2021 Virtual Special Districts Tour

The Forefront of Climate Adaptation and Resilience: Confronting Drought, Wildfire, Flooding, and Emissions

Recorded Live December 7, 2021

90 Minute recorded virtual tour and discussion with local leaders provides practical insights from specialists leading the way on issues of critical statewide concern. Learn how California’s special districts are addressing the state’s most pressing challenges through cutting-edge, innovative solutions.

Virtual Special Districts Tour

Tour Features:

Sonoma Water

Preparing for Atmospheric Rivers, Preventing Flooding, and Managing Water Resources by Piloting a Next-Generation Radar System Through a Multi-Agency Effort

Paradise Recreation and Park District

Reimagining Community Safety and Wellbeing within the Wildland Urban Interface, and Facilitating Responsible Housing, by Integrating Parkland as Essential Natural Infrastructure.

AC Transit

Leading the Way to a 2040 Zero Emission Bus Fleet Through Workforce Training, Data Integration, and Deployment of Fuel Cell and Battery Electric Transportation.


Participant Packet

Districts Tour packet

We are pleased to release the participant packet, linked below, for your background in advance of the tour.

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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. A community forms a special district, which are political subdivisions authorized through a state’s statutes, to provide specialized services the local city or county do not provide.

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Special District Laws Reference Guide

The California Special Districts Association (CSDA) is pleased to offer this Guide as a resource for special district board members, staff, and the general public regarding the various laws that are broadly applicable to independent special districts in California. For over 50 years, CSDA has strived to promote the good governance of special districts as well as the improved delivery of essential local services to millions of Californians. This Reference Guide was created to complement that mission.