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Key Issues for Special Districts: General Manager Relations and Compliance Training

Please join Meyers Nave Principal Richard Pio Roda for two presentations during the California Special Districts Association’s Annual Conference September 24-27 in Indian Wells, CA. Rich will cover two of the most important operational issues faced by special districts: (1) AB 1234-required ethics training and (2) establishing the groundwork for obtaining the best performance from the General Manager. The content of both presentations is summarized below.

Ethics AB 1234 Compliance Training

Assembly Bill No. 1234 mandates local agency officials must receive two hours of ethics training every two years. In a two-part session, Rich will cover all the required topics, including conflict of interest, bribery and nepotism; gift, travel and mass mailing restrictions; honoraria, financial interest disclosure and competitive bidding; prohibitions on the use of public resources for personal or political purposes; the Ralph M. Brown Act; and the Public Records Act.

Date: Tuesday, September 25
Times: 2:00-3:15 PM – Part 1, 3:30-4:30 PM – Part 2
(attending both sessions is required to receive the certificate)

Best Practices for Recruiting, Hiring, Evaluating and Terminating the General Manager

The selection, development, performance and retention of the right General Manager is critical to the success of every special district. The Board’s primary responsibilities include a thorough and professional evaluation of the General Manager through honest feedback and performance metrics. The performance review process is most effective when it incorporates goal setting, establishes expectations, provides for open dialogue, and defines accountability standards. The session will provide the tools to recruit, hire, negotiate with, and evaluate a General Manager in order to help align the Board and the General Manager on the direction and goals of the district.

Date: Wednesday, September 26
Time: 11:00 AM-12:15 PM


To register for the Annual Conference, please click here.  For more information on CSDA’s Annual Conference, please click here.