Signed by the Governor
It’s a new year, a new legislative session, and the same COVID-19 with many of the top issues of 2020 back on the agenda, including wildfires, climate, housing, and homelessness just to name a few. In anticipation of the work ahead, legislative leaders established several new committees, including the Joint Legislative Committee on Climate Change Policies and Joint Legislative Committee on Emergency Management.
On January 8, Governor Gavin Newsom will unveil his 2021-22 State Budget Proposal outlining his funding priorities for the year and setting in motion the Legislature’s budget process. In the meantime, legislators will continue introducing new legislation through the bill introduction deadline of February 19. CSDA will update members via Advocacy News as details emerge and as the association continues to represent special districts and the communities they serve.
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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.
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.