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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 7. Method of Elections for the El Toro Water District [35210 - 35220]
  ( Chapter 7 added by Stats. 1981, Ch. 234, Sec. 2. )

35210.
  

The provisions of this chapter shall apply only to the El Toro Water District. For purposes of this chapter, “district” means the El Toro Water District.

(Added by Stats. 1981, Ch. 234, Sec. 2. Effective July 20, 1981.)

35211.
  

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 director and elections which are required by law to authorize any special taxes or bonded indebtedness, shall be conducted as resident voter elections in accordance with the provisions of this chapter. Nothing in this chapter shall be construed to require resident voter approval of bonds where voter approval is not required under the statutory or constitutional provisions in effect prior to the effective date of this chapter.

(Added by Stats. 1981, Ch. 234, Sec. 2. Effective July 20, 1981.)

35212.
  

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

(Added by Stats. 1981, Ch. 234, Sec. 2. Effective July 20, 1981.)

35213.
  

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

(Added by Stats. 1981, Ch. 234, Sec. 2. Effective July 20, 1981.)

35214.
  

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. 1981, Ch. 234, Sec. 2. Effective July 20, 1981.)

35215.
  

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.

(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. 1981, Ch. 234, Sec. 2. Effective July 20, 1981.)

35216.
  

At the first general district election following the effective date of this chapter, 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 the effective date of this chapter. 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. 249. Effective January 1, 1995.)

35218.
  

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. 1981, Ch. 234, Sec. 2. Effective July 20, 1981.)

35219.
  

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 or affect the ability of the district to sell and issue any bond heretofore authorized. For the purposes of this chapter, “bonds” shall include notes and any other evidences of indebtedness.

(Added by Stats. 1981, Ch. 234, Sec. 2. Effective July 20, 1981.)

35220.
  

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. 1981, Ch. 234, Sec. 2. Effective July 20, 1981.)

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