2020 Virtual Special Districts Legislative Days

CSDA is transitioning our in-person Special Districts Legislative Days Conference to a virtual event.

Gain the edge on policy changes impacting your agency and hear from California's top Policy Experts at the 2020 VIRTUAL Special Districts Legislative Days, an informative legislative conference.  Attendees will have even more access to important information using this new format with no travel or hotel costs.

Monday, May 18 - Friday, May 22
Access to three on-demand Policy Expert Webinars

Prudently and Proactively Managing Pension Liabilities in Today’s Volatile Environment
Gain new insights into the latest tools and methods available for managing and mitigating the costs associated with public employee pensions. How will COVID-19 affect the pension system and your future rates? Learn the best practices and emerging strategies for meeting this growing fiscal challenge.
Mathew Goss, CalPERS
Jeff Land, Vice President, Brandis Tallman, LLC
Julio Morales, Managing Director, Urban Futures
Greg Rosenthal, CPA, Director of Finance and Administration, Northstar Community Services District

2021: When Redistricting and the California Voter Rights Act (CVRA) Collide
Prepare for the redistricting demands coming your way. What are the costs, benefits, and best practices? Hear the latest developments, opportunities, and trends for special districts related to this challenging and sometimes controversial issue.
Derek Cole, Partner, Cole Huber, LLP
Douglas Johnson, President and Founder, National Demographics Corporation
Scott Rafferty, Attorney, Law Office of Scott Rafferty

Navigating Legal Attacks, Legislative Shifts, and Public Protests on Prop 218 Rates and Fees
Update yourself on the always-shifting landscape for rates, charges, and fees that fund local services under Proposition 218. How will your district survive the new wave of lawsuits and protests sweeping California, as well as the utility shut-off moratoriums related to COVID-19? Equip your district with the knowledge needed to succeed.
Greg Clumpner, Director, NBS 
Lutfi Kharuf, Partner, Best Best and Krieger
Tim Seufert, Managing Director, NBS

LIVE Legislative Briefing
Tuesday, May 19, 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Senator Jim Nielsen
Senator Jim Nielsen shares a brief message with attendees after receiving CSDA’s Legislator of the Year Award.

Secretary of State Alex Padilla

Secretary of Natural Resources Wade Crowfoot
Learn the latest on the proposed $4.75 billion Climate Resilience Bond and other emerging issues facing special districts related to water, wastewater, fire protection, open space and resource conservation, climate adaptation, and more.

CSDA Advocacy Team

Take Action: Get your briefing on the Calls-to-Action CSDA is leading in Sacramento and Washington so that your district can join together with all special districts to make a difference on public policy and better serve your community.

Legislative Overview: Additionally, learn how the State of California is responding to the COVID-19 pandemic and what affect will it have on the priority legislation and budget items facing special districts. Hear an overview of the hottest issues affecting special districts, including the Brown Act, Public Records Act, labor force, local revenue and financing, public works regulations, community resilience, and, of course, emergency preparedness and response.

Attendee Pricing:
$150 CSDA Member
$365 Non-member

Cancellation Policy:
Cancellations must be in writing and received by CSDA no later than May 14, 2020 at 5:00 p.m. All cancellations received by this date will be refunded less a $25 cancellation fee. There will be no refunds for cancellations made after May 14, 2020.  Please submit any cancellation notice or substitution requests to meganh@csda.net or fax to 916-520-2465.

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5/18/2020 - 5/22/2020

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