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DIVISION 15. RECLAMATION DISTRICTS [50000 - 53901]

  ( Division 15 added by Stats. 1951, Ch. 336. )

PART 4. ELECTIONS [50700 - 50817]

  ( Part 4 added by Stats. 1951, Ch. 336. )

CHAPTER 2.5. Reclamation District No. 1000 [50780 - 50780.22]
  ( Chapter 2.5 added by Stats. 1992, Ch. 842, Sec. 1. )

50780.
  

Notwithstanding any other provision of law, this chapter applies to the manner in which elections are conducted in the Reclamation District No. 1000.

(Added by Stats. 1992, Ch. 842, Sec. 1. Effective January 1, 1993.)

50780.2.
  

“District,” for purposes of this chapter, means the Reclamation District No. 1000.

(Added by Stats. 1992, Ch. 842, Sec. 1. Effective January 1, 1993.)

50780.4.
  

(a) A “land assessment seat,” for purposes of this chapter, means a seat held by a trustee elected by voters as defined in subdivision (a) of Section 50780.10 in accordance with Sections 50701, 50702, 50704, and 50704.5.

(b) For the purpose of voting for a trustee to hold a land assessment seat, each voter may cast his or her votes for each land assessment seat in accordance with this part.

(Added by Stats. 1992, Ch. 842, Sec. 1. Effective January 1, 1993.)

50780.6.
  

(a) A “parcel seat,” for purposes of this chapter, means a seat held by a trustee elected by voters as defined in subdivision (a) of Section 50780.10 which have one vote for each parcel owned.

(b) For the purpose of voting for a trustee to hold a parcel seat, each landowner may cast his or her vote or votes for each parcel seat.

(c) The last equalized assessment book of the district is conclusive evidence of ownership for the purpose of voting for a parcel seat, except that the last equalized assessment roll of the county in which the land is located shall be used in lieu of the assessment book of the district if an assessment is not levied for the year in which the election is held.

(d) Section 50704.5 applies for the purpose of voting for any parcel seat.

(Added by Stats. 1992, Ch. 842, Sec. 1. Effective January 1, 1993.)

50780.8.
  

(a) A “resident voter seat,” for purposes of this chapter, means a seat held by a trustee elected by voters as defined in subdivision (b) of Section 50780.10.

(b) For purposes of voting for a trustee to hold a resident voter seat, each voter may cast one vote for each resident voter seat.

(Added by Stats. 1992, Ch. 842, Sec. 1. Effective January 1, 1993.)

50780.10.
  

A “voter” means any of the following:

(a) A landowner or the legal representative of a landowner.

(b) A voter as defined in Section 359 of the Elections Code who resides within the boundaries of the district.

(c) A voter as defined in subdivision (a) may vote for both parcel seats and land assessment seats.

(d) A voter as defined in subdivision (a) who is also a voter as defined in subdivision (b) may vote for both resident voter seats and land assessment seats.

(Amended by Stats. 2007, Ch. 130, Sec. 241. Effective January 1, 2008.)

50780.12.
  

Commencing with the 1993 district election, the district shall have a seven-member board, whose trustees are residents of the district. The residency requirement does not apply to any trustee holding office on July 1, 1992.

(Added by Stats. 1992, Ch. 842, Sec. 1. Effective January 1, 1993.)

50780.14.
  

At the 1993 district election, the board shall designate the seats of the two trustees whose terms expire and the two new seats as “land assessment seats.”

(Added by Stats. 1992, Ch. 842, Sec. 1. Effective January 1, 1993.)

50780.16.
  

At the 1995 district election, the board shall designate the seats of the three trustees whose terms expire as “parcel seats.”

(Added by Stats. 1992, Ch. 842, Sec. 1. Effective January 1, 1993.)

50780.18.
  

(a) The manner in which the trustees shall be elected at the 1997 district election, and at every district election thereafter, depends on the percentage of land in the district that is used for agricultural purposes that is subject to an assessment pursuant to Article 3 (commencing with Section 51320) of Chapter 2 of Part 7 in accordance with subdivisions (b), (c), and (d).

(b) Between 180 and 200 days before the election, the board shall determine whether the percentage of land described in subdivision (a) has equaled or exceeded 35 percent during the immediately preceding two years. If so, the board shall designate four seats as “land assessment seats” and three seats as “parcel seats.”

(c) Between 180 and 200 days before the election, the board shall determine whether the percentage of land described in subdivision (a) has been below 35 percent and has equaled or exceeded 20 percent during the immediately preceding two years. If so, the board shall designate four seats as “parcel seats” and three seats as “land assessment seats.”

(d) Between 180 and 200 days before the election, the board shall determine whether the percentage of land described in subdivision (a) has been below 20 percent during the immediately preceding two years. If so, the board shall designate five seats as “resident voter seats” and two seats as “land assessment seats.”

(Added by Stats. 1992, Ch. 842, Sec. 1. Effective January 1, 1993.)

50780.20.
  

At the time of a designation pursuant to Section 50780.18, the board shall adjust, by lot, the length of the terms of any trustees whose terms are not otherwise scheduled to expire if the adjustment is necessary to comply with the designation.

(Added by Stats. 1992, Ch. 842, Sec. 1. Effective January 1, 1993.)

50780.22.
  

Except as otherwise provided by this chapter, this part applies to a district election.

(Added by Stats. 1992, Ch. 842, Sec. 1. Effective January 1, 1993.)

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