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DIVISION 20. MUNICIPAL WATER DISTRICTS [71000 - 73001]

  ( Division 20 added by Stats. 1963, Ch. 156. )

PART 7. BONDS [71852 - 71996]

  ( Part 7 added by Stats. 1963, Ch. 156. )

CHAPTER 3. Formation of Improvement Districts for Issuance of Bonds [71870 - 71911]

  ( Chapter 3 added by Stats. 1963, Ch. 156. )

ARTICLE 1. Initiation of Proceedings [71870 - 71875]
  ( Article 1 added by Stats. 1963, Ch. 156. )

71870.
  

Whenever the board deems it necessary to incur a bonded indebtedness for the acquisition, construction, completion, or repair of any or all improvements, works, or property mentioned in this division and to provide for such bonded indebtedness to be payable from taxes levied upon less than all of the district, the board shall, by resolution, declare its intention to form an improvement district and to incur such indebtedness.

(Added by Stats. 1963, Ch. 156.)

71871.
  

The resolution of intention shall state that the board intends to form an improvement district of a portion of the district which in the opinion of the board will be benefited, and to call an election in such proposed improvement district, on a date to be fixed, for the purpose of submitting to the voters thereof the proposition of incurring indebtedness by the issuance of bonds of the district for such improvement district.

(Added by Stats. 1963, Ch. 156.)

71872.
  

The resolution of intention shall also state:

(a) The purpose for which the proposed debt is to be incurred.

(b) The amount of debt to be incurred, which may include expenses of all proceedings for the authorization, issuance, and sale of the bonds.

(c) That taxes for the payment of the bonds and the interest thereon will be levied exclusively upon the taxable property in the improvement district.

(Added by Stats. 1963, Ch. 156.)

71873.
  

The resolution of intention shall also state that a general description of the proposed improvement, together with a map showing the exterior boundaries of the proposed improvement district with relation to the territory immediately contiguous thereto and to the proposed improvement is on file with the secretary and is available for inspection by any person or persons interested. This map shall govern for all details as to the extent of the proposed improvement district.

(Added by Stats. 1963, Ch. 156.)

71874.
  

The resolution of intention shall also state:

(a) The time and place for a hearing by the board on the questions of the formation and extent of the proposed improvement district, the proposed improvement, and the amount of debt to be incurred.

(b) That at the time and place specified in the resolution any person interested, including all persons owning property in the district or in the proposed improvement district, will be heard.

(Added by Stats. 1963, Ch. 156.)

71875.
  

Notice of the hearing shall be given by publishing a copy of the resolution of intention pursuant to Section 6066 of the Government Code prior to the time fixed for the hearing in a newspaper printed and published in the district, if there is a newspaper printed and published in the district. Such notice shall also be given by posting a copy of the resolution of intention in six public places within the proposed improvement district at least two weeks before the time fixed for the hearing.

(Added by Stats. 1963, Ch. 156.)

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