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Mastering the Hybrid Work Environment

Cultivating Culture and Overcoming Challenges.

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What Your Board Needs to Know About Financing

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How Leaders Master the Art of Crucial Conversations Around DEI

What Diversity, Equity and Inclusion really means to your agency.

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These Districts are Taking a 'Big Table' Approach to Permits

-and it may help everyone in the long run

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Turlock Irrigation District's Solar-Over-Canals Tackles the Food-Water-Power Connection

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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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    Chris, There is likely some form of easement such as a drainage protection easement where the culvert and drainage is located, which would restrict any building of a fence without specific authorization ...

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    After final approval we print out pdfs of each document item and attachments, staple each item separately, then assemble them into packets. All our directors get the paper copy.  It's quite labor intensive ...

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    Thanks so much Glen, it may not be a perfect comparison but every little bit helps. Appreciate the insight! ------------------------------ Regina Cooley Contracts Administrator Truckee Donner Public Utilities ...

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    RGS' contract administrator creates and handles the execution and insurance requirement for 100 contracts annually.   She works the equivalent of 7 hours a day.    99.9% of our contracts are with government ...

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    Did this fence owner get a permit from your county flood control (or whoever has jurisdiction where you are)? If they didn't, then you are probably less likely to have to do anything to help protect their ...

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    Thank you, Chris, I will check that company out as well. ------------------------------ Christie Watkins Koehn Office Manager Winton Cemetery District (209) 358-3703 ------------------------------

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    Happy New Year fellow Special District's. We are working on creating production matrix's and wanted to try to benchmark performance against other districts. As the Contract Administrator for my District ...

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    Hi Shannon, I asked our RGS HR experts.   The bottom is line is that a special district is not required to process it the next business day.     As noted, a municipal corporation is exempt from the same ...

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    I don't know if this is part of your question or not, but check to see if you have a policy on surplus. For some agencies, they have requirements on how to declare property surplus, usually it is just ...