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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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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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    Seeking sample requests for proposals for General Manager and administration services for small CSDs. What worked for your District? Thanks! ------------------------------ Michael Donahue Director San ...

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    Jennifer, thank you! We're looking at it from all perspectives...risk management association (who provided a template), CaOsha, and ultimately the legal rights of all employees who chose to vacinate and, ...

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    Hello Cruz, As I understand it, California employers CAN require employees to be vaccinated. I think there are allowances however for exemptions but there is also some information that only employers ...

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    BiolaCSD has two employees down with Covid, one is unvaccinated citing health/religious beliefs. The office staff situation is precarious at best for the other two employees due to the small size of the ...

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    Hello. In election years our District typically holds an open workshop for residents who might be interested in running for a library trustee position. In the last two elections this workshop was hosted ...

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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, ...