Article 4. Establishment Of The District of California Public Utilities Code >> Division 7. >> Chapter 2. >> Article 4.
The board of supervisors receiving the certificates
delivered pursuant to Section 15765 shall meet and examine them
within three weeks after all the elections are held. If it appears
from the certificates that a majority of the votes cast at the
election in each unincorporated territory in which such elections are
held is in favor of the incorporation of the district, the board of
supervisors shall so declare and shall state by order entered in its
minutes the name and boundaries of the district, and that the
district is formed pursuant to this division.
If it appears from the certificates that a majority of the
electors voting at the election has voted against the formation of
the district, the proceedings shall fail entirely.
When the board of supervisors has completed its examination
of the certificates, and has made the order provided in Section
15791, it shall forthwith attach together the duplicate certificates
in two rolls, each roll to contain one of each of the certificates
and a copy of the order of the board of supervisors, duly certified
under the hand and official seal of the clerk of the board of
The board of supervisors shall immediately deposit one roll
for filing in the office of the Secretary of State, and cause the
other roll to be recorded in the office of the recorder of each
county in which any part of the district is situated and filed in the
office of the county elections official of the county in which the
district, or the greater part of its population, is situated.
Upon the receipt of the duplicate roll the Secretary of
State shall issue his certificate reciting that it is filed in his
office and that the public utility district, naming it, is
incorporated as a district pursuant to this division. The certificate
shall be forwarded to the board of supervisors and by it held and
delivered to the board of directors of the district after the
election and organization of the board of directors.
No charge shall be made by either the Secretary of State or
any county recorder or county elections official for the services
required of him or her under this article.
From and after the date the duplicate roll is filed with the
Secretary of State, the district is incorporated as a public utility
district, with all the rights, privileges, and powers set forth in
The board may change the name of the district by adoption of
an ordinance changing the name of the district and by giving
notification of the name change to the State Controller, the State
Board of Equalization, and the board of supervisors of each county
which has land within the district.