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2021 CSDA Committee & Expert Feedback Team Participation

2021 committee interest forms can be submitted ONLINE at CSDA.net! CSDA’s strength and effectiveness as an organization is directly related to our ability to involve members in the work of the association. Special districts board members and staff, as well as business...


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Supreme Court Upholds PEPRA Modifications Without Reexamining “CA Rule”

On July 30, the California Supreme Court ruled against public agency employee unions attempting to overturn central elements of the Public Employees’ Pension Reform Act (PEPRA) of 2012, while still leaving the so-called “California Rule” intact. This decision is a positive development for public...


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Do You Have an Idea to Improve the Law in California?

Do you have an idea to create, improve, or eliminate a law affecting special districts throughout the state? If your district is facing an issue that could potentially be resolved through statewide legislation, let us know. CSDA members are invited to submit a proposal for CSDA to sponsor...


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CONGRATULATIONS TO THE 2020 CSDA AWARD WINNERS

A big congratulations to all this year's CSDA Annual Award winners! Individuals and districts both received awards acknowledging their achievements in various areas including exceptional public outreach, leadership, and innovations! Winning submissions from each category are as follows: ...


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Update: Board Secretary / Clerk Conference Goes Virtual October 26, 27, and 28, 2020

In response to district travel restrictions as well as ongoing concerns surrounding COVID-19, CSDA will be presenting our 2020 Board Secretary / Clerk Conference VIRTUALLY! The new entirely virtual format will feature both a first time and returning attendee track. All attendees will experience...


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Make Our Democracy Stronger: Host a Voting Location for the November 3, 2020 General Election

Following Secretary Padilla’s presentation at CSDA’s Virtual Special Districts Legislative Day, the California Secretary of State’s office reached out to CSDA looking for a district representative/liaison on a new Task Force that is striving to establish sufficient polling sites in time for the...


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Special Districts Coronavirus Relief Bill Introduced in US Senate

United States Senator Kyrsten Sinema, D-Ariz., and Senator John Cornyn, R-Texas, introduced Thursday S.4308 , a Senate companion to H.R. 7073 , the Special Districts Provide Essential Services Act. Senator Kamala Harris is an original cosponsor. The bipartisan deal was reached after...


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DMTD Video Contest Scholarship

High school and college students are invited to participate in our Student Video Contest this summer. It’s a great opportunity to get our youth engaged in local government, as well as to educate the public on the essential services provided by our state’s more than 2,000 special districts. ...


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2020 CSDA Board Election Results

Congratulations to the following individuals who were recently elected to the CSDA Board in seat C for the 2021 – 2023 term! NORTHERN NETWORK Fred Ryness , Director Burney Water District SIERRA NETWORK Pete Kampa , General Manager Groveland Community Services District...


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As the State Legislature and Congress Wrap Up, What’s at Stake for Special Districts?

With just over a month left in the 2019-2020 California State Legislative Session ending on August 31, 2020 at midnight, many logistical questions about how the Legislature will operate are left unanswered. The Legislature will reconvene on July 27 th to act on hundreds of pending bills, many...