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Initiative #21-0042A1: Limits Ability of Voters and State and Local Governments

  • CSDA initiative analysis
  • sample resolution
  • sample press release

Covid-19

COVID-19 Relief Funding

  • information on special district relief funding opportunities
  • toolkit for communicating COVID-19 impacts to your county
  • background materials

DMTD - Special Districts Week Theme

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Special Districts Week

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Signed by the Governor

Remote Meetings During Declared Emergencies

  • download CSDA's AB 361 Implementation Guide
  • review the latest news
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Take Action Toolkit

Take Action Toolkit

  • discover resources
  • find best practices
  • personalize templates

September 2022 Take Action Brief Governor's Desk Special Edition

The 2021-2022 California Legislative Session concluded August 31, leaving Governor Gavin Newsom until the end of September to sign or veto the hundreds of bills that reached his desk in the final weeks of the session. This brief highlights some of the most significant bills awaiting action by the Governor. A comprehensive report of all CSDA lobbied bills will be distributed in October in our Annual Year-End Legislative Report following the Governor’s September 30 signature deadline.

Download September 2022 Take Action Brief

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