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DIVISION 10. TRANSIT DISTRICTS [24501 - 107025]

  ( Division 10 repealed and added by Stats. 1955, Ch. 1036.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

PART 10. SANTA CRUZ METROPOLITAN TRANSIT DISTRICT [98000 - 98407]

  ( Part 10 added by Stats. 1967, Ch. 978. )

CHAPTER 7. Bonds [98310 - 98381]

  ( Chapter 7 added by Stats. 1967, Ch. 978. )

ARTICLE 1. Issuance [98310 - 98318]
  ( Article 1 added by Stats. 1967, Ch. 978. )

98310.
  

The district may from time to time incur a bonded indebtedness as provided in this chapter to pay the cost of acquiring, constructing or completing the whole or any portion of any transit facilities, or for acquiring any works, lands, structures, rights, equipment, or other property necessary or convenient to carry out the objects, purposes, or powers of the district. The total amount of bonds issued and outstanding shall not exceed 1 percent of the assessed value of the taxable property of the district as shown by the last equalized assessment roll of the County of Santa Cruz.

(Added by Stats. 1967, Ch. 978.)

98311.
  

Whenever the board by resolution passed by vote of two-thirds of all its members determines that the public interest or necessity demands the acquisition, construction, or completion by the district of any transit facilities or any works, lands, structures, rights, equipment, or other property necessary or convenient to carry out the objects, purposes, or powers of the district, the cost of which will be too great to be paid out of the ordinary annual income and revenue of the district, it may at any subsequent meetings of the board provide by ordinance for the submission of the proposition of incurring a bonded indebtedness for the purpose set forth in the resolution to the voters of the district at a special bond election held for that purpose.

(Added by Stats. 1967, Ch. 978.)

98312.
  

The ordinance calling a special bond election shall fix the date on which the election will be held, and the manner of holding the election and of voting for or against incurring the indebtedness. It shall also recite the objects and purposes for which the indebtedness is proposed to be incurred, the estimated cost of the transit facilities, works, lands, structures, rights, equipment, or other property proposed to be acquired, constructed, or completed, the amount of the principal of the indebtedness to be incurred therefor, and the maximum rate of interest to be paid on the indebtedness, which shall not exceed 6 percent per annum, payable semiannually or annually the first year and thereafter semiannually.

(Added by Stats. 1967, Ch. 978.)

98313.
  

Propositions for incurring indebtedness for more than one object or purpose may be submitted at the same election.

(Added by Stats. 1967, Ch. 978.)

98314.
  

Any special bond election may be held separately, or may be consolidated with any other election, the provisions of this chapter setting forth the procedure for the calling and holding of the special bond election shall be complied with, except that the ordinance calling the election need not set forth election precincts, polling places, and officers of election, but may provide that the precincts, polling places, and officers of election shall be the same as those set forth in the ordinance, notice, or other proceedings calling the election with which the special bond election is consolidated, and shall refer to the ordinance, notice, or other proceedings by number and title, or by other definite description.

(Added by Stats. 1967, Ch. 978.)

98315.
  

The ordinance shall be published, and no other notice of election need be given.

(Added by Stats. 1967, Ch. 978.)

98316.
  

The board shall comply with Article 3, (commencing with Section 9160) of Chapter 2 of Division 9 of the Elections Code, the provisions of which are applicable to any bond election held pursuant to this article. Wherever the words “county clerk” or “county elections official” appear in the Elections Code the words “secretary of the board” shall be substituted, for the purposes of this article, and wherever the words “board of supervisors” appear in the Elections Code, the words “board of directors” shall be substituted, and wherever the words “district attorney or county counsel” appear in the Elections Code, the words “attorney for the district” shall be substituted.

(Amended by Stats. 1994, Ch. 923, Sec. 206. Effective January 1, 1995.)

98317.
  

The votes of two-thirds (2/3) of all voters voting on the proposition at the election are required to authorize the issuance of bonds under this chapter.

(Added by Stats. 1967, Ch. 978.)

98318.
  

If the proposition submitted at a special bond election fails to receive the requisite number of votes, the board shall not within six months after the election hold another special election for the submission of a proposition of incurring a bonded indebtedness substantially the same as the proposition voted upon at the prior election unless a petition signed by voters within the district equal in number to at least 15 percent of the total vote cast at the last general statewide election is filed with the board, requesting that the proposition, or a proposition substantially the same, be submitted at an election to be called for that purpose.

(Added by Stats. 1967, Ch. 978.)

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