Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger

Pieces of the Past: Interview with Michael Glaze

California Special Districts interviewed CSDA Past President Michael Glaze who served on the CSDA Board of Directors from 1993 – 1994.

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Kids for the Bay

Stege Sanitary District and KIDS for the BAY Inspire Students to Become Environmentally Aware

KIDS for the BAY is a non-profit organization founded in 1992 that brings a hands-on approach to teaching environmental awareness to elementary school students throughout the San Francisco Bay Area.

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Fast Track to Leadership – Define Potential

We are in a leadership trough. There is near universal agreement among public and private sector organizations that one of their biggest challenges is developing effective leaders. Seasoned leaders are retiring and those coming behind them do not have their years of experience.

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Preventing Workplace Violence

Preventing Workplace Violence

Acts of workplace violence are on the rise throughout the United States. In many cases, the perpetrators intentionally target public entities and their employees. One certainly cannot forget the mass shootings at the Inland Regional Center in San Bernardino in December 2015 and the Virginia Beach Municipal Center in May 2019. 

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Halloween in the Park

Rim of the World Recreation and Park District’s New Lake Gregory Education and Community Center

Opening the Lake Gregory Education and Community Center was a joint effort by the Rim of the World Recreation and Park District and the Rim of the World Unified School District. Both districts serve the Rim of the World community nestled in the San Bernardino Mountains.

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    Hello All, We are a small Parks and Rec District in Auburn.  I am fairly new as an Administrative Services manager. I would be interested in any information you could mentor me on regarding insurance ...

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    Ni Nicole, Here is our Policy 4000 – VACATION This policy shall apply to regular and probationary employees in all classifications.   Paid vacations shall be accrued according to the ...

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    The intent of our policy states: Annual Leave is granted to employees to take annual vacations and to take care of personal needs which cannot be addressed during normal off-duty time. The goal of ...

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    Hi, Nicole. We have a policy that reimburses employees for vacation hours accrued in excess of 960 hours.  We do this at the request of the employee whenever accrued hours exceed 960.  Our policy also ...

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    RE: Appraisal Services

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    We've typically used Associated Right of Way Services in Pleasant Hill, CA, to do all types of parcel appraisals for us.  It doesn't matter if the parcel is agency owned or privately owned. They work ...

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    Good Morning Nicole, Our policy states that employees may not accumulate more hours than they would earn in a two-year period.  Employees reaching maximum accrual will continue to accrue leave hours up ...

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    Hi Robert, I'm not sure what type of inquiries you're referring to.  We get quite a few of inquiries at our Permit Counter, mostly things like how much would it be to convert from septic and ...

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    Good afternoon Robert.  The Grizzly Flats Community Services District does not charge for producing pay off letters (demands).   Hope you have a great day! ------------------------------ Kim Gustafson ...

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    I would suggest, send for collection, the delinquent sewer bills (Base Rate) to your County to collect on the Tax roll. We were receiving around 5% going through a collection agency and only receiving ...

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