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H.R. 7525 – Special District Grant Accessibility Act

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Special Districts Week

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Updated Surplus Land Act Guidelines

Updated Surplus Land Act Guidelines

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Take Action Toolkit

Take Action Toolkit

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Emergency Remote Meetings (AB 557)

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April Take Action Brief

Lawmakers are in full swing in both the U.S. and State Capitol Buildings and the stakes couldn’t be higher for special districts, especially when it comes to Initiative 1935, where coalition activity is just warming up. As the U.S. Congress considers defining special districts in federal law for the first time, the California State Legislature is taking up significant legislation related to employment law as well as development-related fees that pay for the infrastructure necessary for growing communities. You won’t want to miss this edition of the Take Action Brief.

Inside this edition of the Take Action Brief:

  • Five employment bills that could impact your district operations
  • Has your Congressional Representative cosponsored the Special District Grant Accessibility Act?
  • BECOME INFORMED: Initiative 1935 could invalidate your local revenue—What can you do?
  • ACR 163: Special Districts Week – May 19-25, 2024
  • Development related fee legislation and litigation—Downloadable CSDA informational handout

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Take Action Brief

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