Special Districts Legislative Days

May 21-22, 2024



As the California State Legislature wrestles with a projected $38-58 billion budget deficit and the California Supreme Court contemplates the constitutionality of an initiative that could severely disrupt the essential functions of state and local government, there is one place where all special districts can come together to understand and influence our shared public policy challenges – 

Special Districts Legislative Days.

Lawmakers in Sacramento are making critical decisions that will impact the budget and operations of your district and your community. Special Districts Legislative Days is your opportunity to join with all types of special districts, large and small, north and south, rural and urban to strengthen our voice. Issues like revenue, governance, labor, and public works matter to all districts whether they provide water, sanitation, fire protection, parks, cemeteries, healthcare, mosquito abatement, resource conservation, ports, harbors, airports, libraries, or other essential services.

Legislative Office Visits are BACK!

Legislative Office Visits Are Back! For the first time since the pandemic, CSDA will pre-arrange legislative office visits so you can meet with Legislators and Capitol staff in the new Capitol Annex Swing Space. Attendees will be grouped with special districts from your region to advocate for special districts and the communities we collectively serve.

Senator Anna Caballero

Anna Caballero

Senator Marie Alvarado-Gil

Marie Alvarado-Gil

Assemblyman Gregg Hart

Gregg Hart


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Michael Colantuono
Managing Shareholder
Colantuono, Highsmith & Whatley, PC

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Bill Romanelli
Senior Vice President and Managing Director
Washington Media Group

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Kyle Packham
Chief Advocacy & External Affairs Officer

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Aaron Avery
Director of State Legislative Affairs

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Anthony Tannehill
Legislative Representative

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Marcus Detwiler
Legislative Representative

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Emily Barnett
Communications and Government Relations Manager
Central Contra Costa Sanitary District

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Danielle Coats
Senior Public and Government Affairs Manager
Rancho California Water District

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Casey Elliott
Vice President
Townsend Public Affairs

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Jaime Rojas, Jr.
Chief Communicator
Rojas Public Affairs

Thank You Sponsors

Event Sponsors

2024 Partners

Event Partners

Attendee Pricing

Early bird pricing –

Register on or before April 24, 2024

  • CSDA Member – $345 (early) $430 (regular)
  • Non-member - $515 (early) $645 (regular)
  • Regular pricing (after April 24, 2024)
  • CSDA Member –$430 (regular)
  • Non-member - $645 (regular)

Hotel Information

Sheraton Grand Sacramento Hotel

Sheraton Grand Sacramento Hotel
1230 J Street
Sacramento, CA 95814

CSDA room reservations in the CSDA room block start at the rate of $212 plus tax and fees per day. The room reservation cut-off is April 24, 2024; however, space is limited and may sell out before this date. The link for reservations will be emailed following registration.

Legislative Reception


May 21 - 5:00 – 6:30 p.m.

1200 K Street
Sacramento, CA 95814

*Attendance at this event by a public official will constitute a reportable gift.