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DIVISION 10. TRANSIT DISTRICTS [24501 - 107025]

  ( Division 10 repealed and added by Stats. 1955, Ch. 1036.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

PART 8. SAN DIEGO COUNTY TRANSIT DISTRICT [90000 - 93017]

  ( Part 8 added by Stats. 1965, Ch. 2039. )

CHAPTER 2. Formation of District [90050 - 90120]

  ( Chapter 2 added by Stats. 1965, Ch. 2039. )

ARTICLE 2. Election [90070 - 90078]
  ( Article 2 added by Stats. 1965, Ch. 2039. )

90070.
  

The Board of Supervisors of San Diego County shall call an election in the area to be included within the district on the question of the formation of the district if either of the two conditions specified below is met:

(a) A petition calling for the formation of the district is filed with the board of supervisors from each of the seven cities specified in Section 90050. Each of the petitions from the seven respective cities shall be signed by a number of signers equal to at least five percent (5%) of the voters registered for the last municipal election in each particular city. A petition may be on separate papers, but each paper shall contain the affidavit of the person who circulated it, certifying that each name signed thereto is a true signature of the person whose name it purports to be.

(b) A resolution of consent calling for the formation of the district is filed with the board of supervisors from each of the city councils of the seven cities specified in Section 90050; provided, that the requirements of this section shall be deemed to have been met if a combination of petitions and resolutions of consent have been filed with the board of supervisors, so long as each of the seven cities specified in Section 90050, either through a petition or by a vote of the city council, has authorized the calling of an election for the formation of the district.

(Amended by Stats. 1966, 1st Ex. Sess., Ch. 102.)

90071.
  

Each signer of a petition within a particular city shall be a registered voter and resident of that city.

(Added by Stats. 1965, Ch. 2039.)

90072.
  

Upon receipt of the resolutions or petitions, or sufficient combination of both, the board of supervisors shall call a hearing thereon not less than 77 days nor more than 91 days following the receipt of all of the required resolutions or petitions, or both. The board of supervisors shall publish notice of said hearing in any newspaper of general circulation published within the proposed district in accordance with Section 6066 of the Government Code. The notice shall state the name and nature of the proposed district, that all petitions and resolutions may be inspected at the office of the clerk of said board of supervisors, that the proposed district shall include the seven cities specified in Section 90050, the boundaries of any unincorporated territory proposed for inclusion, the time and place for the hearing, and that all interested persons shall be given an opportunity to express their views.

(Amended by Stats. 1966, 1st Ex. Sess., Ch. 102.)

90073.
  

At any time within 30 days following the receipt by the board of supervisors of petitions or resolutions, or both, requiring the calling of an election pursuant to Section 90070, the board of supervisors may adopt a resolution of intention to include within the proposed San Diego County Transit District any unincorporated territory eligible for inclusion in the district as provided in Section 90050, and shall adopt such resolution of intention as to any such unincorporated territory upon receipt within such 30-day period of a petition signed by a number of signers equal to at least 5 percent of the voters registered for the last general election within any such territory requesting its inclusion in the proposed district and describing its boundaries. The board of supervisors by its resolution and registered voters by their petitions may propose the inclusion of such unincorporated territory in separate areas which are not themselves contiguous to each other. The board of supervisors shall, upon its adoption, refer such resolution of intention to the San Diego County Local Agency Formation Commission, which shall report to the board of supervisors within 30 days following receipt of the referral.

(Amended by Stats. 1966, 1st Ex. Sess., Ch. 102.)

90074.
  

At the hearing, the board of supervisors shall have the power to exclude any unincorporated territory which, in its determination, would not receive reasonable benefit from inclusion in the district. Any landowner within any unincorporated territory proposed for inclusion may by written application request that the board of supervisors consider the exclusion of his property as described in his application from the proposed district. At the conclusion of the hearing the board of supervisors shall determine the boundaries of any unincorporated territory to be included within the proposed district and shall adopt its order calling the election on the question of the forming of the proposed district, which election shall be consolidated with the next succeeding primary or general election occurring not sooner than 75 days following the conclusion of the hearing.

(Amended by Stats. 1966, 1st Ex. Sess., Ch. 102.)

90075.
  

The election shall be called, noticed, held, and conducted, election officers appointed, voting precincts designated, ballots printed, polls opened and closed, ballots counted and returned, returns canvassed, results declared, oaths of office administered, and all other proceedings incidental to and connected with the election shall be regulated and done, as nearly as may be practicable, in accordance with the provisions of law regulating municipal elections in general law cities.

For the purposes of the election, the terms “board of trustees” and “city clerk,” respectively, as used in the Elections Code provisions respecting the conduct of elections in general law cities, shall mean the county board of supervisors and the registrar of voters, respectively, for the purpose of the election held under this act.

An election called pursuant to the provisions of this act may be consolidated with any other election pursuant to Part 3 (commencing with Section 10400) of Division 10 of the Elections Code.

(Amended by Stats. 1994, Ch. 923, Sec. 203. Effective January 1, 1995.)

90076.
  

The count of the votes of the election shall be conducted in two parts (see Section 90050). One part shall consist of the votes cast in the City of San Diego. The second part shall consist of the votes cast in the Cities of Coronado, Imperial Beach, Chula Vista, National City, El Cajon, and La Mesa and outside territory included by the county board of supervisors, if any, at the time of election.

(Amended by Stats. 1966, 1st Ex. Sess., Ch. 102.)

90078.
  

If from the canvass it appears and the board of supervisors finds that a majority of the votes cast in the City of San Diego and a majority of the votes cast in the other section specified in Section 90050 were cast in favor of the formation of the district, it shall enter that fact upon its minutes together with a description of the boundaries of the district and enter its order declaring the district duly formed and existing in the county.

(Amended by Stats. 1966, 1st Ex. Sess., Ch. 102.)

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