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DIVISION 21. WATER CONSERVATION DISTRICTS [74000 - 76501]

  ( Division 21 added by Stats. 1965, Ch. 75. )

PART 10. CHANGES IN ORGANIZATION [75750 - 76061]

  ( Part 10 added by Stats. 1965, Ch. 75. )

CHAPTER 3. Annexation of Districts [75940 - 76010]

  ( Chapter 3 added by Stats. 1965, Ch. 75. )

ARTICLE 3. Procedure in Annexing District [75970 - 75975]
  ( Article 3 added by Stats. 1965, Ch. 75. )

75970.
  

Within 30 days after the receipt of an annexation petition from a petitioning district, the board of the annexing district shall, if it favors the annexation, adopt a resolution setting forth its intention to annex the petitioning district, and shall cause the resolution of intention to annex to be published once a week for at least three weeks in a newspaper of general circulation in the county in which the office of the annexing district is situated. The board shall state in such publication the date when the board proposes to finally act upon the petition for annexation, which date shall be at least 40 days after the first publication of the resolution of intention to annex.

(Added by Stats. 1965, Ch. 75.)

75971.
  

If, on the date set by the board for the final action on the annexation petition, there is presented to the board of the annexing district written protests signed by 3 percent, or 1,000, or more, of the electors of the annexing district, the board shall call and provide for an election at which there shall be submitted to the electors of the annexing district the question as to whether or not the petitioning district shall be annexed upon the terms set forth in the annexation petition.

If sufficient protests are not presented the board may adopt an order annexing the petitioning district, or may, in its discretion, submit the question to the electors of the district as though sufficient protests had been presented.

(Added by Stats. 1965, Ch. 75.)

75972.
  

If the question of annexation is submitted to the electors of the annexing district, the election shall be held in the same manner as provided in this chapter for the election in the petitioning district.

(Added by Stats. 1965, Ch. 75.)

75973.
  

If a majority of all votes cast at the election are against the proposed annexation, the annexation petition shall be denied. If a majority of all votes cast are in favor of the proposed annexation, the board of the annexing district shall thereupon adopt an order annexing the petitioning district.

(Added by Stats. 1965, Ch. 75.)

75974.
  

The order annexing the petitioning district shall describe the boundaries of the land to be annexed to the annexing district, and if such land adjoins any portion of the annexing district, the order shall also describe that portion of the boundary of the annexing district which coincides with the boundaries of the land annexed. For the purposes of the order the board may cause a survey to be made of such portions of the boundaries as it deems necessary.

(Added by Stats. 1965, Ch. 75.)

75975.
  

Upon the annexation of a district as provided in this chapter, the annexation order and the annexation petition shall be recorded.

(Added by Stats. 1965, Ch. 75.)

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