The devastating fire season of 2020 had an impact on many special districts in California. Beaumont-Cherry Valley Recreation and Park District in Riverside County was no exception. The Apple Fire and El Dorado Fire in nearby San Bernardino County raged in and around their park in Cherry Valley, leaving burn scars that put both the park and the community downstream at risk of damage from potential debris flows. Repairs to mitigate this risk were crucial, but the unexpected cost was not readily available in the district’s budget. General Manager Duane Burk contacted the CSDA Finance Corporation
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Published by the California Special District Association (CSDA), this 48-page guide addresses the impact Propositions 26 and 218 have on special districts and the issues special districts should consider when adopting taxes, assessments, and fees and charges in light of these limitations. This free download is made possible by the partners of the California Special Districts Alliance – CSDA, CSDA Finance Corporation, and SDRMA.