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DIVISION 21. WATER CONSERVATION DISTRICTS [74000 - 76501]

  ( Division 21 added by Stats. 1965, Ch. 75. )

PART 10. CHANGES IN ORGANIZATION [75750 - 76061]

  ( Part 10 added by Stats. 1965, Ch. 75. )

CHAPTER 2. Inclusion [75850 - 75939]

  ( Chapter 2 added by Stats. 1965, Ch. 75. )

ARTICLE 4. Election [75900 - 75907]
  ( Article 4 added by Stats. 1965, Ch. 75. )

75900.
  

If a protest against the inclusion of lands, signed by not less than 3 percent of the holders of title or evidence of title to lands within the district who hold the title or evidence of title to not less than 3 percent in value of the lands within the district according to the last equalized assessment roll of the county within which such lands are situated, is presented to the board and upon the hearing of the matter such protest is not withdrawn, or after the withdrawal therefrom of any signatures it is still signed by not less than 3 percent of the holders of title or evidence of title to lands within the district who hold the title or evidence of title to not less than 3 percent in value of the lands within the district according to the last equalized assessment roll of the county within which such lands are situated, or if the board deems it not for the best interests of the district to include therein the lands described in the petition for inclusion, or any of them, the board shall adopt a resolution stating the facts and describing the boundaries of the tract of land proposed to be included in the district.

(Added by Stats. 1965, Ch. 75.)

75901.
  

Upon the adoption of the resolution pursuant to Section 75900, the board shall order that an election be held within the district to determine whether the boundaries shall be changed as mentioned in such resolution; and shall fix the time at which such election shall be held, and cause notice thereof to be given and published.

(Added by Stats. 1965, Ch. 75.)

75902.
  

Before calling the election, the board may require an undertaking from the petitioners for the inclusion of the land, conditioned that the petitioners or the sureties will pay all the costs of holding the election in case the inclusion is denied.

(Amended by Stats. 1982, Ch. 517, Sec. 413.)

75903.
  

Notice of the election shall be given and published, the election shall be held and conducted, the 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 Chapter 3 (commencing with Section 74790) of Part 6 of this division.

(Added by stats. 1965, Ch. 75.)

75904.
  

The notice of election shall describe the proposed change of the boundaries in such manner and terms that it can readily be traced.

(Added by Stats. 1965, Ch. 75.)

75905.
  

The ballots cast at the election shall contain the words “For change of boundaries,” or “Against change of boundaries,” or words equivalent thereto.

(Added by Stats. 1965, Ch. 75.)

75906.
  

If a majority of all the votes cast at the election are against change of the boundaries of the district, the board shall order that the petition for inclusion of lands be denied and shall proceed no further in the matter.

(Added by Stats. 1965, Ch. 75.)

75907.
  

If a majority of the votes cast at the election are in favor of the change of the boundaries of the district, the board shall order that the boundaries be changed in accordance with the resolution adopted by the board pursuant to Section 75900. The order shall describe the entire boundaries of the district, and for that purpose the board shall cause a survey of such portions thereof to be made as it deems necessary.

(Added by Stats. 1965, Ch. 75.)

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