Article 3. Approval By Public Agency of California Public Utilities Code >> Division 6. >> Chapter 9. >> Article 3.
At any time after the board has finally approved the
agreement of annexation the legislative body of the public agency to
be annexed shall cause an election to be held in the public agency to
determine whether the public agency will be annexed to the district
upon the terms and conditions stated in the agreement.
Notice of election shall be published as provided in Section
11534 and shall either state that a copy of the annexation agreement
is on file in the office of the secretary or clerk of the public
agency proposed to be annexed, and open to the inspection of all
persons interested, or set forth the terms and conditions of the
agreement of annexation at length, in the discretion of the
legislative body calling the election.
The ballots for the election shall contain substantially the
instructions required to be printed on ballots for use at general
state and county elections and in addition shall set forth the
proposition of annexation substantially as follows:
Shall the ________ (public agency) | |
be annexed to _______ municipal | |
utility district in accordance with | YES |
and subject to all of the terms and | |
conditions of an agreement of | |
annexation dated ________ now on | |
file in the office of the clerk (or | |
secretary) of ________ (public +-------+-----
agency)? | |
| NO |
If upon a canvass of the election it is found that a
majority of all votes cast on the proposition at the election were
cast in favor of the annexation, the proposition and all of the terms
and conditions of the agreement of annexation shall be deemed
carried and approved by the voters; except that if the terms and
conditions of the agreement of annexation provide for the assumption
of any indebtedness of the district by any city proposed to be
annexed, the proposition of annexation shall not be deemed carried
unless approved by the vote of two-thirds of all the voters voting on
the proposition at the election.
If the proposition fails to carry, the result shall be
entered upon the minutes of the governing body of the public agency.
If the proposition receives the vote of the requisite
majority of voters the governing body of the public agency shall
enter in its minutes an order declaring the result of the election
and shall thereupon cause the agreement of annexation to be executed
by its duly authorized officers.