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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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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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3 Districts Getting Community Engagement Right

As a special district, how do you combat the often-heard sentiment, "They just don’t do that much..."?  While your district may not be directly competing with anyone, keeping your community informed ensures everyone knows the value you are providing.
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The Bid to Dissolve Florida Conservation Districts

on March 3, 2022 By | Annelise Spargo | 0 Comments | Marketing Special district love
Late last year, a bill was filed in the Florida Legislature to dissolve all of the state's 58 Soil and Water Conservation Districts. 
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What to do if you know you have accessibility issues with your website

So, you’ve tested your site for WCAG 2.1 AA compliance, and while you’re well on your way, you still have some areas of your site that aren’t quite up to modern standards. Perhaps some of those supporting board materials from third parties are wrecking your score and keeping you up at night, or your website developer is taking forever to fix those items identified in your last monthly scan… 
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What will 2022 mean for your District?

on January 6, 2022 By | Annelise Spargo | 0 Comments | Streamline in action
Please help us with our 2022 District check-in so we can all better understand what did, and did not, go well for districts in 2021, and what we're all thinking for 2022. Of course, we'll present all the information back so we can learn from each other.
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A Very Merry Special District Christmas

on December 21, 2021 By | Annelise Spargo | 0 Comments |
'Twas the night before Christmas, when all through the website,
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