Chapter 10. Consolidation With Other Districts of California Public Utilities Code >> Division 10. >> Part 7. >> Chapter 10.
The district may be consolidated with any other transit
district organized and operating pursuant to Part 2 (commencing with
Section 28500) of this division, in the manner provided in this
Whenever the board finds and determines that:
(a) Another transit district is willing to annex the territory
comprising the district;
(b) The annexing district has adequate facilities for and is able
to supply transit service to the district in a manner equal to or
superior to that presently rendered by the district;
(c) Annexation will not result in assumption of financial
obligations by the taxpayers of district disproportionate to the
services which they will receive; the board shall thereafter
negotiate an agreement with the annexing district specifying the
terms and conditions of annexation and such other matters as are
necessary and incidental thereto.
The board shall thereafter, by resolution setting forth the
terms and conditions of the proposed contract at length, declare its
intention to cause the agreement to be approved and effect
consolidation of district with such other transit district.
The resolution, together with a notice fixing the time and
place for hearing thereon, shall be published once in a newspaper of
general circulation published in the district. The time fixed for
hearing shall not be less than 30 nor more than 60 days from the date
of publication of such notice.
At the hearing any interested person may file with the board
written objections to the approval of the terms and conditions of
the proposed contract or the consolidation, or both the proposed
contract and the consolidation.
Upon the hearing, the board shall determine whether or not
the terms and conditions of the contract will be approved and the
consolidation effected, and shall hear and determine all objections
Any hearing on the agreement and consolidation may be
adjourned from time to time by the board, not exceeding 30 days in
all, without further notice other than an order entered upon the
minutes of the meeting fixing the time and place of adjournment.
If no protests are filed, or if the protests filed are
overruled and denied by the board, the board shall thereupon by
resolution finally approve the terms and conditions of the agreement
and proceed with the consolidation.
Thereafter such consolidation shall be effected by such
other district in the manner provided for annexation of counties in
Chapter 9 (commencing with Section 29500), Part 2 of this division.
Upon the completion of such consolidation procedure, the
Marin County Transit District shall be deemed to be dissolved.
Thereafter, all property and assets of district which are not subject
to the negotiated contract pertaining to consolidation shall be
distributed to the County of Marin.