The State Legislature returns this month from a prolonged Spring Recess due to COVID-19, just in time to receive Governor Gavin Newsom’s May Revise to his State Budget proposal. California is facing a historic $54.3 billion budget deficit and there will be no easy decisions in the weeks and months ahead. Be sure to attend CSDA’s first-ever VIRTUAL Special Districts Legislative Days, with a Live Legislative Briefing on May 19, so that your district can learn what will be done for (and to) special districts in the wake of the pandemic. Join together with other districts to make a difference in both Sacramento and Washington D.C. by registering today at legislativedays.csda.netRead This Month's Brief
The Take Action Guide was developed as an overview of the many ways you can engage with the individuals and institutions that shape how your district operates and how it is perceived in your community.
One voice at one district may be able to reach one legislator, but to be successful we must reach all 120 legislators. By answering this survey, you are helping CSDA strengthen advocacy efforts on behalf of all special districts:
To make sure your district is ready to respond to a CSDA Call to Action in the fast-moving legislative environment, make sure your district has adopted a Legislative Advocacy Policy, governing the process your agency must go through to register your support or opposition to an issue that significantly impacts special districts.