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TITLE 5. LOCAL AGENCIES [50001 - 57550]

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

DIVISION 3. CORTESE-KNOX-HERTZBERG LOCAL GOVERNMENT REORGANIZATION ACT OF 2000 [56000 - 57550]

  ( Heading of Division 3 amended by Stats. 2001, Ch. 388, Sec. 1. )

PART 5. TERMS AND CONDITIONS AND EFFECT OF A CHANGE OF ORGANIZATION OR REORGANIZATION [57300 - 57550]

  ( Part 5 added by Stats. 1985, Ch. 541, Sec. 3. )

CHAPTER 5. Effect of Disincorporation [57400 - 57426]
  ( Chapter 5 added by Stats. 1985, Ch. 541, Sec. 3. )

57400.
  

Except as otherwise provided in this chapter, on and after the effective date of a disincorporation, the territory of the disincorporated city, all inhabitants within the territory, and all persons formerly entitled to vote by reason of residing within the territory shall cease to be subject to the jurisdiction of the disincorporated city and shall have none of the rights or duties of inhabitants or voters of a city.

(Added by Stats. 1985, Ch. 541, Sec. 3. Effective September 9, 1985. Operative January 1, 1986, by Sec. 5 of Ch. 541.)

57401.
  

Prior to the effective date of the disincorporation, all public property of the disincorporating city under the control of, or in the possession of, any public officer or employee of the city shall be transferred to the possession and control of the successor or successors designated by the commission.

(Amended by Stats. 2015, Ch. 304, Sec. 12. Effective January 1, 2016.)

57403.
  

Within 30 days after the disincorporation election but prior to the effective date of the disincorporation, the city council of the disincorporated city shall turn over to the county treasurer all city money in its possession.

(Added by Stats. 1985, Ch. 541, Sec. 3. Effective September 9, 1985. Operative January 1, 1986, by Sec. 5 of Ch. 541.)

57405.
  

If a tax or assessment has been levied by the disincorporated city and remains uncollected, the county tax collector shall collect it when due and pay it into the county treasury on behalf of the designated successor agency or county to wind up the affairs of the disincorporated city.

(Amended by Stats. 2016, Ch. 163, Sec. 3. Effective January 1, 2017.)

57406.
  

All property upon which any tax levied by the disincorporated city has become delinquent, and all property sold for any tax levied by the disincorporated city, may be redeemed by any interested party, on payment to the county treasurer of the sum which the auditor estimates would have been necessary to redeem the property if there had been no disincorporation.

(Added by Stats. 1985, Ch. 541, Sec. 3. Effective September 9, 1985. Operative January 1, 1986, by Sec. 5 of Ch. 541.)

57407.
  

All money paid into the county treasury pursuant to this chapter shall be placed to the credit of a special fund established for the purpose of settling the affairs of the disincorporated city.

(Added by Stats. 1985, Ch. 541, Sec. 3. Effective September 9, 1985. Operative January 1, 1986, by Sec. 5 of Ch. 541.)

57408.
  

Warrants for city indebtedness shall be drawn by the board of supervisors on the special fund.

(Added by Stats. 1985, Ch. 541, Sec. 3. Effective September 9, 1985. Operative January 1, 1986, by Sec. 5 of Ch. 541.)

57411.
  

Any surplus remaining in the special fund after the payment of any debts shall be, at the discretion of the board of supervisors, transferred to the school districts, community college districts, or districts included in the former city or used for the improvement of streets within the territory of the former city.

(Added by Stats. 1985, Ch. 541, Sec. 3. Effective September 9, 1985. Operative January 1, 1986, by Sec. 5 of Ch. 541.)

57412.
  

The governing body of the successor shall provide for collection of debts due the city and wind up its affairs. Upon an order by the commission, the appropriate officer of the successor shall perform any act necessary for winding up the city affairs, with the same effect as if it had been performed by the proper city officer.

(Amended by Stats. 2016, Ch. 163, Sec. 4. Effective January 1, 2017.)

57413.
  

The county succeeds to all of the rights of the city in the debts and may collect or sue for them in the name of the county.

(Added by Stats. 1985, Ch. 541, Sec. 3. Effective September 9, 1985. Operative January 1, 1986, by Sec. 5 of Ch. 541.)

57414.
  

All costs and expenses incurred in winding up city affairs are part of the special fund.

(Added by Stats. 1985, Ch. 541, Sec. 3. Effective September 9, 1985. Operative January 1, 1986, by Sec. 5 of Ch. 541.)

57415.
  

By ordinance, the board of supervisors may assume control of, and continue to administer, all electric, power, lighting, or gas plants and all systems of waterworks, street lighting, or any other public utility owned by the city at the time of its disincorporation.

(Added by Stats. 1985, Ch. 541, Sec. 3. Effective September 9, 1985. Operative January 1, 1986, by Sec. 5 of Ch. 541.)

57417.
  

All sums collected shall be placed in a separate fund in the county treasury for the administration, conduct, and improvement of the public utility for which the tax is levied.

(Added by Stats. 1985, Ch. 541, Sec. 3. Effective September 9, 1985. Operative January 1, 1986, by Sec. 5 of Ch. 541.)

57418.
  

If any city has within its boundaries, at the time of incorporation, at least two-thirds of the assessed value of an assessable property formerly contained within a disincorporated city, it becomes the owner of all public property formerly belonging to the disincorporated city and that proportion of the debts, liabilities, and credits owned by or due to the disincorporated city as the value of the assessable property of the disincorporated city lying within the boundaries of the new city bears to the value of all assessable property formerly contained within the disincorporated city. The value is that shown by the equalized assessment roll in effect in the fiscal year in which the city was disincorporated.

(Added by Stats. 1985, Ch. 541, Sec. 3. Effective September 9, 1985. Operative January 1, 1986, by Sec. 5 of Ch. 541.)

57419.
  

No tax shall be levied upon any territory not included within the former limits of the disincorporated city for any debt or liability of the disincorporated city.

(Added by Stats. 1985, Ch. 541, Sec. 3. Effective September 9, 1985. Operative January 1, 1986, by Sec. 5 of Ch. 541.)

57420.
  

Upon written request by the legislative body of a newly incorporated city, the board of supervisors shall cause the county auditor to prepare, without cost, a statement of the value of the assessable property in the disincorporated city and the value of that property now contained in the incorporated city. If the statement shows that at least two-thirds of the assessed value of all assessable property formerly contained within the disincorporated city is contained within the boundaries of the newly incorporated city, the board of supervisors shall fix the relative proportion by an order entered in the minutes, and the newly incorporated city is liable for that proportion of the debts and liabilities of the disincorporated city.

(Added by Stats. 1985, Ch. 541, Sec. 3. Effective September 9, 1985. Operative January 1, 1986, by Sec. 5 of Ch. 541.)

57421.
  

The board of supervisors shall forward a certified copy of the order to the Secretary of State and the city clerk, and turn over to the city council all public property taken by the board of supervisors and the proportion of the special fund to which the city is entitled. Thereafter, ownership of, and title to, all public property formerly belonging to the disincorporated city is vested in the city as fully as if the property had been originally acquired by it.

(Added by Stats. 1985, Ch. 541, Sec. 3. Effective September 9, 1985. Operative January 1, 1986, by Sec. 5 of Ch. 541.)

57422.
  

Annually, at the time other city taxes are levied and collected, the city council shall levy and collect a special tax on the territory of the disincorporated city within the limits of the city sufficient to pay its proportion of the bonded indebtedness as it becomes due.

(Added by Stats. 1985, Ch. 541, Sec. 3. Effective September 9, 1985. Operative January 1, 1986, by Sec. 5 of Ch. 541.)

57425.
  

If any property within the former limits of the disincorporated city was sold for taxes levied by that city, it may be redeemed or a tax bond issued as if the city had not disincorporated. Those proceedings shall be had and deeds issued in the name of the city in which the land is situated.

(Added by Stats. 1985, Ch. 541, Sec. 3. Effective September 9, 1985. Operative January 1, 1986, by Sec. 5 of Ch. 541.)

57426.
  

As of the effective date of the disincorporation, all of the following apply:

(a) The general plan of the disincorporated city that was in effect immediately prior to the effective date of the disincorporation shall constitute the community plan of the county for the territory of the disincorporated city until the county updates the community plan, adopts a specific plan, or amends its county general plan for the unincorporated territory.

(b) The zoning ordinances of the disincorporated city that were in effect immediately prior to the effective date of the disincorporation shall constitute the zoning ordinances of the county for that territory, and shall be so identified in any community plan, specific plan, or general plan amendment adopted by the county, until the county updates the zoning ordinances applicable to that territory.

(c) Any conditional use permit or legal nonconforming use that was in place immediately prior to the effective date of the disincorporation shall remain in force pursuant to the community plan and zoning ordinances.

(d) Any use of land that was authorized under the general plan and zoning ordinances immediately prior to the effective date of the disincorporation shall continue to be authorized, for as long a period as may be required by the California Constitution or United States Constitution.

(Added by Stats. 2015, Ch. 304, Sec. 21. Effective January 1, 2016.)

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