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DIVISION 31.7. SAN FRANCISCO BAY AREA REGIONAL WATER SYSTEM FINANCING AUTHORITY [81600 - 81674]

  ( Division 31.7 added by Stats. 2002, Ch. 849, Sec. 1. )

CHAPTER 5. Miscellaneous [81670 - 81674]
  ( Chapter 5 added by Stats. 2002, Ch. 849, Sec. 1. )

81670.
  

Membership of any public entity in the authority does not affect the identity or legal existence, nor impair the powers, of that public entity.

(Added by Stats. 2002, Ch. 849, Sec. 1. Effective January 1, 2003.)

81671.
  

San Francisco shall provide the authority with prompt access to any public records requested by the authority unless those records are exempt from disclosure pursuant to Section 6254 of the Government Code. San Francisco may not withhold public records from the authority pursuant to a balancing of the public interest in accordance with Section 6255 of the Government Code.

(Added by Stats. 2002, Ch. 849, Sec. 1. Effective January 1, 2003.)

81671.5.
  

If the proceeds of bonds issued by the authority are made available for use on projects described in subdivision (a) of Section 81658, with the agreement and consent of San Francisco as required by subdivision (b) of Section 81658, San Francisco may not, for as long as those bonds are outstanding, sell, lease, or otherwise transfer title to, or control over, any facility used for the storage, transmission, or treatment of water to any private person or corporation.

(Added by Stats. 2002, Ch. 849, Sec. 1. Effective January 1, 2003.)

81671.6.
  

This division does not modify the provisions of the master water sales contract.

(Added by Stats. 2002, Ch. 849, Sec. 1. Effective January 1, 2003.)

81671.7.
  

The authority shall dissolve upon the repayment of all revenue bonds issued pursuant to this division and the satisfaction of all other debts and obligations of the authority.

(Added by Stats. 2002, Ch. 849, Sec. 1. Effective January 1, 2003.)

81672.
  

This division shall be liberally construed to carry out its purposes.

(Added by Stats. 2002, Ch. 849, Sec. 1. Effective January 1, 2003.)

81673.
  

San Francisco shall become a voting member of the authority if the surcharge is imposed on San Francisco’s retail water customers in accordance with subparagraph (B) of paragraph (6) of subdivision (b) of Section 81658.

(Added by Stats. 2002, Ch. 849, Sec. 1. Effective January 1, 2003.)

81674.
  

(a) San Francisco shall submit a report to the Joint Legislative Audit Committee on or before September 1 of each year describing the progress made on projects financed by the authority and on the implementation of the capital improvement program for the regional water system.

(b) With regard to the projects financed by the authority, San Francisco shall include in the report, to the degree feasible, all of the following information:

(1) The expenditure of the bond proceeds.

(2) The expenditure on each project relative to budget and schedule.

(3) A description of the physical portion of each project completed compared to schedule.

(4) Significant revisions to a budget or schedule, including the reason for the change and the plan or effort taken to complete the project in accordance with the original budget and schedule.

(5) A description of potential service impacts of schedule delays and measures planned or being taken to reduce the risks of long-term service interruptions.

(6) The plan for work remaining, including projected schedule and cost for each project completion relative to original budget and schedule.

(c) With regard to the implementation of the regional water system’s capital improvement program, San Francisco shall include in the report all of the following information:

(1) The status of current projects, without regard to the source of financing.

(2) Modifications to the capital improvement program relative to the capital improvement program adopted by the San Francisco Public Utilities Commission in May 2002, noting the significance of any change in schedule and project completion dates that decrease or increase the risk of long-term service interruptions to the customers of the regional water system.

(3) A description of measures planned or taken to reduce risk if a project is delayed.

(Added by Stats. 2002, Ch. 849, Sec. 1. Effective January 1, 2003.)

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