Chapter 11. Dissolution of California Public Utilities Code >> Division 10. >> Part 2. >> Chapter 11.

If district bonds for the acquisition or construction of rapid transit facilities have not been voted by the electors within five years of the creation of the district, the board of directors may call an election for the purpose of submitting to the voters of the district the question of whether the district will be dissolved. Upon the filing with the secretary of the district of a petition signed by voters within the district equal in number to at least 25 percent of the total vote cast in the district for all candidates for Governor at the last preceding general election at which a Governor was elected, asking that the question of dissolution of the district be submitted to the voters of the district, the board shall call an election for that purpose.
The election, for the purpose of submitting to the voters of the district the question of whether or not the district shall be dissolved, shall be held within 60 days following the date on which it is ordered by the board or on which the petition is filed.
Notice of any election for dissolution, whether called because of the filing of a petition or ordered by the board without petition, shall be published. The date fixed for the election shall not be less than 30 days from the date of the first publication of the notice.
The ballots for the election shall contain substantially the instructions required to be printed on ballots for use at general state and county elections and in addition the following:
-------------------------------------+------+----- | YES | Shall the San Francisco Bay Area | | Rapid Transit District be dissolved? +------+----- | NO | -------------------------------------+------+-----
No other notice of the election other than that provided for in this article need be given and no sample ballots need be sent to the voters.
If upon a canvass of the election it is found that a majority of all votes cast on the proposition at the election were in favor of the dissolution, the dissolution shall be deemed carried and approved by the voters. The board shall meet on Monday next succeeding the election and canvass the votes cast.
If a majority of the qualified electors voting at said election vote in favor of such dissolution, the board of directors shall, by resolution entered upon its minutes, declare the district dissolved. A certified copy of said resolution shall be filed with the county and city and county recorders and with the Secretary of State and also with the county and city and county assessors and the State Board of Equalization. Upon the adoption of said resolution, said district shall be dissolved. The board of directors, if dissolution is voted, shall wind up the affairs of the district and pay all indebtedness thereof, and any moneys remaining thereafter shall be paid over to the counties, city and county and cities, in which the district lies, in proportion to the assessed valuation of taxable property in said city and county and cities and in the unincorporated area of the counties included in the district, as shown by the assessment rolls of the city and county and counties last equalized at the date of such dissolution.
In the event that the proposition for dissolution fails to carry, no subsequent election for the dissolution of the district shall be called until after the expiration of one year from the date of the prior election.