The Special District Leadership Foundation (SDLF, a non-profit organization that promotes good governance and best practices among California's special districts, has awarded Dublin San Ramon Services District (DSRSD) the "District Transparency Certificate of Excellence."
"This award is a testament to DSRSD's commitment to open and transparent government," said Neil McCormick, program administrator and CEO of the California Special Districts Association.
To receive the award, a special district must complete eight essential governance transparency requirements, which includes: conducting ethics training for all Board members, properly conducting open and public meetings, and filing financial transactions and compensation reports with the state controller in a timely manner.
In addition to these requirements, DSRSD also completes 15 website requirements by providing readily available information to the public, such as Board agendas, agenda packets, and minutes, the District's current budget, and the most recent financial audit.
"While DSRSD has always been committed to openness and transparency," says DSRSD Board President Georgean Vonheeder-Leopold, "we applaud the Special District Leadership Foundation because going through the transparency certification process identified additional steps we could take to improve what we believed were already transparent efforts."
DSRSD provides waste water collection and treatment for approximately 138,000 people in Dublin, southern San Ramon and Pleasanton.