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County Service Areas; Zones   

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(a) At the public hearing, the board shall hear and consider any protests to the formation of the zone.

(b) (1) In the case of inhabited territory, if at the conclusion of the public hearing, the board determines that more than 50 percent of the total number of voters residing within the proposed zone have filed written objections to the formation, then the board shall determine that a majority protest exists and terminate the proceedings.

(2) In the case of uninhabited territory, if at the conclusion of the public hearing, the board determines that more than 50 percent of the property owners who own more than 50 percent of the assessed value of all taxable property in the proposed zone have filed written objections to the formation, then the board shall determine that a majority protest exists and terminate the proceedings.

(c) If, pursuant to subdivision (b), the board determines that a majority protest does not exist, then the board may proceed to form the zone.

(d) If the resolution or petition proposes that the zone use special taxes, benefit assessments, fees, standby charges, or bonds to finance its purposes, the board shall proceed according to law. If the voters or property owners do not approve those funding methods, the zone shall not be formed.

(Added by Stats. 2008, Ch. 158, Sec. 2.)