Tuolumne Utilities District honors Special Districts Week to encourage residents of Tuolumne County to be involved in their community and be civically engaged with their local government. TUD is a Special District governed by a five-member Board of Directors, elected at large. The Board of Directors establishes policies for the operation of the District. The District was organized under California’s County Water District Law on July 1, 1992 in response to a voter initiative requiring the consolidation of two local public water systems, the Tuolumne Regional Water District (previously known as Tuolumne County Water District No. 2) and the Tuolumne Water System.
Special Districts Week, September 22-28, was established by the State Legislature earlier this year with bi-partisan approval of Assembly Concurrent Resolution (ACR) 89.
ACR 89 was sponsored by The California Special Districts Association (CSDA), which is a statewide association representing over 1,000 special districts and affiliate organizations throughout the state. Special districts are local government entities created by a community’s residents, funded by those residents, and overseen by those residents, to provide specialized services and infrastructure.
“Special districts are formed by residents to provide essential services that they want and need at the local level. They provide an opportunity to have local control while enhancing services that make communities thrive and survive.” said CSDA’s CEO Neil McCormick. He continued, “We appreciate the Legislature’s support in raising awareness and increasing understanding about the special districts that serve our State’s communities.”