CA Gov't Code Section 56375.3


In addition to those powers enumerated in Section 56375, a commission shall approve, after notice and hearing, the change of organization or reorganization of a city, and waive protest proceedings pursuant to Part 4 (commencing with Section 57000) entirely, if all of the following are true:


The change of organization or reorganization is initiated on or after January 1, 2000.


The change of organization or reorganization is proposed by resolution adopted by the affected city.


The commission finds that the territory contained in the change of organization or reorganization proposal meets all of the requirements set forth in subdivision (b).


Subdivision (a) applies to territory that meets all of the following requirements:


It does not exceed 150 acres in area, and that area constitutes the entire island.


The territory constitutes an entire unincorporated island located within the limits of a city, or constitutes a reorganization containing a number of individual unincorporated islands.


It is surrounded in either of the following ways:


Surrounded, or substantially surrounded, by the city to which annexation is proposed or by the city and a county boundary or the Pacific Ocean.


Surrounded by the city to which annexation is proposed and adjacent cities.


It is substantially developed or developing. The finding required by this paragraph shall be based upon one or more factors, including, but not limited to, any of the following factors:


The availability of public utility services.


The presence of public improvements.


The presence of physical improvements upon the parcel or parcels within the area.


It is not prime agricultural land, as defined by Section 56064.


It will benefit from the change of organization or reorganization or is receiving benefits from the annexing city.


This subdivision does not apply to any unincorporated island within a city that is a gated community where services are currently provided by a community services district.


Notwithstanding any other law, at the option of either the city or the county, a separate property tax transfer agreement may be agreed to between a city and a county pursuant to Section 99 of the Revenue and Taxation Code regarding an annexation subject to this subdivision without affecting any existing master tax sharing agreement between the city and county.


Notwithstanding any other provision of this subdivision, this subdivision shall not apply to all or any part of that portion of the development project area referenced in subdivision (e) of Section 33492.41 of the Health and Safety Code that as of January 1, 2000, meets all of the following requirements:


Is unincorporated territory.


Contains at least 100 acres.


Is surrounded or substantially surrounded by incorporated territory.


Contains at least 100 acres zoned for commercial or industrial uses or is designated on the applicable county general plan for commercial or industrial uses.


The Legislature finds and declares that the powers set forth in subdivision (a) for territory that meets all the specifications in subdivision (b) are consistent with the intent of promoting orderly growth and development pursuant to Section 56001 and facilitate the annexation of disadvantaged unincorporated communities, as defined in Section 56033.5.
Last Updated

Aug. 19, 2023

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