Article 4. Election of California Public Utilities Code >> Division 9. >> Part 2. >> Chapter 2. >> Article 4.
If after the hearing the board of supervisors of each
affected county determines that the district should be formed, each
board, by resolution entered on its minutes, shall:
(a) Define and describe the boundaries of the district or
otherwise designate its territorial extent.
(b) State the name of the district, which shall contain the words
"____________________ airport district."
(c) Call an election in the county, or portion thereof within the
district, for the purpose of determining whether the district shall
be formed and to elect a board of five directors for the district if
(d) Fix the date of the election and the hours the polls will be
(e) Establish election precincts and designate polling places for
(f) Appoint the election officers.
The resolution shall be published pursuant to Section 6066
of the Government Code in each county and city in the district. The
first publication shall be at least 30 days prior to the date of the
election. The resolution may be published in more than one newspaper
by order of the board of supervisors of the affected county.
The proposition submitted at the election shall be "Shall
the proposition to form ____________________ Airport District under
the California Airport District Act be adopted?"
Except as otherwise provided in this article, the election
shall be called, noticed, and conducted, candidates nominated, the
vote canvassed, and the results declared in the manner prescribed by
law for general municipal elections in general law cities and by the
general laws so far as applicable.
Within five days after the district formation election has
been called, the legislative body which has called the election
shall transmit, by registered mail, a written notification of the
election call to the executive officer of the local agency formation
commission of the county or principal county in which the territory
or major portion of the territory of the proposed district is
located. Such written notice shall include the name and a description
of the proposed district, and may be in the form of a certified copy
of the resolution adopted by the legislative body calling the
district formation election.
The executive officer, within five days after being notified that
a district formation election has been called, shall submit to the
commission, for its approval or modification, an impartial analysis
of the proposed district formation.
The impartial analysis shall not exceed 500 words in length and
shall include a specific description of the boundaries of the
district proposed to be formed.
The local agency formation commission, within five days after the
receipt of the executive officer's analysis, shall approve or modify
the analysis and submit it to the officials in charge of conducting
the district formation election.
The board of supervisors or any member or members of the
board authorized by the board, or any individual voter or bona fide
association of citizens entitled to vote on the district formation
proposition, or any combination of such voters and associations of
citizens, may file a written argument for or a written argument
against the proposed district formation.
Arguments shall not exceed 300 words in length and shall be filed
with the officials in charge of conducting the election not less than
54 days prior to the date of the district formation election.
If more than one argument for or more than one argument
against the proposed district formation is filed with the election
officials within the time prescribed, such election officials shall
select one of the arguments for printing and distribution to the
In selecting the arguments, the election officials shall give
preference and priority in the order named to the arguments of the
(a) The board of supervisors or any member or members of the board
authorized by the board.
(b) Individual voters or bona fide associations of citizens or a
combination of such voters and associations.
The officials in charge of conducting the election shall
cause a ballot pamphlet concerning the district formation proposition
to be voted on to be printed and mailed to each voter entitled to
vote on the district formation question.
The ballot pamphlet shall contain the following in the order
(a) The complete text of the proposition.
(b) The impartial analysis of the proposition prepared by the
local agency formation commission.
(c) The argument for the proposed district formation.
(d) The argument against the proposed district formation.
The election officials shall mail a ballot pamphlet to each voter
entitled to vote in the district formation election at least 10 days
prior to the date of the election. The ballot pamphlet is "official
matter" within the meaning of Section 13303 of the Elections Code.
At the first election the board of supervisors of each
affected county and its clerk have the powers and duties vested in
the legislative bodies of cities and their clerks by the general laws
described in Section 22229. Thereafter the board of directors of the
district and its secretary have these powers and duties.
The canvass of the returns of the election shall be made at
the time, in the manner, and by the officers prescribed by law for
special elections in each affected county.
If the canvass is made by an officer other than the board of
supervisors of the affected county, the officer shall transmit the
results to the board of supervisors. The board of supervisors shall
declare the result of the election.