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DIVISION 10. TRANSIT DISTRICTS [24501 - 107025]

  ( Division 10 repealed and added by Stats. 1955, Ch. 1036. )

PART 13. GOLDEN EMPIRE TRANSIT DISTRICT [101000 - 101372]

  ( Heading of Part 13 amended by Stats. 1973, Ch. 590. )

CHAPTER 7. Taxation [101265 - 101274]
  ( Chapter 7 added by Stats. 1971, Ch. 1161. )

101265.
  

(a) The district may cause to be levied and collected taxes for any lawful purpose, subject to a maximum limit of fifteen cents ($0.15) per one hundred dollars ($100) of assessed valuation.

(b) The maximum limit may be increased to twenty-five cents ($0.25) per one hundred dollars ($100) of assessed valuation, if approval is first obtained from the city council of each city lying entirely within the boundaries of the district and the board of supervisors.

(c) The maximum limit may be increased above the maximum limits as specified in subdivisions (a) and (b), if such a maximum limit is first approved by the majority of the voters voting at any general or special election on the proposition establishing such a maximum limit.

(Added by Stats. 1971, Ch. 1161.)

101266.
  

If, in the opinion of the board, the transit operation revenues will not be sufficient to pay for any and all lawful purposes of the district, the board shall fix the amount of money necessary to be raised by taxation for any such purpose or purposes and shall cause a tax to be levied therefor.

Any tax so levied shall be subject to the limitations prescribed by Sections 101265 and 101267.

(Added by Stats. 1971, Ch. 1161.)

101267.
  

The board shall, in addition to the general tax levy as set forth in Section 101265, levy and collect annually until the district’s bonds are paid, or until there is a sum in the treasury of the district set apart for that purpose to meet all sums coming due for principal and interest on the bonds as they become due, a tax sufficient to pay the annual interest on the bonds and such part of the principal thereof as becomes due before the proceeds of a tax levied at the next general tax levy will be available. If the maturity of the indebtedness created by the issue of bonds begins more than one year after the date of the issuance thereof, the tax shall be levied and collected annually at the time and in the manner aforesaid, sufficient to pay the interest on the indebtedness as it falls due and to constitute a sinking fund for the payment of the principal on or before maturity.

(Added by Stats. 1971, Ch. 1161.)

101268.
  

On or before the second Monday in August of each year, the county auditor shall transmit to the board a statement in writing showing the total value of all property within the district referred to in Section 101270.

(Added by Stats. 1971, Ch. 1161.)

101269.
  

On or before the last Friday in July of each year, the board shall file with the board of supervisors and with the county auditor a statement in writing which shall contain the following:

(a) An estimate of the amount of money required to be raised by taxation during the fiscal year for the payment of the principal and interest on any bonded indebtedness of the district.

(b) An estimate of the amount of money required to be raised by taxation during the fiscal year for all other purposes of the district.

The statement shall be predicated upon the budget adopted pursuant to the provisions of Article 5 (commencing with Section 101250) of Chapter 6 of this part.

(Added by Stats. 1971, Ch. 1161.)

101270.
  

Annually at the time of levying county taxes, the board of supervisors shall levy a tax upon all the taxable real and personal property within the district. Subject to the maximum limits prescribed by Section 101265, the rate shall be such as will produce, after due allowance for delinquency and cost of collection, the amounts determined by the board of directors as necessary to be raised by taxation and as set forth in the statement required by Section 101269. The tax rate so levied shall apply to all the taxable real and personal property within the district as they appear on the assessment roll of the county.

(Added by Stats. 1971, Ch. 1161.)

101271.
  

The taxes so levied shall be collected at the same time and in the same manner as county taxes and, when collected, shall be paid into the county treasury for the use of the district, or to the treasurer of the district, as the case may be.

(Added by Stats. 1971, Ch. 1161.)

101272.
  

The performance of the acts provided for by this chapter shall constitute a valid assessment of the property within the district and a valid levy of the taxes so fixed.

(Added by Stats. 1971, Ch. 1161.)

101273.
  

All taxes levied under this part are a lien on the property on which they are levied and shall become a lien at the same time as county taxes. The enforcement of the collection of such taxes shall be in the same manner and by the same means provided by law for the enforcement of liens for county taxes, and all of the provisions of law relating to the enforcement of the latter are made a part of this part by specific reference so far as applicable.

(Added by Stats. 1971, Ch. 1161.)

101274.
  

Whenever any real property has been sold for taxes and has been redeemed, the money paid for redemption shall be apportioned and paid to the district treasurer, or deposited in the county treasury for the use of the district, as the case may be, in the proportion which the tax due to the district bears to the total tax for which the property was sold.

(Added by Stats. 1971, Ch. 1161.)

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