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AB 5 Independent Contractor Provisions Amended to Benefit Public Agencies

CSDA led efforts to amend the provisions of AB 5 are paying off. Yesterday, coming out of the Senate Appropriations Committee, AB 2257 (Gonzalez) , the bill to make several fixes to last year’s AB 5 related to independent contractors was amended to provide exemptions from the “ABC” test for...

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Recreation and Park Districts Seek State Flexibility to Help Families During Pandemic

CSDA, together with other local government organizations, is working with recreation and park districts and the State of California to achieve the flexibility special districts and other local agencies need to help their communities confront the COVID-19 pandemic. With many schools moving to...

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Statewide Park Program Grant Funding Information and Deadline

With $393.3 million available, December 14, 2020 is the deadline to apply for the fourth round of grant funding through the Statewide Park Program (SPP). This funding is established through Proposition 68, or the 2018 Bond Act, and is ultimately a continuation of funding that was first made...

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Legislature Passes State Budget

Last week, the California State Legislature moved to approve the state’s budget package, Assembly Bill 89 , which was signed by the Governor yesterday. Previously, both chambers had passed a “placeholder” budget on June 15 to meet a constitutionally-mandated deadline. In addition to AB 89, the...