special district


Definition of special district

: a political subdivision of a state established to provide a single public service (such as water supply or sanitation) within a specific geographic area

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Recent Examples on the Web The others were creating a special district, a prepared food and beverage tax, transient lodging tax and cell phone tax. oregonlive, "Portland considering November ballot measure for tax levy to fund parks system," 3 July 2020 For decades, Sears has captured tax revenue from a special district drawn around the campus designed to keep the company in town. At A Great Price, ProPublica, "The Big Empty: How Corporate Headquarters Have Abandoned America’s Suburbs," 18 May 2020 The vote was taken on behalf of the Stapleton Master Community Association, which is responsible for operating Stapleton’s special districts, and the change would have affected legal documents for the community established in 2002. Saja Hindi, The Denver Post, "Stapleton property owners vote against changing name of neighborhood bearing former KKK member’s name," 19 Aug. 2019 However, the rezoning of industrial areas to allow residential development or establishing special districts that mix commercial and residential uses generally requires plans to address noise. Jane Margolies, New York Times, "Living Near Train Tracks," 27 Mar. 2020 To crudely summarize, Section 14(2)(b) of the Fed’s charter empowers the Federal Reserve to buy municipal debt issued by state governments, by local and city governments, and by special districts. Jeff Spross, TheWeek, "States and cities are on the front lines of coronavirus. The Fed needs to help them.," 23 Mar. 2020 How special districts emerged may be a better story. David Migoya, The Denver Post, "Metro districts: Reporter David Migoya answers your questions," 16 Dec. 2019 Statewide data on municipal property tax levies, tax increment and special districts — which account for the rest of the state's property taxes — are not yet available. Alison Dirr, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Wisconsin residents could be facing largest property tax increase in 10 years, report finds," 18 Dec. 2019 Several local taxing bodies, including schools and the Niles Park District, are set to share more than $3 million now that a special district created to finance development in the village is coming to an end. Jennifer Johnson, chicagotribune.com, "Niles taxing bodies, including schools, set to share $3.4 million surplus of TIF district funds," 3 Dec. 2019

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First Known Use of special district

1950, in the meaning defined above

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“Special district.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/special%20district. Accessed 24 Sep. 2020.

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Legal Definition of special district

: a political subdivision of a state established to provide a single public service (as water supply or sanitation) within a specific geographical area

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