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DIVISION 10. TRANSIT DISTRICTS [24501 - 107025]

  ( Division 10 repealed and added by Stats. 1955, Ch. 1036.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

PART 13. GOLDEN EMPIRE TRANSIT DISTRICT [101000 - 101372]

  ( Heading of Part 13 amended by Stats. 1973, Ch. 590. )

CHAPTER 8. Bonds [101280 - 101336]

  ( Chapter 8 added by Stats. 1971, Ch. 1161. )

ARTICLE 1. Issuance [101280 - 101298]
  ( Article 1 added by Stats. 1971, Ch. 1161. )

101280.
  

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.

(Added by Stats. 1971, Ch. 1161.)

101281.
  

The district shall not incur a total bonded indebtedness which exceeds 5 percent of the assessed value of all the taxable real and personal property within the district.

(Added by Stats. 1971, Ch. 1161.)

101282.
  

Whenever the board, by resolution passed by vote of four-fifths 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 of 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 meeting 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. 1971, Ch. 1161.)

101283.
  

In lieu of a resolution passed by the board, proceedings for the issuance of bonds for the purposes provided in this chapter may be initiated by petition of the voters of the district.

(Added by Stats. 1971, Ch. 1161.)

101284.
  

The petition may be presented to the board, and shall be executed and attested in the same manner as provided a petition for the formation of the district in Article 2 (commencing with Section 101035) of Chapter 3 of this part.

(Added by Stats. 1971, Ch. 1161.)

101285.
  

Whenever any petition signed by voters within the district equal in number to at least 15 percent of the total vote cast within the district at the last general statewide election is presented to the board asking for the acquisition, construction, or completion of 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, and also asking that a bonded indebtedness be incurred to pay for the cost thereof, the secretary of the district shall forthwith transmit the petition to the county elections official for certification.

(Amended by Stats. 2002, Ch. 221, Sec. 117. Effective January 1, 2003.)

101286.
  

Within 30 days after the receipt of the petition, the county elections official shall examine the petition and determine the number of valid signers thereof by comparing the signatures thereon with the signatures of registered voters as appear on the affidavits of voter registration on file with him or her. The county elections official then shall certify to the secretary of the district all the following:

(a) The total number of voters registered within the district at the time of the last general statewide election immediately preceding the filing of the petition.

(b) The total number of registered voters of the district who have signed the petition.

(c) The percentage which the number of such signers bears to the total number of voters registered to vote within the district at such time.

(Amended by Stats. 2002, Ch. 221, Sec. 118. Effective January 1, 2003.)

101287.
  

If the county elections official certifies that the percentage of registered voters signing the petition is less than that required by Section 101284, a supplemental petition may be presented to the secretary of the district within 30 days after the county elections official’s certification of the first petition. The supplemental petition shall thereupon be processed as provided in Sections 101284 and 101285.

(Amended by Stats. 2002, Ch. 221, Sec. 119. Effective January 1, 2003.)

101288.
  

If the petition has been executed in the manner provided and by the required number of signers, the secretary of the district shall forthwith transmit to the board and to the general manager a copy of the petition, but without the signatures appended thereto.

(Added by Stats. 1971, Ch. 1161.)

101289.
  

Upon receiving a petition so executed by the required number of signers, the board shall provide by ordinance for the submission of the proposition of incurring a bonded indebtedness for the purpose set forth in the petition to the voters of the district at a special bond election held for that purpose.

(Added by Stats. 1971, Ch. 1161.)

101290.
  

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 7 percent per annum, payable semiannually or annually the first year and thereafter semiannually.

(Added by Stats. 1971, Ch. 1161.)

101291.
  

Propositions for incurring indebtedness for more than one object or purpose, or propositions proposed by resolution or petition, may be submitted at the same election.

(Added by Stats. 1971, Ch. 1161.)

101292.
  

The bond election may be held separately, or it may be held on the same day as any other state, county, or city election, or any election held under the Uniform District Election Law (Part 4 (commencing with Section 10500) of Division 10 of the Elections Code), and may be consolidated therewith.

(Amended by Stats. 1994, Ch. 923, Sec. 209. Effective January 1, 1995.)

101293.
  

If a special bond election is consolidated with any other election, the provisions of this article 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 the election precincts, polling places, and officers of election who 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. 1971, Ch. 1161.)

101294.
  

The board shall cause the ordinance to be published in accord with Section 6061 of the Government Code; the publication shall be made not less than 30 and not more than 60 days prior to the day of the election. No other notice of the election need be given.

(Added by Stats. 1971, Ch. 1161.)

101295.
  

If the ordinance calling the election so provides, the election shall be conducted by the county elections official in accord with the manner of holding the election prescribed by the board pursuant to the provisions of Section 101289.

(Amended by Stats. 2002, Ch. 221, Sec. 120. Effective January 1, 2003.)

101296.
  

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. In the event the election is not conducted by the county clerk, then whenever the words “county clerk” or “county elections official” appear in that article of the Elections Code, the words “secretary of the district” shall be substituted for the purposes of this article of this part. For the further purposes of this article, the following substitutions shall be made in all cases for the words set out in that article of the Elections Code: (a) “board of directors” in lieu of “board of supervisors”; and (b) “attorney for the district” in lieu of “district attorney or county counsel”.

(Amended by Stats. 1994, Ch. 923, Sec. 210. Effective January 1, 1995.)

101297.
  

The votes of a majority of all the voters voting on the proposition at the election are required to authorize the issuance of bonds under this article.

(Added by Stats. 1971, Ch. 1161.)

101298.
  

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 within the district 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.

Any such petition may be presented in the same manner and shall be executed and attested and certified as provided in this article for a petition asking that a bonded indebtedness be incurred.

(Added by Stats. 1971, Ch. 1161.)

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