Article 3. Request By Petition of California Public Utilities Code >> Division 6. >> Chapter 2. >> Article 3.

Instead of resolutions, a petition may be presented to the board of supervisors of the county containing the largest number of voters within the proposed district, signed by voters within the proposed district equal in number to at least 10 percent of the total vote cast.
The petition shall contain substantially the same declarations and statements required to be contained in the resolutions presented to a board of supervisors under this chapter, and declare that, in the opinion of the petitioners, public interest or necessity demands the creation and maintenance of a municipal utility district.
The petition may be on separate papers, but each paper shall contain the affidavit of the person who circulated it certifying that each name signed thereto is the true signature of the person whose name it purports to be.
The clerk of the board of supervisors of the county in which the petition is presented shall compare the signatures to the petition with the affidavits of registration and certify to their sufficiency or insufficiency.