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DIVISION 18. PARKING [31500 - 36745]

  ( Division 18 added by Stats. 1951, Ch. 463. )

PART 1. VEHICLE PARKING DISTRICT LAW OF 1943 [31500 - 31933]

  ( Part 1 added by Stats. 1951, Ch. 463. )

CHAPTER 11. Substitution of Other Lands, Property or Rights of Way for Those Previously Acquired [31900 - 31933]
  ( Chapter 11 added by Stats. 1957, Ch. 1168. )

31900.
  

Unless the context otherwise requires, the following terms used in this chapter shall mean:

(a) “Substitution proceeding” means a proceeding taken under or pursuant to this chapter.

(b) “New property” means any or all of the following:

(1) Additional lands, property, and rights of way necessary or convenient for use as parking places for the benefit of the district; and

(2) Additional lands, property, and rights of way necessary or convenient for the opening, widening, straightening, or extending of streets or alleys necessary or convenient for ingress to or egress from any parking place.

(c) “Old property” means any or all of the following:

(1) Lands, property, and rights of way, or any portion thereof, theretofore acquired or acquired and improved pursuant to this part for use as parking places for the benefit of the district; and

(2) Lands, property, and rights of way, or any portion thereof, theretofore acquired or acquired and improved pursuant to this part for the opening, widening, straightening, or extending of streets or alleys necessary or convenient for ingress to or egress from any parking place.

(d) A “substitution” means the replacement of old property by new property.

(e) “District funds” means any unencumbered and available funds of the city received or collected for the use of the district, including moneys derived from taxes or other revenues pursuant to this part.

(f) “City funds” means any city funds, other than district funds, which are unencumbered and are available for use pursuant to this chapter.

(Added by Stats. 1957, Ch. 1168.)

31910.
  

Substitution proceedings may be taken in the manner provided in this chapter if the legislative body determines that such substitution proceedings are necessary or desirable because of a change in circumstances.

(Amended by Stats. 1974, Ch. 426.)

31911.
  

Before adopting any resolution under Section 31913, the legislative body shall submit its proposed resolution to the board of parking place commissioners for the district and shall receive and consider the report and recommendation of the board thereon. After receiving such report and recommendation, the legislative body may either adopt the proposed resolution in its original form or as changed consistent with such report and recommendation. If the legislative body proposes to adopt the resolution in any other form, it shall again submit it to the board as provided in this section.

(Added by Stats. 1957, Ch. 1168.)

31912.
  

The board shall make its report and recommendation within 30 days after the legislative body orders a proposed resolution submitted to the board, or within such further time as the legislative body may allow. If the board fails to make a report and recommendation within such time, the legislative body may adopt the resolution without receiving and considering a report and recommendation thereon.

(Added by Stats. 1957, Ch. 1168.)

31913.
  

The legislative body may initiate a substitution proceeding by adopting a resolution proposing to order the making of a substitution.

(Added by Stats. 1957, Ch. 1168.)

31914.
  

The resolution proposing to order the making of a substitution shall contain:

(a) The number of the vehicle parking district and a reference to the ordinance fixing its exterior boundaries.

(b) A general description of the proposed substitution.

(c) An estimate of the current fair market value of the old property and an estimate of the current fair market value of the new property, together with the estimated cost of improvements, if any, proposed to be constructed on the new property for parking purposes.

(d) A time and place for the hearing of protests on the proposed substitution.

(Added by Stats. 1957, Ch. 1168.)

31915.
  

(a) Notice of hearing shall be by publication, posting, and mailing of the resolution proposing to order the making of a substitution.

(b) The resolution shall be published once a week for two successive weeks in a newspaper published in the city. The first publication shall be not less than 30 days prior to the date fixed for the hearing of protests. In cities where no newspaper is published, copies of the resolution shall be posted in three public places in the district at least 30 days before the date of hearing.

(c) Copies of the resolution headed “Notice of Parking District Substitution Proceedings” in letters at least one-half inch in height shall be posted upon all open streets within the proposed district. Notices shall be not more than 300 feet apart and shall be posted at least 30 days prior to the hearing.

(d) A copy of the resolution shall be mailed, postage prepaid, by the clerk of the legislative body to each person to whom land in the district is assessed as shown on the last equalized county assessment roll, at his address as shown upon the roll, and to any person, whether owner in fee or having a lien upon, or legal or equitable interest in, any land within the district, whose name and address and a designation of the land in which he is interested is on file in the office of the clerk.

(Amended by Stats. 1974, Ch. 426.)

31916.
  

Not later than the hour set for hearing, any interested person may file with the clerk of the legislative body written objection to the proposed substitution.

(Added by Stats. 1957, Ch. 1168.)

31917.
  

At the hearing all objections and protests shall be heard and considered. The hearing may be continued from time to time by order entered on the minutes.

(Added by Stats. 1957, Ch. 1168.)

31918.
  

If at the hearing it appears that the owners of more than one-half of the area of the assessable land included within the district have made objection in writing to the proposed substitution as an entirety, the legislative body, by a resolution entered upon its minutes, shall so find. Thereafter the legislative body shall not proceed further with the substitution proceedings and said substitution proceedings are terminated.

(Added by Stats. 1957, Ch. 1168.)

31919.
  

If the owners of more than one-half of the area of the assessable land included within the district have not made written objections or protests to the proposed substitution proceedings as an entirety, the legislative body may so find and proceed with the hearing.

(Added by Stats. 1957, Ch. 1168.)

31920.
  

Any protest or objection made pursuant to this chapter, or any signature to such objection or protest, may be withdrawn by a written withdrawal signed by the person or persons who signed the protest or objection or who affixed the signature to be withdrawn, and filed with the clerk at any time prior to the determination by the legislative body as to whether or not a majority protest exists. Any protest, objection, or signature withdrawn shall not be counted in computing a majority protest.

(Added by Stats. 1957, Ch. 1168.)

31921.
  

Any objections or protests not made at the time and in the manner provided by this chapter are deemed waived voluntarily.

(Added by Stats. 1957, Ch. 1168.)

31922.
  

Except in the case of a majority protest, the legislative body may sustain or deny any or all objections and protests, and its determination is final. The determination of the legislative body shall be entered upon the minutes.

(Added by Stats. 1957, Ch. 1168.)

31923.
  

Proceedings under this chapter shall not be attacked after the hearing upon any ground not stated in an objection or protest filed pursuant to this chapter. Any landowner or person interested in any land within the district is estopped to attack the proceedings upon any ground not stated in a protest filed by him pursuant to this chapter.

(Added by Stats. 1957, Ch. 1168.)

31924.
  

At the hearing the legislative body may by resolution propose a modification of the substitution. Said resolution shall describe the proposed modification, shall specify a time for hearing thereon and shall be published once at least 15 days before the hearing in the same newspaper in which the resolution proposing to order the making of a substitution was published.

(Added by Stats. 1957, Ch. 1168.)

31925.
  

If at the conclusion of the hearing the legislative body by resolution adopted by four-fifths of all of its members shall find and determine (a) that public interest and convenience require the substitution, and (b) that all of the lands within the district will be benefited by the substituted acquisition or acquisition and improvement in substantially the same degree and in substantially the same proportion as said lands were benefited by the old property, said legislative body may then order the substitution either as described in the resolution proposing to order the making of a substitution, or as subsequently modified after proceedings pursuant to Section 31924.

(Added by Stats. 1957, Ch. 1168.)

31926.
  

After the adoption of the resolution ordering the making of the substitution and at such time as all the new property ordered to be acquired or to be acquired and improved shall have been acquired or acquired and improved by the city substantially in accordance with said resolution, the legislative body may thereupon adopt a resolution of implementation. At any time prior to the adoption of the resolution of implementation, the legislative body may abandon the substitution proceedings.

(Added by Stats. 1957, Ch. 1168.)

31927.
  

The resolution of implementation shall contain a general description of all new property acquired or acquired and improved under this chapter for the use and benefit of lands within the district. After the adoption of said resolution of implementation, all such new property shall be held by the city for the use and benefit of the district and shall be treated in all respects the same as lands, property and rights of way acquired under this part from moneys collected on account of any assessment levied or from the proceeds of any bonds issued hereunder.

(Added by Stats. 1957, Ch. 1168.)

31928.
  

The resolution of implementation shall also contain a general description of all old property which is no longer to be held by the city for the use and benefit of the district. After the adoption of said resolution of implementation, any interest in or other right with respect to said old property which may have been acquired by or for any person (whether as a member of the public or as an owner of lands within the district) as a result of prior proceedings under this part shall be terminated. Where any of the old property consists of rights of way acquired under this part, any lands previously subject to any such rights of way shall be relieved and discharged therefrom, and title to said lands, unencumbered by said rights of way, shall be vested in such persons as may be entitled thereto by law. Title to all other portions of the old property, free and clear of the interests and rights aforesaid, shall be vested in the city and the city may hold, use or dispose of said lands or property in any manner provided or permitted by law.

(Added by Stats. 1957, Ch. 1168.)

31929.
  

Before adopting the resolution of implementation, payment or provision for payment shall be made for the unpaid balance of any outstanding and unpaid bond issued to represent the lien of an assessment upon any of the new property and any interest and penalties which are due thereon and are unpaid.

(Added by Stats. 1957, Ch. 1168.)

31930.
  

Upon adoption of the resolution of implementation, any old property which is within the exterior boundaries of the district shall be deemed excluded from the district. Any old property so excluded may thereafter be added to the district pursuant to Section 31866.

(Added by Stats. 1957, Ch. 1168.)

31931.
  

The cost and expense of acquiring or acquiring and improving new property (including any amounts necessary to comply with Section 31929 and any amounts necessary to discharge any other lien or charge on said new property) shall be paid from district funds to the extent authorized by the board and the remainder, if any, from city funds. If for any reason the legislative body is unable or unwilling to appropriate from city funds the moneys needed for such purpose, the substitution proceedings shall be abandoned prior to the adoption of any resolution of implementation.

(Added by Stats. 1957, Ch. 1168.)

31933.
  

No substitution proceedings pursuant to this chapter shall be initiated for the replacement of old property unless it has been used as a parking place or for ingress to or egress from a parking place for a period of not less than one year.

(Added by Stats. 1957, Ch. 1168.)

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