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 San Bernardino Valley Water Conservation District 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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    I'm currently a commissioner on a local district Fire Board, and have been appointed to the  next session of the  County  Civil Grand Jury, which I have sat on in previous years. Can I serve on both under ...

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    Eleanor Scott Frick I currently am a commissioner on a local Fire District board. I have been appointed to the County Civil Grand Jury for ...

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    While it is a question for your legal counsel, I suspect that the answer is "yes."  Our agency (LA LAFCO) has always required it of our commissioners, and we have not encountered any resistance/issues.  ...

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    Hi Janise, Diane Gladwell with Gladwell Governmental Services prepared my District's original Records Retention Policy and Schedules.  Last year she updated our schedule. Here is a link to her website: ...

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    I would be interested in this information as well. ------------------------------ Elizabeth Deering Administrator Assistant Rossmoor Community Services District Los Alamitos CA (562) 430-3707 ------- ...