Costa Mesa Organics Recycling Program

Costa Mesa Sanitary District – Residential Organics Recycling Program

Costa Mesa Sanitary District (CMSD) became the first agency in Southern California to implement a curbside Organics Recycling Program that accepted both food scraps and yard waste. The passing of Assembly Bill (AB) 1594 and Senate Bill (SB) 1383 made CMSD’s decision to pursue organics recycling prescient.

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Big Bear Alpine Zoo

The Dream of a Big Bear Alpine Zoo Has Come True

After two decades of planning, fundraising and construction, the Big Bear Alpine Zoo opened its doors to the public at its brand-new, state-of-the-art facility in early November. The Big Bear Alpine Zoo originally opened as the Moonridge Animal Park on Goldmine Drive in 1961.

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The Fire: Before and After

How Two California Districts are Implementing Best Practices in Emergency Preparedness Planning.

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Cucamonga Hero

Cucamonga Valley Water District Delinquent Accounts Public Outreach Program

Supporting CVWD Customers While Managing Overdue Balances During the Pandemic.

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COVID-19 coronavirus

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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    Thank you for responding. Best, Lilia M. Corona District Manager Mt. View Sanitary District P.O. Box 2757 Martinez, CA 94553 925-228-5635 x18

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    Rancho Simi Recreation & Park District does have a community garden run by volunteers.  This group formed a 501c3 non profit organization and that organization is responsible for the gardens.  They carry ...

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    RE: Annual Audit

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    Nicolette, My District also uses Pehling and Pehling. Zach does a terrific job and I highly recommend him. ------------------------------ Jacinda Franusich Board Secretary/Clerk Lake County Vector Control ...

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    Hi Lilia, We round to the nearest 15 minutes. ------------------------------ Felicia Newhouse, MPA Assistant General Manager Ross Valley Sanitary District San Rafael, CA 415-870-9761 --------------- ...

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    Reverse 911 Calls

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    Hello, I am wondering if anyone uses a reverse 911 call system to reach the community in case of emergency.  If so I would love to get some referrals.    Thank you, Michelle Harris ------------------------------ ...

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    Good Afternoon, Our policy is to round to the nearest half hour.  We always round up. Hope this helps! Diana Herron  San Miguel Fire and Rescue ------------------------------ Diana Herron Administrative ...

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    Hello Lilia, We are a small wastewater agency and we round to the nearest 10th of an hour (6 minutes). I hope this helps. Thank you. ------------------------------ Cheryl Schuh, IPMA-SCP Human Resources ...

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    Good Morning All,  Is anyone familiar with volunteer "community gardens" within a public park? The community garden would be handled strictly by volunteers?    The park itself belongs to the District ...

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    Are you looking for someone local to you?   I currently work for a Healthcare District located in the Central Valley.  Our annual audit was completed by Rick Jackson, CPA with JWT & Associates, LLP, located ...