Except as otherwise provided herein, Article 3 (commencing at Section 27421) shall govern the procedure for the submitting of the annexation proposition to the voters of any public agency or portion thereof involved; provided, that no election shall be held if the board, pursuant to Section 27468, excludes from the territory to be annexed the whole or any portion of a public agency in accordance with its petition or resolution.
The legislature occasionally skips outline levels.
(3) A person may apply [...]
(4)(a) A person petitioning for relief [...]
In this example, (3), (4),
and (4)(a) are all outline levels, but
omitted by its authors. It's only implied. This presents an
interesting challenge when laying out the text. We've
decided to display a blank section with this note, in order
to aide readability.