STANDARDS FOR CITY INCORPORATION
Factors Favorable to Approval:
- Need for organized municipal or urban-type services.
- A relatively dense population in a well-defined reasonably compact area.
- Adequate property tax revenue and a sufficiently high base for sales tax, highway users tax, motor vehicle in lieu tax, and similar State-collected and disbursed funds, in relation to anticipated costs of required services as to make incorporation financially feasible.
- The likelihood of continued substantial growth within the proposed area and adjacent areas during the next ten years.
- Remoteness from other highly populated areas and particularly from an existing city to which the area proposed for incorporation could be annexed.
- Alternate means of furnishing required services are infeasible or undesirable.
- No adverse effect upon long-range provision for adequate local governmental services by other agencies to a larger region of which the area proposed for incorporation is an integral part.
- Is consistent with adopted spheres of influence and the county adopted general plan.
Factors Unfavorable to Approval:
- Relatively low population density.
- No or slight need for municipal urban-type services.
- Population not in a reasonably compact or defined community.
- Low property tax revenue, low retail sales of gasoline and other retail sales in relation to anticipated costs of services as to make incorporation financially infeasible.
- Area proposed for incorporation is in close proximity to an existing city to which it could be annexed.
- Incorporation is premature in view of lack of anticipated substantial growth within the next ten years.
- Property boundaries do not include all urbanized areas or are otherwise improperly drawn.
- Incorporation would have an adverse effect upon the long-range provision of local governmental services to a larger region of which the area proposed for incorporation forms an integral part.
- The proposal is not consistent with adopted spheres of influence and adopted general plans.