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Mastering the Hybrid Work Environment

Cultivating Culture and Overcoming Challenges.

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What Your Board Needs to Know About Financing

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How Leaders Master the Art of Crucial Conversations Around DEI

What Diversity, Equity and Inclusion really means to your agency.

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These Districts are Taking a 'Big Table' Approach to Permits

-and it may help everyone in the long run

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Bike Park Soars with Community Involvement

How Auburn Recreation District build community support for new project.

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Learn About Special Districts

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  • Posted in: Open Forum

    No there is no exemption from California sales tax.  If you buy from a wholesaler or out-of-state vendor that won't collect the sales tax you should be filing a use tax return with the CFDTA and paying ...

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    Curious, does anyone know if a CSD would be exempt from sales tax? I've looked online and have found a bunch of info, but nothing that leads me to believe we are or are not. ------------------------------ ...

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    Yesterday we (LLCSD) received our 4th quarterly financial report from our bookkeeper with an attached letter stating that she will no longer be offering services to our district as of June 30, 2021. (We ...

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    Hi Summer, We will actually be presenting on 12/6 at 11am which speaks about GIS integrated with a document management system.  If you are interested, you can check it out here https://register.gotowebinar.com/register/4832493668908709644  ...

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    I have attached the Resolution. ------------------------------ Denise Garzaro Board Secretary/Office Manager Inland Empire Utilities Agency Chino Hills CA (909) 993-1600 ----------------------------- ...

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    I would very much appreciate it if you could share your Resolution and the staff procedures.  We have new staff and have  some institutional knowledge we need to address. ------------------------------ ...

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    We have a resolution that lays out the process to elect the board officers. We do it annually at our regular meeting in December and it goes into effect January 1. It used to be a 2-year rotation but the ...

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    Volunteer Perks

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    Hello Everyone, Do any of you give perks to volunteers, whether it be for programs or facility rentals? Thanks for your help, Jeff Nickell, District Manager McFarland Recreation and Park District ...

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    RE: Annual Audit

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    A few suggestions:  RAMS, LSL, CLA.  All good companies.  RAMS currently provides our audit services. ------------------------------ Robert Hartwig Assistant General Manager Elsinore Valley Municipal ...