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

PART 5. POWERS AND PURPOSES [74500 - 74652]

  ( Part 5 added by Stats. 1965, Ch. 75. )

CHAPTER 7. Adoption of Ordinances [74650 - 74652]
  ( Chapter 7 added by Stats. 1983, Ch. 612, Sec. 2. )


(a) A district may act by ordinance in exercising its powers under this division over lands, structures, and facilities in which the district has a real property interest. All ordinances shall be enacted only by rollcall vote entered into the proceedings of the board.

(b) It is the policy of the Legislature to avoid duplication of authority of local districts to regulate upon the same subjects in the same area. Accordingly, this chapter shall not apply to a district lying within another district having and exercising, in accordance with the governing statute of the overlying district, the authority to adopt and enforce, upon civil or penal sanction, ordinances for the same purposes.

(Added by Stats. 1983, Ch. 612, Sec. 2.)


An ordinance shall be in full force and effect upon adoption, but shall be published once in full in a newspaper of general circulation, printed, published, and circulated in the district within 10 days after adoption, or if there be no such newspaper, then posted within that time in three public places within the district.

(Added by Stats. 1983, Ch. 612, Sec. 2.)


It is a misdemeanor for any person to violate any district ordinance adopted pursuant to Section 74650 from and after the publication or posting of the ordinance pursuant to Section 74651. The violation shall be punishable by a fine not to exceed five hundred dollars ($500), or imprisonment in the county jail not to exceed 30 days, or by both that fine and imprisonment. Any violation or threatened violation may also be enjoined by civil action.

(Added by Stats. 1983, Ch. 612, Sec. 2.)

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