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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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Halloween in the Park

Rim of the World Recreation and Park District’s New Lake Gregory Education and Community Center

Opening the Lake Gregory Education and Community Center was a joint effort by the Rim of the World Recreation and Park District and the Rim of the World Unified School District. Both districts serve the Rim of the World community nestled in the San Bernardino Mountains.

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David McMurchie receiving Hollingsworth award

David McMurchie Receives the 2019 CSDA William Hollingsworth Award of Excellence

David McMurchie of McMurchie Law received the distinctive 2019 CSDA William Hollingsworth Award of Excellence during CSDA’s 50th anniversary celebration at the Annual Conference and Exhibitor Showcase in Anaheim in September.

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Special District Climate Adaptation Roundtable

Little Hoover Chair, State Senator Speak at First Special District Climate Adaptation Roundtable

Over 50 special district officials joined together for a day-long Special District Climate Adaptation Roundtable at Tilden Regional Park in Berkeley.

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    RE: Paperless Agendas

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    Hi Laura,  Our Agenda is mostly paperless. Typically, we have but one meeting a month so it's pretty easy.  I create a pdf of the packet, and one director still wants paper.  I deliver to her door, the ...

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    My limit here in Cambria CSD is $25,000. ------------------------------ John Weigold General Manager Cambria Community Services District Cambria CA (805) 927-6230 ------------------------------

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    Some elected officials will choose to use several email addresses (their "official" elected email account, their campaign account, and a personal email account).  Try as we may on the "staff" side of the ...

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    JARPD uses iCompass which is the predecessor to Community. We will be migrating over soon. It is awesome. I hope you like it as much as we do! ------------------------------ Colby Diuguid General Manager ...

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    Here's what we do: Q:  Do you print your agenda, have a paperless, or both? A:  Both.  One printed agenda is displayed in our front window and copies are available at the Board meeting (in case someone ...

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    We use a program called icompass. Check it out on our website JARPD.org. I love the program. It saves us hours each week preparing agendas and distributing them.  It is very transparent and has great search ...

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    While it is a best practice due to PRA requests, it is not a legal requirement that Directors use a District email. Our Board have been explained the risks of their personal emails being subject to PRA ...

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    Does anyone have the legal documentation regarding e-mail requirements of Board Directors? It is my understanding the elected Board Directors must use a District specific e-mail address, not their own ...

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    We are a wastewater treatment plant, and we also provide 100% insurance for employees and their families, along with CalPERS, where we pay for the employee's portion of their contribution for Classic employees ...

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