Districts Make The Difference

Special districts are the most common form of local government throughout the State of California.  According to the State’s Little Hoover Commission, “…there are more than 4,500 special districts which operate airports, harbors, cemeteries, hospitals, libraries and parks, and provide fire-fighting and paramedic services, flood control and water delivery throughout California. Of those, 2,993 are independent special districts [like the Fresno Metropolitan Flood Control District] run by elected or appointed boards with assistance of professional staffs. In contrast, there are 58 counties and 482 cities, making special districts the most common form of government in California.”  To learn more about what makes special districts so special, visit the California Special District Association’s ‘Districts Make The Difference’ website, www.districtsmakethedifference.org.