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DIVISION 6. MUNICIPAL UTILITY DISTRICT ACT [11501 - 14403.5]

  ( Division 6 enacted by Stats. 1951, Ch. 764. )

CHAPTER 8. Special District for Sewage Disposal or Solid Waste Resource Recovery [13451 - 13691]

  ( Heading of Chapter 8 amended by Stats. 1977, Ch. 128. )

ARTICLE 1. Proposal of Formation [13451 - 13456]
  ( Article 1 enacted by Stats. 1951, Ch. 764. )

13451.
  

One or more special districts for sewage disposal or solid waste resource recovery purposes may be created within the boundaries of a district as provided in this chapter.

(Amended by Stats. 1977, Ch. 128.)

13452.
  

Resolutions shall first be passed by the legislative bodies of half or more, but of not less than two, of the public agencies, all or any part of the area of which it is intended to include in the proposed special district, declaring that the public interest or necessity demands the creation of a special district for sewage disposal or solid waste resource recovery purposes and describing its boundaries. The boundaries of the proposed special district may include territory outside any such public agency if the territory is within the area of the municipal utility district. When the entire area of any public agency is to be included in the special district it may be described in the resolutions by name. Certified copies of the resolutions shall be filed with the secretary of the district.

(Amended by Stats. 1977, Ch. 128.)

13453.
  

Instead of procedure by resolutions, a petition may be filed with the secretary of a district signed by voters within the proposed special district equal in number to at least 10 percent of the total vote cast. The boundaries of the proposed special district shall be described in the petition and shall include at least two public agencies or portions thereof. A statement of the name of any public agency constitutes a sufficient and legal description of the territory thereof if the entire area of the agency is included.

(Amended by Stats. 1977, Ch. 128.)

13454.
  

The petition shall declare that the public interest or necessity demands the creation of a special district for sewage disposal or solid waste resource recovery purposes within the area of the district described in the petition. The petition may be on separate papers, but each paper shall contain the affidavit of the party who circulated it, certifying that each name signed thereto is the true signature of the person whose name it purports to be.

(Amended by Stats. 1977, Ch. 128.)

13455.
  

The secretary of the district shall compare the signatures with the affidavits of registration and shall certify to the sufficiency or insufficiency of the petition.

(Enacted by Stats. 1951, Ch. 764.)

13456.
  

The board may initiate proceedings for the creation of a special district for sewage disposal or solid waste resource recovery purposes within the area of the district by passing a resolution declaring that the public interest or necessity demands the creation of a special district for sewage disposal or solid waste resource recovery purposes, and describing its boundaries, which shall include all or any part of two or more public agencies. A public agency to be included may be described by name. No certified copy of the resolution need be filed with the secretary of the district.

(Amended by Stats. 1977, Ch. 128.)

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