Article 1. Annexation Agreement of California Public Utilities Code >> Division 10. >> Part 1. >> Chapter 8. >> Article 1.
Any city not included within the boundaries of a district
may be annexed thereto in the manner provided in this chapter.
The legislative body of the city 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
the levy and collection of special taxes within the city in addition
to the taxes elsewhere in this division provided for, the fixing of
rates, rentals, and charges differing from those fixed or existing
elsewhere within the district, the incurring or assumption of
indebtedness, or the making of a payment or payments, or the transfer
of property, real and personal, and other assets to the district by
The annexation agreement may also provide that the city's
annexation to the district shall constitute annexation to any
existing special transit service district. Approval of the annexation
by the voters, pursuant to this chapter, if the annexation agreement
includes provision for inclusion in a special transit service
district, shall constitute full compliance with the provisions of
Article 6 (commencing at Section 27461) of Chapter 10.5.
As an alternative to commencement of annexation proceedings
by action of the legislative body of a city, a petition signed by
voters within the city proposed to be annexed, equal in number to at
least ten (10) percent of the total vote cast, and asking that
proceedings be taken for its annexation, may be addressed to the
board and filed with the secretary of the district.
The petition may include one or more separate documents, but
each document shall contain the affidavit of the party who
circulated it, certifying that each name signed thereto is the true
signature of the person whose name it purports to be. The secretary
of the district shall compare the signatures on the petition with the
affidavits of registration on file with the county elections
official and if he or she finds that the petition has been signed by
the required number of voters he or she shall attach his or her
signature thereto and present the petition to the board.
If the board determines that the annexation of the city,
whose voters have petitioned pursuant to Section 26404, would
facilitate the acquisition or operation of any transit facilities for
the district or be of advantage to the district, then the board
shall also determine the terms and conditions upon which the
annexation should be made. The terms and conditions of annexation
shall be embodied in an annexation agreement. The annexation
agreement may provide (among other things) for any or all of the
items set forth in Sections 26402 and 26403.