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WATER CODE
SECTION 35210-35220



35210.  The provisions of this chapter shall apply only to the El
Toro Water District. For purposes of this chapter, "district" means
the El Toro Water District.



35211.  Notwithstanding any other provision of law, or the bylaws of
the district, all elections held after the effective date of this
chapter within the district, including elections for director and
elections which are required by law to authorize any special taxes or
bonded indebtedness, shall be conducted as resident voter elections
in accordance with the provisions of this chapter. Nothing in this
chapter shall be construed to require resident voter approval of
bonds where voter approval is not required under the statutory or
constitutional provisions in effect prior to the effective date of
this chapter.


35212.  Qualified voters within the district shall be residents of
and registered voters in the district.



35213.  All directors elected after the effective date of this
chapter shall be residents of the district and shall be registered at
the time of their election and during their term of office.



35214.  Directors of the district shall be elected on an at-large
basis unless the board of directors determines that directors shall
be elected by divisions. The term "by divisions" as used in this
chapter means the election of directors by voters of the division
alone.



35215.  Notwithstanding any other provision of law, the board of
directors may at any time establish divisions within the district in
accordance with the provisions of this chapter. If the board of
directors decides to establish divisions, the following shall apply:
   (a) The board of directors shall by resolution divide the district
into as many divisions as there are directors and assign a number to
each division. Such divisions shall be as nearly equal in population
as practicable.
   (b) After approving the election of directors by divisions, the
board of directors shall by resolution, not less than 120 days prior
to the next general district election, designate which divisions
shall elect directors at that election to succeed the directors whose
terms then expire. The remaining divisions shall elect directors at
the general district election next following that election.
   (c) Each director elected by division shall be a resident of that
division.
   (d) The board of directors by resolution may, at any time after
initially dividing the district into divisions, but not less than 120
days before a general district election, change the boundaries of
the divisions to keep them as nearly equal in population as
practicable.


35216.  At the first general district election following the
effective date of this chapter, the number of directors to be elected
shall correspond with the number of directors whose terms expire.
The directors whose terms have not expired shall serve their
unexpired terms under the qualification to hold office that existed
prior to the effective date of this chapter. In that first election
and in all subsequent elections, the form of the ballot and the
conduct of the election shall be governed by the Uniform District
Election Law (Part 4 (commencing with Section 10500) of Division 10
of the Elections Code) for resident voting elections.




35218.  The provisions of this chapter shall in no way invalidate
any act of the district, its directors, or its officers and employees
made or performed while the district was operating as a landowner
voting district.


35219.  Nothing in this chapter shall affect any acts or proceedings
heretofore taken for the authorization, issuance, or sale of any
bonds of the district in any manner provided by law prior to the
effective date of this chapter or affect the ability of the district
to sell and issue any bond heretofore authorized. For the purposes of
this chapter, "bonds" shall include notes and any other evidences of
indebtedness.



35220.  Notwithstanding any other provision of law, the board of
directors may at any time alter, repeal, or amend the district's
bylaws by a majority vote. Any alteration, repeal, or amendment to
the bylaws shall be recorded with the county recorder of each
affected county.