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Initiative #21-0042A1: Limits Ability of Voters and State and Local Governments

  • CSDA initiative analysis
  • sample resolution
  • sample press release


COVID-19 Relief Funding

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

DMTD - Special Districts Week Theme

Special Districts Week

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

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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

Take Action Toolkit

Take Action Toolkit

  • discover resources
  • find best practices
  • personalize templates

April 2022 Take Action Brief

Policy committees in the State Legislature are in full-swing this month leading up to next month’s deadlines to refer bills to fiscal committees. Similarly, budget sub-committees are working their way through budget items in advance of next month’s May Revise to the Governor’s State Budget proposal. As the voice of special districts in the Capitol, CSDA is focused on climate, housing, infrastructure, workforce development, and cybersecurity issues, which will be key topics of discussion at the May 17-18 Special Districts Legislative Days in Sacramento.


This month’s Take Action Brief includes:

  • Initiative to Limit Ability of Voters and Local Governments Faces April 29 Deadline
  • How Much Would Information Privacy Bill Impact Your District?
  • Top Cybersecurity Agency Issues Warnings Concerning Threats
  • California Launches Updated Climate Adaptation Strategy
  • California Insurance Commissioner Ricardo Lara Announced as Keynote

Download the April 2022 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