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DIVISION 10. TRANSIT DISTRICTS [24501 - 107025]

  ( Division 10 repealed and added by Stats. 1955, Ch. 1036.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

PART 3. SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA RAPID TRANSIT DISTRICT [30000 - 33021]

  ( Part 3 added by Stats. 1964, 1st Ex. Sess., Ch. 62. )

CHAPTER 9. Annexation and Exclusion [31400 - 31413]
  ( Chapter 9 added by Stats. 1964, 1st Ex. Sess., Ch. 62. )

31400.
  

The governing body of any city, which is not within the district, may apply to the board of directors of the district for consent to annex the corporate area of such city to the district. The board of supervisors of the County of Los Angeles and any other county may apply to the board of directors of the district for consent to annex any unincorporated county territory to the district.

(Added by Stats. 1964, 1st Ex. Sess., Ch. 62.)

31401.
  

The board of directors may grant or deny such application and in granting the same may fix the terms and conditions upon which the corporate area of city or unincorporated county territory may be annexed to and become a part of the district. Such terms and conditions may provide, among other things, without limitation, (a) for the levy by the district of special taxes upon taxable property within such city or such unincorporated county territory in addition to the taxes elsewhere in this part authorized to be levied by the district, and in case such terms and conditions shall provide for the levy of such special taxes, the board of directors in fixing such terms and conditions shall specify the aggregate amount to be so raised and the number of years prescribed for raising such aggregate sum, and that substantially equal annual levies will be made for the purpose of raising such sum over the period so prescribed, and (b) representation of the city or unincorporated county territory, as the case may be, on the board or in an advisory capacity to the board; provided, however, that the membership of the board and the appointment thereof shall not be changed unless the terms and conditions are approved by a unanimous vote of all members of the board.

(Added by Stats. 1964, 1st Ex. Sess., Ch. 62.)

31402.
  

The action of the board of directors evidenced by resolution shall be promptly transmitted to the governing body of such applying city or board of supervisors, and if such action shall grant consent to such annexation, such governing body or board of supervisors may thereupon submit to the qualified electors of such city or the unincorporated county territory, at any general or special election held therein, the proposition of such annexation subject to the terms and conditions fixed as herein provided. Notice of such election shall be given by posting at least 10 days and in three public places in the unincorporated county territory and by publication once at least 10 days before the date fixed for the election in a newspaper of general circulation published in the county or in the city.

(Added by Stats. 1964, 1st Ex. Sess., Ch. 62.)

31403.
  

The notice shall contain the substance of the terms and conditions fixed by the board of directors, as provided in Section 31401. Such election shall be conducted and the returns thereof canvassed in the manner provided by law for elections in such city or county as the case may be. If the proposition shall receive the affirmative vote of a majority of electors voting thereon at such election, the governing body of such city or the board of supervisors of the county shall certify the result of such election on the proposition to the board of directors of the district, together with a legal description of the boundaries of the corporate area of such city as of the date of the election, or the boundaries of such unincorporated county territory, accompanied by a map or plat indicating such boundaries.

(Added by Stats. 1964, 1st Ex. Sess., Ch. 62.)

31404.
  

A certificate of proceedings shall be made by the secretary of the district and filed with the Secretary of State. Upon the filing thereof in the office of the Secretary of State, the corporate area of such city as of the date of the election or such unincorporated county territory shall become, and be, an integral part of the district, and the taxable property therein shall be subject to taxation thereafter for all purposes of the district, including, without limitation, the payment of bonds and other obligations of the district at the time authorized or outstanding, and the board of directors of the district shall be empowered to do all things necessary to enforce and make effective the terms and conditions of annexation fixed as hereinabove authorized.

(Added by Stats. 1964, 1st Ex. Sess., Ch. 62.)

31405.
  

Upon the filing in his or her office of the certificate of proceedings, the Secretary of State shall, within 10 days, issue a certificate, reciting the filing of those papers in his or her office and the annexation of the corporate area of the city as of the date of the election or the unincorporated county territory to the district. The Secretary of State shall transmit the original of the certificate to the secretary of the district and shall forward a certified copy thereof to the county elections official of each county in which the district or any portion thereof is situated.

(Amended by Stats. 2002, Ch. 221, Sec. 105. Effective January 1, 2003.)

31407.
  

If territory is annexed to a city or consolidated with a city, the corporate area of which has been included in the district, or, if a new city is incorporated, a portion of which is within the district, such annexed, consolidated, or incorporated territory as is not already within the district shall simultaneously with its annexation to the city or consolidation with a city or its incorporation as a city be annexed to the district, and shall become and be, an integral part of the district and the taxable property therein shall be subject to taxation thereafter for all purposes of the district, including, without limitation, the payment of bonds and other obligations of the district at the time authorized and outstanding, and the board of directors of the district shall be empowered to do all things necessary to enforce and make effective this section.

(Added by Stats. 1964, 1st Ex. Sess., Ch. 62.)

31408.
  

If the applicable provisions of law governing such annexation to, or consolidation with, such municipality or such incorporation shall require any notice of any election called for the purpose of determining whether such proposed annexation, consolidation or incorporation shall occur, or shall require any notice of hearing or other notice to be given to the residents or electors of, or owners of property in, such territory, such notice shall contain a statement that the territory shall be annexed to the district, and shall become and be an integral part of the district and the taxable property therein shall be subject to taxation thereafter for all purposes of the district, including, without limitation, the payment of bonds and other obligations of the district at the time authorized and outstanding. The governing body of such city or other officer thereof having the duty of certifying the proceedings resulting in such annexation to, or consolidation with, such city, or such incorporation of, pursuant to the provisions of law applicable thereto, shall include in such certification a record of the proceedings by which such territory has been annexed to the district in accordance with the provisions of this article, and shall file a duplicate of such certificate with the board of directors of the district.

(Added by Stats. 1964, 1st Ex. Sess., Ch. 62.)

31409.
  

The validity of any proceedings resulting in the annexation of territory to the district shall not be contested in any action unless such action shall have been brought within three months after the completion of such annexation.

(Added by Stats. 1964, 1st Ex. Sess., Ch. 62.)

31410.
  

If any portion of the corporate area of any city whose corporate area is a part of the district, shall be excluded from such city in accordance with the provisions of law applicable to such exclusions, and, if such area is not within the boundaries of the district as defined in Chapter 2 (commencing with Section 30100) of this part, or, if in another county is not surrounded by territory which is a part of the district, then such excluded area shall thereby be excluded from and shall no longer be a part of the district, but the taxable property within such excluded area shall continue taxable pursuant to Section 30981.

(Added by Stats. 1964, 1st Ex. Sess., Ch. 62.)

31411.
  

Any city whose corporate area is a part of the district and any county with regard to any unincorporated territory which is a part of the district, may apply to the board of directors of the district for consent to exclude the area from the district. The board of directors may grant or deny the application and in granting the same may fix the terms and conditions upon which a corporate area of the city or the unincorporated county territory may be excluded from the district. The terms and conditions shall include, without limitation, exclusion of the city or unincorporated county territory, as the case may be, from representation on the board or in an advisory capacity to the board. The action of the board of directors evidenced by resolution shall be promptly transmitted to the governing body of the applying city or board of supervisors and if the action shall grant consent to the exclusion the governing body of the city or the board or supervisors of the county, as the case may be, may submit to the electors of the city or the unincorporated county territory at any general or special election the proposition of excluding from the district the corporate area of the city or the unincorporated county territory. Notice of the election shall be given in the manner provided in Section 31402. The election shall be conducted and the returns thereof canvassed in the manner provided by law for the conduct of elections in the city or county. In the event that the majority of the electors voting thereon vote in the favor of the withdrawal, the result thereof shall be certified by the governing body of the city or the board of supervisors of the county to the board of directors of the district. A certificate of the proceedings hereunder shall be made by the secretary of the district and filed with the Secretary of State, and upon the filing of the certificate the corporate area of the city or the unincorporated county territory shall be excluded from the district, and shall no longer be a part thereof; provided, however, that the property within the city as the city shall exist at the time of the exclusion, or within the unincorporated county territory shall continue taxable pursuant to Section 30981. Upon the filing in his or her office of the certificate of proceedings the Secretary of State shall, within 10 days, issue a certificate, reciting the filing of the papers in his or her office and the exclusion of the corporate area of the city or the unincorporated county territory from the district. The Secretary of State shall transmit the original of his or her certificate to the secretary of the district and shall forward a certified copy thereof to the county elections official of each county in which the district or any portion thereof is situated.

(Amended by Stats. 2002, Ch. 221, Sec. 106. Effective January 1, 2003.)

31412.
  

Whenever any change is made in the boundaries of this district by the annexation or exclusion of any city or any unincorporated county territory pursuant to this chapter, the district shall comply with the provisions of Sections 54900, 54901, and 54902 of the Government Code.

(Added by Stats. 1964, 1st Ex. Sess., Ch. 62.)

31413.
  

No consent to annexation or exclusion shall be made by the board of directors of the district pursuant to this chapter, and no annexation or exclusion shall be made pursuant to this part or pursuant to any other law, which is in violation of all or any part of any ordinance, resolution or other proceeding taken by the district in the issuance of bonds, certificates, notes or any and all other evidences of indebtedness or liability of the district.

(Added by Stats. 1964, 1st Ex. Sess., Ch. 62.)

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