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General Reference Material

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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Provided below for download are documents produced by industry associations that you may find helpful in your understanding of special districts including GCSD and how we function:

CSDA Guide-Proposition 218.pdfCSDA Guide-Special District Reserves, Second Edition.pdfCommunity Needs, Community Services.pdfCSDA_Guide_to_Laws_&_Codes.pdfSpecial_District_Enabling_Acts.pdf2014 Brown Act Handbook.pdf2014 Public Records Act Handbook.pdf2014 Conflicts of Interest Handbook.pdfCA Senate-What's So Special About Special Districts, Fourth Edition.pdfCA Senate-Citizen's Guide to LAFCOs, Second Edition.pdfCSDA Guide-Proposition 26.pdfCSDA Guide-California Public Records Act.pdfCSDA Guide-Board Member Handbook.pdfAdoption of fees - Law.pdf