Chapter 7. Annexation of California Public Utilities Code >> Division 10. >> Part 16. >> Chapter 7.
Territory may be annexed to the district in the manner
provided in this chapter.
A county contiguous to the district may, by majority vote
of the board of supervisors of that county, petition the district to
annex all or part of the territory within the county. Alternatively,
the board of the district may propose annexation of any territory
contiguous to the district.
If annexation is proposed pursuant to Section 105281, the
board shall determine whether the additional territory proposed to be
annexed will be benefited by annexation to the district, and shall
pass a resolution to that effect. The resolution shall be passed by a
vote of two-thirds of the members of the board and be approved by
the board of supervisors of the county in which the territory is
The board of supervisors of the county in which the
territory to be annexed is situated shall agree in writing with the
board of directors of the district upon the terms and conditions of
annexation. The agreement may provide for the levy and collection of
special taxes within the county in addition to the taxes elsewhere
provided for in this part, the fixing of rates, rentals, and charges
differing from those fixed or existing elsewhere within the district,
the incurring or assumption of indebtedness, the making of a payment
or payments, or the transfer of property, real and personal, and
other assets to the district by the county.
The resolution shall:
(a) Describe the boundaries of the territory proposed to be
(b) Designate the proposed annexation by an appropriate name.
(c) Declare that the area to be annexed to the district will be
benefited by annexation.
(d) Name the time and place for the hearing of objections by any
person interested in the proposed annexation.
(e) Describe any terms and conditions of annexation agreed to
between the district and the county pursuant to Section 105283.
The resolution, together with the names of the members of
the board voting for and against it, shall be published pursuant to
Section 6066 of the Government Code in a newspaper published in the
territory proposed to be annexed, or if there is no paper, then in
some newspaper of general circulation, circulated in the territory.
On the day fixed for hearing or on any day to which the
hearing is adjourned, the board shall hear and consider any
objections presented to the annexation of the territory. After the
hearing of objections, if it is determined by a vote of two-thirds of
all the members of the board that the territory proposed to be
annexed will be benefited by annexation, the board shall proceed to
fix and determine the boundaries of the territory to be annexed to
After making all necessary and proper changes in the
boundaries, by a resolution passed by a vote of two-thirds of the
members, the board shall order the annexation of the territory so
described. The resolution, together with the names of the members of
the board voting for and against the same shall be set forth in the
minutes of the board.
Whenever any territory is annexed to the district it shall
thereupon become a part of the district subject to all the
liabilities and entitled to all the benefits of the district.