Article 3. Notice, Hearing, And Election of California Health And Safety Code >> Division 5. >> Part 3. >> Chapter 5. >> Article 3.
The time set for the hearing shall be not less than twenty
nor more than forty days after the adoption of the resolution.
The governing body shall cause the resolution to be published
twice in one or more newspapers published and circulated in the
district. If no newspaper is published in the district, then the
publication shall be made in a newspaper published in the county in
which the district is located.
A copy of the resolution headed "Notice of Sewer Work," in
letters not less than one inch in height, shall be posted in the
district along the entire length of that street in the district
which, in the opinion of the governing body, is traversed by the
largest number of people. The notices shall be posted not less than
300 feet in distance apart, and not less than three notices shall be
posted in any case.
Both the posting and the publication shall be completed at
least ten days before the time set for the hearing. Affidavits of
publication and of posting shall be filed with the clerk.
At the time set for the hearing, the governing body shall
hear all persons or their representatives having any objections to
the acquisition or construction of the works as proposed, also any
suggestions that may be offered in the way of an amendment or
modification of the proposition. The governing body may continue the
hearing from time to time, and modify the boundaries of the area by
eliminating territory, but no new territory shall be added.
If, before the conclusion of the hearing, a petition signed
by not less than 15 percent of the owners or by not less than 15
percent of the registered voters in the specified area is filed with
the governing body requesting that body to submit the proposition of
acquiring or constructing the proposed works to an election of the
registered voters in the area, the governing body shall forthwith
call an election in the area for that purpose.
If called, the election shall be held and conducted, the
votes received and canvassed, and the returns made, determined, and
declared, so far as practicable, in accordance with the laws
governing the enactment or rejection of city ordinances by means of
the initiative or referendum.
If the proposal is not rejected at a referendum election, the
governing body acquires jurisdiction to proceed.