Article 4. Election of California Public Utilities Code >> Division 10. >> Part 9. >> Chapter 2. >> Article 4.
Upon receipt of certified copies of the resolution or of a
sufficient petition, the board of supervisors shall hold a hearing on
the question of forming a Santa Barbara Metropolitan Transit
District. The hearing shall be held not less than 20 days nor more
than 60 days following the filing of such resolution or petition. A
notice of such hearing shall be published at least twice in
newspapers of general circulation in the proposed district.
The board of supervisors shall have the power to exclude
unincorporated areas which, in the board's determination, would not
receive reasonable benefit from inclusion in the district.
At the conclusion of the hearing, if the board of
supervisors approves the resolution or petition as originally
presented or in modified form, it shall by resolution entered upon
(a) Fix and describe the exterior boundaries of the proposed
district as determined by the board of supervisors.
(b) Fix the date on which an election will be held in the proposed
district and the hours during which the polls will be open.
(c) State the purpose for which the election is held.
The election shall be held not less than 60 days nor more
than 90 days from the date of the adoption of the resolution
prescribed by Section 95192.
The election shall be called by publishing notice calling
the election pursuant to Section 6066 of the Government Code not less
than 20 days before the election. The notice need only specify the
time and place of the election, the hours during which the polls will
be open, the purpose of the election, and the description of the
exterior boundaries of the proposed district as determined by the
board of supervisors.
No notice of the election other than the notice prescribed by this
section need be given except that the county elections official
shall mail notice of the polling place and the purpose of the
election to each qualified elector of the proposed district.
The ballot for the election shall contain such instructions
as are required by law to be printed thereon and in addition thereto
Shall the "Santa Barbara | YES |
Metropolitan Transit | |
District" be created and | |
| NO |
No person shall be entitled to vote at the election unless
he is a voter of the territory included in the proposed district.
The election may be held on the same day as any other state,
county, or city election and be consolidated therewith.
The board of supervisors shall meet on the Tuesday next
succeeding the day of the election and canvass the returns.
The board of supervisors shall make all provisions for the
holding of the election throughout the entire district as proposed,
and shall pay the cost thereof.
If a special election is held exclusively on the proposition
of organizing the district, the expenditure therefor shall be
reimbursed to the county by means of a tax on all the taxable
property within the district, and this tax shall be added to the next
county tax bills by the proper official of the county.