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 Act."
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 benefit.
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 county.
The boundaries of a district may be altered and outlying contiguous territory in the same or an adjoining county annexed to the district.
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.