Rancho California Water District (RCWD/the District) is a local, independent “Special District,” organized on August 16, 1965, operating pursuant to the California Water District Law, Division 13 of the California Water Code. Because a wide range of general and special acts exist in state law, water special districts are governed by a large number of distinct statutory authorizations, which allows... the District to provide designated water services. RCWD’s seven-member governing body, the Board of Directors, is directly elected by the voters for a fixed term of four years and are responsible for setting policy and decision-making. Legally a “political subdivision of the state,” RCWD operates in an open and public environment. The District’s responsible fiscal management and planning provide the financial means to ensure reliable water and wastewater system operations.