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Public Utilities Code - PUC

DIVISION 9. AVIATION [21001 - 24451]

  ( Division 9 added by Stats. 1953, Ch. 151. )

PART 2. AIRPORT DISTRICTS [22001 - 22909]

  ( Part 2 added by Stats. 1953, Ch. 151. )

CHAPTER 2. Formation [22151 - 22259]

  ( Chapter 2 added by Stats. 1953, Ch. 151. )

ARTICLE 4. Election [22226 - 22232]
  ( Article 4 added by Stats. 1953, Ch. 151. )

22226.
  

If after the hearing the board of supervisors of each affected county determines that the district should be formed, each board, by resolution entered on its minutes, shall:

(a) Define and describe the boundaries of the district or otherwise designate its territorial extent.

(b) State the name of the district, which shall contain the words “____________________ airport district.”

(c) Call an election in the county, or portion thereof within the district, for the purpose of determining whether the district shall be formed and to elect a board of five directors for the district if formed.

(d) Fix the date of the election and the hours the polls will be open.

(e) Establish election precincts and designate polling places for the election.

(f) Appoint the election officers.

(Added by Stats. 1953, Ch. 151.)

22227.
  

The resolution shall be published pursuant to Section 6066 of the Government Code in each county and city in the district. The first publication shall be at least 30 days prior to the date of the election. The resolution may be published in more than one newspaper by order of the board of supervisors of the affected county.

(Amended by Stats. 1957, Ch. 357.)

22228.
  

The proposition submitted at the election shall be “Shall the proposition to form ____________________ Airport District under the California Airport District Act be adopted?”

(Added by Stats. 1953, Ch. 151.)

22229.
  

Except as otherwise provided in this article, the election shall be called, noticed, and conducted, candidates nominated, the vote canvassed, and the results declared in the manner prescribed by law for general municipal elections in general law cities and by the general laws so far as applicable.

(Amended by Stats. 1959, Ch. 643.)

22229.1.
  

Within five days after the district formation election has been called, the legislative body which has called the election shall transmit, by registered mail, a written notification of the election call to the executive officer of the local agency formation commission of the county or principal county in which the territory or major portion of the territory of the proposed district is located. Such written notice shall include the name and a description of the proposed district, and may be in the form of a certified copy of the resolution adopted by the legislative body calling the district formation election.

The executive officer, within five days after being notified that a district formation election has been called, shall submit to the commission, for its approval or modification, an impartial analysis of the proposed district formation.

The impartial analysis shall not exceed 500 words in length and shall include a specific description of the boundaries of the district proposed to be formed.

The local agency formation commission, within five days after the receipt of the executive officer’s analysis, shall approve or modify the analysis and submit it to the officials in charge of conducting the district formation election.

(Added by Stats. 1970, Ch. 736.)

22229.2.
  

The board of supervisors or any member or members of the board authorized by the board, or any individual voter or bona fide association of citizens entitled to vote on the district formation proposition, or any combination of such voters and associations of citizens, may file a written argument for or a written argument against the proposed district formation.

Arguments shall not exceed 300 words in length and shall be filed with the officials in charge of conducting the election not less than 54 days prior to the date of the district formation election.

(Added by Stats. 1970, Ch. 736.)

22229.3.
  

If more than one argument for or more than one argument against the proposed district formation is filed with the election officials within the time prescribed, such election officials shall select one of the arguments for printing and distribution to the voters.

In selecting the arguments, the election officials shall give preference and priority in the order named to the arguments of the following:

(a) The board of supervisors or any member or members of the board authorized by the board.

(b) Individual voters or bona fide associations of citizens or a combination of such voters and associations.

(Added by Stats. 1970, Ch. 736.)

22229.4.
  

The officials in charge of conducting the election shall cause a ballot pamphlet concerning the district formation proposition to be voted on to be printed and mailed to each voter entitled to vote on the district formation question.

The ballot pamphlet shall contain the following in the order prescribed:

(a) The complete text of the proposition.

(b) The impartial analysis of the proposition prepared by the local agency formation commission.

(c) The argument for the proposed district formation.

(d) The argument against the proposed district formation.

The election officials shall mail a ballot pamphlet to each voter entitled to vote in the district formation election at least 10 days prior to the date of the election. The ballot pamphlet is “official matter” within the meaning of Section 13303 of the Elections Code.

(Amended by Stats. 1994, Ch. 923, Sec. 188. Effective January 1, 1995.)

22230.
  

At the first election the board of supervisors of each affected county and its clerk have the powers and duties vested in the legislative bodies of cities and their clerks by the general laws described in Section 22229. Thereafter the board of directors of the district and its secretary have these powers and duties.

(Added by Stats. 1953, Ch. 151.)

22231.
  

The canvass of the returns of the election shall be made at the time, in the manner, and by the officers prescribed by law for special elections in each affected county.

(Added by Stats. 1953, Ch. 151.)

22232.
  

If the canvass is made by an officer other than the board of supervisors of the affected county, the officer shall transmit the results to the board of supervisors. The board of supervisors shall declare the result of the election.

(Added by Stats. 1953, Ch. 151.)

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