2023 Virtual Special Districts Tour

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About Special Districts

Special districts are local governments created by the people of a community to deliver specialized services essential to their health, safety, economy and well-being. A community forms a special district, which are political subdivisions authorized through a state’s statutes, to provide specialized services the local city or county do not provide.

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Special District Laws Reference Guide

The California Special Districts Association (CSDA) is pleased to offer this Guide as a resource for special district board members, staff, and the general public regarding the various laws that are broadly applicable to independent special districts in California. For over 50 years, CSDA has strived to promote the good governance of special districts as well as the improved delivery of essential local services to millions of Californians. This Reference Guide was created to complement that mission.

Recorded Live December 5, 2023

The 2023 recorded Virtual Tour provided practical insights from specialists leading the way on issues of critical statewide concern.

CSDA Virtual Tour: Water Infrastructure for Firefighting

The video below highlights the 2023 Virtual Tour topic on Water Infrastructure for Firefighting.

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2023 Participant Packet

Included below is a link to the 2023 Virtual Tour Packet that provides background on special districts and the 2023 tour hosts.

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