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Novel Corona Virus/COVID-19 Resources

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

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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Lessons from Disaster Resilience from COVID-19

Disaster resilience is more important now than ever, and the actions we take now have direct and immediate applicability to preparing for and mitigating against the impacts of this and future pandemics.

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Wastewater Could Help Stop the Pandemic

EBMUD working on pilot effort of testing sewage to monitor for infection. Wastewater is a potentially useful resource for cost effectively monitoring the COVID-19 outbreak. 

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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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    Hi All, Dug through the discussion forums and wasn't finding any solid/recent information. Since our Board has been meeting via Zoom, it has been really easy to stream our meetings on Facebook Live. However, ...

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    Hi Jennifer, We are in the process of configuring Tyler Incode 10, and think it will be an excellent upgrade from what we had. The consultant working with us is terrific, and we look forward to getting ...

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    RE: Auditor RFP

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    Hello Norma! A great place to start is CSDA's RFP Clearinghouse, a community similar to the Open Forum but dedicated as a space where members can post their RFPs. To put up your RFP posting, please login ...

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    Auditor RFP

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    Hello all, We are ready to post an Auditor RFP. My question is, what is the best website to post our RFP, or would it be best to post the RFP on our local newspaper instead?  Thank you in advance! ...

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    We recently covereted to Blackbaud Financial Edge.   We are a small district ($16M budget) and Tyler was too pricey for our budget.  Blackbaud's customer service has been outstanding.  The reason we chose ...

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    Hi Jennifer: After an extensive RFP process we selected Tyler Incode for our District.  We have about 7,000 water customers and, in addition to the general ledger, AP, AR, cashiering, purchasing, inventory, ...

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    Asphalt Paving RFP

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    Do you have an RFP for the installation of new asphalt parking area and/or driveway? We are looking at adding a new parking lot to our community center. ------------------------------ Kimberly Cox, DPA ...

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    The Hidden Valley Lake CSD has been using  the Incode utility billing, financial, payroll and asset modules with Tyler Technologies since 2006. They have an excellent customer service team,  log straight ...

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    For Riverside LAFCO the presiding officer is the voting member.  Only the presiding officer or another board member authorized by the board of directors to vote may cast the ballot.  Board members designated ...