special district

noun

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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In 2016, about 4,900 special districts provided services such as fire protection, flood control, library and water statewide. Ruben Vives, latimes.com, "Agency that delivered brown, smelly water to customers should be dissolved, board rules," 12 July 2018 The county park, which is only 25 feet by 100 feet, has been run for 69 years by a special district that put up the gate, hired guards and charges $100 a year to enter the picturesque reserve. Peter Fimrite, SFChronicle.com, "Fight brewing over Privates Beach in Santa Cruz County, which charges $100 yearly fee," 12 July 2018 Hite said Mansion, which was put in a special district program, the turnaround network, to give it more support and scrutiny, had more resources per student than other schools in the district. Philly.com, "In one Philly neighborhood, critics ask: Is gentrification closing our high school?," 4 June 2018 Kousser, the Caltech professor, noted that school boards and other special districts have made or are in the process of making the switch. NBC News, "California's Latinos and Asian Americans target city councils with district elections," 3 June 2018 In some countries, such as Uganda and Morocco, citizens vote for female candidates to fill special district seats reserved for women. Amanda Clayton, Washington Post, "Will 2018’s ‘pink wave’ of female candidates make it in Congress? Almost certainly. Here’s how.," 30 May 2018 The park is run by the Orange County Research and Development Authority, a special district. Annie Martin, OrlandoSentinel.com, "Research park buildings dedicated to outgoing UCF President John Hitt," 1 May 2018 The community is cordially invited to this first-ever, special district-wide event. Courant Community, "Community News For The Windham Edition," 1 May 2018 The nonpartisan ballot contains only judicial races, and any special district bonds or levies. Cynthia Sewell, idahostatesman, "Skip the lines: Early voting in Ada, Canyon counties starts Monday | Idaho Statesman," 27 Apr. 2018

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1950, in the meaning defined above

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special district

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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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