STANDARDS FOR ANNEXATIONS TO CITIES
Factors Favorable to Approval:
- Proposal would eliminate islands, corridors, or other distortion of existing boundaries.
- Proposed area is urban in character or urban development is imminent, requiring municipal or urban-type services.
- Proposed area can be provided all urban services by agency as shown by agency service plan and proposals would enhance the efficient provision of urban services.
- Proposal is consistent with the adopted spheres of influence and adopted general plans.
- Request is by an agency for annexation of its publicly-owned property, used for public purposes.
Factors Unfavorable to Approval:
- Proposal would create islands, corridors or peninsulas of city or district area or would otherwise cause or further the distortion of existing boundaries.
- The proposal would result in a premature intrusion of urbanization into a predominantly agricultural or rural area.
- For reasons of topography, distance, natural boundaries, or like considerations, the extension of services would be financially infeasible, or another means of supplying services by acceptable alternatives is preferable.
- Annexation would encourage a type of development in an area which due to terrain, isolation, or other economic or social reason, such development is not in the public interest.
- The proposal appears to be motivated by inter-agency rivalry, land speculation, or other motives not in the public interest.
- Boundaries of proposed annexation do not include logical service area or are otherwise improperly drawn.
- The proposal is inconsistent with adopted spheres of influence and adopted general plans.