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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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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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Special districts pre-date the formation of the United States

on February 3, 2022 By | Chris Ryan | 0 Comments |
Special districts are fundamentally and uniquely American. 
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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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