Thanks to CSDA's efforts and the many letters of support sent by districts throughout California, SB 929 (McGuire) was signed into law by Governor Jerry Brown on September 14, 2018. Thank you to all our members who responded to our Calls to Action!In response to requests from the State Legislature and the Little Hoover Commission, and in furtherance of CSDA’s efforts to increase the awareness, accessibility, and transparency of special districts, CSDA is sponsoring SB 929 (McGuire), which will require all special districts to have a website by 2020. There have been discussions in the Legislature for years regarding a perceived lack of transparency when it comes to special districts, partially due to the sheer number of districts that don’t have websites. There are over 2,000 special districts in California, however less than half of those districts have a website. These statistics led the Little Hoover Commission, in its 2017 report on special district entitled Special Districts: Improving Oversight & Transparency, to recommend that the Legislature require every special district have a website.
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