SAN LORENZO, Calif., April 14, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Oro Loma Sanitary District received the District Transparency Certificate of Excellence from the Special District Leadership Foundation (SDLF), in recognition of its outstanding efforts to promote transparency and good governance.
"This award is a testament to Oro Loma Sanitary District's longstanding commitment to open government," said Tim Becker, Board President. "Many of the requirements have been in place for years prior to the guidelines published by SDLF. The entire staff is to be commended for seeking out best industry practices and implementing them here at the District. Achieving high standards of transparency and managing the public's infrastructure well is a key to maintaining public trust."
To earn the award, a special district must demonstrate the completion of eight essential governance transparency requirements, including conducting ethics training for board members, properly conducting open and public meetings, and filing financial transactions and compensation reports with the State Controller in a timely manner. Oro Loma also fulfilled fifteen website requirements, including providing readily available information to the public – Board agendas, minutes, district budgets and financial audits.
Special District Leadership Foundation 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 Oro Loma Sanitary District
Oro Loma Sanitary District provides wastewater collection and treatment services, as well as residential and commercial solid waste and recycling services to its customers.
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