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TITLE 5. LOCAL AGENCIES [50001 - 57550]

  ( 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 8. Boundaries [54900 - 54916.5]
  ( Chapter 8 added by Stats. 1949, Ch. 81. )

54900.
  

When there is a change in boundaries (1) of a city, (2) of a district, or special zone thereof, within a city the tax levy of which is carried on the regular city assessment roll, or (3) of a district, or special zone thereof, the tax or special assessment levy of which is carried on the regular county assessment roll, or when a city or any district, or special zone thereof, is created the tax or special assessment levy of which is carried on the regular county assessment roll, or when a district previously levying and collecting taxes or special assessments based upon its own assessment utilizes the regular city or county assessment roll, the tax or assessment levying authority of the city or district shall file or cause to be filed a statement of the creation or change, or of the exterior boundaries of the district and the special zones therein newly utilizing the regular city or county assessment roll. The city or district shall prepare the statement and forward it to the tax or assessment levying authority for filing.

Any filing as required by this section by the executive officer of a local agency formation commission pursuant to Section 57204 shall be deemed to satisfy the requirements of this chapter.

(Amended by Stats. 1986, Ch. 1019, Sec. 13.)

54900.1.
  

The tax or assessment levying authority as used in this chapter shall be the governmental body required to levy taxes or assessments by the principal act of the city or district as defined in Section 56065.

(Amended by Stats. 1986, Ch. 1019, Sec. 14.)

54901.
  

(a) The statement shall be in the form required by the Board of Equalization and include a certified copy of the ordinance or resolution ordering the creation of or change in boundary of the city, district or zone thereof, a legal description of said boundaries and a map or plat indicating the boundaries.

(b) If the proceedings require the executive officer of a local agency formation commission to execute a certificate of completion of proceedings, the statement shall set forth the effective date of the proceeding. The statement shall also specify whether or not the affected property will be taxed for any existing bonded indebtedness or contractual obligations, and specify the change associated with each affected agency.

(c) For changes of organization or reorganizations which include the incorporation of, annexation to, or detachment from a city, the statement shall also include the estimated population of the affected territory and include a map or plat showing limiting addresses on streets within the affected territory.

(Amended by Stats. 1992, Ch. 491, Sec. 1. Effective January 1, 1993.)

54902.
  

On or before December 1 of the year immediately preceding the year in which the assessments or taxes are to be levied, the statement shall be filed with the auditor of each levying county, and the statement and the map or plat shall be filed with each assessor whose roll is used for the levy and with the State Board of Equalization in Sacramento.

(Amended by Stats. 1995, Ch. 497, Sec. 1. Effective January 1, 1996.)

54902.1.
  

In the event that any statement, map or plat required by this chapter is filed after the deadline specified in Section 54902, the provisions of Section 54903 shall apply to the territory described in such statement, map or plat and the boundary changes indicated therein shall not be effective for tax or assessment purposes for the fiscal year beginning on the following July 1.

Any city or district, or zone thereof, to which this section applies may borrow an amount of money equivalent to the anticipated tax revenue which would have been collected during such fiscal year within the territory described in the statement, map or plat, if such statement, map or plat had been filed on or before the deadline specified in Section 54902.

During succeeding fiscal years a tax or assessment may be levied by, or on behalf of, any city or district, or zone thereof, in order to repay such borrowed funds, including the cost of interest charges connected therewith. The tax shall be levied, after notice of the intent to levy the tax to the State Board of Equalization in such time and manner as prescribed by the board, only on that property described in the statement, map or plat. Such an amount of money may be raised during a single fiscal year or, at the discretion of the affected local agency, a portion of such amount may be raised in each of several fiscal years. The tax or assessment rate authorized by this section shall be in addition to any maximum property tax rate established pursuant to Chapter 3 (commencing with Section 2201) of Part 4 of Division 1 of the Revenue and Taxation Code.

(Added by Stats. 1974, Ch. 868.)

54902.2.
  

Notwithstanding any other provision of law, whenever a taxing agency elects to become a revenue district within the meaning of Section 122 of the Revenue and Taxation Code or elects to utilize the regular city assessment roll, it shall do so by the adoption of a resolution to that effect. The clerk of the legislative body of such district shall file a certified copy of such resolution, together with the statements as required by this chapter, with each assessor whose roll is to be used for the levy of assessment or taxes and with the State Board of Equalization in Sacramento.

(Added by Stats. 1978, Ch. 76.)

54902.5.
  

(a) Notwithstanding Section 6103, the State Board of Equalization shall establish a schedule of fees for filing and processing the statements and maps or plats that are required to be filed with the board pursuant to Section 54902.

(1) The schedule shall not include any fee that exceeds the reasonably anticipated cost to the board of performing the work to which the fee relates, or an amount equal to 25 percent of the anticipated total tax revenue that will be collected by the city or district during the first full fiscal year, beginning on July 1, that the boundary changes are effective, as determined by the county auditor, whichever amount is less.

(2) For purposes of this subdivision, “anticipated total tax revenue” means the tax revenues that will be allocated to the city or district from all property located within the boundaries of the city or district, including the area affected by the boundary change.

(b) The city, district, or executive officer of a local agency formation commission, forwarding the statement to the tax or assessment levying authority for filing pursuant to Section 54900, shall accompany the statement with the necessary fee for transmittal to the board. However, with respect to a newly created city or district, no fee shall be required until the time that the city or district receives its first revenues.

(Amended by Stats. 1998, Ch. 485, Sec. 93. Effective January 1, 1999.)

54903.
  

The creation of any city, district or zone thereof or the change in its boundaries is not effective for assessment or taxation purposes nor shall the tax or the special assessment levy of a district previously levying and collecting taxes or special assessments based on its own assessment be carried on a city or county assessment roll unless the statement and map or plat is filed pursuant to this chapter.

(Amended by Stats. 1963, Ch. 266.)

54903.1.
  

When a statement of the creation or change of boundaries of a school district and a map or plat thereof is required to be filed with the State Board of Equalization, the authority required to file the statement and map or plat shall, at the same time, file a copy of the statement and map or plat with the Superintendent of Public Instruction and the county superintendent of schools of the county in which the school district is located.

(Amended by Stats. 1957, Ch. 956.)

54904.
  

This chapter does not apply to sanitary districts organized, consolidated, or whose boundaries are changed, pursuant to Part 1 of Division 6 of the Health and Safety Code if the district levies and collects taxes based upon its own assessment without taking advantage of Sections 6780 to 6787 of the Health and Safety Code.

(Added by Stats. 1949, Ch. 81.)

54905.
  

This chapter does not apply to any community facilities district organized pursuant to the Mello-Roos Community Facilities Act of 1982 (Chapter 2.5 (commencing with Section 53311) of Part 1 of Division 2 of Title 5) if the district does not provide for the collection of special taxes by reference to tax rate areas.

(Added by Stats. 1987, Ch. 1440, Sec. 16.)

54906.
  

This chapter does not apply to any zones within a permanent road division created pursuant to Section 1162.6 of the Streets and Highways Code, where the zones are formed for a specific permanent road project.

(Added by Stats. 1999, Ch. 269, Sec. 1. Effective January 1, 2000.)

54915.
  

Notwithstanding Sections 54902 and 54903, any change in the boundaries of a fire protection district formed or operating under Part 2.7 (commencing with Section 13801) of Division 12 of the Health and Safety Code as the result of an annexation to a city, the proceedings for which were completed in 1972, and as the result of the withdrawal of territory of the district by action taken prior to March 1, 1973, pursuant to Section 13952 of the Health and Safety Code, by the city council of a city to which such territory has been annexed shall be effective for assessment and taxation purposes for the 1973–74 fiscal year if the required statements and map or plat is filed on or before March 1, 1973.

The district from which the territory has been withdrawn shall have no power to furnish fire protection services to such territory on or after July 1, 1973, and no taxes shall be levied by or on behalf of the district on any property in such territory in order to furnish fire protection services to such territory on or after July 1, 1973.

(Added by Stats. 1973, Ch. 37.)

54915.5.
  

Notwithstanding the provisions of Section 54902, 54902.1, or 54903, the approval of any formation of a fire protection district by the voters at an election held on June 8, 1982, shall be effective for assessment and taxation purposes for the 1982–83 fiscal year if the required statements and map or plat are filed on or before July 15, 1982.

(Added by Stats. 1982, Ch. 319, Sec. 1. Effective June 29, 1982.)

54916.5.
  

Notwithstanding the provisions of Section 54902, 54902.1, or 54903, any county service area which is formed for the purpose of providing fire protection and emergency medical services, the formation of which is completed on March 3, 1982, shall be effective for assessment and taxation purposes for the 1982–83 fiscal year if the required statements and map or plat are filed on or before March 17, 1982.

(Added by Stats. 1982, Ch. 319, Sec. 2. Effective June 29, 1982.)

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