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  ( Division 23 added by Stats. 1945, Ch. 932. )

CHAPTER 3. Assessments [32200 - 32243]

  ( Chapter 3 added by Stats. 1945, Ch. 932. )

ARTICLE 3. Special Assessments [32240 - 32243]
  ( Article 3 added by Stats. 1945, Ch. 932. )


Whenever it is desired that expenditures be made by the district for the acquisition, construction, maintenance, or alteration of work for the purpose of facilitating the carrying out of the purpose of this division in any district, the board of directors thereof may submit to the electors of the district the question of whether or not the additional expenditure shall be made out of the proceeds of a special assessment to be levied in like manner and on the same basis as the regular annual assessment made by the district.

(Added by Stats. 1945, Ch. 932.)


An election shall be held to authorize such assessment and may be called by the board of directors of the district in its discretion. Such an election shall be called upon presentation to the board of directors of a petition requesting the levy of the assessment and specifying the object and purposes for which the proceeds thereof shall be expended. Such petition must be signed by electors entitled to cast a number of votes at district elections equal to at least 15 per cent vote of the number of votes cast at the last district election.

(Added by Stats. 1945, Ch. 932.)


The resolution of the board of directors calling an election to decide whether a special assessment shall be levied, in addition to all other matters required by this division for a resolution calling an election, shall state the amount of the proposed expenditure for which assessment is to be levied, the amount of the assessment which will be levied to raise such amount for expenditure, allowing for a delinquency of 15 per cent, and the rate of the assessment necessary to raise such amount.

(Added by Stats. 1945, Ch. 932.)


If two-thirds of the votes cast at the election are in favor of the special assessment, the board of directors shall cause the assessment to be levied in like manner as a regular assessment to pay the regular annual expenses of the district. Such special assessment shall be in addition to the limitation prescribed in Section 32203.

(Added by Stats. 1945, Ch. 932.)

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