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DIVISION 20. MUNICIPAL WATER DISTRICTS [71000 - 73001]

  ( Division 20 added by Stats. 1963, Ch. 156. )

PART 11. CHANGES IN ORGANIZATION OF IMPROVEMENT DISTRICTS [72670 - 72741.2]

  ( Part 11 added by Stats. 1963, Ch. 156. )

CHAPTER 1. Inclusion of Territory [72670 - 72711]

  ( Chapter 1 added by Stats. 1963, Ch. 156. )

ARTICLE 2. Inclusion Proceedings Initiated by the Board [72700 - 72711]
  ( Article 2 added by Stats. 1963, Ch. 156. )

72700.
  

The board, by resolution, may initiate proceedings for the annexation of territory within the district whether contiguous or not to an improvement district to such improvement district.

(Amended by Stats. 1965, Ch. 132.)

72701.
  

The resolution proposing annexation shall:

(a) Declare that proceedings have been initiated by the board pursuant to this article.

(b) State the reason for proposing the annexation.

(c) Set forth a description of the area proposed to be annexed, which may be made by reference to a map on file with the secretary of the district which map shall govern for all details as to the extent of the area proposed to be annexed.

(d) State the terms and conditions of the annexation.

(e) State that the holders of title to any of the land sought to be annexed may file written protests with the secretary to the annexation or the annexation upon such terms and conditions.

(f) Fix the time and place of a meeting at which the board will receive written protests theretofore filed with the secretary, receive additional written protests, and hear from any and all persons interested in the annexation.

(Added by Stats. 1963, Ch. 156.)

72702.
  

The text of the resolution proposing annexation shall be published, pursuant to Section 6066 of the Government Code, prior to the time of hearing in at least one newspaper printed and published in the district, if there is a newspaper published and printed in the district.

(Added by Stats. 1963, Ch. 156.)

72703.
  

A copy of the resolution proposing annexation shall also be posted in three public places within the improvement district and three public places in the area proposed to be annexed at least two weeks prior to the hearing.

(Added by Stats. 1963, Ch. 156.)

72704.
  

The board shall proceed with the hearing at the time and place fixed therefor and may continue the hearing, if need be, from time to time. All interested persons will be heard at the hearing.

(Added by Stats. 1963, Ch. 156.)

72705.
  

If written protests are filed by the holders of title of one-half of the value of the territory proposed to be annexed as shown by the last equalized assessment roll of each county in which the territory is situated, further proceedings shall not be taken, and the board shall refuse the annexation by a resolution so stating.

(Added by Stats. 1963, Ch. 156.)

72706.
  

If written protest is not made by the owners of one-half of the value of the territory proposed to be annexed, and if, at the conclusion of the hearing, the board finds and determines from the evidence presented at the hearing that the area proposed to be annexed to an improvement district will be benefited thereby, and that the improvement district to which the area proposed to be annexed will also be benefited thereby and will not be injured thereby, the board may, by resolution, approve such annexation.

The resolution shall describe the territory annexed, which may be by reference to a map on file with the secretary, which map shall govern for all details as to the extent of the annexed area. The resolution shall also state the terms and conditions of annexation as theretofore determined by resolution of the board.

(Added by Stats. 1963, Ch. 156.)

72707.
  

If the board finds and determines that either the area proposed to be annexed to the improvement district will not be benefited thereby or that the improvement district to which the area is proposed to be annexed will not be benefited thereby and will be injured thereby, the board shall by resolution disapprove such annexation.

(Added by Stats. 1963, Ch. 156.)

72708.
  

From and after the date of the adoption of the resolution approving the annexation, the area described therein is added to and forms a part of the improvement district.

(Added by Stats. 1963, Ch. 156.)

72709.
  

The taxable property in the annexed area shall be subject to taxation after the annexation thereof for the purposes of the improvement district, including the payment of the principal of and interest on bonds and other obligations of the improvement district authorized and outstanding at the time of the annexation. If the terms and conditions established by the board specifically so provide, the taxable property in the annexed area shall be subject to taxation as if the annexed property had always been a part of the improvement district.

(Amended by Stats. 1969, Ch. 71.)

72710.
  

The board may do all things necessary to enforce and make effective the terms and conditions of annexation fixed by it.

(Added by Stats. 1963, Ch. 156.)

72711.
  

Any action or proceeding in which the validity of an annexation to an improvement district pursuant to this article is contested, questioned, or denied shall be commenced within three months after the date of the resolution of the board approving the annexation of the territory to an improvement district; otherwise, the annexation shall be held valid and in every respect legal and incontestable.

(Added by Stats. 1963, Ch. 156.)

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