(a) If the board desires to exercise a latent power, the board shall first receive the approval of the local agency formation commission, pursuant to Article 1 (commencing with Section 56824.10) of Chapter 5 of Part 3 of Division 3.
(b) Notwithstanding subdivision (a) of Section 56824.14, the local agency formation commission shall not, after a public hearing called and held for the purpose pursuant to subdivisions (b) and (c) of Section 56824.14, approve a county service area's proposal to exercise a latent power if the local agency formation commission determines that another local agency already provides substantially similar services or facilities to the territory where the county service area proposes to exercise that latent power.
(c) After receiving the approval of the local agency formation commission, the county service area may exercise that latent power. Within 30 days of the adoption of that resolution, the clerk of the board shall mail a copy of the resolution to the local area formation commission.
(Added by Stats. 2008, Ch. 158, Sec. 2.)