Always good to do a refresher on this topic, especially because it is so foreign to what any of us know. In the first magazine i wrote for SCHOA, i likened it to electricity; most of us know when we turn on a light switch, we get light, but do we really understand how electricity works? The difference may be more people have a better understanding of electricity. Sun City is that different from whence they came. No mayor, no city council, no police force or local government body handling services. The closest local service we have is the county, and that is far removed from what most of us knew in our previous lives. To make it even more an oddity; Sun City is unincorporated, is not a city, and we are also a non-profit entity. In the real world, the bulk of us came from working lives run by for profit corporations. That fact alone is challenging because for profit companies and not for profit organizations are two different animals. Then to further compound things, we are self-governed. Makes sense, because during those formative years there was a massive push to become incorporated where we would have become a city with all the trappings. The battle to prevent it was fierce and raged for better than 25 years. Through it all, the solution was to build something that was sustainable, self-reliant and cost-efficient. When most people look at Sun City they see the golf courses, rec centers, clubs and entertainment. The governance is near on invisible. Let's face it, there's nothing sexy about how the community runs. In fact the less visible it is, the more some appreciate the lack of having to be involved. This topic can get wordy (and boring) so i will leave you with this question: Is the fact that Sun City's governance is nearly invisible a good thing, or a bad thing?