Take Action


COVID-19 Relief Funding

  • information on special district relief funding opportunities
  • toolkit for communicating COVID-19 impacts to your county
  • background materials

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Signed by the Governor

Remote Meetings During Declared Emergencies

  • download CSDA's AB 361 Implementation Guide
  • review the latest news
  • review background

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Special Districts Week

  • submit letter
  • review background
  • find publicity tools
  • get the word out

Take Action Toolkit

Take Action Toolkit

  • discover resources
  • find best practices
  • personalize templates

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AB 2093 – 2-Year Email Retention Mandate – Not Moving in 2020

  • review background information 
  • get latest updates


Signed by the Governor

AB 2107 - Securitized Limited Obligation Notes (SLONs) - SPONSOR

  • review background
  • get latest updates
  • download support letter

Take Action Brief

September 2021


$100 Million Independent Special District COVID-19 Relief Fund Application Period Expected to Open October 1-15. 


The first year of the biennial legislative session concluded September 10 and the Governor now has one month to sign or veto hundreds of bills approved over the last two weeks. Among a number of successful advocacy efforts this year, CSDA is pleased to report enactment of our sponsored legislation, Assembly Bill 361 (Rivas), which provides flexibility for special districts and other government agencies to meet remotely during declared emergencies, such as the pandemic, wildfires, and other disasters. Learn more about AB 361 and other end-of-year actions in this edition of the CSDA Take Action Brief.

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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