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Citrus Reservoir and pondCooperation Among Water Agencies Brings Wave of Success:

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How Three Districts Made the Difference for Homelessness

Three Districts: Three Strategies to Help

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Effective & Legal Meetings in the New Technology World

Can districts harness the best parts of technology while continuing to conduct the people's business in an open and effective manner?

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COVID Has Changed Public Engagement and Created New Opportunities for Equity and Access

Many local governments saw an increase in participation in public meetings and online engagement.

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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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    Hi Miriam, At Five Star Bank, we use a Signature Letter that specifically delineates what authorizations each signer on the accounts are granted.  That makes it clear not only to the District, but also ...

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    Happy Thursday Everyone - I would be interested in this information as well. We are still posting paper copies, besides the  one on our website. The kiosk idea sounds intriguing. CSDA Listserv has the ...

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    Thank you Stephanie. ------------------------------ Kimberly Pierson Admin Coordinator/Board Clerk Greater Vallejo Recreation District Vallejo CA (707) 648-4604 ------------------------------

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    Miriam - in general, the answers to your questions should be very clear in District policy; who can do what with banks, attorneys, contracts, etc.  For banks and credit cards, Board members 'generally' ...

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    Paula, Thank you for the information. I can't wait until the files are digital and more easily accessible. ------------------------------ Kimberly Pierson Admin Coordinator/Board Clerk Greater Vallejo ...

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    Hello, I am updating our Information Security Policy.  Currently we have a Sanction Policy for security violations and disciplinary actions.  I was hoping to see examples of other agencies policies.  Does ...

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    Hi everyone! Has anyone moved away from posting paper copies agendas all together by utilizing the provision in the Brown Act that states agendas can be "...posted on a touch screen electronic kiosk accessible ...

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    If there is an internal candidate who can step in as interim to continue operations, that is sometimes the better option as they will already know the internal processes of the organization.  You should, ...

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    Hello,  Does anyone have a document or resolution that clarifies or defines roles more clearly in relation to conducting business at a bank by board members or staff?  Meaning we need more clarity to ...