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  ( Division 7 added by Stats. 1953, Ch. 72. )

CHAPTER 6.5. Adoption of Improvement Acts [17010 - 17013]
  ( Chapter 6.5 added by Stats. 1967, Ch. 226. )


Whenever, in the opinion of the board, the public interest or convenience may require, it may order to be done in, under, or upon the whole or any portion of any one or more of the streets or public places of the district, or any property or rights-of-way owned by the district, any work or improvement which the district is authorized to do and provide that the cost thereof shall be assessed upon the lots and lands fronting on the streets or public places, or upon any district which may be assessed therefor, and which need not be composed of lands contiguous to each other. The Improvement Act of 1911, the Municipal Improvement Act of 1913, and the Improvement Bond Act of 1915, as now or hereafter provided, are applicable to districts.

(Amended by Stats. 1974, Ch. 426.)


In the application of said acts to proceedings under this section the terms used in said acts shall have the following meanings:

(a) “City council” and “council” mean board;

(b) “City” and “municipality” mean district;

(c) “Clerk” and “city clerk” mean secretary;

(d) “Superintendent of streets” and “street superintendent” and “city engineer” mean the engineer of the district, or any other person appointed to perform such duties;

(e) “Tax collector” means county tax collector;

(f) “Treasurer” and “city treasurer” mean the treasurer of the public utility district, unless the district elects to use the county treasurer as provided in Section 16036, in which case it is the county treasurer as ex officio treasurer of the district;

(g) “Right-of-way” means any parcel of land in, on, under or through which a right-of-way or easement has been granted to the district for the purpose of constructing or maintaining or work or improvements which the district is authorized to do.

(Added by Stats. 1967, Ch. 226.)


The powers and duties conferred by said acts and supplementary acts upon boards, officers, and agents of cities shall be exercised by the board, officers, and agents of the district, respectively.

(Added by Stats. 1967, Ch. 226.)


The improvements authorized to be constructed or acquired by this chapter are restricted to those permitted to be constructed or acquired pursuant to this division.

(Added by Stats. 1967, Ch. 226.)

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