Chapter 1. General Provisions And Definitions of California Public Utilities Code >> Division 9. >> Part 2. >> Chapter 1.
This part may be cited as the "California Airport District
The purpose of this part is to facilitate the formation of
intercity and county airport districts having responsibility for the
development of airports, spaceports, and air navigation facilities,
the objective being to encourage airport and spaceport development by
communities and to distribute the cost uniformly among all who
Unless the context otherwise requires, the definitions and
general provisions contained in this chapter govern the construction
of this part.
Airport districts may be created, maintained, and managed as
provided in this part and may exercise the powers expressly granted
or necessarily implied.
A district may lie within or include the territories of one
or more counties. It may include one or more cities, all or any part
of any city and any part of the unincorporated territory of any
The boundaries of a district may be altered and outlying
contiguous territory in the same or an adjoining county annexed to
Except as otherwise provided in this part, the law governing
the qualifications of electors, the manner of voting, the duties of
election officers, the canvassing of returns, declaration of results,
and all other particulars in respect to the calling and holding of
general municipal elections in cities of the fifth and sixth class,
so far as applicable, governs all district elections.
"District" means airport district, formed and proposed to be
formed, pursuant to this part.
"Principal county" means the county in which all of the
territory of the district is situated, or if the territory is
situated in more than one county, the county in which the greatest
portion of the territory is situated.
"Affected county" means any county in which the territory of
the district is situated.
"Board" means the board of directors of the district.
"Director" means member of the board.
"Secretary" means secretary of the board.
"Bond election" means an election provided for in Article 2
(commencing with Section 22731) of Chapter 5.
"Formation election" means an election provided for in
Article 4 (commencing with Section 22226) of Chapter 2.
"Bond tax" means the tax levied pursuant to Chapter 6
(commencing with Section 22901) for the payment of the bonded
indebtedness of the district.
"District tax" means the tax levied pursuant to Chapter 6
for the payment of expenses of, and claims against the district,
other than the bonded indebtedness.