these devises. This could run about 1 ...

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    Hi Brandon- we used RCS (Records Control Services) for our initial records retention schedule adoption in 2016 and an update in 2023. Bruce was great. 2016 was a huge project (first records retention ...