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DIVISION 10. TRANSIT DISTRICTS [24501 - 107025]

  ( Division 10 repealed and added by Stats. 1955, Ch. 1036.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

PART 2. SAN FRANCISCO BAY AREA RAPID TRANSIT DISTRICT [28500 - 29757]

  ( Part 2 added by Stats. 1957, Ch. 1056. )

CHAPTER 10.5. Special Service Districts [29660 - 29740]

  ( Chapter 10.5 added by Stats. 1965, Ch. 1495. )

ARTICLE 6. Annexation [29710 - 29727]
  ( Article 6 added by Stats. 1965, Ch. 1495. )

29710.
  

Any territory within the boundaries of the district not included within the boundaries of the special service district to which it is proposed to be annexed, may be annexed thereto in the manner provided in this article; provided that no city shall be divided in the annexation of territory to a special service district.

(Added by Stats. 1965, Ch. 1495.)

29711.
  

The board shall by resolution determine that the annexation of the territory will facilitate the acquisition or operation of transit facilities for the special service district, describe the territory, declare its intention to annex the territory to the special 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. 1965, Ch. 1495.)

29712.
  

Any public agency or portion thereof included as part of the territory proposed to be annexed to a special service district pursuant to this article may, by resolution of its legislative body, or a petition of its voters filed with the secretary of the district prior to the hearing on annexation, require the submission of an annexation proposition to the voters of the public agency, or portion thereof. However, no election shall be held if the board, pursuant to Section 29719, excludes from the territory to be annexed the public agency, or portion thereof, proposed to be annexed in accordance with its resolution or petition.

(Added by Stats. 1965, Ch. 1495.)

29713.
  

The petition for election provided for in Section 29712 shall be signed by voters within any public agency, or portion thereof, included within the boundaries of the territory proposed to be annexed equal in number to at least 10 percent of the registered voters residing within such public agency, or portion thereof. The petition may include one or more documents, but each document shall contain the affidavit of the party who circulated it certifying that each name affixed thereto is the true signature of the person whose name it purports to be.

(Added by Stats. 1965, Ch. 1495.)

29714.
  

The secretary of the district shall compare the signatures with the affidavits of registration on file with the county elections official, and shall certify to the board as to the sufficiency or insufficiency of the petition.

(Amended by Stats. 2002, Ch. 221, Sec. 104. Effective January 1, 2003.)

29715.
  

The terms and conditions for the annexation of territory to a special service district may provide, among other matters, 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 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. 1965, Ch. 1495.)

29716.
  

Notice fixing the time and place for hearing on the question of the annexation of territory to a special service district shall be published once in a newspaper of general circulation published in the district. The board, in its discretion, may give such additional notice as it deems desirable.

(Added by Stats. 1965, Ch. 1495.)

29717.
  

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

(Added by Stats. 1965, Ch. 1495.)

29718.
  

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 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. 1965, Ch. 1495.)

29719.
  

The hearing may be continued 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 the continued hearing. In the event that no protests are filed, or the protests filed are overruled and denied, and no election is to be held, the board shall, by resolution, declare the territory, or a portion thereof, annexed to the special service district.

(Added by Stats. 1965, Ch. 1495.)

29719.5.
  

If the board finds that protest has been made, prior to the board’s final determination for annexation, by the owners of real property within the area to be annexed the assessed value of which, as shown by the last equalized assessment roll, constitutes more than one-half of the total assessed value of the real property within the area to be annexed, the proceeding shall terminate. The board shall order the proceedings terminated when such protests are received.

(Added by Stats. 1965, Ch. 1495.)

29720.
  

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 service district is complete.

(Added by Stats. 1965, Ch. 1495.)

29721.
  

If an election is required to be held, pursuant to the provisions of Section 29712, the board shall call such election within 60 days after the petition or resolution is filed with the secretary of the district; provided that if a general election is to be held within the petitioning public agency within 120 days after the petition or resolution is filed with the secretary of the district, the board may consolidate the election required by this article with the general election.

(Added by Stats. 1965, Ch. 1495.)

29722.
  

The ballot for the election shall contain such instructions as are required by law to be printed thereon and in addition thereto the following:

Shall territory in ____ (giving name of public agency or portion thereof) be annexed to San Francisco Bay Area Rapid Transit District, Special Service District No. ___ (here insert number)?

YES

NO

(Added by Stats. 1965, Ch. 1495.)

29723.
  

No person is entitled to vote at the election unless he is a voter of the public agency, or portion thereof, requesting the election. The election may be held on the same day as any other state, county or city election and may be consolidated.

(Added by Stats. 1965, Ch. 1495.)

29724.
  

The costs of the election required by this article shall be borne by the district.

(Added by Stats. 1965, Ch. 1495.)

29725.
  

The question of the annexation of territory to a special service district shall be canvassed separately for each public agency, or portion thereof, in which an election is held, and the board shall order and declare the territory annexed to the special service district in each public agency, or portion thereof, in which an election is held and in which a majority of those who voted upon the proposition of annexation of territory to the special service district voted in favor of the proposition, and excluding each public agency, or portion thereof, in which an election was held and in which a majority of those who voted upon the proposition of the annexation of territory to the special service district voted against the proposition.

(Added by Stats. 1965, Ch. 1495.)

29726.
  

Upon the completion of the annexation of any territory, in accordance with law, to any city included in a special 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 property 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 service district of said territory, such territory shall, upon the termination of such period, be deemed incorporated into and annexed to the special service district, and thereafter is subject to taxation along with the entire territory of the special service district in accordance with the assessable valuation of the property thereof for special service district purposes, and for the payment of any indebtedness theretofore or thereafter incurred by the special service district.

(Added by Stats. 1965, Ch. 1495.)

29727.
  

If the district shall file its objections, in the manner provided in Section 29726, to the annexation to a special service district of territory annexed to a city included in a special service district, the territory shall not be annexed to the special service district, except in the manner heretofore provided in this Article 6 (commencing with Section 29710). 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 shall be deemed incorporated into and annexed to the special service district, as provided in Section 29726.

(Added by Stats. 1965, Ch. 1495.)

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