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TITLE 5. LOCAL AGENCIES [50001 - 57607]

  ( Title 5 added by Stats. 1949, Ch. 81. )

DIVISION 2. CITIES, COUNTIES, AND OTHER AGENCIES [53000 - 55821]

  ( Division 2 added by Stats. 1949, Ch. 81. )

PART 1. POWERS AND DUTIES COMMON TO CITIES, COUNTIES, AND OTHER AGENCIES [53000 - 54999.7]

  ( Part 1 added by Stats. 1949, Ch. 81. )

CHAPTER 1.5. Integrated Financing District Act [53175 - 53199]

  ( Chapter 1.5 added by Stats. 1986, Ch. 1512, Sec. 1. )

ARTICLE 5. Confirmation and Collection of Levy [53195 - 53199]
  ( Article 5 added by Stats. 1986, Ch. 1512, Sec. 1. )

53195.
  

The local agency may obtain funds from any source authorized by law to pay for the work described in the resolution of intention adopted pursuant to Section 53181, and may solicit bids, award construction contracts, or perform the work itself, in any manner authorized by law.

(Added by Stats. 1986, Ch. 1512, Sec. 1.)

53196.
  

The legislative body shall, by resolution, determine the rate of and shall levy the contingent assessment as specified in the resolution of intention adopted pursuant to Section 53181. The legislative body shall levy and collect the noncontingent assessment or special tax in the manner set out in the financing act.

(Added by Stats. 1986, Ch. 1512, Sec. 1.)

53196.5.
  

The local agency may do all of the following:

(a) Prescribe procedures for determining and notifying landowners when the contingent assessment is due and payable and for collecting the assessment.

(b) Prescribe a penalty for nonpayment of the contingent assessment within the time and in the manner specified.

(c) Provide for an additional penalty not to exceed 2 percent per month for nonpayment of the contingent assessment and the penalty.

(d) Provide for collection of those penalties.

(Added by Stats. 1986, Ch. 1512, Sec. 1.)

53197.
  

(a) The legislative body may request the county in which the district is located to collect the contingent assessment on behalf of the district. If the assessment is collected by the county, the county may deduct its reasonable costs incurred for that service before remitting the balance to the district.

(b) The legislative body of each local agency which enters into a reimbursement agreement pursuant to this chapter shall create a district reimbursement fund. All revenue collected within the district pursuant to this chapter, including penalties, shall be deposited in the fund and disbursed, as provided by the legislative body, subject to the terms of any reimbursement agreement.

(Added by Stats. 1986, Ch. 1512, Sec. 1.)

53197.5.
  

The local agency may bring an action in any court of competent jurisdiction against the owners of any property to collect delinquent contingent assessments and penalties.

(Added by Stats. 1986, Ch. 1512, Sec. 1.)

53198.
  

Any contingent assessments including any penalties, when recorded in accordance with Division 4.5 (commencing with Section 3100) of the Streets and Highways Code, shall constitute a lien upon the real property, except that no lien shall be created against any publicly owned property, and the lien shall continue until the charge and all penalties are fully paid or the property is sold to satisfy the lien. The lien shall have the same force, effect, priority, and duration as would a delinquent lien under the particular financing act utilized.

(Added by Stats. 1986, Ch. 1512, Sec. 1.)

53198.5.
  

As a separate, distinct, and cumulative remedy established for the collection of the contingent assessment and any penalties, an action may be brought in the name of the local agency in any court of competent jurisdiction to enforce the lien provided pursuant to Section 53198. The court shall include an award of reasonable attorney’s fees to the prevailing party in the action.

(Added by Stats. 1986, Ch. 1512, Sec. 1.)

53199.
  

Remedies for collecting and enforcing the contingent assessments and penalties are cumulative and may be pursued alternatively, or consecutively, as determined by the legislative body. If any one of the remedies is or may be invalid, all valid remedies shall remain effective until the contingent assessments and penalties have been fully collected and the terms of any reimbursement agreement have been satisfied. The costs of collection and enforcement of the remedies for the collection of the contingent assessments and penalties may be paid from the proceeds collected from the contingent assessments and penalties if the legislative body so provides, and if that payment does not violate the terms of any reimbursement agreement.

(Added by Stats. 1986, Ch. 1512, Sec. 1.)

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