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DIVISION 9. RESOURCE CONSERVATION [9001 - 9972]

  ( Division 9 repealed and added by Stats. 1975, Ch. 513. )

CHAPTER 1. General Provisions [9001 - 9044]

  ( Chapter 1 added by Stats. 1975, Ch. 513. )

ARTICLE 2. Definitions [9015 - 9034]
  ( Article 2 added by Stats. 1975, Ch. 513. )

9015.
  

As used in this division the following terms have the meanings attributed to them in this article, unless the context otherwise requires.

(Repealed and added by Stats. 1975, Ch. 513.)

9016.
  

“Commission” means the State Resource Conservation Commission.

(Repealed and added by Stats. 1975, Ch. 513.)

9017.
  

“Department” means the Department of Conservation.

(Repealed and added by Stats. 1975, Ch. 513.)

9018.
  

“Director” means the Director of Conservation.

(Repealed and added by Stats. 1975, Ch. 513.)

9019.
  

“Division” means the Division of Resource Conservation of the department.

(Repealed and added by Stats. 1975, Ch. 513.)

9020.
  

“Chief” means the Chief of the Division of Resource Conservation.

(Repealed and added by Stats. 1975, Ch. 513.)

9021.
  

“District” or “soil conservation district” means a resource conservation district.

(Repealed and added by Stats. 1975, Ch. 513.)

9022.
  

“Public district” means a district established under the law of this state, other than a resource conservation district.

(Repealed and added by Stats. 1975, Ch. 513.)

9023.
  

“Directors” means the board of directors of a district, and when powers are conferred or duties are imposed upon directors in this division the powers shall be exercised and the duties performed by the directors acting as a body and not as individuals.

(Repealed and added by Stats. 1975, Ch. 513.)

9024.
  

“Board” means the county board of supervisors.

(Repealed and added by Stats. 1975, Ch. 513.)

9025.
  

“Principal county” means the county in which all or the greatest portion of privately owned land of a district is situated. The principal county remains the same regardless of any change in boundaries. The principal county of a consolidated district is that county in which all or the greatest portion of the privately owned area in the consolidated district is located.

(Repealed and added by Stats. 1975, Ch. 513.)

9026.
  

“Principal district” means the district which has the greater land area of two districts proposed to be consolidated.

(Repealed and added by Stats. 1975, Ch. 513.)

9027.
  

“Landowner” or “owner of land” includes a holder of evidence of title and, also, a holder of land under a possessory right acquired by entry or purchase from the United States or the State of California. A guardian, executor, administrator, or other person holding property in a trust capacity under an appointment of court is the “owner” of such property for the purposes of this division and as such may do and perform any act provided for herein when authorized by an order of court which order may be made without notice.

If any land is assessed on the assessment roll to unknown or fictitiously named owners, or to unnamed owners in addition to any owner or owners named thereon, the land has, for the purposes of this division, but one owner in addition to any owner or owners whose true name or names may be purported to be given on the assessment book.

The holder of title to an undivided interest in any land is an owner as to his interest for the purposes of this division, and such undivided interests shall be counted and valued as though they were separate interests. If the assessment roll fails to indicate the extent of any undivided interest, the holders of title whose undivided interests are not specifically defined are owners for the purposes of this division, of equal shares therein.

The value of any land and the owners of any land are conclusively determined, for the purposes of this division, by the last equalized assessment roll.

(Repealed and added by Stats. 1975, Ch. 513.)

9028.
  

“Land occupant” or “occupant of land” means a person in possession of land within a district whether as owner, lessee, tenant, or otherwise. A person legally entitled to possession of land is a land occupant as to that land whether in actual possession or not. A person in actual possession of land is a land occupant regardless of his right of possession.

(Repealed and added by Stats. 1975, Ch. 513.)

9029.
  

“Voter” means an elector who is registered to vote pursuant to Chapter 2 (commencing with Section 2100) of Division 2 of the Elections Code, and residing within the district.

(Amended by Stats. 1994, Ch. 923, Sec. 170. Effective January 1, 1995.)

9030.
  

“Proxy” means a written authorization to sign a petition. Landowners may sign petitions under this division by proxy. The proxy of an individual landowner shall be acknowledged by him. The holder of a proxy of an individual landowner shall be an individual 18 years of age or over or a corporation, partnership, or other legal entity. The proxy of a corporation shall contain a statement by the secretary or manager of the corporation that the proxy was authorized by the corporation. A corporation owning land may sign a petition only by proxy.

(Added by Stats. 1975, Ch. 513.)

9031.
  

“Person” includes person, association, or corporation.

(Repealed and added by Stats. 1975, Ch. 513.)

9032.
  

“Assessment roll” means the entire assessment roll upon the basis of which real property is taxed for county purposes.

(Repealed and added by Stats. 1975, Ch. 513.)

9033.
  

“Assessment records” includes the assessment roll and all maps and other records relating to the assessment, levy, and collection of taxes, whether in the custody of the assessor or not.

(Repealed and added by Stats. 1975, Ch. 513.)

9034.
  

“Assessor” means the assessing officer of a county by whatever title he may be known.

(Added by Stats. 1975, Ch. 513.)

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