In the event a petition, as set forth in Section 18557, is filed, the board of supervisors shall not grant the request without first submitting the question to the voters in the same manner and with the same effect as provided for a referendum by the electors of a district pursuant to Section 9340 of the Elections Code.

(Amended by Stats. 1994, Ch. 923, Sec. 24. Effective January 1, 1995.)