San Bernadino Groundwater Recharge

San Bernardino Basin Groundwater Council:
Achieving Record Recharge through Collaboration

“The last time our region recharged that much groundwater was in 1987, coming down from a period of successive wet winters,” said SBVWCD General Manager Daniel Cozad. 

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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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Covid-19 Uniquely Challenging for Parks & Rec Districts Filling
School Closure Gaps

How can Park and Recreation Districts offer programs that help families during distance learning hours under the normal district licensing guidelines? The answer: It’s complicated.

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Guide your agency in the right direction this Spring with access to free webinars, interactive collaboration in our active online community, and access to online tools and resources for FREE with a no-obligation, 3-month trial membership

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10 Proactive Tools for Working with Your Board of Directors

A substantial part of a general manager’s job is working with the policy-making Board of Directors. We all know this and recognize it as a special part of the public sector executive, plus there is no getting around the contractual relationship.

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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!  Are any Districts/Agencies using some form of electronic signatures for checks and if so what is your process. Thank you! ------------------------------ Teresa Yates ---------------------------- ...

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    Good afternoon, I have a question for Special Districts that have a Sewer Treatment facility. If you have a sewer treatment facility, do you allow for septage to be dumped into the facility?  Please ...

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    Hello all- I am posting this on behalf of our Accountant who is looking at replacing our existing software that is installed on her computer to one that is 100% in the cloud. The required features are ...

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    Hello everyone, This message is specifically for the recreation districts. We are replacing old park rules signs in our main community park, and looking for some direction as to what the new signs should ...

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    You not only can, but the law says you "shall" " assist the member of the public [to] make a focused and effective request that reasonably describes an identifiable record or records."  (Government Code ...

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    Terrific! Thank you! ------------------------------ Francois Christen Board Member Anderson Valley Community Services District Boonville CA (707) 895-2075 ------------------------------

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    We also have a meal allowance, but do not cover alcoholic beverages or any expenses for spouses or other guests. ------------------------------ Hugh Rafferty President Santa Maria Public Airport District ...

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    I have been a Board Member for over twenty years and when we attend conferences or trainings, we are only reimbursed for expenses incurred such as travel, lodging and tuition - pretty much like your policy. ...

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    Good Morning, Our current policy states that Board Members are compensated $100/day for attendance at a meeting of the Board. Which includes but is not limited to, board field trips, district public meetings, ...