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Emergency Remote Meetings (AB 557)

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Capitol Columns

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

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DMTD - Special Districts Week Theme

Special Districts Week

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Take Action Toolkit

Take Action Toolkit

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September-October Take Action Brief - Governor's Desk Edition

On September 14, the California State Legislature adjourned the first year of its 2023-2024 Biennial Session, sending over 1,100 bills to Governor Gavin Newsom for signature or veto. Governor Newsom has already acted on 200 items, leaving 900 bills, including CSDA-sponsored AB 557 related to the Brown Act, to wade through before the October 14 signature deadline. Of course, two of the most important legislative measures this year do not require gubernatorial signature—ACA 13 and ACA 1. These constitutional amendments secured the two-thirds vote of each house of the Legislature necessary to go before voters on the November 5, 2024 ballot.

Read CSDA's September-October Take Action Brief - Governor's Desk Edition

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