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  ( Division 5 added by Stats. 1939, Ch. 94. )

CHAPTER 6. Watershed Lands [5800 - 5804]
  ( Chapter 6 added by Stats. 1972, Ch. 127. )


As used in this chapter “public entity” means any county, city, or public district.

(Added by Stats. 1972, Ch. 127.)


Whenever any public entity acquires, or has acquired, land for the purpose of watershed protection, it shall not sell such land without complying with the provisions of this chapter. As used in this section, “land” does not include easements.

(Added by Stats. 1972, Ch. 127.)


Except as provided in Section 5803, all sales by a public entity of land described in Section 5801 shall first be approved by ordinance which shall state that it is subject to the provisions for referendum applicable to such public entity.

Any ordinance subject to referendum under this section shall be published after adoption as required by law for ordinances of the public entity generally, or, if there be no such requirement applicable to such ordinance, then once, pursuant to the provisions of Section 6040 to 6044, inclusive, of the Government Code, within 15 days after the adoption of such ordinance.

Any petition protesting the adoption of the ordinance shall be filed with the public entity within 30 days from the date of final passage of the ordinance.

(Added by Stats. 1972, Ch. 127.)


This chapter shall not apply to sales or exchanges to adjacent landowners, sales incident to land acquisitions, sales or transfers to other public entities, or sales of parcels of 10 acres or less in size, except that any such sales or transfers shall be approved at a public meeting of the governing body of the public entity.

(Added by Stats. 1972, Ch. 127.)


If a public entity does not have statutory power to enact ordinances, the governing body of such public entity is hereby empowered to introduce and enact the ordinance required by Section 5802 at any regular or adjourned regular meeting.

(Added by Stats. 1972, Ch. 127.)

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