The District was formed in 1985 by interested tenants and aviation members of the local community. The District is an independent Special District sanctioned under California law for the performance of local government functions within specified boundaries. The agency name identifies with the services provided for a high level of accountability and responsibility to the public. According to the State Legislative Analyst, independent Special Districts have consistently shown the slowest rate of spending growth for local governments. Independent Special Districts are independently audited, and subject to state and public scrutiny like other forms of local government.