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Streets and Highways Code - SHC

DIVISION 16. HIGHWAY DISTRICTS [25000 - 27567]

  ( Division 16 added by Stats. 1943, Ch. 284. )

PART 3. BRIDGE AND HIGHWAY DISTRICTS [27000 - 27567]

  ( Part 3 added by Stats. 1943, Ch. 286. )

CHAPTER 2. Ordinance of Intention [27020 - 27026]
  ( Chapter 2 added by Stats. 1943, Ch. 286. )

27020.
  

A bridge and highway district may be organized and incorporated in accordance with this part. When so incorporated it shall be entitled to exercise the powers expressly or impliedly conferred upon it by this part.

(Added by Stats. 1943, Ch. 286.)

27021.
  

A district may consist of part or all of one or more contiguous counties.

(Added by Stats. 1943, Ch. 286.)

27022.
  

Proceedings for the incorporation of a district may be instituted by the adoption of an ordinance by the board of supervisors of each county desiring to form a district or by the electors of each such county under the provisions of law applicable to passage of ordinances by initiative declaring that the county, or part of the county, intends to unite with such other counties as may adopt like ordinances to form the district.

The ordinance need not name the counties to be included in the district, and a general statement in the ordinance that the county adopting it intends to unite with any other counties which may adopt like ordinances to form the district, shall be sufficient.

(Added by Stats. 1943, Ch. 286.)

27023.
  

The ordinance of intention shall provide that a petition for the formation of the district be circulated, and the board of supervisors shall, by resolution name and appoint persons to circulate and secure signatures for the petition.

(Added by Stats. 1943, Ch. 286.)

27024.
  

The ordinance of intention may also contain a distinctive corporate name for the proposed district.

(Added by Stats. 1943, Ch. 286.)

27025.
  

The ordinance of intention may be adopted by the board of supervisors at any time after application shall be made to it for that purpose. If the board of supervisors neglects to act upon the application for the adoption of the ordinance for a period of 60 days after it is submitted to it, the ordinance may be submitted to the electors of the county under the provisions of the initiative applicable to ordinances generally in the county.

(Added by Stats. 1943, Ch. 286.)

27026.
  

If the ordinance is adopted by the board of supervisors, it shall be subject to the referendum provisions applicable to ordinances generally in the county.

(Added by Stats. 1943, Ch. 286.)

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