The 2019-2020 California Legislative Session has been one for the history books. Facing a pandemic and catastrophic wildfires, State Legislators were left to navigate uncharted waters. They were forced to adapt on the fly, changing the rules of the Legislature to allow for remote voting, and regularly rescheduled hearings, and deadlines in order to meet constitutional deadlines and respond to the crises facing state and local agencies, businesses, families, and others.
Despite these challenges the State Legislature endured and passed a number of significant bills that will impact special districts, their employees, and the communities they serve. Included in this month’s brief is a list of bills that passed the Legislature and are awaiting Governor Gavin Newsom’s signature or veto. Also included is a list of notable bills that failed passage in the last month of session
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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.