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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 5. Method of Elections for the Moulton-Niguel Water District [35185 - 35195]
  ( Chapter 5 added by Stats. 1980, Ch. 713, Sec. 1. )

35185.
  

The provisions of this chapter shall apply only to the Moulton-Niguel Water District. For purposes of this chapter “district” means the Moulton-Niguel Water District.

(Added by Stats. 1980, Ch. 713, Sec. 1.)

35186.
  

Notwithstanding any other provision of law, or the bylaws of the district, all elections held after the effective date of this chapter within the district, including elections for directors and elections which are required by law to authorize any special taxes or bonded indebtedness, except special taxes or bonded indebtedness of an uninhabited improvement district, shall be conducted as resident voter elections in accordance with the provisions of this chapter. As used in this chapter, “uninhabited improvement district” means an improvement district having 12 or less registered voters residing therein.

(Added by Stats. 1980, Ch. 713, Sec. 1.)

35187.
  

Qualified voters within the district shall be residents of and registered voters in the district.

(Added by Stats. 1980, Ch. 713, Sec. 1.)

35188.
  

All directors elected after the effective date of this chapter shall be residents of the district and shall be registered voters at the time of their election and during their term of office.

(Added by Stats. 1980, Ch. 713, Sec. 1.)

35189.
  

Directors of the district shall be elected on an at-large basis unless the board of directors determines that directors shall be elected by divisions. The term “by divisions,” as used in this chapter, means the election of directors by voters of the division alone.

(Added by Stats. 1980, Ch. 713, Sec. 1.)

35190.
  

Notwithstanding any other provision of law, the board of directors may at any time establish divisions within the district in accordance with the provisions of this chapter. If the board of directors decides to establish divisions, the following shall apply:

(a) The board of directors shall by resolution divide the district into as many divisions as there are directors and assign a number to each division. Such divisions shall be as nearly equal in population as practicable; provided, however, that if there is uninhabited land, which shall be defined as land having 12 or less registered voters residing therein in excess of 3,000 contiguous acres within any improvement district, such land may be designated by the board of directors as a division, and in such event elections for director for such division, which director need only be a holder of title to land within such division, shall be conducted in accordance with the provisions of Article 1 (commencing with Section 35000) of Chapter 1 and Chapter 2 (commencing with Section 35100) of this part.

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

(c) Each director elected by division shall be a resident of that division.

(d) The board of directors by resolution may, at any time after initially dividing the district into divisions, but not less than 120 days before a general district election, change the boundaries of the divisions to keep them as nearly equal in population as practicable.

(Added by Stats. 1980, Ch. 713, Sec. 1.)

35191.
  

At the first general district election following January 1, 1981, the number of directors to be elected shall correspond with the number of directors whose terms expire. The directors whose terms have not expired shall serve their unexpired terms under the qualification to hold office that existed prior to January 1, 1981. In that first election, and in all subsequent elections, the form of the ballot and the conduct of the election shall be governed by the Uniform District Election Law (Part 4 (commencing with Section 10500) of Division 10 of the Elections Code) for resident voting elections.

(Amended by Stats. 1994, Ch. 923, Sec. 248. Effective January 1, 1995.)

35193.
  

The provisions of this chapter shall in no way invalidate any act of the district, its directors, or its officers and employees made or performed while the district was operating as a landowner voting district.

(Added by Stats. 1980, Ch. 713, Sec. 1.)

35194.
  

Nothing in this chapter shall affect any acts or proceedings heretofore taken for the authorization, issuance, or sale of any bonds of the district in any manner provided by law prior to the effective date of this chapter. For the purposes of this chapter, “bonds” shall include notes and any other evidences of indebtedness of the district or any improvement district thereof.

(Added by Stats. 1980, Ch. 713, Sec. 1.)

35195.
  

Notwithstanding any other provision of law, 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. 1980, Ch. 713, Sec. 1.)

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