Article 6. Annexation of California Military And Veterans Code >> Division 6. >> Chapter 1. >> Article 6.
The boundaries of any district organized or existing under
this chapter may be altered and new territory annexed to, and
incorporated within, it pursuant to this article.
To qualify for annexation, new territory shall be contiguous
to the existing district.
Proceedings may be commenced for the annexation of territory
to an existing district by petition filed with the county clerk and
signed by registered voters residing within the territory to be
annexed equal in number to at least eight percent of the number of
votes cast in the territory proposed to be annexed for the office of
Governor at the last general election at which a Governor was
elected. If both incorporated and unincorporated territory are
included within the new territory, the petition shall be signed by
registered voters equal in number in each territory to at least eight
percent of the votes so cast therein for Governor.
The petition shall be addressed to the board of supervisors
of the county within which the district is situated, shall be signed
by the number of qualified registered voters specified in Section
1253, and shall propose and set forth:
(a) The annexation of new territory under this article.
(b) The calling by the board of supervisors of a meeting to
conduct a hearing upon the question whether the new territory should
(c) An accurate description of the boundaries of the new territory
specifying what portion of the territory is incorporated and what
Within 30 days after the filing of the petition the county
elections official shall find and certify whether the petition is
signed by the requisite number of qualified registered voters of the
territory proposed to be annexed and of the incorporated and
unincorporated portions thereof and shall present the petition with
the certificate of his or her findings attached thereto to the board
of supervisors at its first regular meeting held 10 days from the
date of certification of the petition. At the regular meeting the
board shall ascertain whether the petition in all respects complies
with the requirements therefor, except that the certificate shall be
conclusive evidence of the sufficiency of the signatures to the
petition. If the board finds that the petition complies with the
requirements, it shall at the same regular meeting fix a time and
place for the hearing of the petition not less than 20 days nor more
than 40 days after the date of the meeting, and shall direct the
clerk of the board to publish a notice once a week for three
successive weeks in a newspaper circulated in the territory that is
proposed to be annexed, and that the board deems most likely to give
notice to the inhabitants of the territory.
The notice required in Section 1255 shall state the fact that
the board has fixed the time and place, which shall be stated in the
notice, for a hearing on the matter of the annexation of territory
to the memorial district. The notice shall describe the territory or
shall specify the exterior boundaries of the territory proposed to be
annexed to the district.
If, at the close of the hearing, the board of supervisors
determines to annex the territory, or any portion thereof, it shall
so declare by resolution. The annexation shall be effective upon the
date of the adoption of the resolution unless one percent or more of
the voters living within the territory to be annexed have at or prior
to hearing filed written objections to the annexation. If written
objections to the proposed annexation are made by the number of
voters specified in this section, the annexation shall not be
effective until it is approved by a majority vote of the voters of
the territory proposed to be annexed. The election shall be conducted
substantially as provided in Sections 1179, 1180, and 1181.
The declaration of the result and recordation of the
statement of the election shall be carried out substantially pursuant
to Sections 1182 and 1183 of this chapter except that the words
"formation of the district" shall be replaced in each instance by the
words "annexation of the new territory."
Territory forming a part of any existing district at the time
of presentation of a petition for annexation, shall not be annexed
pursuant to this article.