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Public Utilities Code - PUC

DIVISION 10. TRANSIT DISTRICTS [24501 - 107025]

  ( Division 10 repealed and added by Stats. 1955, Ch. 1036. )

PART 1. TRANSIT DISTRICTS IN COUNTIES OF ALAMEDA OR CONTRA COSTA [24501 - 27509]

  ( Heading of Part 1 added by Stats. 1957, Ch. 1056. )

CHAPTER 10.5. Special Transit Service Districts [27401 - 27481]

  ( Chapter 10.5 added by Stats. 1959, Ch. 116. )

ARTICLE 1. Proposal of Formation [27401 - 27406]
  ( Article 1 added by Stats. 1959, Ch. 116. )

27401.
  

One or more special transit service districts may be created within the boundaries of a district pursuant to this chapter.

(Added by Stats. 1959, Ch. 116.)

27402.
  

Resolutions shall first be passed by the legislative bodies of half or more, but of not less than two, of the public agencies, within all or any part of the area which would be included in the proposed special transit service district, declaring that the public interest or necessity demands the creation of a special transit service district and describing its boundaries. The boundaries of the proposed special transit service district may include territory outside any such public agency if the territory is within the area of the transit district. When the entire area of a public agency is to be included in the special transit service district it may be described in the resolutions by name. Certified copies of the resolutions shall be filed with the secretary of the district.

(Added by Stats. 1959, Ch. 116.)

27403.
  

As an alternative to the instigation of the formation of a special transit service district by resolutions, a petition may be filed with the secretary of a district signed by voters within the proposed special transit service district equal in number to at least 10 percent of the total vote cast. The boundaries of the proposed special transit service district shall be described in the petition and shall include at least two public agencies or portions thereof. A statement of the name of any public agency constitutes a sufficient and legal description of the territory if the entire area of the agency is included.

(Added by Stats. 1959, Ch. 116.)

27404.
  

The petition shall declare that the public interest or necessity demands the creation of a special transit service district within the area of the district described in the petition. The petition may include one or more separate documents, but each document shall contain the affidavit of the party who circulated it, certifying that each name signed thereto is the true signature of the person whose name it purports to be.

(Added by Stats. 1959, Ch. 116.)

27405.
  

The secretary of the district shall compare the signatures on the petition with the affidavits of registration on file with the county elections official and shall certify to the board as to the sufficiency or insufficiency of the petition.

(Amended by Stats. 2002, Ch. 221, Sec. 97. Effective January 1, 2003.)

27406.
  

The board may initiate proceedings for the creation of a special transit service district within the area of the district by passing a resolution declaring that the public interest or necessity demands the creation of a special transit service district, and describing its boundaries, which shall include all or any part of two or more public agencies. A public agency to be included may be described by name if the entire area of the agency is included. No certified copy of the resolution need be filed with the secretary of the district.

(Added by Stats. 1959, Ch. 116.)

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