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Community Services Districts Principle Enabling Act

The Groveland Community Services District (CSD or GCSD) is a special district form of local government, formed in accordance with California Government Code §61000. Special districts have four distinguishing characteristics:

  • A form of local government,
  • Governed by a board,
  • Providing services and facilities,
  • Within defined boundaries.

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The Community Services District Law (Government Code §61000, et seq.) is just one of nearly 55 principal acts that form the statutory basis for governing California’s nearly 3,300 special districts. Local voters have approved the formation of community services districts (CSDs) that serve a wide variety of diverse neighborhoods, rural towns, and sprawling suburbs. There are more than 300 CSDs throughout the state.