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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 2.9. Infrastructure Financing Districts in the Border Development Zone [53398 - 53398.47]

  ( Chapter 2.9 added by Stats. 1999, Ch. 773, Sec. 1. )

ARTICLE 2. Preparation and Adoption of Infrastructure Financing Plans [53398.10 - 53398.21]
  ( Article 2 added by Stats. 1999, Ch. 773, Sec. 1. )

53398.10.
  

A legislative body of a city may designate one or more proposed infrastructure financing districts in the border development zone pursuant to this chapter. Proceedings for the establishment of a district shall be instituted by the adoption of a resolution of intention to establish the proposed district and shall do all of the following:

(a) State that an infrastructure financing district is proposed to be established under the terms of this chapter and describe the boundaries of the proposed district, which may be accomplished by reference to a map on file in the office of the clerk of the city.

(b) State the type of public facilities proposed to be financed by the district. The district may only finance public facilities authorized by Section 53398.3.

(c) State that incremental property tax revenue from the city and some or all affected taxing entities within the district may be used to finance these public facilities.

(d) Fix a time and place for a public hearing on the proposal.

(Added by Stats. 1999, Ch. 773, Sec. 1. Effective January 1, 2000.)

53398.11.
  

The legislative body shall direct the clerk to mail a copy of the resolution of intention to create the district to each owner of land within the district.

(Added by Stats. 1999, Ch. 773, Sec. 1. Effective January 1, 2000.)

53398.12.
  

The legislative body shall direct the clerk to mail a copy of the resolution to each affected taxing entity.

(Added by Stats. 1999, Ch. 773, Sec. 1. Effective January 1, 2000.)

53398.13.
  

After adopting the resolution pursuant to Section 53398.10, the legislative body shall designate and direct the city engineer or other appropriate official to prepare an infrastructure plan pursuant to Section 53398.14.

(Added by Stats. 1999, Ch. 773, Sec. 1. Effective January 1, 2000.)

53398.14.
  

After receipt of a copy of the resolution of intention to establish a district, the official designated pursuant to Section 53398.13 shall prepare a proposed infrastructure financing plan. The infrastructure financing plan shall be consistent with the general plan of the city within which the district is located and shall include all of the following:

(a) A map and legal description of the proposed district, which may include all or a portion of the district designated by the legislative body in its resolution of intention.

(b) A description of the public facilities required to serve the development proposed in the area of the district, including those to be provided by the private sector, those to be provided by governmental entities without assistance under this chapter, those public improvements and facilities to be financed with assistance from the proposed district, and those to be provided jointly. The description shall include the proposed location, timing, and costs of the public improvements and facilities.

(c) A finding that the public facilities provide significant benefits to the border development zone.

(d) A financing section, which shall contain all of the following information:

(1) A specification of the maximum portion of the incremental tax revenue of the city and of each affected taxing entity proposed to be committed to the district for each year during which the district will receive incremental tax revenue. The portion need not be the same for all affected taxing entities. The portion may change over time.

(2) A projection of the amount of tax revenues expected to be received by the district in each year during which the district will receive tax revenues, including an estimate of the amount of tax revenues attributable to each affected taxing entity for each year.

(3) A plan for financing the public facilities to be assisted by the district, including a detailed description of any intention to incur debt.

(4) A limit on the total number of dollars of taxes that may be allocated to the district pursuant to the plan.

(5) A date on which the district will cease to exist, by which time all tax allocation to the district will end. The date shall not be more than 30 years from the date on which the ordinance forming the district is adopted pursuant to Section 53398.20.

(6) An analysis of the costs to the city of providing facilities and services to the area of the district while the area is being developed and after the area is developed. The plan shall also include an analysis of the tax, fee, charge, and other revenues expected to be received by the city as a result of expected development in the area of the district.

(7) An analysis of the projected fiscal impact of the district and the associated development upon each affected taxing entity.

(e) If any dwelling units occupied by persons or families of low or moderate income are proposed to be removed or destroyed in the course of private development or public works construction within the area of the district, a plan providing for replacement of those units and relocation of those persons or families consistent with the requirements of Section 53398.5.

(Added by Stats. 1999, Ch. 773, Sec. 1. Effective January 1, 2000.)

53398.15.
  

The infrastructure financing plan shall be sent to each owner of land within the proposed district and to each affected taxing entity together with any report required by the California Environmental Quality Act (Division 13 (commencing with Section 21000) of the Public Resources Code) that pertains to the proposed public facilities or the proposed development project for which the public facilities are needed. The plan shall be made available for public inspection. The report shall also be sent to the planning commission and the legislative body.

(Added by Stats. 1999, Ch. 773, Sec. 1. Effective January 1, 2000.)

53398.16.
  

The designated official shall consult with each affected taxing entity, and, at the request of any affected taxing entity, shall meet with representatives of an affected taxing entity. Any affected taxing entity may suggest revisions to the plan.

(Added by Stats. 1999, Ch. 773, Sec. 1. Effective January 1, 2000.)

53398.17.
  

The legislative body shall conduct a public hearing prior to adopting the proposed infrastructure financing plan. The public hearing shall be called no sooner than 60 days after the plan has been sent to each affected taxing entity. In addition to the notice given to landowners and affected taxing entities pursuant to Sections 53398.11 and 53398.12, notice of the public hearing shall be given by publication not less than once a week for four successive weeks in a newspaper of general circulation published in the city in which the proposed district is located. The notice shall state that the district will be used to finance public works, briefly describe the public works, briefly describe the proposed financial arrangements, including the proposed commitment of incremental tax revenue, describe the boundaries of the proposed district, and state the day, hour, and place when and where any persons having any objections to the proposed infrastructure financing plan, or the regularity of any of the prior proceedings, may appear before the legislative body and object to the adoption of the proposed plan by the legislative body.

(Added by Stats. 1999, Ch. 773, Sec. 1. Effective January 1, 2000.)

53398.18.
  

At the hour set in the required notices, the legislative body shall proceed to hear and pass upon all written and oral objections. The hearing may be continued from time to time. The legislative body shall consider the recommendations, if any, of affected taxing entities, and all evidence and testimony for and against the adoption of the plan. The legislative body may modify the plan by eliminating or reducing the size and cost of proposed public works, by reducing the amount of proposed debt, or by reducing the portion, amount, or duration of incremental tax revenues to be committed to the district.

(Added by Stats. 1999, Ch. 773, Sec. 1. Effective January 1, 2000.)

53398.19.
  

(a) The legislative body shall not enact an ordinance approving the infrastructure financing plan providing for the division of taxes of any affected taxing entity pursuant to Article 3 (commencing with Section 53398.30) unless a resolution approving the plan has been adopted by the governing body of each affected taxing entity that is proposed to be subject to division of taxes pursuant to Article 3 (commencing with Section 53398.30) has been filed with the legislative body at or prior to the time of the hearing.

(b) Nothing in this section shall be construed to prevent the legislative body from amending its infrastructure financing plan and adopting an ordinance approving the formation of the infrastructure financing district without allocation of the tax revenues of any affected taxing entity that has not approved the infrastructure financing plan by resolution of the governing body of the affected taxing entity.

(Added by Stats. 1999, Ch. 773, Sec. 1. Effective January 1, 2000.)

53398.20.
  

At the conclusion of the hearing, the legislative body may, in a manner consistent with Section 53398.19, adopt an ordinance approving the infrastructure financing plan, or the infrastructure financing plan as modified, and creating the infrastructure financing district with the full force and effect of law, or the legislative body may abandon the proceedings.

(Added by Stats. 1999, Ch. 773, Sec. 1. Effective January 1, 2000.)

53398.21.
  

The legislative body may submit a proposition to establish or change the appropriations limit, as defined by subdivision (h) of Section 8 of Article XIII B of the California Constitution, of a district to the qualified electors of a district. The proposition establishing or changing the appropriations limit shall become effective if approved by the qualified electors voting on the proposition and shall be adjusted for changes in the cost of living and changes in populations, as defined by subdivisions (b) and (c) of Section 7901, except that the change in population may be estimated by the legislative body in the absence of an estimate by the Department of Finance, and in accordance with Section 1 of Article XIII B of the California Constitution. For purposes of adjusting for changes in population, the population of the district shall be deemed to be at least one person during each calendar year.

(Added by Stats. 1999, Ch. 773, Sec. 1. Effective January 1, 2000.)

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