Take Action


COVID-19 Relief Funding

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Remote Meetings During Declared Emergencies

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Special Districts Week

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Take Action Toolkit

Take Action Toolkit

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AB 2093 – 2-Year Email Retention Mandate – Not Moving in 2020

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AB 2107 - Securitized Limited Obligation Notes (SLONs) - SPONSOR

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Take Action Brief

August 2021-Special District Relief Funding Special Edition

Following over a year of advocacy efforts, special districts previously excluded from direct access to COVID-19 funding have gained several valuable new opportunities for securing needed relief for the communities they serve. Details surrounding these relief funds remain in development and not all special districts are assured of eligibility. This special edition of CSDA’s Take Action Brief will provide members with an overview of approved funding, the status of those funds, and steps special districts can take to prepare.

Special districts with fiscal impacts eligible under the American Rescue Plan (ARP) that are unlikely to receive state or federal funding should reach out to their county officials to discuss funding opportunities and request fiscal assistance through the county’s share of ARP funds.


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CSDA: Take Action: Engaging With Your Community and Legislators

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.

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Grassroots Mobilization Survey

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:

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Sample Policy for Adopting Positions on State Legislation

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.

Sample Policy

Key Messages: When Communicating with Legislators, Media, and the Public

As a member resource, CSDA has developed clear, considered, and consistent messages for members to use as desired when communicating on key issues facing special districts.

Key Messages