Article 1. Petition of California Harbors And Navigation Code >> Division 8. >> Part 7. >> Chapter 2. >> Article 1.
A district may be formed consisting of any portion or
portions of a county, whether contiguous or not, lying entirely
within a city or entirely within unincorporated territory of the
county or wholly or partially including territory of all or part of
one or more cities within the county, including within its boundaries
the whole or some part of the harbor proposed to be developed.
Fifty or more registered, qualified electors in a county
residing within the proposed district may sign and present to the
board of supervisors of the county a petition in writing for the
formation of a district.
The petition shall:
(a) Set forth the exterior boundaries of the proposed district.
(b) Generally describe the proposed harbor development.
(c) A request that the territory included within the described
boundaries be formed into a district pursuant to this part.
Within 10 days from the filing thereof the county registrar
of voters, or if there be none, the county clerk, shall examine the
petition and report in writing to the board of supervisors as to the
sufficiency thereof. If the report shows the petition to be
insufficient a supplemental petition may be filed within one month
from the date of the report.
If the report shows the petition to be sufficient the
petition shall be published as provided in Section 6066 of the
Government Code in a newspaper of general circulation in the county
in which the proposed district is located together with a notice
setting forth the day, hour and place at which the petition will be
heard by the board of supervisors and stating that at the designated
time and place all persons interested may appear and be heard. The
notice shall also state that any interested person, including any
owner of taxable real property within the proposed district, may file
with the clerk of the body conducting the hearing at any time prior
to the time fixed for the hearing a written protest or objection to
the formation of the district. The names of only three signers of the
petition need be published. The time fixed for the hearing shall not
be less than 30 nor more than 60 days after the first publication of
the petition and notice of hearing.