Take Action

Take Action Toolkit

Take Action Toolkit

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  • find best practices
  • personalize templates

Capitol Columns

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

  • CSDA initiative analysis
  • sample resolution
  • sample press release


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


Special Districts Week

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Signed by the Governor

Remote Meetings During Declared Emergencies

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  • review the latest news
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January Take Action Brief

California’s State Legislature has reconvened with nearly one-third of the Legislature new to their office. In total, voters elected 10 new State Senators to the Upper House and 23 new Assemblymembers to the “People’s House.” After all the formal swearing-in ceremonies were completed, Legislators have already started introducing their first bills of the year. As required by the State Constitution, on January 10, Governor Gavin Newsom formally released his 2023-24 State Budget proposal. 

Read CSDA's January Take Action Brief, which includes:

  • Governor Newsom's state budget guards reserves in face of $22.5 billion shortfall
  • Proposed CARB zero emission vehicle mandate on local agencies
  • The last day for COVID-19 teleconference board meetings under AB 361
  • California Public Records Act recodification takes effect

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

2022 Year-End Legislative Report

Download CSDA’s Year-End Legislative Report for an in-depth look at the status of CSDA-advocated legislation.