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Climate Priorities: Special Districts at the Forefront

Through smart innovation, public private partnerships and long range strategic planning, special districts are helping California meet climate goals and mitigate risks against climate related losses.

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Organizational Culture: The Great White Whale

Dave Mitchell will be speaking on Leading a Peak Performance Culture at the General Manager Leadership Summit.

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The Power of Partnerships

A message to members from CEO Neil McCormick, March/April edition of California Special Districts magazine.

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Trending: Using Social Media to Promote Transparency & Accountability

Incorporating social media into a district’s practices promotes not just efficiency, but also transparency and accountability.

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    Following.  I would be interested in that as well. ------------------------------ Mike Sloan Trustee Contra Costa County Employees Retirement Association Concord CA (925) 521-3960 ------------------- ...

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    Hello Regina, I, too, made the transition from private to public procurement in the early 2000s.  I joined CAPPO - California Association of Public Procurement Officers, and it has been well worth it ...

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    All: Thanks for all of your recommendations.  I've got some great leads. ------------------------------ Shelli Lamb District Manager Riverside-Corona RCD Riverside, CA 951-683-7691, ext 202 -------- ...

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    Hi Patrick, I'm Jerry Legg and I'm the Government Banking Manager at Five Star Bank in Sacramento.  I don't know of a government code requirement to go out to bid for banking or any other services, ...

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    Hello everyone, I'm looking for a template survey for our elected Board members to take in order to perform a self-evaluation.  Do you have something you can share? ------------------------------ Katie ...

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    Thank you Glenn, for uploading this. This is a well-organized and valuable PPT! ------------------------------ Lisa Tulee Contract Compliance Analyst Santa Clara County Central Fire Protection District ...

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    I was going to ask our water company if our Hydro blaster unit could use fire hydrants to filled up. Maybe you could offer it to them or fire department.  Is your sewer district allowed access to your ...

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    Hydrant Flushing

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    We periodically need to flush various hydrants in our system for water quality purposes.  Has any water district found a creative use for the water flushed from hydrants? Our Board is concerned with the ...

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    Hello everyone, I have a question I'm hoping you all could help answer. When amending an ordinance do I need to make a public notice that will go into the newpaper for both the first and second reading ...