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Limited Time Grant Opportunity: $20 million in Special District Funding Available

CSDA successfully advocated for special districts to be included in community resiliency funding, securing $20 million of the overall $50 million state budget allocation, dedicated to help districts better prepare for continuity of services when the power goes out due to public safety power shutoffs (PSPS) or other outages. 

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Truckee Students Get Critical Connection for Distance Learning

Truckee Donner Public Utility District and Tahoe Truckee Unified School District collaborate to deliver WiFi to underserved students

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Novel Corona Virus/COVID-19 Resources

CSDA continues to monitor the impacts of COVID-19 and has compiled the following resources so special districts can easily access information made available through state and federal agencies.

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10 Proactive Tools for Working with Your Board of Directors

A substantial part of a general manager’s job is working with the policy-making Board of Directors. We all know this and recognize it as a special part of the public sector executive, plus there is no getting around the contractual relationship.

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Lessons from Disaster Resilience from COVID-19

Disaster resilience is more important now than ever, and the actions we take now have direct and immediate applicability to preparing for and mitigating against the impacts of this and future pandemics.

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Learn About Special Districts

Special districts are local governments created by the people of a community to deliver specialized services essential to their health, safety, economy and well-being, that the local city or county do not provide.

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    Sandra,  We don't have vacation and sick time. We have PTO.  Maximum accrual for someone with 15 + years of service is 280.  If there is more than 280 left in their bank at the end of the year, it rolls ...

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    Hi Sandra, At Centerville CSD we permit our employees an ability to accumulate a maximum of two-years of accrual. This can only be exceeded by written agreement with the Manager for a maximum of ...

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    Hello, I was wondering if anyone can share their Districts maximum vacation allotment? Does your District have a cut off for maximum vacation? Do you allow your employees to buy back vacation? Please ...

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    We use archivesocial.com, it works really well, but is a little expensive at around $200/month if I recall correctly. ------------------------------ Chris Hastert General Manager Santa Maria Public Airport ...

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    Can you please share with us policies and product information for GPS on District owned vehicles.  These vehicles are stored at the District and not driven (unless authorized) after hours. We have 5 vehicles ...

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    Hi Barbara, We might be interested in this information too. Can you please let me know if anyone emails you and would you be willing to share that info with me? Thanks! Stacy ------------------------------ ...

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    RE: PSPS Grant

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    I would like to know the same thing! ------------------------------ Kimberly Ward HR Manager/Executive Secretary Phelan Pinon Hills Community Services District Phelan CA (760) 868-1212 -------------- ...

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    We have done several closed sessions on Zoom.  We do not allow everyone to log on to our Zoom meetings since we broadcast live on our website.  Therefore, for closed session meetings we just make sure ...

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    PSPS Grant

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    Good afternoon. The Frazier Park Public Utility District is working on completing the PSPS grant application for the $20 million set-aside for special districts. Has anyone completed this form already, ...