STANDARDS FOR ANNEXATIONS TO CITIES

 

Factors Favorable to Approval:

  1. Proposal would eliminate islands, corridors, or other distortion of existing boundaries.
  2. Proposed area is urban in character or urban development is imminent, requiring municipal or urban-type services.
  3. 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.
  4. Proposal is consistent with the adopted spheres of influence and adopted general plans.
  5. Request is by an agency for annexation of its publicly-owned property, used for public purposes.

 

Factors Unfavorable to Approval:

  1. Proposal would create islands, corridors or peninsulas of city or district area or would otherwise cause or further the distortion of existing boundaries.
  2. The proposal would result in a premature intrusion of urbanization into a predominantly agricultural or rural area.
  3. 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.
  4. 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.
  5. The proposal appears to be motivated by inter-agency rivalry, land speculation, or other motives not in the public interest.
  6. Boundaries of proposed annexation do not include logical service area or are otherwise improperly drawn.
  7. The proposal is inconsistent with adopted spheres of influence and adopted general plans.