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Public Utilities Code - PUC


  ( Division 10 repealed and added by Stats. 1955, Ch. 1036.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


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

CHAPTER 9. Annexation [29500 - 29590]

  ( Heading of Chapter 9 amended by Stats. 1972, Ch. 513. )

ARTICLE 1. Annexation Agreement [29500 - 29504]
  ( Article 1 added by Stats. 1957, Ch. 1056. )


Any county not included within the boundaries of the district, including a county which has withdrawn from the district pursuant to Chapter 10 of this part, may be annexed thereto in the manner provided in this chapter.

(Added by Stats. 1957, Ch. 1056.)


The board of supervisors of the county proposed to be annexed shall agree in writing with the board of directors of the district upon the terms and conditions of annexation, which agreement (among other things) may provide for the levy and collection of special taxes within the county in addition to the taxes elsewhere in this part provided for, the fixing of rates, rentals, and charges differing from those fixed or existing elsewhere within the district, the incurring or assumption of indebtedness, or the making of a payment or payments, or the transfer of property, real and personal, and other assets to the district by the county.

(Added by Stats. 1957, Ch. 1056.)


As a condition of annexation, the district shall require any county seeking to annex to the district to reimburse the district for the county’s equitable share of the previously incurred cost of financing capital expenditures within the district theretofore imposed by taxation on territory within the district. The amount of reimbursement due from such county, unless otherwise provided for in the annexation agreement entered into pursuant to Section 29501 of this code, shall be computed on the following basis: one-half in the proportion that the population of the county bears to the total population of the district and one-half in the proportion that the assessed value of the real estate of the county bears to the total assessed value of the real estate of the district. Determinations of population shall be made by the district on the latest official information available to it. Determinations by the district as to the amount of capital expenditures shall be conclusive in each case.

(Amended by Stats. 1967, Ch. 1518.)


As an alternative method of annexation, a petition may be presented to the board of supervisors of a county proposed to be annexed, signed by qualified electors of the county, in number to at least ten (10) percent of the total vote cast at the last general election within the county. The petition shall contain statements and declarations setting forth the reason for annexation. Such petition may be on separate papers, but each paper shall contain the affidavit of the party who circulated it, certifying that each name signed thereto is the true signature of the person whose name it purports to be. The clerk of the board of supervisors of such county shall compare the signatures with the affidavits of registration and certify to the board of supervisors the sufficiency or insufficiency of such petition. If found and certified by the clerk as being sufficient, such petition shall have all the force and effect of a resolution adopted by the board of supervisors of such county.

(Added by Stats. 1957, Ch. 1056.)


Upon receipt of a petition pursuant to Section 29503, the board of supervisors shall communicate with the board and negotiate an annexation agreement and hold an election as provided in this part.

(Added by Stats. 1957, Ch. 1056.)

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