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Public Resources Code - PRC

DIVISION 5. PARKS AND MONUMENTS [5001 - 5873]

  ( Division 5 added by Stats. 1939, Ch. 94. )
  

CHAPTER 3. Districts [5500 - 5595]

  ( Chapter 3 added by Stats. 1939, Ch. 94. )
  

ARTICLE 3. Regional Park, Park and Open-Space, and Open-Space Districts [5500 - 5595]
  ( Heading of Article 3 amended by Stats. 1975, Ch. 813. )

  
5506.9.  

(a) Proceedings for the formation of a regional park and open-space or regional open-space district with boundaries coterminous with those of Los Angeles County may be initiated by resolution of the Board of Supervisors of the County of Los Angeles adopted after a hearing noticed in accordance with Section 6064 of the Government Code, in lieu of the petition and proceedings related to the petition as specified in this article.

(b) For purposes of this section and Sections 5538.9 and 5539.9, “the regional district” means a district that contains all of the territory within Los Angeles County, including all incorporated cities.

(c) The resolution described in subdivision (a) shall do all of the following:

(1) Name the regional district and state the reasons for forming it.

(2) Specify that the Board of Supervisors of the County of Los Angeles shall act, ex officio, as the governing body of the regional district. The provisions of this article pertaining to district directors do not apply, and all powers and authority of the regional district shall be vested in the board of supervisors in its capacity as the governing body of the regional district.

(3) Describe the territory to be included in the proposed regional district.

(4) Describe the methods by which the district will be financed.

(5) Specify that all revenue generated by the regional district, including the proceeds from the issuance of any bonds, shall be allocated among all affected public agencies within the district, for expenditure consistent with the purposes of this article, to adequately address the needs defined in Section 5539.9. For the purposes of this section, “all affected public agencies” means the County of Los Angeles, all incorporated cities within the county, and any regional state agency established for the purpose of acquiring land for park, recreation, open-space, and conservation purposes.

(6) Call and give notice of an election to be held in the proposed regional district for the purpose of determining whether the proposed regional district shall be created and established.

(7) State that, in each of the first 20 years after the date an assessment is levied pursuant to subdivision (c) of Section 5539.9, a minimum of 80 percent of all proceeds of assessments levied by the regional district shall be used for capital outlay projects, including, but not limited to, acquisition and improvement of real property. For purposes of this subdivision, capital outlay projects include the servicing of bonds issued pursuant to Section 5539.9.

(8) Include an expenditure plan consisting of a list of capital outlay projects including acquisition areas and a general description of proposed outlays for operations and maintenance to be funded over a 20-year period of time from the date on which the assessment is first levied with proceeds of assessments levied by the regional district.

(9) State the proposed rate and method of apportionment to be used in levying annual assessments for all categories of property.

(10) Include any other matters determined to be necessary by the board of supervisors.

(d) The regional district shall be created and established if a majority of voters voting on the proposition vote in favor of creating the district.

(e) No proceeds from any bonds issued pursuant to Section 5539.9 shall be used for any operations, maintenance, or servicing purposes, except that bond proceeds may be used to pay all costs incidental to the preparation and issuance of the bonds.

(f) Any funds generated by the district and used for maintenance and servicing shall be used only to maintain and service capital outlay projects funded pursuant to this section. Funds provided for maintenance and servicing shall be used to supplement existing levels of service and not to fund existing levels of service.

(g) Assessments shall be levied not longer than the last maturity date of any bonds issued pursuant to Section 5539.9 and shall be levied not longer than 30 years from the date on which the assessment is first levied.

(Added by Stats. 1991, Ch. 823, Sec. 1.)