Article 1. Annexation Agreement of California Public Utilities Code >> Division 6. >> Chapter 9. >> Article 1.
Any public agency not included within the boundaries of a
district may be annexed to the district in the manner provided in
this chapter or in the Cortese-Knox-Hertzberg Local Government
Reorganization Act of 2000 (Division 3 (commencing with Section
56000) of the Government Code). When proceedings for an annexation
are taken pursuant to this chapter, only the provisions of this
chapter shall apply to that annexation.
The legislative body of the public agency proposed to be
annexed shall agree in writing with the board upon the terms and
conditions of annexation, which agreement (among other things) may
provide for any of the terms and conditions authorized by the
District Reorganization Act of 1965 (commencing at Section 56000,
Government Code). The corporate boundaries of the public agency to be
annexed need not be coterminous with any election precincts.
The terms and conditions of annexation may provide, among
other things, for the levy and payment of taxes within the territory
to be annexed in addition to the taxes authorized elsewhere in this
division, for the fixing of rates, rentals, and charges differing
from those fixed or existing elsewhere within the district, or for
the making of one or more payments, or the transfer of real or
personal property or other assets to the district by the public
agency. Such payments may be either for the acquisition, transfer,
use or right to use all or any part of the existing property of the
district or for installation and construction of facilities and
equipment required to serve the annexed territory.
After the legislative body of the public agency and the
board have concurred upon the proposed terms and conditions, the
secretary or clerk of the public agency to be annexed shall file a
certified copy of the proposed agreement with the executive officer
of the local agency formation commission.
After the filing of the proposed agreement with the
executive officer, proceedings thereon shall be taken by the local
agency formation commission in the manner and subject to the
provisions of Part 4 (commencing at Section 56250, Government Code)
of the District Reorganization Act of 1965. If the proposed
annexation and agreement are approved by the commission, with or
without amendment, wholly, partially or conditionally, it shall be
mandatory for the board and the legislative body of the public agency
to complete the proceedings for such annexation, subject to
compliance with the commission's resolution making determinations.