SCV Water has received the District Transparency Certificate of Excellence by the Special District Leadership Foundation, or SDLF, in recognition of the agency’s outstanding efforts to promote transparency and good governance.
“This award is a testament to SCV Water’s commitment to open government,” said SCV Water General Manager Matt Stone in a statement. “Staff is to be commended for their contributions that empower the public with information and facilitate engagement and oversight.”
To receive the award, a special district must demonstrate transparency compliance in the following areas:
* General: Essential governance transparency includes items such as: conducting ethics training for all board members, properly conducting open and public meetings, and filing financial transactions and compensation reports to the State Controller in a timely manner.
* Outreach: A commitment to regular communications that keep the public, constituents and elected officials up-to-date on agency activities. This includes items such as: notifications for filing deadlines for upcoming Board elections, and notifying constituents about public hearings for the budget adoption process.
* Website: Providing our constituents and stakeholders with access to information about our activities, the site includes items such as the agency’s service area and functions; Board meeting schedules; Board member pictures, biographies and terms of office; and reimbursement and compensation policies.
To learn more, visit the SCV Water Transparency page.
About the Special District Leadership Foundation
The Special District Leadership Foundation (SDLF) is an independent, non-profit organization formed to promote good governance and best practices among California’s special districts through certification, accreditation and other recognition programs.
About SCV Water
The Santa Clarita Valley Water Agency (SCV Water) is a full-service regional water agency located in the Santa Clarita Valley. SCV Water provides water service to approximately 72,000 business and residential customers. It was formed on January 1, 2018, when local water suppliers combined into one integrated, regional water provider. More information can be found at www.YourSCVwater.com.