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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 2.5. The Mello-Roos Community Facilities Act of 1982 [53311 - 53368.3]

  ( Chapter 2.5 added by Stats. 1982, Ch. 1451, Sec. 1. )

ARTICLE 4. Procedures for Levying [53340 - 53344.4]
  ( Article 4 added by Stats. 1982, Ch. 1451, Sec. 1. )

53340.
  

(a) After a community facilities district has been created and authorized to levy specified special taxes pursuant to Article 2 (commencing with Section 53318), Article 3 (commencing with Section 53330), or Article 3.5 (commencing with Section 53339), the legislative body may, by ordinance, levy the special taxes at the rate and apportion them in the manner specified in the resolution adopted pursuant to Article 2 (commencing with Section 53318), Article 3 (commencing with Section 53330), or Article 3.5 (commencing with Section 53339). After creation of a community facilities district that includes territory proposed for annexation in the future by unanimous approval as described in subdivision (b) of Section 53339.3, the legislative body may, by ordinance, provide for the levy of special taxes on parcels that will be annexed to the community facilities district at the rate or rates to be approved unanimously by the owner or owners of each parcel or parcels to be annexed to the community facilities district and for apportionment and collection of the special taxes in the manner specified in the resolution of formation.

(b) The legislative body may provide, by resolution, for the levy of the special tax in the current tax year or future tax years at the same rate or at a lower rate than the rate provided by the ordinance, if the resolution is adopted and a certified list of all parcels subject to the special tax levy including the amount of the tax to be levied on each parcel for the applicable tax year, is filed by the clerk or other official designated by the legislative body with the county auditor on or before the 10th day of August of that tax year. The clerk or other official designated by the legislative body may file the certified list after the 10th of August but not later than the 21st of August if the clerk or other official obtains prior written consent of the county auditor.

(c) Properties or entities of the state, federal, or local governments and properties receiving a welfare exemption under subdivision (g) of Section 214 of the Revenue and Taxation Code shall, except for properties that a local agency is a landowner of within the meaning of subdivision (f) of Section 53317, or except as otherwise provided in Section 53317.3, be exempt from the special tax. No other properties or entities are exempt from the special tax unless the properties or entities are expressly exempted in the resolution of formation to establish a district adopted pursuant to Section 53325.1 or in a resolution of consideration to levy a new special tax or special taxes or to alter the rate or method of apportionment of an existing special tax as provided in Section 53334.

(d) The proceeds of any special tax may only be used to pay, in whole or part, the cost of providing public facilities, services, and incidental expenses pursuant to this chapter.

(e) The special tax shall be collected in the same manner as ordinary ad valorem property taxes are collected and shall be subject to the same penalties and the same procedure, sale, and lien priority in case of delinquency as is provided for ad valorem taxes, unless another procedure has been authorized in the resolution of formation establishing the district and adopted by the legislative body.

(f) (1) Notwithstanding subdivision (e), the legislative body of the district may waive all or any specified portion of the delinquency penalties and redemption penalties if it makes all of the following determinations:

(A) The waivers shall apply only to parcels delinquent at the time of the determination.

(B) The waivers shall be available only with respect to parcels for which all past due and currently due special taxes and all other costs due are paid in full within a limited period of time specified in the determination.

(C) The waivers shall be available only with respect to parcels sold or otherwise transferred to new owners unrelated to the owner responsible for the delinquency.

(D) The waivers are in the best interest of the debtholders.

(2) The charges with penalties to be waived shall be removed from the tax roll pursuant to Section 53356.2 and local administrative procedures, and any distributions made to the district prior to collection pursuant to Chapter 3 (commencing with Section 4701) of Part 8 of Division 1 of the Revenue and Taxation Code shall be repaid by the district prior to granting the waiver.

(g) The tax collector may collect the special tax at intervals as specified in the resolution of formation, including intervals different from the intervals determining when the ordinary ad valorem property taxes are collected. The tax collector may deduct the reasonable administrative costs incurred in collecting the special tax.

(h) All special taxes levied by a community facilities district shall be secured by the lien imposed pursuant to Section 3115.5 of the Streets and Highways Code. This lien shall be a continuing lien and shall secure each levy of special taxes. The lien of the special tax shall continue in force and effect until the special tax obligation is prepaid, permanently satisfied, and canceled in accordance with Section 53344 or until the special tax ceases to be levied by the legislative body in the manner provided in Section 53330.5. If any portion of a parcel is encumbered by a lien pursuant to this chapter, the entirety of the parcel shall be encumbered by that lien.

(i) The amendments to subdivision (c) made by the act adding this subdivision shall apply to taxes imposed by an ordinance adopted on or after January 1, 2020.

(Amended by Stats. 2019, Ch. 665, Sec. 1. (AB 1743) Effective January 1, 2020.)

53340.1.
  

(a) If a public agency owning property, including property held in trust for any beneficiary, which is exempt from a special tax pursuant to Section 53340 grants a leasehold or other possessory interest in the property to a nonexempt person or entity, the special tax shall, notwithstanding Section 53340, be levied on the leasehold or possessory interest and shall be payable by the owner of the leasehold or possessory interest.

(b) When entering into a lease or other written contract creating a possessory interest that may be subject to taxation, pursuant to subdivision (a), the public agency shall include, or cause to be included, in the contract a statement that the property interest may be subject to special taxation pursuant to this chapter, and that the party in whom the possessory interest is vested may be subject to the payment of special taxes levied on the interest. Failure to comply with the requirements of this section shall not, however, invalidate the contract.

The requirement of this subdivision shall not apply to leases entered into prior to January 1, 1988.

(c) If the special tax on any possessory interest levied pursuant to subdivision (a) is unpaid when due, the tax collector may use those collection procedures which are available for the collection of assessments on the unsecured roll.

(Added by Stats. 1987, Ch. 1440, Sec. 9.)

53340.2.
  

(a) The legislative body levying the special tax shall designate an office, department, or bureau of the local agency that shall be responsible for annually preparing the current roll of special tax levy obligations by assessor’s parcel number on nonexempt property within the district and that will be responsible for estimating future special tax levies. The designated office, department, or bureau shall be the same office, department, or bureau that prepares the “NOTICE OF ASSESSMENT” required by Section 53754. If notice is required under both this section and Section 53754, the notices shall, to the extent feasible, be combined into a single notice document. The designated office, department, or bureau shall establish procedures to promptly respond to inquiries concerning current and future estimated tax liability. Neither the designated office, department, or bureau, nor the legislative body, shall be liable if any estimate of future tax liability is inaccurate, nor for any failure of any seller to request a Notice of Special Tax or to provide the notice to a buyer.

(b) For purposes of enabling sellers of real property subject to the levy of special taxes to satisfy the notice requirements of Section 1102.6b of the Civil Code, the designated office, department, or bureau shall furnish a Notice of Special Tax to any individual requesting the notice or any owner of property subject to a special tax levied by the local agency within five working days of receiving a request for the notice. The local agency may charge a fee for this service not to exceed fifteen dollars ($15).

(c) The notice shall contain the heading “NOTICE OF SPECIAL TAX” in type no smaller than 8-point type, and shall be in substantially the following form. The form may be modified as needed to clearly and accurately describe the tax structure and other characteristics of districts created before January 1, 1993, or to clearly and accurately consolidate information about the tax structure and other characteristics of two or more districts that levy or are authorized to levy special taxes with respect to the lot, parcel, or unit, or to clearly and accurately describe a tax rate that will change with a change in use of the parcel, or to clearly and accurately describe a tax that will be levied only once. The notice shall be completed by the designated office, department, or bureau except for the signatures and date of signing:

NOTICE OF SPECIAL TAX

COMMUNITY FACILITIES DISTRICT NO. ______
COUNTY OF ______, CALIFORNIA

TO: THE PROSPECTIVE PURCHASER OF THE REAL PROPERTY KNOWN AS: ________________________________ ________________________________

THIS IS A NOTIFICATION TO YOU PRIOR TO YOUR PURCHASING THIS PROPERTY.

(1) This property is subject to a special tax, that is in addition to the regular property taxes and any other charges and benefit assessments on the parcel. This special tax is not necessarily imposed on all parcels within the city or county where the property is located. If you fail to pay this tax when due each year, the property may be foreclosed upon and sold. The tax is used to provide public facilities and/or services that are likely to particularly benefit the property. YOU SHOULD TAKE THIS TAX AND THE BENEFITS FROM THE PUBLIC FACILITIES AND SERVICES FOR WHICH IT PAYS INTO ACCOUNT IN DECIDING WHETHER TO BUY THIS PROPERTY.

(2) The maximum special tax that may be levied against this parcel to pay for public facilities is ____ dollars ($ ____) during the ____–__ tax year. This amount will increase by __ percent per year after that (if applicable). The special tax will be levied each year until all of the authorized facilities are built and all special tax bonds are repaid, but in any case not after the ____–__ tax year.

An additional special tax will be used to pay for ongoing services, if applicable. The maximum amount of this tax is ____ dollars ($____) during the ____–__ tax year. This amount may increase by ____, if applicable, and may be levied until the ____–__ tax year (or forever, as applicable).

(3) The authorized facilities that are being paid for by the special taxes, and by the money received from the sale of bonds that are being repaid by the special taxes, are:


These facilities may not yet have all been constructed or acquired and it is possible that some may never be constructed or acquired.

In addition, the special taxes may be used to pay for costs of the following services:


YOU MAY OBTAIN A COPY OF THE RESOLUTION OF FORMATION THAT AUTHORIZED CREATION OF THE COMMUNITY FACILITIES DISTRICT, AND THAT SPECIFIES MORE PRECISELY HOW THE SPECIAL TAX IS APPORTIONED AND HOW THE PROCEEDS OF THE TAX WILL BE USED, FROM THE ________ (name of jurisdiction) BY CALLING ______ (telephone number). THERE MAY BE A CHARGE FOR THIS DOCUMENT NOT TO EXCEED THE ESTIMATED REASONABLE COST OF PROVIDING THE DOCUMENT.


I (WE) ACKNOWLEDGE THAT I (WE) HAVE RECEIVED A COPY OF THIS NOTICE. I (WE) UNDERSTAND THAT I (WE) MAY TERMINATE THE CONTRACT TO PURCHASE OR DEPOSIT RECEIPT AFTER RECEIVING THIS NOTICE FROM THE OWNER OR AGENT SELLING THE PROPERTY. THE CONTRACT MAY BE TERMINATED WITHIN THREE DAYS IF THE NOTICE WAS RECEIVED IN PERSON OR WITHIN FIVE DAYS AFTER IT WAS DEPOSITED IN THE MAIL BY GIVING WRITTEN NOTICE OF THAT TERMINATION TO THE OWNER OR AGENT SELLING THE PROPERTY.


DATE: ____________
______________________
______________________

(Amended by Stats. 2007, Ch. 670, Sec. 92. Effective January 1, 2008.)

53340.3.
  

At the request of the legislative body, the tax collector may set forth on the tax bill descriptive information provided by the legislative body to identify each public entity receiving portions of the revenue from the special tax levied pursuant to this chapter.

(Added by Stats. 1987, Ch. 1440, Sec. 10.)

53340.5.
  

If the legislative body of the local agency levying the special taxes is not the legislative body of a county and those special taxes are collected by county officials, the county auditor shall, at the close of each tax collecting period, promptly provide the auditor of the local agency levying the taxes a detailed report showing the amounts of special taxes, interest, and penalties collected for the district and from which property those revenues were collected, identifying any properties which are delinquent and the amount and length of time in arrears, and a statement of the percentage of the taxes retained by the auditor for the expenses incurred in making the collections and the report.

(Added by Stats. 1986, Ch. 1102, Sec. 34. Effective September 24, 1986.)

53340.7.
  

If the legislative body supplies to the tax collector each year a listing of the specific amount due from each parcel within the district, and the tax collector bills for and collects the tax without reference to tax rate areas, then Sections 54900 to 54916.5, inclusive, are not applicable to the formation of, change in the boundaries of, annexation to, or existence of, community facilities districts created pursuant to this chapter and there is no requirement that the statement and map described in these sections be filed with the State Board of Equalization or the county assessor. This section shall not prevent the voluntary filing of such a statement or map. This section does not constitute a change in, but is declaratory of, the existing law.

(Added by Stats. 1987, Ch. 1440, Sec. 11.)

53341.
  

Any action or proceeding to attack, review, set aside, void, or annul the levy of a special tax or an increase in a special tax pursuant to this chapter shall be commenced within 30 days after the special tax is approved by the voters. Any appeal from a final judgment in that action or proceeding shall be perfected within 30 days after the entry of judgment.

(Added by Stats. 1984, Ch. 269, Sec. 26.5. Effective July 3, 1984.)

53341.5.
  

(a) If a lot, parcel, or unit of a subdivision is subject to a special tax levied pursuant to this chapter, the subdivider, his or her agent, or representative, shall not sell, or lease for a term exceeding five years, or permit a prospective purchaser or lessor to sign a contract of purchase or a deposit receipt or any substantially equivalent document in the event of a lease with respect to the lot, parcel, or unit, or cause it to be sold or leased for a term exceeding five years, until the prospective purchaser or lessee of the lot, parcel, or unit has been furnished with and has signed a written notice as provided in this section. The notice shall contain the heading “NOTICE OF SPECIAL TAX” in type no smaller than 8-point type, and shall be in substantially the following form. The form may be modified as needed to clearly and accurately describe the tax structure and other characteristics of districts created before January 1, 1993, or to clearly and accurately consolidate information about the tax structure and other characteristics of two or more districts that levy or are authorized to levy special taxes with respect to the lot, parcel, or unit:

NOTICE OF SPECIAL TAX
COMMUNITY FACILITIES DISTRICT NO. ___
COUNTY OF ____, CALIFORNIA


TO: THE PROSPECTIVE PURCHASER OF THE REAL PROPERTY KNOWN AS:

THIS IS A NOTIFICATION TO YOU PRIOR TO YOUR ENTERING INTO A CONTRACT TO PURCHASE THIS PROPERTY. THE SELLER IS REQUIRED TO GIVE YOU THIS NOTICE AND TO OBTAIN A COPY SIGNED BY YOU TO INDICATE THAT YOU HAVE RECEIVED AND READ A COPY OF THIS NOTICE.

(1) This property is subject to a special tax, that is in addition to the regular property taxes and any other charges, fees, special taxes, and benefit assessments on the parcel. It is imposed on this property because it is a new development, and is not necessarily imposed generally upon property outside of this new development. If you fail to pay this tax when due each year, the property may be foreclosed upon and sold. The tax is used to provide public facilities or services that are likely to particularly benefit the property. YOU SHOULD TAKE THIS TAX AND THE BENEFITS FROM THE FACILITIES AND SERVICES FOR WHICH IT PAYS INTO ACCOUNT IN DECIDING WHETHER TO BUY THIS PROPERTY.

(2) The maximum special tax that may be levied against this parcel to pay for public facilities is $______ during the ____–__ tax year. This amount will increase by __ percent per year after that (if applicable). The special tax will be levied each year until all of the authorized facilities are built and all special tax bonds are repaid, but in any case not after the ____–__ tax year. An additional special tax will be used to pay for ongoing service costs, if applicable. The maximum amount of this tax is ____ dollars ($____) during the ____–__ tax year. This amount may increase by ____, if applicable, and that part may be levied until the ____–__ tax year (or forever, as applicable).

(3) The authorized facilities that are being paid for by the special taxes, and by the money received from the sale of bonds that are being repaid by the special taxes, are:


These facilities may not yet have all been constructed or acquired and it is possible that some may never be constructed or acquired.

In addition, the special taxes may be used to pay for costs of the following services:


YOU MAY OBTAIN A COPY OF THE RESOLUTION OF FORMATION THAT AUTHORIZED CREATION OF THE COMMUNITY FACILITIES DISTRICT, AND THAT SPECIFIES MORE PRECISELY HOW THE SPECIAL TAX IS APPORTIONED AND HOW THE PROCEEDS OF THE TAX WILL BE USED, FROM THE ____ (name of jurisdiction) BY CALLING ____ (telephone number). THERE MAY BE A CHARGE FOR THIS DOCUMENT NOT TO EXCEED THE REASONABLE COST OF PROVIDING THE DOCUMENT.


I (WE) ACKNOWLEDGE THAT I (WE) HAVE READ THIS NOTICE AND RECEIVED A COPY OF THIS NOTICE PRIOR TO ENTERING INTO A CONTRACT TO PURCHASE OR SIGNING A DEPOSIT RECEIPT WITH RESPECT TO THE ABOVE-REFERENCED PROPERTY. I (WE) UNDERSTAND THAT I (WE) MAY TERMINATE THE CONTRACT TO PURCHASE OR DEPOSIT RECEIPT WITHIN THREE DAYS AFTER RECEIVING THIS NOTICE IN PERSON OR WITHIN FIVE DAYS AFTER IT WAS DEPOSITED IN THE MAIL BY GIVING WRITTEN NOTICE OF THAT TERMINATION TO THE OWNER, SUBDIVIDER, OR AGENT SELLING THE PROPERTY.

DATE:


(b) “Subdivision,” as used in subdivision (a), means improved or unimproved land that is divided or proposed to be divided for the purpose of sale, lease, or financing, whether immediate or future, into two or more lots, parcels, or units and includes a condominium project, as defined by Section 4125 or 6542 of the Civil Code, a community apartment project, a stock cooperative, and a limited-equity housing cooperative, as defined in Sections 11004, 11003.2, and 11003.4, respectively, of the Business and Professions Code.

(c) The buyer shall have three days after delivery in person or five days after delivery by deposit in the mail of any notice required by this section, to terminate his or her agreement by delivery of written notice of that termination to the owner, subdivider, or agent.

(d) The failure to furnish the notice to the buyer or lessee, and failure of the buyer or lessee to sign the notice of a special tax, shall not invalidate any grant, conveyance, lease, or encumbrance.

(e) Any person or entity who willfully violates the provisions of this section shall be liable to the purchaser of a lot or unit that is subject to the provisions of this section, for actual damages, and in addition thereto, shall be guilty of a public offense punishable by a fine in an amount not to exceed five hundred dollars ($500). In an action to enforce a liability or fine, the prevailing party shall be awarded reasonable attorney’s fees.

(Amended (as amended by Stats. 2012, Ch. 181, Sec. 51) by Stats. 2013, Ch. 605, Sec. 27. (SB 752) Effective January 1, 2014.)

53343.
  

Any special taxes collected pursuant to this chapter may only be used for facilities and services authorized by this chapter.

(Amended by Stats. 2007, Ch. 670, Sec. 95. Effective January 1, 2008.)

53343.1.
  

A community facilities district formed after January 1, 1992, shall prepare, if requested by a person who resides in or owns property in the district, within 120 days after the last day of each fiscal year, a separate document titled an “Annual Report.” The district may charge a fee for the report not exceeding the actual costs of preparing the report. The report shall include the following information for the fiscal year:

(a) The amount of special taxes collected for the year.

(b) The amount of other moneys collected for the year and their source, including interest earned.

(c) The amount of moneys expended for the year.

(d) A summary of the amount of moneys expended for the following:

(1) Facilities, including property.

(2) Services.

(3) The costs of bonded indebtedness.

(4) The costs of collecting the special tax under Section 53340.

(5) Other administrative and overhead costs.

(e) For moneys expended for facilities, including property, an identification of the categories of each type of facility funded with amounts expended in each category, including the total percentage of the cost of each type of facility that was funded with bond proceeds or special taxes.

(f) For moneys expended for services, an identification of the categories of each type of service funded with amounts expended in each category, including the total percentage of the cost of each type of service that was funded with bond proceeds or special taxes.

(g) For moneys expended for other administrative costs, an identification of each of these costs.

(h) The annual report shall contain references to the relevant sections of the resolution of formation of the district so that interested persons may confirm that bond proceeds and special taxes are being used for authorized purposes. The annual report shall be made available to the public upon request.

(Amended by Stats. 2008, Ch. 179, Sec. 105. Effective January 1, 2009.)

53343.2.
  

A local agency that has an Internet Web site, within seven months after the last day of each fiscal year of the district, shall display prominently on its Internet Web site all of the following information:

(a) A copy of an annual report for that fiscal year if requested pursuant to Section 53343.1.

(b) A copy of the report provided to the California Debt and Investment Advisory Commission pursuant to Section 53359.5. A local agency may comply with this subdivision by providing a link to the Treasurer’s Internet Web site that contains the specified information, along with the assigned California Debt and Investment Advisory Commission number for each bond issuance reported by the agency.

(c) A copy of the report provided to the Controller’s office pursuant to Section 12463.2.

(Amended by Stats. 2018, Ch. 467, Sec. 59. (SB 1498) Effective January 1, 2019.)

53344.
  

In the event that the legislative body has specified conditions pursuant to Section 53321 under which the obligation to pay the special tax identified therein may be prepaid and permanently satisfied, and if the special tax is so prepaid and permanently satisfied as to a particular parcel of land, the legislative body shall prepare and record in the office of the county recorder of the county in which the parcel of land is located, and the county recorder shall accept for recordation, a Notice of Cancellation of Special Tax Lien as to that parcel. The Notice of Cancellation of Special Tax Lien shall identify with particularity the special tax that has been prepaid and permanently satisfied, shall state the book and page number, or the document or instrument number, in the records of the county recorder where the Notice of Special Tax Lien being cancelled is recorded, shall contain the legal description and assessor’s parcel number of the particular parcel of land subject to the lien, and shall contain the name of the owner of record of the parcel. The recorder shall mail the original Notice of Cancellation of Special Tax Lien to the owner of the property after recording the document. The legislative body may specify a charge for the preparation and recordation of this notice.

(Amended by Stats. 2007, Ch. 670, Sec. 97. Effective January 1, 2008.)

53344.1.
  

(a) The legislative body may provide in the resolution of intention or the resolution of consideration, and in documents setting forth the rights of the debtholders that it shall reserve to itself, the right and authority to allow any interested owner of property within the district, subject to the provisions of this section and to those conditions as it may impose, and any applicable prepayment penalties as prescribed in the bond indenture or comparable instrument or document, to tender to the district treasurer in full payment or part payment of any installment of the special taxes or the interest or penalties thereon which may be due or delinquent, but for which a bill has been received, any bond or other obligation secured thereby, the bond or other obligation to be taken at par and credit to be given for the accrued interest shown thereby computed to the date of tender. The district treasurer shall thereupon cancel the bond debt and shall cause proper credit therefor to be entered on the records of the district and in the office of the auditor and tax collector. If the legislative body agrees to allow bond tenders pursuant to this section or to Section 53356.8, the legislative body may, at its discretion, agree to distribute or direct its trustee or other agent to distribute by any means an offer to purchase bonds or other related inquiry to the holders of the bonds of the district, at the expense of the person requesting the mailing. Neither the legislative body, nor any of its officers, agents, or trustees shall be liable in any way for that distribution.

(b) The provisions of this subdivision apply to any tender of bonds pursuant to this section by an owner of property within the district who is delinquent in paying special taxes levied by this district when due. Bonds may be tendered pursuant to this subdivision only after all of the following conditions have been satisfied:

(1) The delinquent lot or parcel has been offered for sale as a result of a foreclosure judgment and the minimum price required to be paid for the lot or parcel was not received.

(2) The bonds to be tendered to the district were obtained by the property owner only after their prior owner was presented with a tender offer or solicitation as defined in this subdivision.

(A) For purposes of this subdivision, a “tender offer” or “solicitation” is a solicitation by any person or that person’s agent by offering circular, memoranda, tender, or solicitation, or any other document or written, oral, or electronic communication for the purchase of the bonds from their then current owner. A person includes a natural person, corporation, company, partnership, limited liability company, limited liability partnership, association, or any other entity and a “tendering party” includes any person making a tender offer for bonds.

(B) Any tender offer or solicitation shall include all material information as required under federal and state securities laws and shall also include the following information, to the extent applicable:

(i) The name of the tendering party.

(ii) An individual who can be contacted to provide further information with respect to the tender.

(iii) The current holdings of bonds of the district by the tendering party and its affiliates.

(iv) The total face amount of the bonds being solicited.

(v) The price or method of determining the price per one thousand dollars ($1,000) in bonds being offered by the tendering party.

(vi) Whether the tendering party or any person affiliated with or related to the tendering party, or any employee, agent, or representative of the tendering party, is a property owner within the district that issued the bonds.

(vii) Whether the present intentions of the tendering party are to use the bonds for payment of special taxes or the purchase of property at a foreclosure sale pursuant to this section or Section 53356.8. This statement of present intentions shall not be construed to be binding on the tendering party.

(viii) The status of the bond redemption fund, construction fund, reserve fund, and any other funds of the district, and the special tax delinquency rate of the district, all of which data shall be the most recent available from the district and, in any event, shall apply to the state of the funds after the most recent payment of principal and interest on the bonds. The district shall provide the necessary data to the property owner within 10 days of receiving a written request and may charge a reasonable fee not to exceed its actual costs of providing the data. The district shall simultaneously release the same information to the general public. The property shall also provide the percentage of the delinquency attributable to the tendering party or any person affiliated with or related to the tendering party, or any employee, agent, or representative of the tendering party, for each of the three most recent fiscal years.

(ix) If the tendering party owns or leases property in the district that issued the bonds, the development plans for that property and an update on the current status of development of that property and of any zoning, planning, or other permits or approvals needed for development of the property to proceed.

(x) Any other material information available to the tendering party and not generally available to the public that would significantly affect the market value of the bonds of the district.

(C) The tendering party shall notify the legislative body of his or her intent to make a tender offer or solicitation at least simultaneously with making any offer or solicitation.

(D) The tendering party shall provide a copy of the solicitation to the Department of Business Oversight prior to five working days after notifying the legislative body pursuant to subparagraph (C).

(3) The tendering property owner provides the legislative body with a negative assurance from counsel representing the property owner that no misleading or other information has come to the opining party’s attention after reasonable investigation, that would lead the party providing the negative assurance to believe that the tender was in violation of federal or state securities laws.

(4) The tendering property owner delivers to the legislative body of the district that issued the bonds subject to the tender, a certificate to the effect that the tender information is accurate in all material respects and does not omit to state a material fact necessary in order to make the statements included in the tender information not misleading, except that the certificate need not provide any assurances as to the accuracy of the information as to the bond fund balances and tax payment information provided by the district.

(c) The provisions of this subdivision apply to any tender of bonds pursuant to this section by any owner of property within the district who is not delinquent in paying special taxes on any property within the district. A person subject to this subdivision shall be deemed to be a person whose relationship to the issuer may give him or her access, directly or indirectly, to material information about the issuer not generally available to the public, and the provisions of Section 25402 of the Corporations Code apply to any purchase or sale of securities by that person in connection with the tender transaction. For purposes of this subdivision, the “issuer” includes the district, the local agency that created the district, and any owner of property within the district. At any time prior to tendering bonds to the district pursuant to this section, any person subject to this subdivision shall deliver to the legislative body of the district a certificate that he or she has complied with this subdivision and applicable federal and state securities laws.

(Amended by Stats. 2015, Ch. 190, Sec. 63. (AB 1517) Effective January 1, 2016.)

53344.4.
  

Any district preparing a report pursuant to Section 53343.1 shall not be required to comply with Section 50075.3.

(Added by Stats. 2002, Ch. 960, Sec. 2. Effective January 1, 2003.)

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