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DIVISION 13. CALIFORNIA WATER DISTRICTS [34000 - 38501]

  ( Division 13 added by Stats. 1951, Ch. 390. )

PART 2. FORMATION [34150 - 34583]

  ( Part 2 added by Stats. 1951, Ch. 390. )

CHAPTER 1. Petition for Formation [34150 - 34182]

  ( Chapter 1 added by Stats. 1951, Ch. 390. )

ARTICLE 2. Petition [34165 - 34168]
  ( Article 2 added by Stats. 1951, Ch. 390. )

34165.
  

A petition shall contain:

(a) The name of the proposed district, which name shall contain the words “Water District.”

(b) A description of the proposed boundaries.

(c) The name of each affected county.

(d) The number of acres in the proposed district.

(e) The place where the principal business of the proposed district is to be transacted.

(f) The sources, which may be in the alternative, from which water for the uses of the district is to be secured.

(g) The signatures of the petitioners.

(Amended by Stats. 1963, Ch. 899.)

34166.
  

(a) If a consolidation of the offices of assessor and tax collector is deemed advisable in the formation of a district, the petitioners may request the consolidation in their petition. The board calling the election shall in its order therefor announce the consolidation, and at the election only one person shall be elected to fill the offices consolidated.

(b) If it is deemed advisable in the formation of a district that the offices of assessor and tax collector shall be filled by appointment, the petitioners may request the appointment of such officers in their petition. In such event, the assessor shall be appointed pursuant to the provisions of Section 34711.

(Amended by Stats. 1975, Ch. 206.)

34167.
  

The petition shall be accompanied by an undertaking, to be approved by the board, in a sum not less than one thousand dollars ($1,000), conditioned that the sureties will pay all of the costs in connection with the formation in case the formation is not effected. The board may require an additional undertaking if in its judgment the costs in connection with the formation will exceed one-half of the amount of the undertaking submitted.

(Added by Stats. 1951, Ch. 390.)

34168.
  

Upon the approval by the board of the undertaking or of any additional undertaking which it may require, the board shall fix a time for the hearing of the petition, which shall be not less than 22 days and not more than 40 days thereafter.

(Added by Stats. 1951, Ch. 390.)

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