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DIVISION 14. CALIFORNIA WATER STORAGE DISTRICT LAW [39000 - 48401]

  ( Division 14 added by Stats. 1951, Ch. 391. )

PART 10. CHANGES IN ORGANIZATION [48000 - 48401]

  ( Part 10 added by Stats. 1951, Ch. 391. )

CHAPTER 2. Inclusion [48200 - 48260]

  ( Chapter 2 added by Stats. 1951, Ch. 391. )

ARTICLE 3. Inclusion Elections [48250 - 48260]
  ( Article 3 added by Stats. 1951, Ch. 391. )

48250.
  

If upon the inclusion hearing the board concludes that it is feasible to serve the land, or a portion thereof, described in the inclusion petition, and that it is for the best interest of the district to include the land, or a portion thereof, within the district, it shall make a finding in writing describing the boundaries of the land which it proposes to include, if a protest signed by not less than 3 percent of the holders of title to not less than 3 percent in value of the land within the district according to the last equalized county tax assessment roll has been presented to the board, and after deducting all withdrawals is still signed by 3 percent of the holders of title to land within the district.

(Amended by Stats. 1965, Ch. 755.)

48251.
  

Upon the making of a finding by the board as provided in Section 48250, it shall order that an inclusion election be held within the district to determine whether the boundaries of the district shall be changed to include the land specified in the finding.

(Amended by Stats. 1963, Ch. 1607.)

48252.
  

The board shall fix the time at which the election shall be held and cause notice thereof to be published.

(Amended by Stats. 1963, Ch. 1607.)

48253.
  

The notice shall be published and the election shall be held and conducted, returns thereof shall be made and canvassed, and the result of the election ascertained and declared, and all things pertaining thereto conducted in the manner prescribed by this division in the case of a special election to determine whether bonds of a district shall be issued.

(Added by Stats. 1951, Ch. 391.)

48254.
  

The notice of election shall state that the election is for the purpose of determining whether certain land, describing its boundaries, shall or shall not be included in the district.

(Added by Stats. 1951, Ch. 391.)

48255.
  

The ballots cast at the election shall contain the words “For change of boundary—Yes” and “For change of boundary—No.”

(Added by Stats. 1951, Ch. 391.)

48256.
  

If at the election a majority of all the votes cast are against the change of the boundaries of the district, the petition is denied.

(Added by Stats. 1951, Ch. 391.)

48257.
  

If a majority of the votes are in favor of the change of boundaries, the board shall make its order, as provided in Article 2 of this chapter, that the boundaries of the district are changed so as to include the land therein.

(Amended by Stats. 1963, Ch. 1607.)

48258.
  

A certified copy of the inclusion order shall be recorded in the office of the county recorder of each county wherein land to be included is situated. Thereupon the land becomes a part of the district.

(Added by Stats. 1951, Ch. 391.)

48259.
  

In case land is included within any district as provided in this chapter, the board shall re-establish the boundaries of the divisions within the district so as to include the land therein, and so as to segregate into separate divisions land possessing the same general character of water rights or interests in and to the waters of the common source of supply of the district.

(Added by Stats. 1951, Ch. 391.)

48260.
  

The board shall also re-establish the boundaries of the election precincts within the district, except that in the case of the inclusion of any land within less than 30 days before an election within the district, the election precincts shall not be re-established until after the election, and the holders of title to the newly included land shall not be entitled to vote at such election.

(Added by Stats. 1951, Ch. 391.)

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