Public Resources Code – PRC § 49205
The board of supervisors which, prior to July 1, 1980, adopted an ordinance governing the granting of franchises or permits for the collection, disposal, or destruction, or any combination thereof, of garbage, waste, offal, and debris, and which granted franchises or permits pursuant to that ordinance covering defined zones or areas of the county, may extend the term of any of those franchises or permits for only one additional period not exceeding 25 years without advertising or calling for bids as required by Section 49201 , if all of the following conditions exist:
(a)(1) The county franchise or permit ordinance contains rules and regulations for the protection of the public health and welfare and provides that the board of supervisors may control the rates to be charged customers by the franchise or permitholders.
(2) Notwithstanding any provision in a county ordinance, the board of supervisors shall not increase the rates to be charged to customers by franchise or permitholders without first calling and holding a public hearing on the proposed increase in rates. Publication of notice of the hearing required by this paragraph shall be made by the board of supervisors pursuant to Section 6066 of the Government Code .
(b) The franchise or permit proposed to be extended was granted in strict compliance with the requirements for calling and advertising for bids and award to the lowest qualified bidder pursuant to Section 49201 , and was otherwise granted in strict compliance with this chapter.
(c) The franchise or permit proposed to be extended was granted on a nonexclusive basis so that the board of supervisors is not precluded from granting additional franchises or permits to cover the same areas if, in the judgment and discretion of the board of supervisors, the public interest will be served thereby.
(d) The county franchise or permit ordinance authorizes the county auditor or any other qualified public accountant to audit periodically the books and records of the franchise or permitholders.