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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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Crack the Code on Trust: Insider Techniques for Leaders

Learn how to negotiate with ease, influence with trust, and detect deception with confidence at the General Manager Leadership Summit.

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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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    Hi all, Hope you are all doing great. I was wondering if anyone is willing to share with me what their Articles of incorporation look like. I cannot seem to find ours anywhere! Any feedback will be appreciated. ...

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    Hello Philip- After nearly 90 years with the County Treasury, our district made the change in 2018 and it has worked out well for us since. I attached our Board resolution from that meeting, along with ...

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    Hi All, Do any of your agencies have customer appreciation or recognition programs? I'd be interested in learning what others are already doing. ------------------------------ Dan Muelrath CSDM General ...

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    Many special districts have had treasury functions performed by their County.    Some have changed to perform these services instead in-house:   Was your agency formerly a "voluntary pooled participant" ...

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    Good morning, I'm looking for special districts that have installed solar panels and battery storage to operate either wastewater or water treatment facilities.  We are a small sanitary district (300 ...

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    RE: Form 700

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    I checked with one of Regional Government Services clerk of the board experts.   She writes " It depends on each entity's specific Conflict of Interest Code. This code is supposed to be updated every other ...

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    Recently, the District has had a request for interpretive services for Board Meetings. The Board has expressed interest in being able to meet these requests even though not required by law. I am looking ...

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    RE: Form 700

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    This is the best resource for the Form 700:    https://www.fppc.ca.gov/Form700.html It is the California Fair Political Practices Commission. Hope this helps you! ------------------------------ Kathy ...

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    Hi- I posted about this in March but need additional information/clarification. If your district offers life insurance, what is the benefit amount and does the amount decrease at certain ages? If ...