Hand holding lightbulb

Experience up to 6 months with CSDA!

Our newly extended free Trial Membership allows an agency more time to delve into our services, like attending conferences/workshops, watching free educational webinars, reviewing current news effecting their area, perusing the Knowledge Base for reference materials, and so much more.

Learn More

man wearing yellow work vest on the ground

Building a Risk Management Culture

Read More

sacramento riverfront facing north aerial view

Reclamation District Dives into Public Outreach

How Reclamation District 1000 uses public outreach for emergency preparedness

Read More

overhead view looking down on table full of graphs and charts

What Your Board Needs to Know About Financing

Read More
Woman working on computer while in a cafe

Mastering the Hybrid Work Environment

Cultivating Culture and Overcoming Challenges.

Read More
Aerial view of solar panels over a canal

Turlock Irrigation District's Solar-Over-Canals Tackles the Food-Water-Power Connection

Read More

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.

Learn More

CSDA Membership

AdobeStock_123146928_Preview.jpegCSDA provides a strong voice for all independent special districts in California.


AdobeStock_39799063_Preview.jpegFind resources on legislative issues impacting the delivery of core local services.


AdobeStock_161189135_Preview.jpegFind helpful information designed to meet the needs of special districts in California.


news-placeholder.png Read the latest news from CSDA regarding advocacy and special districts throughout the state.
Five Star Ad

Upcoming Events

CSDA Communities

  • Posted in: Open Forum

    Chad- The answer to that will really depend on the uses and possible amenities that may be part of that ultimate town square. Relevant grant programs for this type of activity would likely require restrictions ...

  • Posted in: Open Forum

    Hello Athena – To your request for information on adding a 401 option to your benefit package, I'd be happy to provide you with information on the STARS Retirement program which is exclusive to government ...

  • Profile Picture

    Funding How To...

    Posted in: Open Forum

    Hi, I'm wondering if anyone knows what types of grants or other funding might be available to a CSD located in an unincorporated County that's looking to purchase a downtown lot to construct a town square? ...

  • Posted in: Open Forum

    Hello Athena, We process payroll in house. As far as a 401k, we do not have one either, but we have the option with CalPERS and another 457 plan with Voya Financial. ------------------------------ ...

  • Posted in: Open Forum

    While we don't have a resolution in place or a policy that covers this, I obtain a copy of every charge on all of the credit cards.....for recurring charges, I get an email for those, so I just print the ...

  • Posted in: Open Forum

    We use Tyler Technologies and they have a payroll module. The time entry component is very easy to use and uploads directly into the payroll system. We don't have a 401k, but we do have a 457 plan through ...

  • Posted in: Open Forum

    Thank you Denise and Nadia for the great information. ------------------------------ Lynn Rowe Executive Assistant Fresno Irrigation District Fresno, CA 559-233-7161 lrowe@fresnoirrigation.com ----- ...

  • Posted in: Open Forum

    Hello all,  We are currently reviewing our options for outsourced Payroll companies for enterprise payroll, any recommendations?  I am interested in a platform that makes it easy for employees to enter ...

  • Posted in: Open Forum

    We adopted the policy that CSDA sent out as it does a good job of clearly defining how to follow AB 2449. We also created a form for Board Members to submit if they wish to utilize AB 2449. Both documents ...