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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COVID-19 coronavirus

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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compassTrial Membership

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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The Fire: Before and After

How Two California Districts are Implementing Best Practices in Emergency Preparedness Planning.

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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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    Hi CSDA Members, I'm looking for examples of General Manager annual performance review templates that you currently use that have worked well for both you and your Boards. Thank you, Brian Pendleton ...

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    Hi CSDA Community! We have been using QuickBooks for a long time and it is becoming harder to use for our needs. We have both an Enterprise (Water System) and Governmental (Fire Department) funding for ...

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    Hi, Our Board of Directors will be conducting interviews for general legal counsel at an upcoming closed session. Can anyone assist with the process used with their agency? Was a brief presentation from ...

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    We are a very small CSD and our sphere of duty is road maintenance.  If we have an annual road maintenance schedule that consists of projects that are less than $25,000 but the aggregate is more than $25,000 ...

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    Mr Diuguid is correct that contractors and subs must be registered prior to bidding on a public works contract. EXCEPT for the small project exemption. SB 854 enacted this in 2017 - Small Project Exemption ...

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    Again, a good point emphasized by Mr. Diuguid. Any Prime contractor must be registered with the DIR, PRIOR to submitting a public works bid. If they are not, their bid will undoubtedly be protested ...

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    One point to clarify, at the time of bidding a project over $1,000 the contractor has to be registered with the DIR. The project doesn't have to be reported by the agency unless it is over $25K. The contractor  ...

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    Hi Cheryl - DSRSD is looking into placing liens this year on our delinquencies to "clean up" the old receivables.  We will be sending letters to our customers and owners of record and then holding a public ...

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