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Water Code - WAT

DIVISION 11. IRRIGATION DISTRICTS [20500 - 29978]

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

PART 5. POWERS AND PURPOSES [22075 - 22982]

  ( Part 5 added by Stats. 1943, Ch. 372. )

CHAPTER 4. Controversies [22650 - 22762]

  ( Chapter 4 added by Stats. 1943, Ch. 372. )

ARTICLE 1. Actions and Proceedings [22650 - 22655]
  ( Article 1 added by Stats. 1943, Ch. 372. )

22650.
  

A district may commence and maintain any actions and proceedings to carry out its purposes or protect its interests and may defend in any action or proceeding brought against it.

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

22651.
  

In all actions or proceedings the board may sue, appear, and defend in person or by attorneys and in the name of the district.

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

22651.5.
  

(a) Except as specified in subdivision (b), any judicial action or proceeding against a district to attack, review, set aside, void, or annul an ordinance, resolution, or motion fixing or changing a rate or charge for an electric commodity or an electric service furnished by the district and adopted on or after July 1, 2000, shall be commenced within 120 days of the effective date of that ordinance, resolution, or motion.

(b) The statute of limitations specified in subdivision (a) does not apply to any judicial action or proceeding filed pursuant to Chapter 13.7 (commencing with Section 54999) of Part 1 of Division 2 of Title 5 of the Government Code to protest or challenge a rate or charge or to seek the refund of a capital facilities fee if the notice and disclosure requirements of Section 54999.35 of the Government Code have not been followed.

(Added by Stats. 2000, Ch. 146, Sec. 8. Effective July 21, 2000.)

22652.
  

Service of summons upon a district may be made by serving it upon either the secretary or a majority of the directors elected.

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

22653.
  

Before an action or proceeding by the holders of bonds of a district to compel or restrain the doing of an act by the district or its board may be commenced or maintained, the holders of 10 per cent or more of the outstanding bonds of the district shall join in the action or proceeding as plaintiffs, petitioners, or applicants for the relief sought.

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

22654.
  

A district may commence, maintain, intervene in, compromise, and assume the costs of any action or proceeding involving or affecting the ownership or use of waters or water rights within the district used or useful for any purpose of the district or of benefit to any land.

(Added by Stats. 1953, Ch. 226.)

22655.
  

A district may commence, maintain, intervene in, defend, and compromise actions and proceedings to prevent interference with or diminution of the natural flow of any stream or natural or artificially created subterranean supply of waters which may:

(a) Be used or be useful for any purpose of the district.

(b) Be of common benefit to the land or its inhabitants.

(c) Endanger the inhabitants or the land.

(Added by Stats. 1953, Ch. 227.)

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