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RESOLUTION 2000 - 20 <br />• A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL <br />OF THE CITY OF NEWPORT BEACH <br />REQUESTING THE SUPPORT <br />OF THE ORANGE COUNTY BOARD OF SUPERVISORS <br />FOR THE ANNEXATION OF SANTA ANA HEIGHTS <br />WHEREAS, the eastern portion of the area known as Santa Ana Heights is within the <br />Sphere of Influence of the City of Newport Beach (see this resolution's Exhibit A); and <br />WHEREAS, on October 25, 1999, the City Council of the City of Newport Beach has <br />adopted a Resolution of Intention to Reorganize certain areas within and adjacent to the City's <br />Sphere of Influence, including the eastern portion of Santa Ana Heights; and <br />WHEREAS, any annexation or reorganization is subject to the approval of the Orange <br />County Local Agency Formation Commission or "LAFCO "; and <br />WHEREAS, the City cannot proceed with its reorganization effort without completing <br />separate property tax transfer agreements with the County of Orange for each of the areas <br />proposed for annexation; and <br />WHEREAS, the Orange County Board of Supervisors is the decision - making authority that <br />can enter into a property tax transfer agreement for the Santa Ana Heights area; and <br />WHEREAS, the City is concerned that it not invest additional time and resources into this <br />• portion of the City's reorganization proposal unless the Orange County Board of Supervisors is <br />willing to agree to a fair property tax transfer agreement for Santa Ana Heights; and <br />WHEREAS, The Board's anticipated decision to enter into a fair property tax transfer <br />agreement is consistent with the County's policies on the annexation of unincorporated islands <br />like Santa Ana Heights as adopted by the Board of Supervisors on October 7, 1999; <br />• <br />NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED by the City Council of the City of Newport Beach <br />that the Council respectfully asks the Orange County Board of Supervisors to support the <br />annexation efforts of the cities of Costa Mesa and Newport Beach before LAFCO by negotiating <br />and agreeing to a fair property tax exchange agreement that adequately compensates the cities <br />for their costs to serve the Santa Ana Heights community; and also be it <br />RESOLVED by the City Council of the City of Newport Beach that this resolution be <br />transmitted to the Orange County Board of Supervisors, the Orange County Local Agency <br />Formation Commission, and to the City Council of the City of Costa Mesa upon passage. <br />