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

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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    When I'm on a GM panel I like to ask what was the project with the worst result and what would they do differently. It is more to see if they can self critique themselves and except responsibility than ...

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    Hey Karen, Congrats on the retirement! Here are some questions we used this week in the first round of our current recruitment. Hayward is a little ways away from Rim of the World, hopefully you can find ...

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    I would also look into the agreements between Thousand Oaks and Conejo Rec and Park and the JPA between Calabasas and Agoura Hills. ------------------------------ Anthony Miller Administrative Analyst ...

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    Hi CSDA members! I'm doing research into the approximate costs and the process experienced by District who have gone through the voting district process to satisfy the CVRA. Specifically, I'm looking ...

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    Deborah, I'm so sorry.  The loss in a small community has so many ripples.  My heart goes out to you. Unfortunately, public funds can't be used for donations except in very narrow circumstances - if the ...

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    The small community just lost a grade school teacher and coach to covid complications. He was 35. He was the grandson of our first and long term General Manager for our district. The family has set up ...

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    Hi Kelly, Here is ours.   It was adopted on June 19, 2019.   If you need this in Word format, just let me know. Thanks. -Mark ------------------------------ Mark J. Madison General Manager Florin Resource ...

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    Please REPLY TO ALL, so we all can get the answers. Thanks Karl ------------------------------ Karl Drexel CSDM General Manager Cortina Community Services District Arbuckle CA ---------------------- ...

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    Mary, we are dealing with the exact same issue in Isla Vista. Email me and we can zoom to chat about the situation: generalmanager@islavistacsd.ca.gov. ------------------------------ Jonathan Abboud General ...