Fully one-third of the Legislature turned over this year, making the 2023 Special Districts Legislative Days a MUST-ATTEND EVENT!
From rate-making authority, reserves, and infrastructure to cybersecurity, climate adaptation, and workforce development, lawmakers in Sacramento and Washington D.C. are making critical decisions that will impact the budget and operations of your district and your community.
Special Districts Legislative Days is the only opportunity for all types of special districts, large and small, north and south, rural and urban to come together with one united voice. Issues like revenue, governance, labor, and public works matter to all districts whether they provide water, sewer, fire protection, parks, cemeteries, healthcare, mosquito abatement, ports, harbors, airports, libraries, or other essential services.
Don’t miss this opportunity to hear from California’s top decision-makers, build partnerships and strengthen the voice of local control. Past speakers have included California’s State Controller, State Treasurer, Secretary of State, Insurance Commissioner, Secretary of Natural Resources, Director of the Office of Emergency Services, State Auditor, Legislative Analyst, and Director of Finance.
DAY ONE: May 16, 2023 – 9:00 a.m. - 6:30 p.m. (free time from 2:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.)
Registration/Breakfast at 9:00 a.m.
Sessions begin at 10:00 a.m.
Learn more about the most pressing issues facing special districts and interact with California’s leading policymakers. Highlights include:
•State Senator John Laird, Chair of Senate Working Group on Climate Change, Member of Senate Natural Resources and Water Committee, and former Secretary of California Natural Resources Agency
•Keynote from one of California’s top leaders. Past keynote speakers have included the State Controller, State Treasurer, Secretary of State, State Insurance Commissioner, Assembly Speaker, Natural Resources Secretary, Director of Finance, Director of the Office of Emergency Services, Legislative Analyst, and State Auditor.
•Lunch with leading state and local officials confronting drought, floods, and other natural disasters
•State legislative update from CSDA lobbyists
•Time for attendees to independently schedule meetings with legislative offices (2:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.)
•Private legislative reception with Legislators and Capitol staff
DAY TWO: May 17, 2023 – 7:30 a.m. - 11:45 a.m.
Explore how decisions are really made in the Capitol and help shape the outcome of special districts’ priorities. Highlights include:
•Brunch with Legislators and Capitol staff
•Federal legislative briefing from National Special Districts Coalition Federal Advocacy Director
•Legal update on court cases impacting special districts
Early Bird Registration on or before April 21, 2023:
$300 CSDA Member
Regular Registration after April 21, 2023:
$375 CSDA Member
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Hotel Room Reservations:
Room reservations start at the rate of $205 plus tax. The room reservation cut-off is April 21, 2023; however, space is limited, and rooms may sell out before this date. The attendee will be provided a link to the CSDA room block following your registration.
Cancellations must be in writing and received by CSDA no later than April 21, 2023. All cancellations received by this date will be refunded less a $75 processing fee. There will be no refunds for cancellations made after April 21, 2023. Substitutions are acceptable and must be done in writing no than later May 5, 2023. Please submit any cancellation notice or substitution request to email@example.com or fax to 916-520-2465.