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  ( Division 10 repealed and added by Stats. 1955, Ch. 1036. )


  ( Heading of Part 5 amended by Stats. 1994, Ch. 704, Sec. 9. )

CHAPTER 9. Dissolution [50500 - 50507]
  ( Chapter 9 added by Stats. 1963, Ch. 839. )


If the district operates no transit facilities, or its exterior boundaries become coincident with the boundaries of a single city, the board may call an election at any time for the purpose of submitting to the voters of the district the question of whether the district will be dissolved. Upon the filing with the secretary of the district of a petition signed by voters within the district equal in number to at least 25 percent of the total vote cast at the last general statewide election, asking that the question of dissolution of the district be submitted to the voters of the district, the board shall call such an election.

(Added by Stats. 1963, Ch. 839.)


The election for the purpose of submitting to the voters of the district the question of whether or not the district shall be dissolved shall be held within 60 days next succeeding the date on which the petition is filed.

(Added by Stats. 1963, Ch. 839.)


Notice of any election for dissolution, whether called because of the filing of a petition or ordered by the board without petition, shall be published. The date fixed for the election shall not be less than 30 days from the date of the first publication of the notice.

(Added by Stats. 1963, Ch. 839.)


The ballots for the election shall contain substantially the instructions required to be printed on ballots for use at general state and county elections and in addition the following:

Shall the San Joaquin Regional Transit District be dissolved?



(Amended by Stats. 1994, Ch. 704, Sec. 17. Effective January 1, 1995.)


The board shall canvass the vote. If a majority of the votes favor dissolution, the board shall by resolution dissolve the district.

(Added by Stats. 1963, Ch. 839.)


The board shall file a certified copy of the resolution with the Secretary of State and for record in the office of the county recorder.

(Added by Stats. 1963, Ch. 839.)


Upon dissolution the right, title, and interest to property owned or controlled by the district situated within the limits of any city vests absolutely in the city. If such property is situated outside the limits of a city, it vests in the county in which it is situated.

(Added by Stats. 1963, Ch. 839.)


The board of supervisors is, ex officio, the governing body of any dissolved district. It may levy taxes and assessments and perform other acts necessary to wind up the district affairs and to raise money for the payment of outstanding indebtedness.

(Added by Stats. 1963, Ch. 839.)

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