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DIVISION 10. TRANSIT DISTRICTS [24501 - 107025]

  ( Division 10 repealed and added by Stats. 1955, Ch. 1036. )

PART 1. TRANSIT DISTRICTS IN COUNTIES OF ALAMEDA OR CONTRA COSTA [24501 - 27509]

  ( Heading of Part 1 added by Stats. 1957, Ch. 1056. )

CHAPTER 10.5. Special Transit Service Districts [27401 - 27481]

  ( Chapter 10.5 added by Stats. 1959, Ch. 116. )

ARTICLE 6. Annexation [27461 - 27473]
  ( Article 6 added by Stats. 1959, Ch. 116. )

27461.
  

Any public agency or portion thereof within the boundaries of a district, hereafter referred to collectively as “territory,” not included within the boundaries of a special transit service district, may be annexed thereto in the manner provided in this article.

(Added by Stats. 1959, Ch. 116.)

27462.
  

The board shall, by resolution, determine that the annexation of the territory will facilitate the acquisition or operation of transit facilities for the special transit service district, describe the territory, declare its intention to annex the territory to the special transit service district, set forth the terms and conditions upon which the territory shall be annexed, fix the time and place for hearing on the question of the annexation, and provide for notice of the hearing.

(Added by Stats. 1959, Ch. 116.)

27463.
  

Any public agency or portion thereof included as part of the territory to be annexed to a special transit service district pursuant to this article may, by resolution of its legislative body, or a petition of its voters filed prior to the hearing on annexation, require the submission of an annexation proposition to the voters of the public agency, or portion thereof.

(Added by Stats. 1959, Ch. 116.)

27464.
  

Except as otherwise provided herein, Article 3 (commencing at Section 27421) shall govern the procedure for the submitting of the annexation proposition to the voters of any public agency or portion thereof involved; provided, that no election shall be held if the board, pursuant to Section 27468, excludes from the territory to be annexed the whole or any portion of a public agency in accordance with its petition or resolution.

(Added by Stats. 1959, Ch. 116.)

27465.
  

The terms and conditions for the annexation of territory to a special transit service district may provide (among other things) for the payment of taxes within the territory to be annexed, in addition to the taxes otherwise provided for in this part, the fixing of rates, rentals, and charges differing from those fixed or existing elsewhere, within the special transit service district, 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.

(Added by Stats. 1959, Ch. 116.)

27466.
  

Notice fixing the time and place for hearing on the question of the annexation of territory to a special transit service district shall be published once in a newspaper of general circulation published in the district.

(Added by Stats. 1959, Ch. 116.)

27467.
  

The time for hearing shall be not less than 20 nor more than 60 days from the date of the publication of the notice.

(Added by Stats. 1959, Ch. 116.)

27468.
  

At or before the hearing, any person interested may file with the secretary of the district written objections to the annexation of the territory to the special transit service district or to the inclusion of his property. Upon the hearing, the board shall hear and determine all protests and objections.

(Added by Stats. 1959, Ch. 116.)

27469.
  

The hearing may be adjourned from time to time by the board without further notice other than an order entered upon the minutes of its meeting fixing the time and place of adjournment. In the event that no protests are filed or the protests filed are overruled and denied, the board shall, by resolution, declare the territory, or a portion thereof, annexed to the special transit service district.

(Added by Stats. 1959, Ch. 116.)

27470.
  

From and after the date of filing of the resolution with the secretary of the district the annexation of the territory, or portion thereof, to the special transit service district is complete; provided, that if pursuant to Sections 27463 and 27464 of this article, an annexation election is to be held, the annexation is stayed until the canvassing of the results of said election.

(Added by Stats. 1959, Ch. 116.)

27471.
  

From and after the date of annexation any territory annexed to a special transit service district is liable for payment of its proportionate share of any indebtedness then existing and payable by the special transit service district. From and after the date of annexation the board shall levy upon all of the property in the territory annexed such taxes, tolls, or charges as are necessary to comply with the terms and conditions of annexation, in addition to any other district taxes otherwise authorized in this part.

(Added by Stats. 1959, Ch. 116.)

27472.
  

Upon the completion of the annexation of any territory in accordance with law to any city included, or partially included, in a special transit service district, the city clerk shall file with the secretary of the district a certified copy of the ordinance, resolution or other document completing said annexation, containing a description of the territory so annexed. Unless the district within 90 days after such filing shall file with the city clerk the district’s written objections to the annexation to the special transit service district of said territory or portion thereof, such territory, or portion thereof, shall, upon the termination of such period be deemed incorporated into and annexed to the special transit service district, and thereafter is subject to taxation, along with the entire territory of the special transit service district in accordance with the assessable valuation of the property thereof, for special transit service district purposes, and for the payment of any indebtedness theretofore or thereafter incurred by the special transit service district.

(Added by Stats. 1961, Ch. 744.)

27473.
  

If the district shall file its objections in the manner aforesaid to the annexation to a special transit service district of such territory or portion thereof, the territory, or portion thereof, shall not be annexed to the special transit service district except in the manner provided in Article 6 (commencing with Section 27461) of this chapter. The district may withdraw such objections by filing with the city clerk a certified copy of a resolution of the board stating that such objections are withdrawn. Thereupon such territory, or portion thereof, shall be deemed incorporated into and annexed to the special transit service district as provided in Section 27472.

(Added by Stats. 1961, Ch. 744.)

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