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Streets and Highways Code - SHC


  ( Division 16 added by Stats. 1943, Ch. 284. )


  ( Part 3 added by Stats. 1943, Ch. 286. )

CHAPTER 5. Exclusion of Counties Proposed for Inclusion in the District [27080 - 27083]
  ( Chapter 5 added by Stats. 1943, Ch. 286. )


If, within 120 days after application is made to it the board of supervisors of any county named in the petitions from other counties engaged in the formation of the district fails to adopt an ordinance of intention to unite with the other counties in the formation of the district, and no proceedings for the adoption of an ordinance under the provisions of law relating to the initiative are on file with the county elections official, the county elections official shall upon receipt of an affidavit of an elector of the county, setting forth: (a) The date the original application was made to the board of supervisors and (b) the failure of that body to act thereon for 60 days thereafter, issue a certificate to the Secretary of State certifying that on the date of the issuing thereof no proceedings have been filed in his or her office to submit an ordinance to the electors under the provisions applicable to the initiative. The county elections official shall immediately transmit the certificate and affidavit to the Secretary of State.

(Amended by Stats. 2002, Ch. 221, Sec. 143. Effective January 1, 2003.)


The Secretary of State shall file the affidavit with the certificate attached and he shall exclude the county from which the affidavit and certificate have been received from the proposed district in the same manner as if the county had been excluded by order of the superior court.

(Added by Stats. 1943, Ch. 286.)


If an ordinance declaring it to be the intention of a county to become part of the district has been submitted to the people and has failed to be adopted, that fact shall be certified to the Secretary of State by the county elections official, and that county shall be excluded from the district.

(Amended by Stats. 2002, Ch. 221, Sec. 144. Effective January 1, 2003.)


If a county which is excluded because no ordinance of intention is adopted by it, separates another county, from which sufficient petitions have been received to become a part of the district, from the remainder of the counties of the proposed district, the county thus separated shall not be excluded from the district but shall be included therein even though it is not contiguous to the other counties composing the district.

(Added by Stats. 1943, Ch. 286.)

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