Chapter 2. Area of California Health And Safety Code >> Division 12. >> Part 2.7. >> Chapter 2.
Any territory, whether incorporated or unincorporated,
whether contiguous or noncontiguous, may be included in a district.
Territory which has been classified as a state
responsibility area may be included in a district, except for
commercial forest lands which are timbered lands declared to be in a
state responsibility area. The executive officer of the local agency
formation commission shall give mailed notice of the commission's
hearing on any proposal to include a state responsibility area in a
district, whether by annexation or formation, to the Director of
Forestry and Fire Protection. The commission may approve the
proposal. Upon inclusion of a state responsibility area in a
district, whether by formation or annexation, the state shall retain
its responsibility for fire suppression and prevention on timbered,
brush, and grass-covered lands. The district shall be responsible for
fire suppression and prevention for structures in the area and may
provide the same services in the state responsibility area as it
provides in other areas of the district.
The Cortese-Knox-Hertzberg Local Government Reorganization
Act of 2000 (Division 3 (commencing with Section 56000) of Title 5 of
the Government Code) shall govern any change of organization or
reorganization of a district.