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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  ( Division 10 repealed and added by Stats. 1955, Ch. 1036.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 11. Dissolution [27501 - 27509]
  ( Chapter 11 added by Stats. 1955, Ch. 1036. )

27501.
  

The board of any district which operates no transit facilities, or with exterior boundaries coincident with the boundaries of a single city, may call an election at any time for the purpose of submitting to the voters of the district the question of whether the district will be dissolved. Upon the filing with the secretary of such a district of a petition signed by voters within the district equal in number to at least 25 percent of the total vote cast, asking that the question of dissolution of the district be submitted to the voters of the district, the board shall call such an election.

(Added by Stats. 1955, Ch. 1036.)

27502.
  

The election for the purpose of submitting to the voters of the district the question of whether or not the district shall be dissolved shall be held on the next established election date not less than 74 days next succeeding the date on which the petition is filed.

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

27503.
  

Notice of any election for dissolution, whether called because of the filing of a petition or ordered by the board without petition, shall be published. The date fixed for the election shall not be less than 30 days from the date of the first publication of the notice.

(Added by Stats. 1955, Ch. 1036.)

27504.
  

The ballots for the election shall contain substantially the instructions required to be printed on ballots for use at general state and county elections and in addition the following:

Shall the “(giving the name thereof) transit district” be dissolved?

YES

NO

(Added by Stats. 1955, Ch. 1036.)

27505.
  

No other notice of the election other than that provided for in this chapter need be given and no sample ballots need be sent to the voters.

(Added by Stats. 1955, Ch. 1036.)

27506.
  

If upon a canvass of the election it is found that a majority of all votes cast on the proposition at the election were in favor of the dissolution, the dissolution shall be deemed carried and approved by the voters. The board shall meet on Monday next succeeding the election and canvass the votes cast.

(Added by Stats. 1955, Ch. 1036.)

27507.
  

Upon dissolution of any district which has boundaries that are coincident with the corporate limits of a city, the district property wherever situated vests absolutely in the city, and upon the dissolution of any district operating no transit facilities and which has boundaries that extend beyond the boundaries of a single city the property of the district wherever situated vests in the county in which the whole or greater portion of the district is situated.

(Added by Stats. 1955, Ch. 1036.)

27508.
  

If at the time of dissolution there is any outstanding indebtedness of the district the legislative authority of the city, where the limits of the district lie wholly within the corporate limits of a city, and in all other cases the board of supervisors of the county in which the whole or greater portion of the district is situated are ex officio the board of directors of the district for the purpose only of the levy and collection of taxes for the payment of the indebtedness of the district existing at the time of dissolution and the interest thereon. The board or legislative authority shall levy the taxes and perform such other acts as are necessary to raise the money necessary for the payment of the indebtedness and the interest thereon.

(Added by Stats. 1955, Ch. 1036.)

27509.
  

In the event that the proposition for dissolution fails to carry, no subsequent election for the dissolution of the district shall be called until after the expiration of one year from the date of the prior election.

(Added by Stats. 1955, Ch. 1036.)

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