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DIVISION 11. IRRIGATION DISTRICTS [20500 - 29978]

  ( Division 11 added by Stats. 1943, Ch. 372. )

PART 2. FORMATION [20700 - 20982]

  ( Part 2 added by Stats. 1943, Ch. 372. )

CHAPTER 2. Hearings on Formation [20800 - 20850]

  ( Chapter 2 added by Stats. 1943, Ch. 372. )

ARTICLE 1. Preliminary Hearing [20800 - 20806]
  ( Article 1 added by Stats. 1943, Ch. 372. )

20800.
  

The formation petition shall be presented to the board of supervisors of the principal county.

(Added by Stats. 1943, Ch. 372.)

20801.
  

The petition shall be presented at a regular meeting of the board of supervisors.

(Added by Stats. 1943, Ch. 372.)

20802.
  

The board of supervisors shall hear all competent and relevant testimony offered in support of or in opposition to the sufficiency of the petition and the publication of the notice.

(Added by Stats. 1943, Ch. 372.)

20803.
  

The hearing may be adjourned from time to time, but not exceeding two weeks in all.

(Added by Stats. 1943, Ch. 372.)

20804.
  

At the hearing the board of supervisors shall determine by resolution whether or not the petition and notice comply with Chapter 1 of this part. Notwithstanding Section 22116 or any other provision of law, the board shall also determine whether the petition has been presented and the district is proposed to be formed for the primary purpose of providing irrigation services.

(Amended by Stats. 2000, Ch. 1042, Sec. 7. Effective January 1, 2001.)

20805.
  

(a) If the board of supervisors determines that any of the requirements for the formation petition or notice were not complied with, the petition shall be dismissed without prejudice to the right of the proper number of persons to present a new petition covering the same matter or to present the same petition with additional signatures if additional signatures are necessary to comply with the requirements of Chapter 1 of this part.

(b) If the board of supervisors determines that the district is being formed for a primary purpose other than providing irrigation services, the petition shall be dismissed without prejudice to the right of the proper number of persons to present a new petition for the primary purpose of providing irrigation services.

(Amended by Stats. 2000, Ch. 1042, Sec. 8. Effective January 1, 2001.)

20806.
  

If the board of supervisors determines that the requirements for the formation petition and notice have been complied with, the resolution so determining shall be known as the preliminary formation resolution.

(Added by Stats. 1943, Ch. 372.)

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