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San Bernardino Basin Groundwater Council:
Achieving Record Recharge through Collaboration

“The last time our region recharged that much groundwater was in 1987, coming down from a period of successive wet winters,” said SBVWCD General Manager Daniel Cozad. 

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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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Covid-19 Uniquely Challenging for Parks & Rec Districts Filling
School Closure Gaps

How can Park and Recreation Districts offer programs that help families during distance learning hours under the normal district licensing guidelines? The answer: It’s complicated.

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Guide your agency in the right direction this Spring with access to free webinars, interactive collaboration in our active online community, and access to online tools and resources for FREE with a no-obligation, 3-month trial membership

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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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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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    Hi Juan,  We have an agreement with Teamster's, where wage rate increases are done annually December 1st.   I'm not sure if this is helpful.  On another note, If I may inquire into your merit increase ...

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    Our District started using the Bluesky App for timing the speakers comments.  The host (us) add in the timer as if it is a participant. From there on we control the timer.  It has really helped. We have ...

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    RE: Brown Act

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    Read California Government Code 1090.....Not just a Brown Act issue.  And to make it a little more significant, look at California Government Code 1097 which makes it criminal as well. ------------------------------ ...

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    Good Afternoon All, We are considering changing our annual performance reviews from anniversary date to Fiscal Year end date. I wanted to inquire if any other District has made similar changes and how ...

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    Brown Act

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    We have an opening on our board and we received an application from an electrician that we use a lot.  It is my belief that if he is appointed to the board we will no longer be able to use him as our electrician ...

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    Social Media Policy

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    Do you have a social media conduct policy for elected officials? ------------------------------ Jenny Diaz Confidential Executive Secretary Otay Water District Spring Valley CA (619) 670-2296 ------- ...

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    Hi Megan, Thanks so much for sending that! We are very much looking forward to checking it out. Thank you, Lizzie Zuroski Communications Analyst San ...

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    I'm so glad Lizzie. Thanks for saying that. Great news - the Board Member Pathway has been released on the website. You can check it out here - https://www.csda.net/learn/board-member-resources ------------------------------ ...

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    Hi Megan,   Thank you so much for your assistance with this issue, and I think it's great that CSDA is working in the direction of providing more guidance. I certainly will keep my out, as I think ...