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DIVISION 10. TRANSIT DISTRICTS [24501 - 107025]

  ( Division 10 repealed and added by Stats. 1955, Ch. 1036.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

PART 2. SAN FRANCISCO BAY AREA RAPID TRANSIT DISTRICT [28500 - 29757]

  ( Part 2 added by Stats. 1957, Ch. 1056. )

CHAPTER 10.5. Special Service Districts [29660 - 29740]

  ( Chapter 10.5 added by Stats. 1965, Ch. 1495. )

ARTICLE 1. Proposal of Formation [29660 - 29666]
  ( Article 1 added by Stats. 1965, Ch. 1495. )

29660.
  

One or more special service districts for any of the purposes in which the district is authorized to engage may be created within the boundaries of the district. Such special service districts may consist of one or more cities, with or without unincorporated territory, or unincorporated territory alone. Cities or unincorporated territory included within a special service district may be in the same or separate counties and need not be contiguous. No city shall be divided in the formation of such special service district, but a city may be in more than one special service district formed under this chapter.

(Added by Stats. 1965, Ch. 1495.)

29661.
  

Proceedings for the creation of a special service district may be initiated by resolution of the legislative body or bodies of the city or cities proposed to be included in such special service district and if unincorporated territory is proposed to be included in such special service district by resolution of the board or boards of supervisors of the county or counties in which such unincorporated territory is situated, or if only unincorporated territory is proposed to be included in such special service district, by resolution of the board or boards of supervisors of the county or counties in which such unincorporated territory is situated. Such resolution or resolutions shall declare that the public interest or necessity demands the creation of a special service district, shall describe its boundaries and shall request the formation of such special service district. When the entire area of a public agency is to be included in the special service district, it may be described by name. Certified copies of the resolution or resolutions shall be filed with the secretary of the district.

(Added by Stats. 1965, Ch. 1495.)

29662.
  

As an alternative to the initiation of proceedings for the formation of a special service district by resolution or resolutions, a petition may be filed with the secretary of the district signed by voters equal in number to at least 25 percent of the registered voters registered within the proposed special service district as determined from the affidavits of registration. The boundaries of the proposed special service district shall be described in the petition; provided, that when the entire area of a public agency is to be included in the special service district, it may be described by name.

(Added by Stats. 1965, Ch. 1495.)

29663.
  

The petition shall declare that the public interest or necessity demands the creation of a special service district within the area of the district described in the petition. The petition may include one or more separate documents, but each document shall contain the affidavit of the party who circulated it, certifying that each name signed thereto is the true signature of the person whose name it purports to be.

(Added by Stats. 1965, Ch. 1495.)

29664.
  

The secretary of the district shall compare the signatures in the petition 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. 103. Effective January 1, 2003.)

29665.
  

The following provisions of the Government Code shall not apply to this chapter or any proceeding taken thereunder:

(a) Chapter 6.6 (commencing with Section 54775), Part 1, Division 2 of Title 5, relating to local agency formation commissions.

(b) The District Investigation Law of 1933 (Chapter 2 (commencing with Section 58500), Division 1 of Title 6).

(c) Chapter 3 (commencing with Section 58850), Division 1 of Title 6, relating to county boundary commissions.

(d) Chapter 3.5 (commencing with Section 58900), Division 1 of Title 6, relating to notice of formation or change in boundaries of districts.

(Added by Stats. 1965, Ch. 1495.)

29666.
  

Nothing contained herein shall allow the San Francisco Bay Area Rapid Transit District, or any special service district formed hereunder, to exercise any jurisdiction, taxing, or otherwise, over any territory heretofore withdrawn from the San Francisco Bay Area Rapid Transit District pursuant to Chapter 10 (commencing with Section 29650) of the Public Utilities Code, or never annexed thereto pursuant to Chapter 9 (commencing with Section 29500) of the Public Utilities Code.

(Added by Stats. 1965, Ch. 1495.)

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