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Public Utilities Code - PUC

DIVISION 10. TRANSIT DISTRICTS [24501 - 107025]

  ( Division 10 repealed and added by Stats. 1955, Ch. 1036.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

PART 15. SAN MATEO COUNTY TRANSIT DISTRICT [103000 - 103700]

  ( Part 15 added by Stats. 1974, Ch. 502. )

CHAPTER 5. Powers and Functions of District [103200 - 103399.1]

  ( Chapter 5 added by Stats. 1974, Ch. 502. )

ARTICLE 9. Taxation for Bond Redemption Purposes [103340 - 103348]
  ( Article 9 added by Stats. 1974, Ch. 502. )

103340.
  

The district may levy and collect, or cause to be collected, property taxes, for bond redemption purposes.

(Added by Stats. 1974, Ch. 502.)

103341.
  

(a) Except as otherwise provided in subdivision (b), if from any cause the revenues of the district are, or are expected to be, inadequate in any year to pay the principal of, interest on, or sinking fund payments for bonds of the district as they become due, or to establish or maintain any reserve fund therefor, the board shall levy for district purposes and collect upon all property in the district taxable for county purposes a tax sufficient, together with revenues already collected and available therefor, to pay the interest on the bonds as they will become due and such part of the principal thereof, including any sinking fund installments required by any of the district’s agreements with its bondholders, that will become due before the proceeds of a tax levied at the next general tax levy will be available for such purpose, and sufficient to provide or to restore such reserve fund to the amount required by any of the district’s agreements with its bondholders.

(b) If the ordinance calling the election on the issuance of bonds provides that all or any portion of the retail transaction and use tax authorized under Article 10 (commencing with Section 103350) be levied and used to the extent required to pay principal of and interest on the bonds, the board, in order to provide for any sinking fund payments required therefor and to create or maintain any reserve fund required therefor, shall estimate the revenues of the district which are expected to be available for such purposes and the amount to be raised by such a tax as is required to be levied and used for such purposes in order to provide for the payment of all such obligations when due. The board may, in its regular annual budget, or in a special budget which may be prepared at any time, show the amounts needed for such purposes, estimate the revenue available therefor, and thereafter fix the rates of and levy and collect, or provide for the collection of, such a tax as will provide, together with other revenues available therefor, at least all sums necessary for such purposes insofar as such levies do not exceed the maximum rates of such a tax stated in the ordinance calling the bond election.

If from any cause the revenues of the district are, or are expected to be, inadequate to pay the principal of and interest on the bonds and sinking fund payments as they become due, and establish or maintain any reserve fund required therefor, and if the proceeds of such tax levied at the maximum rates authorized, together with such revenues, are still estimated to be insufficient for such purposes, the board shall levy and collect upon all property in the district taxable for county purposes a tax at least sufficient, with the revenues already collected and available therefor, together with the anticipated proceeds of the special tax, to pay the interest on the bonds that will become due and such part of the principal thereof, including any sinking fund payments, that will become due before the proceeds of a tax levied at the time of the next general tax levy will be available for such purposes, and sufficient to provide or to restore such reserve fund to the amount required by any of the district’s agreements with its bondholders.

(Added by Stats. 1974, Ch. 502.)

103342.
  

The board shall avail itself of the assessments made by the assessor of the county and of the assessments made by the State Board of Equalization for the county, and shall take such assessments as the basis for district property taxation and have its property taxes collected by the tax collector of the county.

(Added by Stats. 1974, Ch. 502.)

103343.
  

The county auditor shall, on or before the third Monday in August of each year, transmit to the board a statement in writing showing the total value of all property within the district, ascertained from the assessments referred to in Section 103326.

(Added by Stats. 1974, Ch. 502.)

103344.
  

The board shall, on or before the first day of September, fix the rate of taxes, designating the number of cents upon each one hundred dollars ($100), and use as a basis the value of property transmitted to the board by the county auditor, which rate of taxation shall be sufficient to raise the amount previously fixed by the board.

(Added by Stats. 1974, Ch. 502.)

103345.
  

The board shall, immediately after fixing the rate of taxes, transmit to the county controller a statement of the rate of taxes fixed by the board.

(Added by Stats. 1974, Ch. 502.)

103346.
  

The district’s taxes so levied shall be collected at the same time and in the same manner as county taxes. When collected, the net amount, ascertained as provided in this article, shall be paid to the treasurer of the district under the general requirements and penalties provided by law for the settlement of other taxes.

(Added by Stats. 1974, Ch. 502.)

103347.
  

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 by the county controller pursuant to provisions of the Revenue and Taxation Code.

(Added by Stats. 1974, Ch. 502.)

103348.
  

All taxes levied under this article are a lien on the property on which they are levied. 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, all the provisions of law relating to the enforcement of the latter being made a part of this article so far as applicable.

(Added by Stats. 1974, Ch. 502.)

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