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DIVISION 10. TRANSIT DISTRICTS [24501 - 107025]

  ( Division 10 repealed and added by Stats. 1955, Ch. 1036.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

PART 16. SONOMA-MARIN AREA RAIL TRANSIT DISTRICT [105000 - 105337]

  ( Part 16 added by Stats. 2002, Ch. 341, Sec. 4. )

CHAPTER 9. Dissolution [105330 - 105337]
  ( Chapter 9 added by Stats. 2002, Ch. 341, Sec. 4. )

105330.
  

If the district operates no rail transit facilities, the board may call an election at any time for the purpose of submitting to the voters of the district the question of whether the district shall be dissolved. Upon the filing with the secretary of the district of a petition signed by voters within the district equal in number to at least 25 percent of the total vote cast at the last general statewide election, asking that the question of dissolution of the district be submitted to the voters of the district, the board shall call the election.

(Added by Stats. 2002, Ch. 341, Sec. 4. Effective January 1, 2003.)

105331.
  

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 within 60 days following the date on which the petition is filed.

(Added by Stats. 2002, Ch. 341, Sec. 4. Effective January 1, 2003.)

105332.
  

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. 2002, Ch. 341, Sec. 4. Effective January 1, 2003.)

105333.
  

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 Sonoma-Marin Area Rail Transit District be dissolved?

YES

NO

(Added by Stats. 2002, Ch. 341, Sec. 4. Effective January 1, 2003.)

105334.
  

The board shall canvass the vote. If a majority of the votes favor dissolution, the board shall by resolution dissolve the district.

(Added by Stats. 2002, Ch. 341, Sec. 4. Effective January 1, 2003.)

105335.
  

The board shall file a certified copy of the resolution with the Secretary of State and for record in the office of the county recorder of the Counties of Marin and Sonoma and any other county in which territory of the district is situated.

(Added by Stats. 2002, Ch. 341, Sec. 4. Effective January 1, 2003.)

105336.
  

Upon dissolution, the right, title, and interest to any property owned or controlled by the district which was acquired by the district from the Golden Gate Bridge, Highway and Transportation District shall be returned to the Golden Gate Bridge, Highway and Transportation District or disposed of as designated by the Golden Gate Bridge, Highway and Transportation District. It is the intent of the Legislature that any remaining property continue to be held in public ownership. A joint powers agency, members of which may include the Counties of Marin and Sonoma, the North Coast Railroad Authority, and the Golden Gate Bridge, Highway, and Transportation District, may be formed to hold title to the remaining district property. If a joint powers agency cannot be formed, the district, in consultation with the Counties of Marin, Sonoma, Humboldt, and Mendocino, and the Golden Gate Bridge, Highway, and Transportation District, shall make a recommendation to the Legislature regarding an appropriate disposition of the property.

(Added by Stats. 2002, Ch. 341, Sec. 4. Effective January 1, 2003.)

105337.
  

The board shall wind up the affairs of the district.

(Added by Stats. 2002, Ch. 341, Sec. 4. Effective January 1, 2003.)

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