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SB-693 Lower San Gabriel River Recreation and Park District.(2017-2018)



SECTION 1.

 Article 14 (commencing with Section 5796) is added to Chapter 4 of Division 5 of the Public Resources Code, to read:

Article  14. Lower San Gabriel River Recreation and Park District
5796.
 (a) The Lower San Gabriel River Recreation and Park District may be established subject to this chapter and the Cortese-Knox-Hertzberg Local Government Reorganization Act of 2000 (Division 3 (commencing with Section 56000) of Title 5 of the Government Code).
(b) A petition or resolution to establish the district pursuant to this article and Article 3 (commencing with Section 5782) may not be submitted to the Los Angeles County Local Agency Formation Commission on or after January 1, 2020.
5796.5.
 For purposes of this article, “district” means the Lower San Gabriel River Recreation and Park District.
5796.10.
 Notwithstanding Article 4 (commencing with Section 5783), the initial board of directors of the district shall consist of no more than 15 members, as follows:
(a) The city council of each of the following cities may appoint one representative:
(1) The City of Downey.
(2) The City of Whittier.
(3) The City of Pico Rivera.
(4) The City of Norwalk.
(5) The City of Santa Fe Springs.
(6) The City of Artesia.
(7) The City of Bellflower.
(8) The City of Cerritos.
(9) The City of Lakewood.
(10) The City of Montebello.
(11) The City of Hawaiian Gardens.
(12) The City of Long Beach.
(b) The Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors may appoint one public member. This member shall reside in the Lower San Gabriel River region.
(c) The executive officer of the San Gabriel and Lower Los Angeles Rivers and Mountains Conservancy established pursuant to Division 22.8 (commencing with Section 32600) may serve as a member.
(d) The other members of the initial board of directors may appoint one public member. This member both shall be a representative of a nonprofit organization that serves the Lower San Gabriel River region and specializes in open space public education, and outdoor activities, and shall reside in the Lower San Gabriel River region.
(e) A person appointed to the board of directors pursuant to subdivision (a) or (b) shall serve at the pleasure of the city council or county board of supervisors that made the appointment.
5796.15.
 The board of directors may be reorganized pursuant to Article 6 (commencing with Section 5785).
5796.20.
 (a) In addition to the powers enumerated in Article 7 (commencing with Section 5786), which shall be subject to review and approval by the Los Angeles County Local Agency Formation Commission upon formation, change of organization, or reorganization under the Cortese-Knox-Hertzberg Local Government Reorganization Act of 2000 (Division 3 (commencing with Section 56000) of Title 5 of the Government Code), and to the financing authority provided by Article 9 (commencing with Section 5788), Article 10 (commencing with Section 5789), and Article 11 (commencing with Section 5790), the district, shall do all of the following:
(1) Promote the development of open space and parks along the Lower San Gabriel River.
(2) Identify funding and resources to promote the revitalization of the Lower San Gabriel River and open spaces along the river for the benefit and enjoyment of local communities.
(3) Acquire, construct, improve, maintain, and operate parks and open space along the Lower San Gabriel River.
(b) The district shall conduct the activities specified in paragraphs (1) to (3), inclusive, of subdivision (a) in coordination with the San Gabriel and Lower Los Angeles Rivers and Mountains Conservancy established pursuant to Division 22.8 (commencing with Section 32600), which has certain responsibilities regarding the Lower San Gabriel River.
SEC. 2.
 The Legislature finds and declares that a special law is necessary and that a general law cannot be made applicable within the meaning of Section 16 of Article IV of the California Constitution because of the urgent need for local park space along the Lower San Gabriel River and the communities through which it passes.
SEC. 3.
 No reimbursement is required by this act pursuant to Section 6 of Article XIII B of the California Constitution because the only costs that may be incurred by a local agency or school district will be incurred because this act creates a new crime or infraction, eliminates a crime or infraction, or changes the penalty for a crime or infraction, within the meaning of Section 17556 of the Government Code, or changes the definition of a crime within the meaning of Section 6 of Article XIII B of the California Constitution.