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DIVISION 11. IRRIGATION DISTRICTS [20500 - 29978]

  ( Division 11 added by Stats. 1943, Ch. 372. )

PART 5. POWERS AND PURPOSES [22075 - 22982]

  ( Part 5 added by Stats. 1943, Ch. 372. )

CHAPTER 7. Provisions Pertaining Only to the Merced Irrigation District and the East Contra Costa Irrigation District [22980 - 22982]
  ( Heading of Chapter 7 amended by Stats. 1992, Ch. 56, Sec. 2. )

22980.
  

For purposes of this chapter, “district” means the Byron-Bethany Irrigation District, the Merced Irrigation District, or the East Contra Costa Irrigation District.

(Amended by Stats. 1993, Ch. 1195, Sec. 29. Effective January 1, 1994.)

22981.
  

Notwithstanding any other provision of this division, the district, or an improvement district formed within the district pursuant to this division, may do any of the following:

(a) Construct, operate, and maintain facilities for the collection, transmission, treatment, and disposal of sewage water, including all works, structures, plants, equipment, and lines necessary and convenient for the collection, transmission, treatment, and disposal of sewage waters within the district.

(b) Construct, operate, and maintain works and facilities for the use, storage, control, regulation, and distribution of any drainage water within the district.

(c) Authorize, issue, and sell revenue bonds pursuant to the Revenue Bond Law of 1941 (Chapter 6 (commencing with Section 54300) of Part 1 of Division 2 of Title 5 of the Government Code) for any purpose specified in this division.

(d) Authorize, issue, and sell general obligation bonds pursuant to Section 25216.1 of the Government Code for any purpose specified in this division.

(e) (1) Use the Improvement Act of 1911 (Division 7 (commencing with Section 5000) of the Streets and Highways Code), the Municipal Improvement Act of 1913 (Division 12 (commencing with Section 10000) of the Streets and Highways Code), and the Improvement Bond Act of 1915 (Division 10 (commencing with Section 8500) of the Streets and Highways Code) for the construction of any facilities authorized to be constructed under this division.

(2) In the application of the acts specified in this subdivision to proceedings under this subdivision, the terms used in those acts have the following meanings:

(A) “City council” and “council” means the board of directors of the district.

(B) “City” and “municipality” means the district.

(C) “Clerk” and “city clerk” means the secretary.

(D) “Superintendent of streets” and “street superintendent” and “city engineer” means the general manager of the district or any other person appointed to perform those duties.

(E) “Tax collector” means the county assessor.

(F) “Treasurer” and “city treasurer” means the person or officer who has charge of and makes payment of the funds of the district.

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

(3) The powers and duties conferred by those acts upon boards, officers, and agents of cities shall be exercised by the board, officers, and agents of the district, respectively.

(Amended by Stats. 2008, Ch. 158, Sec. 19. Effective January 1, 2009.)

22982.
  

This section provides an alternative procedure for forming an improvement district within the district as follows:

(a) The district may form one or more improvement districts in the same manner as county service areas form zones pursuant to the County Service Area Law (Chapter 2.5 (commencing with Section 25210) of Part 2 of Division 2 of Title 3 of the Government Code). An improvement district formed by the district shall have all of the powers and duties of a zone formed pursuant to the County Service Area Law.

(b) The application of, and the terms used in, those provisions have the following meanings:

(1) “Board of supervisors” means the board of directors of the district.

(2) “County service area” means an improvement district.

(3) “County services” means district services.

(4) “County Service Area No. ____” means “Improvement District No. ____.”

(5) “Chapter” means section.

(6) “Services” means services the district may perform.

(7) “County taxes” means district assessments.

(8) “County treasurer” means the district treasurer.

(Amended by Stats. 2008, Ch. 158, Sec. 20. Effective January 1, 2009.)

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