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  ( Division 12 added by Stats. 1949, Ch. 274. )


  ( Part 6 added by Stats. 1949, Ch. 274. )

CHAPTER 3. Adoption of Improvement Acts [31500 - 31548]

  ( Chapter 3 added by Stats. 1949, Ch. 274. )

ARTICLE 1. Authorization of Improvements [31500 - 31506]
  ( Article 1 added by Stats. 1949, Ch. 274. )


Whenever, in the opinion of the board, the public interest or convenience may require, it may order to be done in, under, or upon the whole or any portion of any one or more of the streets or public places of the district, or any property or rights of way owned by the district, any work or improvement for supplying or distributing an irrigation, domestic, or other water supply or for fire protection, or for collecting, treating, and disposing of sewage, waste, and storm waters, and provide that the cost thereof shall be assessed upon the lots and lands fronting on the streets or public places, or upon any district to be assessed therefor, which district need not be composed of lands contiguous to each other.

(Amended by Stats. 1953, Ch. 451.)


The work or improvement shall be done and the cost thereof assessed and collected in accordance with the procedure and in pursuance of the provisions of the Improvement Act of 1911.

(Added by Stats. 1949, Ch. 274.)


The Municipal Improvement Act of 1913 is also applicable to districts.

(Amended by Stats. 1974, Ch. 426.)


The Improvement Bond Act of 1915 is also so applicable for use in conjunction with the Improvement Act of 1911 or with other improvement acts.

(Added by Stats. 1949, Ch. 274.)


Such acts or any of them may be used in the discretion of the board of directors in the contruction of any work to be done or improvements made under this act and in the levying of assessments and reassessments and the issuing of bonds to pay for costs and expenses of the work and improvements done or to be done hereunder.

(Added by Stats. 1949, Ch. 274.)


A district may enter into an agreement with any municipality within the district whereby any work or improvement constructed pursuant to the provisions of the Improvement Act of 1911 may be transferred to the municipality for operation and maintenance. The power to make such an agreement is conditioned upon a finding by the board that the residents of the district would be better served by such municipal operation and maintenance.

(Added by Stats. 1949, Ch. 1030.)

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