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Government Code - GOV

TITLE 6. DISTRICTS [58000 - 62262]

  ( Title 6 added by Stats. 1951, Ch. 331. )

DIVISION 1. GENERAL [58000 - 60375.5]

  ( Heading of Division 1 renumbered from Division 2 by Stats. 1987, Ch. 56, Sec. 88. )

CHAPTER 1. The District Organization Law [58000 - 58200]

  ( Chapter 1 added by Stats. 1951, Ch. 331. )

ARTICLE 5. Formation [58130 - 58133]
  ( Article 5 added by Stats. 1951, Ch. 331. )


Within 20 days after the adoption of the resolution establishing the boundaries, the supervising authority shall call and give notice of an election to be held in the proposed district to determine whether the district shall be formed and to select the elective officers, if any, of the district.

(Added by Stats. 1951, Ch. 331.)


The election shall be called and conducted, and any candidates shall be nominated as in general district elections except:

(a) The supervising authority shall establish election precincts, designate the polling places, publish notice, and appoint the election board.

(b) The election returns shall be forwarded to the supervising authority which shall canvass them and declare the election results at its next regular meeting following the election.

(Added by Stats. 1951, Ch. 331.)


If a majority of the votes cast at the election favors the organization of the district, by resolution entered on its minutes the supervising authority shall declare the district duly organized under the principal act, give the designated name of the district, and describe its boundaries.

(Added by Stats. 1951, Ch. 331.)


Immediately after the passing of the resolution declaring the organization of the district, the clerk shall file a certified copy of the resolution with the Secretary of State and for record in the office of the county recorder of each county in which any land in the district is situated. Upon such filing the organization of the district is complete.

(Added by Stats. 1951, Ch. 331.)

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