(a) Upon the petition of eligible electors of a metropolitan area equal in number to at least 10% of the persons who voted in the last general election held in the metropolitan area for the office of President of the United States or governor, the governing body of the county shall adopt a resolution signifying its intention to initiate the question of participating in the creation of an Authority and shall publish the resolution at least once in a newspaper of general circulation in the metropolitan area giving notice of a hearing to be held on the question of the metropolitan area’s entry into the Authority. The resolution shall be published at least 14 days before the date of hearing, and shall contain all of the following information:
        (1) Intention to join in the creation of the
Authority pursuant to this Act.
        (2) That the greater metropolitan area will include
Rock Island County, Illinois, and Scott County, Iowa, which have expressed their interest in the creation of the Authority.
        (3) Name of the Authority.

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        (4) Place, date, and time of hearing.
     (b) After the hearing, if the governing body of a metropolitan area wishes to proceed in the creation of or to join the Authority, the governing body shall direct the proper election authority to submit the proposition to the electorate of the metropolitan area as provided in Section 20.