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    Hi Jack - best to consult your district's attorney for guidance on this one.  As a governmental organization I recommend you steer clear of adding any sort of religious exercise, such as a prayer, in a ...

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    Hello Haley, Attached may be a helpful resource. Page 221 has a matrix for recommended policy coverage limits. I recommend still double-checking with your risk management team. James Salvador, Administrative ...

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    Does anyone have a template or resource for insurance coverage types and limits you require of your contractors who will be working near railroads and/or ports? ------------------------------ Haley Dixon ...

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    Hi, I'd appreciate some feedback regarding the legality of beginning our public CSD Board Meeting with an invocation - a nondenominational prayer. I have seen other governmental bodies do this and I would ...

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    Our water district was severely impacted by a wildfire in August 2021.  The local school district is preparing to rebuild, but has to meet the new building codes which require additional fire flow for ...

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    Thank you for clarifying. ------------------------------ Lori Karnes Admin Manager Utica Water & Power Authority Angels Camp CA (209) 736-9419 ------------------------------

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    Some of the confusion may be the technical versus practical dates.  Technically, the teleconferencing provisions of AB 361 do not expire until January 1, 2024.  However, Governor Newsom recently announced ...

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    Yes there will be some overlap but you can choose if you want to use 2449 or not and will need to put some guidelines in place to use it. We plan to continue under AB361 until the end of February and then ...

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    Hi all, I'm on the lookout for products/systems to specify in an upcoming RFB for replacing the irrigation controllers and management system in a Community Facilities District. I am looking for feedback ...