Article 2. Hearing of California Public Utilities Code >> Division 6. >> Chapter 8. >> Article 2.
Within 60 days after receipt of the resolutions of the
public agencies or receipt of the certification of the sufficiency of
a petition by the secretary of the district, or the passage of the
resolution of the board, the board shall, by resolution, designate
the special district as "____ (here insert name) Municipal Utility
District, Special District No. ____ (here insert number)" (all such
special districts shall be numbered consecutively) and shall fix a
time and place for a hearing on the proposed creation of the special
district for sewage disposal or solid waste resource recovery
purposes and shall publish notice thereof.
The notice of hearing shall be published once in a newspaper
of general circulation published in the district.
The time fixed for the hearing shall be not less than 30 nor
more than 60 days from the date of the first publication of the
At or before the hearing, any person interested may file
with the secretary of the district written objections to the creation
of the special district or to the inclusion of his property therein.
Upon the hearing the board shall hear and determine all protests and
objections. The hearing may be adjourned from time to time by the
board without further notice other than an order to be entered upon
the minutes of its meeting fixing the time and place of the
The board may reduce or enlarge the boundaries of the
proposed special district, but the boundaries as enlarged shall be
within the district.
The board shall not approve the creation of a special
district containing territory in addition to the territory included
in the resolutions or petitions filed with the secretary of the
district, or in its own resolution, until notice of its intention to
include such additional territory has been published for the time and
in the manner prescribed for the original hearing on the matter and
a hearing is had pursuant to the notice.
No public agency or portion thereof shall be included within
the boundaries of a special district unless its legislative body
consents by resolution, or unless the proceedings for the creation of
the special district have been initiated by petition of the voters.
If no protests are filed, or if the protests filed are
overruled and denied by the board, the board shall thereupon by
resolution approve the creation of the special district either as
originally described or as revised by the board.