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How the Manager's Performance Evaluation can Improve the Entire District

The General Manager's performance evaluation should be an element that helps the Board and Manager be a better team. Here's how.

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Succession Planning for Special Districts

Focus on addressing hiring challenges while ensuring the public has confidence that the best available candidates are considered for the role.

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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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Building a Risk Management Culture

Recognizing everyone in an agency is a Risk Manager is the key to increased safety on the job.

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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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Reclamation District Dives into Public Outreach

How Reclamation District 1000 uses public outreach for emergency preparedness

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    Are there any Special Districts that issue bonus pay? If so, do you have a policy in place, or does your Board determine the bonus? There has been chatter amongst our crew about other cemetery districts ...

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    Hi Joel, our attorney said there are no minimum hours an employee must be scheduled to work to be eligible for 40 hours sick leave. If someone works 8 hours a week , they still get 40 hours sick leave ...

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    Hi Denise, We just approved a revision to our Records Management Policy in November. Attached is the exhibit that went to the Board. Hope that helps! Caroline ------------------------------ Caroline ...

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    Hi Lisa, Thanks for the clarification, but I'm still not sure this answers the question, so please forgive me if I'm misunderstanding. The question was that if you only meet the bare minimum requirements ...

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    Good Afternoon! I am looking for information regarding any CSDA that has created a City / Town wide assessment district? Do you know of a company or vendor that you can recommend to implement / facilitate ...

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    Hi, Dawn. The Brown Act is silent on minutes. However, they do need to be written. They do not need to be posted 72 hours ahead of time. Here's the guidance and relevant citations; Legislative bodies ...