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  • NSDC: Infrastructure Bill Passes, OSHA Mandate Stayed, EPA Webinars, and More! Sharing with you a few updates covering the latest (and greatest!) on the bipartisan infrastructure bill passing, a quick hit on the Fifth Circuit’s action on workplace vaxxing, info on EPA programming, and updates on next week’s Congressional meetings. Learn more...
  • Rep. Defazio Leads Effort to Send Landmark Infrastructure Bill to President Biden's Desk: Congressman Peter A. DeFazio (OR-04) yesterday voted in support of the bipartisan Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act (IIJA), landmark legislation that will invest in America’s roads and bridges, water infrastructure, resilience, internet, and more. Read more...
  • NSDC Blog: Nation’s Special Districts Support Transit, Disaster Use of ARPA Recovery Funds: The National Special Districts Coalition (NSDC) expressed Thursday support to House Leadership for legislation that would expand the use of state and local government recovery funds to include transit infrastructure and response to natural disasters. Read more...
  • NSDC - U.S. EPA Announces 'Strategic Roadmap' to Address PFAS: The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announced Monday its plan to address per- and poly-fluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) contaminants impacting water and air quality across the country. Read more...
  • NSDC - Congress Punts on FY22 Appropriations, Stalls on Infrastructure Amidst Intra-Party Differences: President Joe Biden signed on September 30 Congress’ continuing resolution, just hours ahead of a midnight deadline, as the House twice missed its self-imposed deadlines to pass a landmark bipartisan infrastructure package. Read more...
  • Amending Rules Addressing the COVID-19 Public Health Emergency in All Oregon Workplaces: Due to the COVID-19 pandemic and in-line with public health recommendations, the hearings will be held virtually. Oregon OSHA offices remain closed to the public. Read more...
  • Congress Votes to Avert Government Shutdown: The U.S. House of Representatives and the U.S. Senate passed Thursday a continuing resolution to continue federal appropriations through December 3. Learn more...
  • National Special Districts Support, Urge Congress to Pass Bipartisan Infrastructure Package: The Special Districts Association of Oregon joined the National Special Districts Coalition (NSDC) on a letter sent Tuesday to Congressional leadership outlining its support for the Senate-passed Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act, Read more...
  • FEMA Issues Notice of Funding Opportunity for Infrastructure Resiliency Grant: The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) issued a notice of funding opportunity for the new Building Resilient Infrastructure and Communities (BRIC) grant. Read more...
  • Regulation of Public Property in a Rise of Homelessness: Local ordinances prohibiting camping on public property and sleeping on city streets and sidewalks were once commonplace. But in 2018, the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals raised a red flag that began to affect the enforcement of these ordinances everywhere. Read more...
  • Oregon Government Employee Handbook Template – Complimentary Copy and Training: Are you in charge of putting together your district’s employee handbook? Or is your handbook in need of an update? Learn more...
  • SDAO Consulting Services Program: Board Practices Assessment and Board Governance Questionnaire: During times of crisis, all eyes look to the special district’s board to figure out where things went wrong. Boards that strive to improve their governance practices are less likely to subject themselves to a calamity. Learn more...
  • COVID-19: Coronavirus Outbreak: Stay up to date with our page dedicated to COVID-19 resources and an FAQ.
  • New Program for Members: SDAO AcademyLearn more about SDAO's newest program designed to prepare special district employees for leadership roles.
  • SDAO Board Member Recruitment Toolkit: Are you recruiting for a new board member? Our new Board Member Recruitment Toolkit can help!
  • HR ResourcesLearn more about the recent changes to policies and legislation.

 

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