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CSDA Officially Opposes Costly MICRA Initiative

Last week, CSDA’s Board of Directors officially adopted an oppose position on initiative #19-0018A1 , which would amend the Medical Injury Compensation Reform Act (MICRA) and increase litigation costs associated with medical malpractice lawsuits. The initiative increases the current cap on pain...


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Short-Term Financing Opportunity to Assist Districts with Potential COVID-19 Related Revenue Losses

Tax and Revenue Anticipation Notes (TRAN)s Interest Survey In the wake of COVID-19, the CSDA Finance Corporation is pursuing the ability to provide assistance and some short-term financial relief to special districts that are expecting or experiencing revenue losses. The financing tool...


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2020 Special Districts Legislative Days – Transitioning to VIRTUAL Event

CSDA is transitioning our in-person Special Districts Legislative Days Conference to a virtual event – 2020 Virtual Special Districts Legislative Days . Attendees will have even more access to important information using this new format with no travel or hotel costs. Here’s what’s included: ...


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COVID-19 Input Needed to Get Answers and Support for Special Districts

As COVID-19 continues to change our collective operational landscape, CSDA is monitoring the rapidly evolving situation and advocating for your needs to the Governor’s administration, the State Legislature, and to Congress and the White House. Help CSDA Get Answers and Support for...


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Facebook Local Alerts Tool Now Available

CSDA has been in communication with Facebook and is excited to announce that the Facebook local alerts tool is now available to all local governments, public health agencies, and first responders in the State of California! We encourage special districts to utilize this free resource to help...


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When Schools Reopen, Special Districts Want to Partner

Over 50 special districts participated in CSDA’s School Partnerships Webinar last month (now on-demand for free for CSDA members), and thanks to their input and that of the more than 200 districts that responded to our 2019 School Partnerships Survey. Schools throughout California may be...


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Legislature Takes Early Recess, Spot Bill Deadline Passes, Committees Postponed

On March 19, after passing budget items that will provide up to $1 billion for lifesaving care and COVID-19 prevention efforts, both houses of the State Legislature announced modified schedules. The California State Senate and Assembly are focused on COVID-19 efforts and will be in joint recess...


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Call for CSDA Board Nominations - Deadline March 26, 2020

The California Special Districts Association Elections and Bylaws Committee is looking for independent special district board members or their general managers who are interested in leading the direction of CSDA for the 2021 - 2023 term. The leadership of CSDA is elected from its six...


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Legislators Target Development Impact Fees in Quest to Address Housing Crisis

Among the thousands of bills introduced during the week prior to the February 21 bill introduction deadline was a package of measures to alter development impact fees (DIFs). Local agencies can charge DIFs to meet the needs new development imposes on essential infrastructure, such as parks, fire...


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Two-Year Email Retention Mandate Passes First Committee

Last week, Assembly Bill 2093 authored by Assembly Member Todd Gloria (D-San Diego) passed the Assembly Judiciary Committee on a vote of 10-1. This legislation would mandate all public agencies to retain all email, sent and received, for two years. Despite heavy opposition from public agencies...