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State of Special Districts 2022: Outreach Score

on September 21, 2022 By | Annelise Spargo | 0 Comments |
As special districts, we know the importance of reaching out to our communities to share our expert information, and to ensure our behind-the-scenes work doesn't go unnoticed. Which is why we have launched the Special District Outreach Score!
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State of Special Districts 2022 - Growth by State

on August 18, 2022 By | Annelise Spargo | 0 Comments | Special district love
While the number of Special Districts has increased since 2017, this story of growth has unfolded differently in each state. States like Colorado and Florida saw their district count grow by 17% and 13%, respectively. On the other hand, Iowa experienced a decrease in special districts of -13%. Overall, special districts are quite stable in the US with the vast majority of states growing or shrinking their count by 5% or less, and as we mentioned in our previous post, the US has experienced a healthy overall gain of 800 new districts since 2017.   Map: District Growth by State (2017-2022)
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The State of Special Districts 2022

on July 14, 2022 By | Annelise Spargo | 0 Comments | Special district love
Special districts are the most common form of government in the United States, and their popularity continues to grow. Since 2017, the U.S. has added almost 800 new special districts, bringing the total number of independent districts to an all-time high of 39,262. 
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Website accessibility for special districts: What is the risk, really?

By the end of 2023, more than 10% of districts are estimated to be affected by a website ADA claim. This rapid increase is startling, and we want to help you stay informed and prepared for any risks facing special districts.  
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How this district’s newsletter went from bust to boom

on June 9, 2022 By | Annelise Spargo | 0 Comments | Marketing
We’ve heard from a lot of districts that using email to better communicate with the community is a priority, but they just don’t know where to get started. How do you find email addresses and what do you include in the email?
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Everyone Needs a Special District Rockstar

on May 23, 2022 By | Annelise Spargo | 0 Comments | Streamline in action Special district love
We speak with literally hundreds of special districts every week. And we’ve found that the best-run districts all have a special district "rockstar." This isn’t the person who actually puts out the fires, keeps the water clean, or kills the mosquito larvae.
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HB 2560 FAQ: Remote Public Meetings for Oregon Special Districts

on May 2, 2022 By | Annelise Spargo | 0 Comments | Website requirements Streamline in action
As of January 1, 2022,  governing bodies in Oregon are now required to make meetings accessible remotely and provide the opportunity for members of the public to remotely submit oral and written testimony. 
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How this special district helped create Colorado

on April 15, 2022 By | Chris Ryan | 0 Comments |
Special districts are carved into the foundation of Colorado. As early settlers moved west, they found themselves well beyond the reach of the government back east, and needed a way to organize themselves. John Gregory formed the first special district out west to help provide services to the ever-growing settlements that popped up around the gold mines. Just like the districts of today, independent-minded people got together to create an organization that was responsive to their local needs. And this is the intriguing story of how the first special district, and the state of Colorado, came to be.
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Streamline’s Commitment to Compliance

Streamline has always stood for holding ourselves and our community accountable to good governance and transparency to the public. We don’t just help you build a website. We provide much-needed guidance on the laws and regulations that affect how you should (and in some cases, must!) communicate with your community and stakeholders online.
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Streamline partners with Elon Musk’s SpaceX to create the first special district on Mars by 2026 

on April 1, 2022 By | Annelise Spargo | 0 Comments | Special district love
In a revolutionary partnership, Streamline CEO, Mac Clemmens, and SpaceX CEO, Elon Musk, have reached an agreement to put special districts on Mars by the year 2026.
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