Chapter 8. Zones of California Health And Safety Code >> Division 8. >> Part 4. >> Chapter 8.
(a) Whenever a board of trustees determines that it is in the
public interest to provide different services, to provide different
levels of services, or to raise additional revenues within specific
areas of the district, it may form one or more zones pursuant to this
(b) The board of trustees shall initiate proceedings for the
formation of a new zone by adopting a resolution that does all of the
(1) States that the proposal is made pursuant to this chapter.
(2) Sets forth a description of the boundaries of the territory to
be included in the zone.
(3) States the different services, the different levels of
services, or the additional revenues that the district will provide.
(4) Sets forth the methods by which those services or level of
service will be financed.
(5) States the reasons for forming the zone.
(6) Proposes a name or number for the zone.
(c) A proposal to form a new zone may also be initiated by a
petition signed by not less than 10 percent of the registered voters
residing within the proposed zone. The petition shall contain all of
the matters required by subdivision (b).
(d) Upon the adoption of a resolution or the receipt of a valid
petition, the board of trustees shall fix the date, time, and place
for the public hearing on the formation of the zone. The district
shall publish notice of the hearing, including the information
required by subdivision (b), pursuant to Section 6061 of the
Government Code in one or more newspapers of general circulation in
the district. The district shall mail the notice at least 45 days
before the date of the hearing to all owners of property within the
proposed zone. The district shall post the notice in at least three
public places within the territory of the proposed zone.
(a) At the hearing, the board of trustees shall hear and
consider any protests to the formation of a zone pursuant to this
chapter. The board of trustees shall terminate the proceedings, if at
the conclusion of the hearing, it determines either of the
(1) More than 50 percent of the total number of voters residing
within the proposed zone have filed and not withdrawn written
objections to the formation.
(2) Property owners who own more than 50 percent of the assessed
value of all taxable property within the proposed zone have filed
written and not withdrawn objections to the formation.
(b) If the board of trustees determines that the written
objections have been filed and not withdrawn by 50 percent or less of
those voters or property owners, then the board of trustees may
proceed to form the zone.
(c) If the resolution or petition for formation of a zone proposes
that the zone use special taxes, special benefit assessments, fees
for property-related services, or general obligation bonds to finance
its purposes, the board of trustees shall proceed according to law.
If the voters or property owners do not approve those funding
methods, the zone shall not be formed.
(a) A board of trustees may change the boundaries of a zone
or dissolve a zone by following the procedures in Sections 9090 and
(b) Except as provided in Section 56886 of the Government Code, a
local agency formation commission shall have no power or duty to
review and approve or disapprove a proposal to form a zone, a
proposal to change the boundaries of a zone, or a proposal to
dissolve a zone.
(a) As determined by the board of trustees and pursuant to
the requirements of this part, a zone may provide any service at any
level or levels within its boundaries that the district may provide.
(b) As determined by the board of trustees and pursuant to the
requirements of this part, a zone may exercise any fiscal powers
within its boundaries that the district may exercise.
(c) Any special taxes, special benefit assessments, fees, or
general obligation bonds which are intended solely for the support of
projects, services, or programs within a zone shall be levied,
assessed, and charged within the boundaries of that zone.