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D-2 <br />ANNEXATION GUIDELINES <br />The City of Newport Beach's Sphere of Influence shows both City territory and the <br />unincorporated County territory that may be considered for annexation to the City. <br />In evaluating a proposed annexation, City staff shall present a report to the City Council <br />which shall include the following information: <br />A. A Statistical Summary. All relevant data such as land area, population, dwelling <br />units, street miles, park and open space acreage, and assessed valuation, to <br />provide a summary of the area's characteristics. <br />B. Land Use and Planning. Boundaries, topography and natural features, existing <br />land use, general plans, and zoning to provide a detailed overview of the existing <br />and planned physical characteristics of the area and to provide a comparison to <br />areas within the City. <br />C. A Plan of Services. Administration and facilities for public services such as police, <br />fire, sewers, water, and schools, that exist today or are planned for the future. The <br />Plan should also show the level of services to be provided compared to levels <br />provided within the City. <br />D. Traffic and Circulation. Roadways and traffic volumes within the area and their <br />relation to those within the City. <br />E. A Fiscal Impact Analysis. The Analysis shall include initial "start-up" costs, other <br />one-time costs, and continuing annual expenses to the City by each Department to <br />serve the area. It shall also include one-time and continuing additional revenues <br />by each budget account to be received by the City as a result of annexation. The <br />Analysis shall show the costs and benefits associated with the proposed <br />annexation. <br />F. Demographics. A quantitative description of the population as may be found in <br />census and other similar data. <br />G. Boundaries. Opportunity to realign boundaries that more closely approximate <br />logical man-made or natural physical barriers. <br />H. Safety. Ability to better control fire, police, public health and safety oriented <br />problems that cross municipal boundaries. <br />Service. Ability to eliminate awkward and irregular boundaries causing difficulty <br />and inefficiencies in supplying utilities and City services. <br />1 <br />