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DIVISION 21. WATER CONSERVATION DISTRICTS [74000 - 76501]

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

PART 2. FORMATION [74030 - 74136]

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

CHAPTER 3. Hearing [74070 - 74076]
  ( Chapter 3 added by Stats. 1965, Ch. 75. )

74070.
  

When a formation petition is presented, the board of supervisors shall hear it, and may adjourn the hearing from time to time. If any hearing or continued hearing is continued to a time more than 60 days from the date of the order making the continuance, a notice of the continued hearing shall be published in some newspaper or newspapers printed and published in each of the counties in which any portion of the proposed district lies once a week for at least two weeks immediately prior to the time appointed for the continued hearing.

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

74071.
  

On the final hearing the board of supervisors shall make such changes in the proposed boundaries as may be deemed advisable, and shall define and establish such boundaries. The board of supervisors shall not modify such boundaries so as to exclude from the proposed district any territory which would be benefited by the formation of the district; nor shall any land be included within the proposed district which will not, in the judgment of the board, be benefited by the formation of the district.

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

74072.
  

Any person whose lands would be benefited by the district may, upon his application and in the discretion of the board of supervisors, have such lands included within the proposed district.

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

74073.
  

Upon the hearing of the formation petition the board of supervisors shall determine whether or not the petition complies with the requirements of this division, and for that purpose shall hear all competent and relevant testimony offered in support thereof or in opposition thereto.

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

74074.
  

No defect in the contents of the formation petition, or in the title to or form of the notice, or signature, shall vitiate any proceedings thereon; provided, such petition or petitions have a sufficient number of qualified signatures attached thereto.

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

74075.
  

The determination of the board of supervisors shall be entered upon the minutes of the board.

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

74076.
  

If the board of supervisors finds that protest has been made prior to its final determination for formation of the district, by the owners of land, or by the owners of real property in the event of the applicability of the provisions of Section 74056, within the proposed district the assessed value of which, as shown by the last equalized assessment roll, constitutes more than one-half of the total assessed value of the land or real property, as the case may be, within the proposed district, the proceeding shall terminate. The board of supervisors shall order the proceeding terminated when such protests are received.

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

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