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    Please add me to the working (task force) group on leveraging our special district powers for housing, as I am also part of a health district, and want to see it for our health care heroes. Ed Hernandez, ...

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    Hello, CSDA Community. The Humboldt Waste Management Authority (HWMA), based in Eureka, is a Joint Powers Authority that seeks to provide economical coordination of solid waste management services to ...

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    Yes! ------------------------------ John Redding Treasurer Mendocino Coast Health Care District Fort Bragg CA (707) 961-4614 ------------------------------

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    The Mendocino Coast Health Care District is also considering developing housing of some sort (tiny homes for example) for medical providers. I'd like to be part of any committee or task force. John Redding ...

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    RE: Grant Funding

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    Hello, Ahimsah. I've see a couple suggestions so far and I have some insights on them to share.  I lead the grant writing practice for our firm, MNS Engineers, so I stay up on the details. First, the ...

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    Perfect timing on this post, Adam! We are struggling with recruitment and retention of workforce due to housing limitations in our rural area. We are joining efforts at the local level here in our community ...

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    Hello All! We are amending our District Code to add the option of Alternate Director's. I am now looking for sample resolution language that nominates an Alternate Director to serve on our Board during ...

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    Thomas is correct. FEMA's BRIC grant would be a good source from your description. ------------------------------ Heather Ramamurthy Management Analyst Central Contra Costa Sanitary District Martinez ...

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    Hi all, I'm curious if there are any special districts out there that have developed a housing project, whether for employees or the public, and whether you did it alone or with another organization(s).  ...