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DIVISION 20. MUNICIPAL WATER DISTRICTS [71000 - 73001]

  ( Division 20 added by Stats. 1963, Ch. 156. )

PART 5. POWERS AND PURPOSES [71590 - 71760]

  ( Part 5 added by Stats. 1963, Ch. 156. )

CHAPTER 2. Water [71610 - 71644]

  ( Chapter 2 added by Stats. 1963, Ch. 156. )

ARTICLE 2.7. Standby Assessments [71639- 71639.]
  ( Article 27 added by Stats. 2005, Ch. 210, Sec. 2. )

71639.
  

(a) This article applies to the Three Valleys Municipal Water District.

(b) Notwithstanding any other provision of law, the district, by resolution, may adopt an assessment with a schedule of annual adjustments, and adjust the amount of an assessment in accordance with this section, if the adjustment is made in the same manner as provided for taxes, fees, and charges in subparagraph (A) or (B) of paragraph (2) of subdivision (h) of Section 53750 of the Government Code.

(c) The district shall cause notice of the intent to adopt the resolution to be published pursuant to Section 6066 of the Government Code prior to the date set for the adoption of the assessment, and shall hear any and all objections at the time and place set forth in the notice. The district, at the time and place specified in the notice, shall conduct the hearing and consider all objections to the assessment. Thereafter, the district may adjust the assessment, if all of the following conditions are met:

(1) The amount of the assessment does not exceed twenty-nine dollars and forty-one cents ($29.41) per equivalent dwelling unit.

(2) The revenue raised by the assessment, including its annual adjustments, is used exclusively to fund the readiness-to-serve charge, or equivalent charge, imposed upon the district by the Metropolitan Water District of Southern California, and related administrative costs.

(3) The district adjusts its water rates to its retail agencies by an amount necessary to prevent surplus funding of the readiness-to-serve charge imposed upon the district by the Metropolitan Water District of Southern California.

(d) For the purposes of Article XIII C and Article XIII D of the California Constitution, the district has not increased an assessment if the district adjusts an assessment in the same manner as provided for taxes, fees, and charges in subparagraph (A) or (B) of paragraph (2) of subdivision (h) of Section 53750 of the Government Code.

(Added by Stats. 2005, Ch. 210, Sec. 2. Effective January 1, 2006.)

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