9:00 – 9:15 a.m.
Welcome and Legislator of the Year Presentation (Live)
The Honorable Cecilia Aguiar-Curry, Assemblymember, AD-4
California State Assembly Local Government Chair, Assemblymember Aguiar-Curry will receive CSDA’s Legislator of the Year Award and share from her experiences and perspectives related to local government.
9:15 – 9:45 a.m.
Brown Act and Public Records Act with the News Publishers – A Fresh Perspective
Special districts are familiar with the Brown Act and the California Public Records Act. However, in this session the General Counsel for the California News Publisher’s Association will help district officials look at the these most impactful laws from a fresh perspective that will provide guidance on pitfalls and best practices to better serve the public and avoid costly litigation.
9:45 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
State Advocacy Update (LIVE)
Gain insights from CSDA’s lobbyists on the biggest challenges and newest laws to come out of Sacramento.
1:00 – 2:30 p.m.
Climate Adaptation: How special districts and the State of California may partner in confronting wildfires, water sustainability, sea-level rise, and other infrastructure challenges
Water districts, sanitation districts, fire protection districts, resource conservation districts, open space districts, and others are at the forefront of efforts to adapt to our changing climate. As leaders in this field, the speakers will discuss the needs and opportunities for State and local climate adaptation partnership. The presentation will emphasize the $1 billion investment in wildfire mitigation identified as part of the Governor’s 2021-22 State Budget proposal that was released in tandem with the action plan created by the Governor’s Forest Management Task force.
3:00 – 4:30 p.m.
Beers with Peers, virtual networking event sponsored by SDRMA