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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  ( Division 10 repealed and added by Stats. 1955, Ch. 1036.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 3. Election [27421 - 27430]
  ( Article 3 added by Stats. 1959, Ch. 116. )

27421.
  

Any public agency included, or partly included, within the boundaries of a special transit service district may, by a resolution adopted by its legislative body, adopted within 30 days after the adoption of the resolution creating a special transit service district, require the submission of a proposition to the voters of the public agency, or portion thereof, for the purpose of determining whether the public agency, or portion thereof, will be included within the boundaries of the special transit service district. However, no election shall be held, if the board, pursuant to Section 27417, excludes from the territory to be annexed the whole or any portion of a public agency in accordance with the petition or resolution adopted by the legislative body of the public agency.

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

27422.
  

Instead of the procedure by resolution of a public agency, a petition may be filed with the secretary of the district, signed by voters within any public agency, or portion thereof, included within the boundaries of the special transit service district equal in number to at least 10 percent of the vote cast, requiring an election to be held as described in Section 27421 of this chapter.

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

27423.
  

The petition may include one or more documents, but each document shall contain the affidavit of the party who circulated it, certifying that each name affixed thereto is the true signature of the person whose name it purports to be. The petition shall be filed within 30 days after the adoption of the resolution creating a special transit service district.

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

27424.
  

The secretary of the district shall compare the signatures 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. 98. Effective January 1, 2003.)

27425.
  

The filing of a resolution pursuant to Section 27421, or of a petition pursuant to Section 27422, shall stay the effective creation of the special transit service district within the public agency or portion thereof included in the resolution or petition until the results of the required election are canvassed.

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

27426.
  

The board shall call the election required by Sections 27421 and 27422 to be held on the next established election date not less than 74 days after the petition or resolution is filed with the secretary of the district.

(Amended by Stats. 1973, Ch. 1146.)

27427.
  

The ballot for the election shall contain such instructions as are required by law to be printed thereon and in addition thereto the following:

Shall the “(giving name of special transit service district)” be created and established in “(giving name of public agency or portion thereof)”?

YES

NO

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

27428.
  

No person is entitled to vote at the election unless he is a voter of the public agency or portion thereof requesting the election. The election may be held on the same day as any other state, county or city election and may be consolidated.

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

27429.
  

The costs of the election required by this article shall be borne equally by the public agency and the district.

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

27430.
  

The question of the creation of a special transit service district, submitted to a vote pursuant to this article, shall be canvassed separately for each public agency or portion thereof in which an election is held, and the board shall order and declare the special transit service district created, including each public agency, or portion thereof, in which no election was held pursuant to Section 27426 and also including each public agency, or portion thereof, in which an election was held and in which a majority of those who voted upon the proposition of creating the special transit service district voted in favor of the proposition, and excluding each public agency, or portion thereof, in which an election was held and in which a majority of those who voted upon the proposition of creating the special transit service district voted against the proposition.

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

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