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DIVISION 13. CALIFORNIA WATER DISTRICTS [34000 - 38501]

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

PART 4. ELECTIONS [35003 - 35288]

  ( Part 4 added by Stats. 1951, Ch. 390. )

CHAPTER 11. Method of Elections for Ramirez Water District [35280 - 35288]
  ( Chapter 11 added by Stats. 1995, Ch. 699, Sec. 1. )

35280.
  

This chapter shall apply only to the Ramirez Water District. For purposes of this chapter, “district” means the Ramirez Water District.

(Added by Stats. 1995, Ch. 699, Sec. 1. Effective October 10, 1995.)

35281.
  

The board of directors of the district may, by a four-fifths vote, at any time, establish two divisions, or later establish new boundaries for the two divisions, within the district in accordance with this chapter. If the board decides to establish divisions or new boundaries for established divisions, all of the following apply:

(a) (1) The board of directors shall by resolution divide the district into two divisions.

(2) Notwithstanding Sections 35026 and 35027, one division shall be comprised of approximately 60 percent of the acreage of the district and the other division shall be comprised of approximately 40 percent of the acreage of the district.

(b) The division comprised of approximately 40 percent of the acreage of the district shall have two directors. The division comprised of approximately 60 percent of the acreage of the district shall have three directors.

(c) Each director shall be a holder of title to land within the division represented by that director, or the legal representative of the holder of title to land within that division . If a corporation holds title to land, the president of the corporation may serve as a director, or the board of directors of the corporation may select other persons who may serve as directors if written notice is provided to the district.

(d) After approving the establishment of two divisions or establishment of new boundaries for the two divisions, the board shall, by resolution, not less than 120 days prior to the next general district election, designate which division shall elect directors at that election to succeed the directors whose terms then expire. The remaining division shall elect directors at the general district election next following that election.

(Amended by Stats. 1996, Ch. 124, Sec. 156. Effective January 1, 1997.)

35282.
  

Nothing in this chapter shall be construed as requiring the board to act by a four-fifths vote on any matter except as expressly provided in this chapter.

(Amended by Stats. 1996, Ch. 124, Sec. 157. Effective January 1, 1997.)

35283.
  

Except as provided in this chapter, all elections shall be governed by the general provisions of this division and by the provisions of the Uniform District Election Law (Part 4 (commencing with Section 10500) of Division 10 of the Elections Code).

(Added by Stats. 1995, Ch. 699, Sec. 1. Effective October 10, 1995.)

35284.
  

This chapter does not in any way invalidate any act of the district, its directors, or its officers and employees made or performed before the effective date of this chapter.

(Added by Stats. 1995, Ch. 699, Sec. 1. Effective October 10, 1995.)

35285.
  

(a) This chapter does not affect any acts or proceedings heretofore taken for the authorization, issuance, or sale of any bonds of the district before the effective date of this chapter or affect the ability of the district to sell and issue any bond heretofore authorized.

(b) For the purposes of this chapter, “bonds” includes notes and any other evidences of indebtedness.

(Added by Stats. 1995, Ch. 699, Sec. 1. Effective October 10, 1995.)

35286.
  

The board of directors may at any time alter, repeal, or amend the district’s bylaws by a majority vote. Any alteration, repeal, or amendment to the bylaws shall be recorded with the county recorder of each affected county.

(Added by Stats. 1995, Ch. 699, Sec. 1. Effective October 10, 1995.)

35287.
  

No board action taken pursuant to this chapter shall require approval by the county board of supervisors.

(Added by Stats. 1995, Ch. 699, Sec. 1. Effective October 10, 1995.)

35288.
  

Notwithstanding subdivision (d) of Section 35281, the 1995 district election shall be by divisions established by the board of directors pursuant to this chapter if the board of directors establishes those divisions on or before September 9, 1995. Subsequent district elections shall be held pursuant to this chapter.

(Added by Stats. 1995, Ch. 699, Sec. 1. Effective October 10, 1995.)

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