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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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“OK, Boomer"

It is no secret that Generations Y and Z do not often see eye-to-eye with the Baby Boomer generation on a number of complex cultural, social, and political issues. Baby Boomers criticize Millennials and Gen Zers as “entitled” and “narcissistic.” In turn, Millennials and Gen Zers...

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Pieces of the Past: Interview with Michael Glaze

California Special Districts interviewed CSDA Past President Michael Glaze who served as president from 1993 – 1994. Among his many contributions to CSDA, he was as integral part of the passage of Proposition 1A.

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Kids for the Bay

Stege Sanitary District and KIDS for the BAY Inspire Students to Become Environmentally Aware

KIDS for the BAY is a non-profit organization founded in 1992 that brings a hands-on approach to teaching environmental awareness to elementary school students throughout the San Francisco Bay Area.

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Fast Track to Leadership – Define Potential

We are in a leadership trough. There is near universal agreement among public and private sector organizations that one of their biggest challenges is developing effective leaders. Seasoned leaders are retiring and those coming behind them do not have their years of experience.

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Preventing Workplace Violence

Preventing Workplace Violence

Acts of workplace violence are on the rise throughout the United States. In many cases, the perpetrators intentionally target public entities and their employees. One certainly cannot forget the mass shootings at the Inland Regional Center in San Bernardino in December 2015 and the Virginia Beach Municipal Center in May 2019. 

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CSDA has provided California’s special districts with information, training, and resources to keep them going strong.

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    Glad to see you on this thread Sloan - I was going to add what great work you and your team are doing on this subject!  Keep it up!!  We appreciate it. ------------------------------ Regina Rubier Business ...

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    Hi Ed, Slightly different, but the Sanitary District Act of 1923 allows us to collect delinquent fees on the property tax bill (I would check the state Water Code and see if there is something similar ...

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    Water Code: 31701   If a district has no revenue or if the revenues of the district are, or in the judgment of the board of directors are likely to be, inadequate to pay the interest on or principal ...

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    You're so welcome! I just walked someone else through this again and it's reminding me that it's not as simple as we keep making it sound, but it's definitely doable. :) ------------------------------ ...

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    Thank you Sloan so much! I may call you tomorrow :) I appreciate all your feedback! ------------------------------ Terra Prestwich Deputy Secretary Santa Cruz County Sanitation District Santa Cruz CA ...

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    Hey all, hopping in with a few thoughts: Public meetings are the most challenging, since you really can't lock them down with a password, etc., and are required to list the information on how to join ...

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    Hi Joy - so real briefly, you can see what Zoom can support here for accessibility: https://zoom.us/accessibility Closed captioning Transcripts Screen reader support Visual Impairments You can also ...

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    Thank you all! It looks like our ISD department is now looking into Zoom more closely and (fingers crossed) will hopefully allow us to use it. ------------------------------ Terra Prestwich Deputy Secretary ...

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    Property Tax Lien

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    Are there any Districts that have a policy that files a property tax lien for non-payment of a Utility Bill?  If so, can you share that policy?  How is the policy executed? ------------------------------ ...

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