Guadalupe - Coyote

Resource Conservation District

California's Golden Beaver

Beaver Video Lanman

Silicon Valley's Gray Foxes

Fox Video Leikam

Bill Leikam's Gray Fox Reports

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California Association of Resource Conservation Districts (CARCD)


Vision and Standards for California Resource Conservation Districts.


Basic Reporting/Training Requirements:

  • Annual report to State Controller with Government Compensation Report (Government Code 53065.5)
  • Ethics Training (Government Code 53235) every 2 years
  • Form 700 - Statement of Economic Interests (All Directors and designated staff) – complete annually including assuming and leaving office. (Government Code 87200)
  • Independent audit yearly with rare exceptions (Public Resources Code 9528 and Government Code 26909 (5) Audit or a statement must be file with State Controller. (  Copy of latest audit
  • Provide employees with Sexual Harassment Literature. (Government Code 12950) [Training for District Manager is suggested as well as adopting District policy.]
  • Directors must take an Oath of Office (Public Resources Code 9302, Government Code 1360)
  • File reports and/or provide info to the Local Agency Formation Commission


Quarterly and/or Monthly Requirements:

  • Maintain written records/minutes/agendas for meetings
  • Follow the Brown Act (Government Code Section 54950 et. al)

-Properly post all agendas 72 hours in advance and on the RCD website.

  • File and pay appropriate payroll taxes (RCDs are NOT exempt from paying payroll taxes)
  • Employers in California must submit the following payroll taxes:
  • Federal- Federal Withholding (Income tax), Social Security, Medicare
  • State- State Income tax, State Disability Insurance
  • File reports with State Board of Equalization


  • Annual and Long Range Plans
  • Annual Budget
  • Associate Director Policy
  • Bidding Policy
  • Conflict of Interest Code (REQUIRED OF ALL SPECIAL DISTRICTS)

(Government Code 87300)

  • Fee for Services Policy
  • Investment Policy, including Reserve Policy
  • Nondiscrimination Policy (REQUIRED OF ALL SPECIAL DISTRICTS)
  • Public Records Request Policy

(Government Code 53232.2.)

  • Vehicle Use Policy
  • Volunteer Policy


Suggested/Required Insurance

GCRCD Board Meetings

Second Thursday of the month.

Public session begins at 6:00 p.m.

888 N. 1st Street, Suite 204,

San Jose, CA 95112

To join our agenda distribution list, click here.

The January 11, 2018 agenda will be posted here when it becomes available.


GCRCD Projects and Programs



Veggielution Hedgerow


GCRCD's mission is to conserve and enhance Santa Clara's natural resources, including its soil, water, vegetation and wildlife.  

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