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Emergency Remote Meetings (AB 557)

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  • sample letter
  • authorize automated form letter

Capitol Columns

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

  • CSDA initiative analysis
  • sample resolution
  • sample press release

DMTD - Special Districts Week Theme

Special Districts Week

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  • access media toolkit

Take Action Toolkit

Take Action Toolkit

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May-June Take Action Brief

With the Governor’s May Revise in hand, the Budget Subcommittees are now in full swing as the Legislature faces a June 15 Constitutional deadline to pass a balanced budget. May 19 was the last day for the Appropriations Committees to pass bills to the floor and June 2 is the “House of Origin Deadline” when all bills must be passed out of the house in which they were introduced. Policy committees taking up bills in their second house will then have until July 14 to consider legislation prior to the Summer Recess. 

Read CSDA's May-June Take Action Brief, which includes:

  • Legislative Priorities Advocated at Special Districts Legislative Days
  • FEEDBACK REQUEST: Governor's BUILD Proposals
  • May Revise to Governor Proposed 2023-24 State Budget
  • Key Budget Requests
  • 2023 CSDA Advocacy Priorities
  • What are Special Districts?
  • Where Special Districts Fit in the Public Services Puzzle
  • Special Districts: Community Driven and Future Focused

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.