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


  ( Part 7 added by Stats. 1965, Ch. 75. )

CHAPTER 3. Benefit Assessment Improvement Districts [75170 - 75231]

  ( Chapter 3 added by Stats. 1965, Ch. 75. )

ARTICLE 1. Initiation of Proceedings [75170 - 75175]
  ( Article 1 added by Stats. 1965, Ch. 75. )


As an additional and alternative method of creating improvement districts of parts of the area within districts two-thirds of the holders of title or evidence of title of any tract or contiguous tracts of land, situated within any district, susceptible of conservation of water, or capable of development separate and apart from the main project or the development of the water resources of the entire district, may petition the board to form an improvement district within the district for the purpose of conserving and developing the water resources of such improvement district and for the levying of assessments to pay the costs thereof.

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


Said formation petition shall contain a statement of the plan of the proposed improvement, a description of the boundaries of the proposed improvement district, and the names of the owners of all lands within the improvement district, with their last known addresses, and a description of the lands owned thereby. The petition shall be signed and acknowledged by the requisite number of landowners.

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


The formation petition, and all proceedings in reference thereto, and the lands affected thereby, shall be designated by number, and the description of the parcels of land shall be according to the last duly equalized assessment book of the county assessor.

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


Upon receipt of the formation petition the board shall cause a survey to be made of the proposed improvement and if it is found that the plan of improvement is feasible, the board shall cause to be prepared plans and specifications of the improvement and an estimate of the cost thereof, together with a statement and assessment of the amount of such costs apportioned to each tract of land in the improvement district, as such tracts of land are shown upon the last equalized assessment book of the county assessor, according to the benefits that will accrue to each of such tracts of land, respectively, by reason of the expenditures of such sums of money for the improvements.

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


The board constitutes a board of assessment commissioners to levy and apportion such assessment.

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


The formation petition, plans, specifications, estimate, and statement and assessment shall be filed in the office of the district and shall be subject to the inspection of all parties interested.

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

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