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WATER CODE
SECTION 60080-60083



60080.  A petition, which may consist of any number of separate
instruments, shall be filed with the county elections official of the
principal county in which the proposed water replenishment district
is located, signed by registered voters residing within the
boundaries of the proposed district equal in number to at least 10
percent of the number of the voters residing within the proposed
district; provided, that where the proposed district is situated
partly in different counties, the petition must be signed by at least
10 percent of the voters of each area situated within each county,
and each petition shall clearly designate in which affected county it
was circulated, and each petition shall contain names only of the
voters of the affected county in which the petition was circulated.




60081.  Such petition shall describe the proposed boundaries of the
district, recite the reasons for the proposed formation, pray that
the same be organized under this act, and propose a name by which
such district shall be known. The persons seeking to organize a
district shall include in the petition a statement limiting the
annual property tax rate, not to exceed twenty cents ($0.20) for each
one hundred dollars ($100) of assessed valuation, which may be
levied by the board for the purpose of purchasing water for
replenishment purposes, and the board shall thereafter be limited to
the rate so fixed in the petition for formation, unless a majority of
the electors voting at an election held for that purpose later
change the rate so fixed in the petition.



60082.  If the proposed district is situated in more than one
county, the county elections official of the principal county shall
immediately transmit to the county elections officials of the
participating counties the petitions containing the signatures of the
voters of each participating county.



60083.  Within 30 days of the date of filing the petition with the
county elections official of the principal county, the county
elections officials of the affected counties shall examine the
petition and ascertain whether or not the petition is signed by the
requisite number of voters within the county. When the county
elections officials of the affected counties have completed their
examination of the petition, they shall each attach to the petition
their certificates, properly dated, showing the results of the
examination, and if from the examination they shall find that the
petition is signed by the requisite number of voters residing within
the boundaries of that portion of the proposed district within the
affected county, or is not so signed, they shall certify the petition
as sufficient or insufficient, as the case may be, and the
certificates shall forthwith be transmitted to the county elections
official of the principal county.