Article 1. Annexation Agreement of California Public Utilities Code >> Division 10. >> Part 1. >> Chapter 9. >> Article 1.
Unincorporated territory may be annexed to a district in the
manner provided in this chapter.
Unincorporated territory not contiguous to a district may
not be annexed if the district does not possess facilities for
supplying transit service to that territory.
A petition signed by voters within the territory proposed to
be annexed equal in number to at least 10 percent of the total vote
cast, describing the territory and asking that proceedings be taken
for its annexation, shall be addressed to the board and filed with
the secretary of the district.
The secretary 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 territory
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.
Provisions may be made (among other things) for payment of
taxes within the territory to be annexed in addition to the taxes
elsewhere in this part 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 territory
proposed to be annexed. The boundaries of the territory proposed to
be annexed need not be coterminous with any election precincts. The
terms and conditions shall become effective and be binding upon the
district and the territory to be annexed when approved in the manner
set forth in this chapter.
The annexation agreement may also provide that the
unincorporated territory'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 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
As an alternative to commencement of annexation proceedings
by a petition by the voters within any unincorporated territory,
proposed to be annexed, the legislative body of an unincorporated
territory may agree in writing upon the terms and conditions of
annexation, which agreement may contain (among other things)
provisions as set forth in Sections 26656 and 26657.