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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John Henderson is an attorney and expert on special districts. John Henderson, The Denver Post, "Guest Commentary: Special districts and how my Lakewood community — Solterra — landed in a mountain of debt," 12 Aug. 2019 But the most profitable way to pay for infrastructure is to use the residents’ money through a special district. John Henderson, The Denver Post, "Guest Commentary: Special districts and how my Lakewood community — Solterra — landed in a mountain of debt," 12 Aug. 2019 The 20-year downtown resident is vying to represent the Second District — which includes Costa Mesa, Newport Beach, Huntington Beach and part of Fountain Valley — on the five-member board that oversees county government and some special districts. Daily Pilot, "Political Landscape: H.B. councilman announces run for O.C. Board of Supervisors," 25 July 2019 Judge Jay York, who ordinarily hears cases in the circuit court, has been appointed to preside over the case as a special district court judge. Christopher Harress | Charress@al.com, al.com, "No bond for Mobile man accused of killing unborn baby in capital murder case," 21 June 2019 First, the directors of Rainbow and Fallbrook would have to authorize their general mangers to submit an application to LAFCO, which oversees specials districts. J. Harry Jones, San Diego Union-Tribune, "Two North County districts contemplating exit from the San Diego County Water Authority," 5 June 2019 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

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1950, in the meaning defined above

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special district

noun

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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