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)