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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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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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Managing People and Projects During a Time of Separation

Today, the rate of change can be mind-blowing. You may remember when strategic plans were built for 10 to 20 years. Now most planning efforts are developed for 1 to 3 years. Some believe we will get to the place of planning 90 to 180 days for setting our organizational course of actions.

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    I agree with Chris Gallagher , Ca gov code for CSD's 61050. If you are not a CSD, check your enabling legislation. CSDA puts much emphasis on General Manager training for some reason. Loretta ...

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    The Government Code, Section 61050 discusses the appointment of a General Manager.  Link below. https://www.lawserver.com/law/state/california/codes/california_government_code_61050 ------------------------------ ...

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    If you are formed under the Public Utility Code, check out 2012 California Codes PUC - Public Utilities Code DIVISION 7 - PUBLIC UTILITY DISTRICT ACT [15501 - 18055] CHAPTER 3 - Internal Organization ...

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    Marjon,     I totally agree with you!  They must look at their authorizing legislation and determine how they are governed.  And John and Beverli, I have seen organizations go downhill so fast when the ...

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    Thank you everyone for the great information.  This will be very helpful.   CJ ------------------------------ Cheryl Johnson Board Secretary Chester Public Utility District Chester (530) 258-2171 --- ...

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    RE: General Manager

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    Our very small irrigation District which I live in tried to go without a GM due to dire financial circumstances for a couple years before I was on the Board.  It was a disaster.  Such a disaster that the ...

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    RE: General Manager

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    Hi Cheryl, A Community Service District may have other rules than a public utility district. You might want to ask your legal counsel to look into this. See legislature for Special Districts Our Board ...

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    Chris's reference is spot on.  Key word is SHALL in section 61050 (a).  Shall = Must.  Check with your District's legal counsel.  The Board sets policy.  The GM implements those policies and operates the ...

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    I assume that there will still be a single person in charge. Otherwise, will the District be ruled by committee? History has many examples of how this has epically failed. ------------------------------ ...

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