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

PART 5. FINANCES [60240 - 60292]

  ( Part 5 added by Stats. 1955, Ch. 1514. )

CHAPTER 4. Bonds [60270 - 60282]
  ( Chapter 4 added by Stats. 1955, Ch. 1514. )


Whenever the board deems it necessary for the district to incur a bonded indebtedness, the board shall, by resolution, so declare and state the purpose for which the proposed debt is to be incurred, the amount of debt to be incurred, the maximum term the bonds proposed to be issued shall run before maturity, which shall not exceed 40 years; the maximum rate of interest to be paid, which shall not exceed 8 percent per annum, and the measure to be submitted to the voters.

(Amended by Stats. 1975, Ch. 130.)


The board shall fix a date upon which an election shall be held for the purpose of authorizing said bonded indebtedness to be incurred.

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


It shall be the duty of the board to provide for holding such special election on the day so fixed and in accordance with the provisions of the Elections Code so far as the same shall be applicable, except as herein otherwise provided.

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


Such board shall give notice of the holding of such election, which notice shall contain the text of the resolution adopted by the board of the district, the designation of precincts, the location of polling places, and the names of the officers selected to conduct the election, who shall consist of one judge, one inspector and two clerks in each precinct.

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


In case such election is consolidated with a state or county election, the precincts, polling places, and election officers shall be the same as provided for such state or county election, and it shall be sufficient if the resolution and notice so state.

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


The notice shall be published in such district pursuant to Section 6066 of the Government Code in a newspaper or newspapers designated by the board. If there is no newspaper published in such district, then such notice shall be posted in three public places in such district in each affected county. Publication or posting shall be complete at least 14, but not more than 28, days prior to the date of the election.

(Amended by Stats. 1957, Ch. 357.)


All the expenses of holding such election shall be borne by the district.

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


The returns of such election shall be made, the votes canvassed by said board within seven days following said election, and the results thereof ascertained and declared in accordance with the provisions of the Elections Code, so far as they may be applicable, except as in this act otherwise provided.

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


The secretary of the board, as soon as the result is declared, shall enter in the records of such board a statement of such results.

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


No irregularities or informalities in conducting such election shall invalidate the same, if the election shall have otherwise been fairly conducted.

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


Any action or proceeding, wherein the validity of any such bonds or of the proceedings in relation thereto is contested, questioned or denied, shall be commenced within three months from the date of such election; otherwise, said bonds and all proceedings in relation thereto shall be held to be valid and in every respect legal and incontestable.

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


If from such returns it appears that more than two-thirds of the votes cast at such election held pursuant to the provisions of this chapter were in favor of and assented to the incurring of such indebtedness, then the board may, by resolution, at such time or times as it deems proper, provide for the form and execution of such bonds and for issuance of any part thereof, and may sell or dispose of the bonds so issued at such times or in such manner, either for cash in lawful money of the United States or its equivalent, as it may deem to be to the public interest.

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


Any bonds issued by any district are hereby given the same force, value and use as bonds issued by any city and shall be exempt from all taxation within the State of California.

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

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