Event Sep 26-27, 2017

Growth: The Leadership Conference for Special Districts

2017 CSDA Annual Conference

Best Best & Krieger LLP attorneys will be speaking at the California Special Districts Association's 2017 Annual Conference, "Growth: The Leadership Conference for Special Districts."

BB&K Speakers:

Michelle Ouellette and Jennifer Lynch
"CEQA Basics and Hot Topics for Board Members and Staff"
CEQA is complex and fast changing, but this panel of CEQA attorneys and consultants will break this crucial environmental law down to its essential components. A special emphasis on the latest CEQA developments relating to greenhouse gas emissions, tribal cultural resources, SGMA and marijuana use and cultivation will also be provided, focusing on how these "CEQA hot topics" affect special districts.
Wednesday, Sept. 27
11 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.

Lutfi Kharuf
"Special Districts Jeopardy!"
"I'll take special district laws for $1,000, Alex." Join us for this fast-paced and informative session featuring a panel of attorneys answering questions commonly asked by special districts regarding various areas of law, including the Brown Act, Public Records Act, Proposition 218, elections, board training requirements and more. The session will also feature a ‘Lightning Round’ to allow the audience to ask our experts general legal questions.
Tuesday, Sept. 26
2 - 3:15 p.m.

"Planning for the Future Through Effective Rate Setting"
Rate-setting is a necessary, yet often difficult, obligation for every district. Districts must consider short-term financial requirements, including day-to-day operation and maintenance of water and wastewater systems, while simultaneously planning for the future through building reserves and preparing for future capital projects and improvements, and unexpected expenses. Balancing these needs with political realities can create unique challenges for districts, and failure to do so can result in dire consequences down the road. This session explores legal and technical requirements for rate-setting, as well as strategies for successful adoption and implementation of water rates designed for long-term financial stability from Santa Margarita Water District, based on experience.
Wednesday, Sept. 27
11 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.

When
Monday, Sept. 25 - Thursday, Sept. 28

Where
Monterey Marriott
350 Calle Principal
Monterey, CA 93940

Portola Hotel & Spa at Monterey Bay
Two Portola Plaza
Monterey, CA 93940

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