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Streets and Highways Code - SHC

DIVISION 18. PARKING [31500 - 36745]

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

PART 4. PARKING DISTRICT LAW OF 1951 [35100 - 35708]

  ( Part 4 added by Stats. 1953, Ch. 192. )

CHAPTER 3. Bonds, Acquisitions and Improvements [35402 - 35432]
  ( Chapter 3 added by Stats. 1953, Ch. 192. )

35402.
  

The legislative body may by ordinance, resolution, or indenture provide for the issuance of bonds of the district in an amount not exceeding the amount estimated to be necessary to make the proposed acquisitions and improvements, to pay the incidental expenses in connection therewith and the proceedings therefor and to establish a reserve fund for the payment of the principal of and interest on the bonds, and for working capital and interest during the period of construction and for a period of not to exceed six (6) months thereafter, less any amount to be contributed by the city for such purposes.

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

35402.2.
  

If at any time the legislative body finds that the proceeds of the bonds first issued will be insufficient to make all of the acquisitions and improvements described in the ordinance declaring the district formed and to pay the additional items specified in Section 35402, it may at one time or from time to time issue additional bonds to the extent permitted by the provisions, conditions and covenants contained in the ordinances, resolutions or indentures providing for the issuance of any bonds previously issued.

(Added by Stats. 1955, Ch. 1283.)

35402.3.
  

If at any time, either before or after issuing bonds, the legislative body so determines, it may at one time or from time to time add to, eliminate, change or otherwise modify any of the proposed acquisitions and improvements after notice and hearing in the same manner as provided in Sections 35270 to 35272, inclusive, but no such addition, elimination, change or modification shall be made unless following such hearing the legislative body shall determine that all of the territory within the district as originally formed or as changed pursuant to Section 35402.4, as the case may be, will be benefited by the acquisitions and improvements remaining after such addition, elimination, change or modification. Any such addition, elimination, change or modification shall be effected by an ordinance amending the ordinance declaring the district formed and describing the acquisitions and improvements to be made. No such addition, elimination, change or modification shall be made in violation of the provisions of any ordinance, resolution or indenture providing for bonds already issued.

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

35402.4.
  

At any time prior to the issuance of bonds, the legislative body may change the boundaries of the district after notice and hearing in the same manner as provided in Sections 35270 to 35272, but no such change shall be made unless following such hearing the legislative body shall determine that all of the territory within the district as changed will be benefited by the acquisitions and improvements originally ordered or the acquisitions and improvements as changed pursuant to Section 35402.3, as the case may be. Any such change in boundaries shall be effected by an ordinance amending the ordinance declaring the district formed. Proceedings under this section may be combined with proceedings under Section 35402.3.

(Added by Stats. 1961, Ch. 1870.)

35403.
  

The legislative body shall describe the form of bonds and of the interest coupons to be attached thereto.

(Added by Stats. 1953, Ch. 192.)

35404.
  

The bonds shall all mature within 35 years after the date thereof and shall be payable at the times and at the place to be fixed by the legislative body and designated in the bonds.

(Amended by Stats. 1955, Ch. 1283.)

35405.
  

The legislative body may make all or any portion of the bonds callable for redemption before maturity at such time, price, and other conditions as it determines. Any bond callable before maturity shall contain a recital to that effect.

(Added by Stats. 1953, Ch. 192.)

35406.
  

The bonds shall be issued in such denomination or denominations as the legislative body may prescribe and payable on the day fixed in the bonds, with interest at the rate specified in the bonds. The interest rate shall not be in excess of the maximum stated in the resolution of intention and shall be paid semiannually, except the first interest coupon may be for a different period.

(Amended by Stats. 1963, Ch. 736.)

35407.
  

The bonds shall be signed by the mayor of the city or by such other officer as the legislative body in the ordinance, resolution or indenture authorizes and designates for that purpose and by the treasurer, and countersigned by the clerk.

(Amended by Stats. 1961, Ch. 1870.)

35408.
  

The interest coupons on the bonds shall be numbered consecutively and signed by the treasurer.

(Added by Stats. 1953, Ch. 192.)

35409.
  

All of the signatures on the bonds and interest coupons may be made by printed, lithographed, or engraved facsimile except the countersignature of the clerk, which shall be manually affixed.

(Added by Stats. 1953, Ch. 192.)

35410.
  

If any officer whose signature or countersignature appears on the bonds or coupons ceases to be such officer before the delivery of the bonds to the purchaser, his signature or countersignature shall nevertheless be valid for all purposes, the same as if he had remained in office until the delivery of the bonds.

(Added by Stats. 1953, Ch. 192.)

35411.
  

The bonds shall state in substance that:

(a) The bond and interest are payable solely from:

(1) The gross or net, as the case may be, revenues from the operation of the parking place or places acquired and improved with the proceeds, if such is the case.

(2) The net revenues, or a portion thereof, from parking meters on certain public ways within the district, if such is the case.

(3) To the extent provided in this part, from a limited (stating the limits) ad valorem assessment to be levied upon taxable real property in the district, if such be the case.

(b) Neither the city nor any of its officers is to be held otherwise liable for its principal or interest.

(Amended by Stats. 1955, Ch. 1283.)

35412.
  

The ordinance, resolution, or indenture providing for the issuance of the bonds may also provide for the maintenance and operation of the parking facilities, for the fixing and collecting of rentals, fees and charges for the use of parking facilities, for the establishment of a special fund into which all revenues derived from the operation of the parking facilities shall be placed, for the use of moneys in this fund for payment of the expenses of operating and maintaining the parking places, for the payment of the bonds and the interest thereon, or for the establishment and maintenance of any reserve funds, sinking funds or other funds designed for securing or paying the bonds and the interest thereon.

(Amended by Stats. 1955, Ch. 1283.)

35413.
  

The ordinance, resolution, or indenture providing for the issuance of the bonds may also provide for the installation of parking meters on the public ways within the district, to the extent they have not already been installed, for the maintenance of meters on the public ways for the period of time specified in the resolution of intention, for the fixing and enforcement of parking meter rates, for the establishment of a special fund into which the net revenues (or portion thereof as specified in the resolution of intention) shall be paid, and for the allocation and pledge of the net revenues, or portion thereof, to the payment of the bonds and the interest thereon, to the payment of operation and maintenance costs of the parking facilities, and to the establishment and maintenance of any reserve funds, sinking funds or other funds designed for securing or paying bonds and the interest thereon.

(Amended by Stats. 1955, Ch. 1283.)

35414.
  

The ordinance, resolution, or indenture providing for the issuance of the bonds may also provide for the levy each year, if so provided in the petition and in the resolution of intention, of an ad valorem assessment on all taxable real property in the district, to the extent to which revenues from the parking lots and from parking meters pledged to the payment of principal and interest of the bonds have been or are expected to be insufficient in any year to pay the principal and interest or to the extent to which any reserve fund established for said bonds has been or will be used to pay such interest and principal. The rate of ad valorem assessment shall be fixed by the legislative body each year in accordance with the provision. The ad valorem assessment shall not exceed the limits stated in the resolution of intention. The assessment shall be levied, collected, and enforced in the same manner, at the same times, and with the same penalties and interest, as in the case of taxes levied for the city.

(Amended by Stats. 1953, Ch. 256.)

35414.1.
  

If the petition for the formation of a district and the resolution of intention to form the district state that this section shall apply to proceedings taken pursuant thereto, then the ordinance, resolution or indenture providing for the issuance of the bonds may, in lieu of the provision permitted by Section 35414, provide for the levy each year of an ad valorem assessment on all taxable real property in the district to provide moneys for all or any part of the principal and interest on the bonds, the costs and expenses of operating and maintaining the parking places, and the establishment or maintenance of any reserve funds, sinking funds or other funds designed for securing or paying the bonds and interest thereon. The rate of ad valorem assessment shall be fixed by the legislative body each year so as to produce the sums required under such provisions; provided, that the assessment shall not exceed the limits stated in the resolution of intention. The assessment shall be levied, collected and enforced in the same manner, at the same times, and with the same penalties and interest, as in the case of taxes levied for the city.

(Added by Stats. 1955, Ch. 1283.)

35415.
  

The ordinance, resolution, or indenture providing for the issuance of the bonds may also provide for interest and redemption funds, sinking funds, reserve funds, and any other funds necessary or convenient for use in the payment of the bonds and the interest thereon.

(Added by Stats. 1953, Ch. 192.)

35415.5.
  

The ordinance, resolution or indenture providing for the issuance of the bonds may also provide for restrictions on the operation by the city or the district of other facilities for the public parking of motor vehicles which would compete with the facilities, the revenues of which are pledged to the payment of the bonds and the interest thereon.

(Added by Stats. 1953, Ch. 256.)

35416.
  

The ordinance, resolution, or indenture may also contain any other provisions, not inconsistent with this part, which are necessary or desirable to carry out its intent and purpose.

(Added by Stats. 1953, Ch. 192.)

35417.
  

The provisions of the ordinance, resolution, or indenture shall constitute covenants for the benefit and protection of the holders of the bonds, and any holder may enforce the covenants by mandamus or other appropriate remedy.

(Added by Stats. 1953, Ch. 192.)

35418.
  

Any provision of the ordinance, resolution, or indenture, except a provision as to the amount or time of payment of principal or interest on the bonds, may be later eliminated or modified by the legislative body, if the holders of not less than sixty percent (60%) of the outstanding bonds have agreed in writing to the elimination or modification.

(Amended by Stats. 1955, Ch. 1283.)

35419.
  

The legislative body may sell the bonds at a price below the par or face value, provided that the discount on any bonds so sold shall not exceed 8 percent of the par value thereof.

(Amended by Stats. 1975, Ch. 130.)

35420.
  

Before selling all or any part of the bonds, the legislative body shall give notice inviting sealed bids in such mannner as it prescribes.

(Added by Stats. 1953, Ch. 192.)

35421.
  

If satisfactory bids are received, the bonds offered for sale shall be awarded to the highest responsible bidder.

(Added by Stats. 1953, Ch. 192.)

35422.
  

If no bids are received, or if the legislative body determines that the bids received are not satisfactory as to price or responsibility of the bidders, it may reject all bids received, if any, and either readvertise or sell the bonds at private sale.

(Added by Stats. 1953, Ch. 192.)

35423.
  

The proceeds of the sale of the bonds shall be placed in the city treasury to the credit of the proper district fund and applied exclusively to the objects and purposes for which the same were issued.

(Amended by Stats. 1955, Ch. 1283.)

35424.
  

The proceeds may be used to pay the interest on the bonds during the period of construction of any parking place and for a period of six months thereafter, except that the total period during which interest is paid from the proceeds shall not exceed three years from the date of the bonds.

(Added by Stats. 1953, Ch. 192.)

35425.
  

The bonds and the interest coupons thereof shall be negotiable instruments.

(Added by Stats. 1953, Ch. 192.)

35426.
  

With the proceeds from the sale of the bonds and with any money which the city has agreed to contribute for the purpose, the city by and through its proper officers shall make the acquisitions and improvements finally determined upon.

(Added by Stats. 1953, Ch. 192.)

35427.
  

All contracts for the construction of any improvements shall be let and entered into as other contracts are let and entered into by the city.

(Added by Stats. 1953, Ch. 192.)

35428.
  

When the acquisitions and improvements have been accomplished, any unexpended bond proceeds shall be placed in any fund for the payment or securing of the principal and interest of the bonds, or may be used to pay the cost of additional acquisitions or improvements for the district, and expenses incidental thereto, pursuant to change and modification proceedings.

(Amended by Stats. 1955, Ch. 1283.)

35429.
  

After the bonds and all interest thereon have been fully paid, or prior thereto to the extent permitted by express provision of the ordinance, resolution, or indenture providing for the issuance of the bonds, all revenues derived from the operation of the parking facilities and not required for the operation and maintenance of the facilities may be used for the further improvement of the facilities for the benefit of the district, as the parking place commission of the district may decide. Any excess revenues shall be paid into the general fund of the city or the fees and charges reduced so that there will be no excessive revenue.

(Added by Stats. 1953, Ch. 192.)

35430.
  

Whenever a district has been formed under this part and a bonded indebtedness has been incurred for public parking facilities as provided in this part, proceedings may later be taken hereunder for the further acquisition or improvement of public parking facilities for the district and the issuance of bonds therefor as provided in this part. Any such proceedings may be initiated by the filing with the clerk of the legislative body of either a petition by the owners of real property in the district or a certified copy of a resolution adopted by the parking place commission. Any such petition or resolution shall request such proceedings and, with respect to the proposed proceedings, additional acquisitions, improvements and bonds therein requested, may contain any matters authorized and shall contain any matters required in an original petition, except that it shall not be necessary to describe the boundaries of the district. The petition shall be signed, filed and certified in the same manner provided in this part for an original petition. Thereafter the procedure specified in this part for the formation of the district and the issuance of the initial bonds shall be followed so far as applicable; provided, however, that at the hearing the legislative body shall have no power to change the boundaries of the district and the acquisitions and improvements finally ordered to be made must be ones which the legislative body, following the hearing, finds to be of benefit to the district as originally formed.

(Amended by Stats. 1959, Ch. 1925.)

35431.
  

Notwithstanding the provisions of Section 35429, the bonds issued under Section 35430 to provide additional public parking facilities for the district may in part be secured by revenues from facilities acquired with the proceeds of bonds previously issued, to the extent that the allocation and pledge of such revenues to payment of the additional bonds is not prohibited by the ordinance, resolution or indenture providing for the bonds previously issued. The revenues from such additional facilities may be used to pay principal and interest on bonds previously issued to the extent authorized by the ordinance, resolution or indenture providing for the issuance of the bonds issued for such additional facilities.

(Added by Stats. 1953, Ch. 256.)

35432.
  

The bonds issued under Section 35430 to provide additional public parking facilities for the district may in part be secured by those net revenues from parking meters on public ways within the district which were allocated and pledged to the payment of bonds previously issued to the extent the allocation and pledge of such revenues to the payment of the additional bonds is not prohibited by the ordinance, resolution or indenture providing for the bonds previously issued.

(Added by Stats. 1961, Ch. 1870.)

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