Arizona Revised Statutes § 48-3620.02 Authority For Zone Projects

48-3620.02. Authority for zone projects

A. For the purpose of acquiring authority to proceed with any project of special benefit to a zone, as well as for the purpose of acquiring authority to proceed with any joint project by any two or more contiguous zones, as provided by section 48-3620.01, the board of directors shall adopt a resolution stating its intention to undertake the zone project or joint project, together with the engineering estimates of the project's cost to be borne by any participating zones, fixing a time and place for a public hearing on the resolution once a week for two consecutive weeks in a newspaper of general circulation in the affected zone or zones, the first of which publications shall be at least ten days before the date fixed for the hearing or, if there is no such newspaper, by posting the notice for two consecutive weeks before the hearing in three public places in each of the affected zones. The notice shall designate a public place in each of the zones where a copy of the map or maps of any joint project may be seen by an interested person.

B. At the time and place fixed for the hearing or at any time to which the hearing may be continued, the board shall consider all written and oral objections to the proposed project or joint project. On the conclusion of the hearing, the board may abandon or proceed with the proposed project or joint project unless written protests against the proposed project or joint project, signed by a majority in number of the electors, as defined in article VII, section 13, Constitution of Arizona, of the project zone or any of the zones in a proposed joint project, are filed with the board of directors before the conclusion of the hearing, in which event the project or joint project shall be abandoned.

C. After a zone project or a joint project has been authorized and adopted, the board may, without the necessity of any further hearing, make such changes in the project as it may deem desirable to facilitate the program, consistent with the objects, purposes and powers of the district prescribed by section 48-3603.

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