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  ( Division 18 added by Stats. 1955, Ch. 1514. )

PART 2. FORMATION [60080 - 60125]

  ( Part 2 added by Stats. 1955, Ch. 1514. )

CHAPTER 3. Calling an Election [60110 - 60111]
  ( Chapter 3 added by Stats. 1955, Ch. 1514. )


If the department determines that the persons or property within a proposed district will benefit directly or indirectly from the use of or right to use the ground water supplies therein or the replenishment waters thereof, the board of supervisors of the principal county shall forthwith divide the proposed district into five (5) divisions, according to and based upon the population, as estimated by the board of supervisors of the principal county from the register of voters used at the last general election, in such manner as to equalize, as nearly as practicable, the population in the respective divisions. Such divisions shall be numbered first, second, third, fourth, fifth, and one director, who shall be a resident thereof, shall be elected for each division by the voters thereof, and shall take office as hereinafter provided.

(Added by Stats. 1955, Ch. 1514.)


When such order dividing the proposed district into five (5) divisions is made, said board of supervisors shall call and provide for the holding of an election to be held in said proposed district for the purpose of determining whether or not the same shall be incorporated, and for the purpose of electing the first board of directors, if the district is incorporated. The election shall be held on the next established election date not less than 74 days from the date of the adoption of the resolution or ordinance calling the election. The notice of such election shall describe the boundaries of the proposed district, as modified by the report of the department, and of the divisions thereof as so established, and shall state the proposed name of the proposed district (which name shall contain the words “____ Water Replenishment District”), and shall state that the first directors will be elected at such election, who shall take office if the district is incorporated, and shall set forth the names of the candidates of the offices of the directors from the respective divisions. The notice of election shall be published in each affected county pursuant to Section 6061 of the Government Code. Publication shall be complete at least seven, but not more than 28, days prior to the date of the election.

(Amended by Stats. 1973, Ch. 1146.)

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