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News & Announcements

  • 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...
  • NSDC Leadership Formally Sets Stage for Future Organization and Growth: The National Special District Coalition’s (NSDC) Executive Board formally adopted Sunday amendments to its memorandum of understanding to formally expand its mission and organization. Read more...
  • House Passes $3.5T Budget Resolution, Deadline Set for Infrastructure Passage: The U.S. House passed Tuesday, by a 220-212 party line vote, a resolution that adopts the Senate-approved FY2022 budget resolution passed August 11 to officially set the stage for budget reconciliation to pass the President Biden’s $3.5 trillion “Build Back Better” package. 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...
  • Senate Passes Bipartisan Infrastructure Package, Faces Uncertain Future in House: The U.S. Senate passed, 69-30, on Tuesday the bipartisan Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act, which would authorize $1 trillion in a range of infrastructure investments. Read more...
    OR-OSHA Plans to Adopt a Wildfire Smoke Exposure Rule: On the evening of August 2nd OR-OSHA had a news release that they intend on adopting an emergency wildfire smoke rule. They plan on the rule being in effect starting next Monday the 9th of August with a delayed training date of August 16th. Read more...
  • NSDC Blog: $1T Bipartisan Infrastructure Package Making Moves in Senate This Week: A bipartisan group of senators working closely to craft a long-awaited infrastructure bill over the past several months released Sunday evening the 2,702-page text of their five-year Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act. 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...
  • Legislative Update: As the 81st legislative assembly enters its ninth week, one important deadline has passed and another one is quickly approaching making a fast-paced session even more so. Read 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...
  • SDAO Response to Oregon OSHA Infectious Disease Rule Implementation: Recently, we were notified that Oregon OSHA was planning to implement an infectious disease rule that could have a large impact on special district operations. With the current decline in COVID-19 cases both in Oregon and worldwide, we believe that the adoption of these temporary rules is unnecessary and overly costly to Oregon employers. Read more...
  • SDAO Continues Leadership on Special Districts Provide Essential Services Act. Read 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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