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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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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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Wastewater Could Help Stop the Pandemic

EBMUD working on pilot effort of testing sewage to monitor for infection. Wastewater is a potentially useful resource for cost effectively monitoring the COVID-19 outbreak. 

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Critical Communication During a Crisis Event

Communication during a crisis event can alter the way we do business. During a crisis, people have limited attention spans and are overwhelmed with the abundance of dire news.

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Building a Clean Energy Future

Building a Clean Energy Future

The wind is blowing in the California desert, and the propeller-like blades of the Palm Springs wind turbines are beginning to turn. In doing so, they are bringing pollution-free electricity to homes across Southern California through highways of copper and steel we call the electric grid.

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Success in the Sierra: Innovative Partnership Begins Restoring Forest Health

In December 2019, after six months of strategic forest treatments near French Meadows Reservoir, partners of the French Meadows Forest Restoration Project (Project) wrapped up their first season of implementation work with a great sense of accomplishment.

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    Thank you so much! ------------------------------ Yesenia Parra Administrative Services Officer Santa Cruz County Regional Transportation Commission Santa Cruz CA (831) 460-3200 --------------------- ...

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    Hello Yesenia, While this topic is not discussed in the Open Forum too frequently, I did see a few possibly helpful results across our website when I used the search feature (the little magnifying glass ...

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    Hello Michele, Auditor firms and audit services are a frequent topic of discussion in the Open Forum; have you tried our search feature? Click the little magnifying glass in the top-right corner of the ...

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    From our policy:  "Legal Counsel for the District is appointed to serve the District Board of Trustees.  The Legal Counsel serves at the pleasure of the Board and is compensated as provided in a written ...

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    Hello Everyone, We are a dual county special district with an operating budget of approximately $10M.  We are preparing to replace our outdated financial management and information system this fiscal year.  ...

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    We are charging penalties and interest on delinquent accounts. ------------------------------ Michael Williams Finance Manager Palmdale Water District Palmdale CA (661) 456-1047 --------------------- ...

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    Following as I would love information on this as well. ------------------------------ Ashley Millsap Executive Assistant to the General Manager Turlock Irrigation District Turlock CA (209) 883-8300 - ...

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    Lauren, Per the Digital Media Law Project's website: "Governmental bodies may, but need not, make audio recordings of their meetings. If the body chooses to record its meetings, those recordings are ...

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    We only waived credit card processing fees for online payments while our office was closed to the public.  We recently started charging the credit card processing fees again now that our office is open. ...