Thank you to the over 100 special districts that submitted a letter of opposition to Assembly Bill 2093related to two-year public agency email retention. Your special district voices have been heard, and AB 2093 will not be moving forward in 2020. The bill, which would have required all public agencies to maintain all emails sent and received related to the public’s business for two-years, would have been costly for public agencies and would not have resulted in the increased transparency that the author, Assembly Member Todd Gloria (D – San Diego), was seeking to create. The Assembly Member acknowledges the challenges that all Californians are facing, including public agencies, and did not feel that this is the appropriate time to pursue this legislation. While the issue of government transparency remains an issue of concern to Assembly Member Gloria, CSDA is grateful that he has chosen not to move the bill in 2020 so he can focus on relief efforts related to COVID-19. Please join CSDA in thanking Assembly Member Gloria for his thoughtfulness and his efforts on helping all Californians in managing the impacts of COVID-19 on our communities.