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Municipal Utility Districts Principle Enabling Act

Public Utilities Code §11501 et seq.

Powers and Functions: Manage and supply light, water, power, heat, transportation, telephone service, or other means of communication, or means for the collection, treatment, or disposition of garbage, sewage or refuse matter.

Formation: Any public agency together with unincorporated territory, or two or more public agencies, with or without unincorporated territory; public agencies and unincorporated territory included within a district may be in the same or separate counties and need not be contiguous; no public agency shall be divided in the formation of a district.

5 Directors, elected by resident voters to 2-4 year terms.*

*Elected at large from nominees that represent each of the 5 wards within the district (See Public Utilities Code§11641-11656)

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