MADERA CEMETERY DISTRICT MISSION STATEMENT
To manage the Madera Cemetery District, by providing a wide range of burial options, to handle services in a caring compassionate manner with the intent to maintain, improve and historically preserve the grounds for the benefit of Madera County residents and their families.
MADERA CEMETERY DISTRICT A PUBLIC CEMETERY INDEPENDENT SPECIAL DISTRICT
Independent special districts are sanctioned under California Law for the performance of local governmental functions within specified boundaries. Agencies range in size from small to very large and often cross political boundary lines, such as city and county borders, to serve a common community of interest. There is a clear identification between agency name and services provided, which has resulted in a high level of accountability and responsibility to the public, and a high degree of customer satisfaction. As such, they are an integral part of local government and contribute significantly to the quality of life in the communities they serve.
There are two types of special districts: Independent and dependent.
Independent special districts are separate, local agencies, created by local petition or through popular election. Independent special districts are directly accountable to their constituents, not another layer of government. Dependent special districts are administrative extensions of cities and counties. They depend on another unit of government for their existence, and are only accountable to this layer of government.