A Half Century of Special District Growth
Special district governments make up a significant portion of local government yet tend to be the most misunderstood type of government. In the past 50 years, special districts have outpaced their county and municipal counterparts in growth in both number and significance. This presentation will use Census data to explore the evolution of this type of government over time, attempt to explain how these governments are structured, how they operate, where they exist, what purposes they serve, and what the future might hold.
Date: July 24, 2012
Time: 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM Eastern
Presenter: Steve Owens, U.S. Census Bureau