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TITLE 7. PLANNING AND LAND USE [65000 - 66499.58]

  ( Heading of Title 7 amended by Stats. 1974, Ch. 1536. )

DIVISION 1. PLANNING AND ZONING [65000 - 66301]

  ( Heading of Division 1 added by Stats. 1974, Ch. 1536. )

CHAPTER 2.65. Management of Traffic Congestion and Stormwater Pollution in San Mateo County [65089.11 - 65089.20]
  ( Chapter 2.65 added by Stats. 2004, Ch. 931, Sec. 1. )

65089.11.
  

(a) The City/County Association of Governments of San Mateo County, which has been formed by the resolutions of the board of supervisors within San Mateo County and a majority of the city councils within the county that represent a majority of the population in the incorporated area of San Mateo County, may impose a fee of up to four dollars ($4) on motor vehicles registered within San Mateo County. The City/County Association of Governments of San Mateo County may impose the fee only if the board of the association adopts a resolution providing for both the fee and a corresponding program for the management of traffic congestion and stormwater pollution within San Mateo County as set forth in Sections 65089.12 to 65089.15, inclusive. Adoption by the board requires a vote of approval by board members representing two-thirds of the population of San Mateo County.

(b) A fee imposed pursuant to this section shall not become operative until July 1, 2005, pursuant to the resolution adopted by the board in subdivision (a).

(c) The City/County Association of Governments of San Mateo County may reauthorize the fee established under subdivision (a) pursuant to the same conditions required in that subdivision for a period of four years and the fee shall terminate on January 1, 2013, unless reauthorized by the Legislature.

(Amended by Stats. 2008, Ch. 377, Sec. 1. Effective January 1, 2009.)

65089.12.
  

(a) The fees distributed to the City/County Association of Governments of San Mateo County pursuant to Section 9250.5 of the Vehicle Code shall be used for purposes of congestion management and stormwater pollution prevention as specified in its adopted congestion management program, pursuant to Section 65089, and its approved National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System permit issued pursuant to the federal Clean Water Act (33 U.S.C. Sec. 1251 et seq.).

(b) (1) The fees collected may be used to pay for those programs with a relationship or benefit to the motor vehicles that are paying the fee.

(2) Prior to imposing the fee, the board of the association shall make a finding of fact by a 2/3 vote that those programs bear a relationship or benefit to the motor vehicles that will pay the fee.

(c) The purpose of the Congestion Management Program is to address motor vehicle congestion.

(d) Only the stormwater pollution prevention programs that directly address the negative impact on creeks, streams, bays, and the ocean caused by motor vehicles and the infrastructure supporting motor vehicle travel are eligible for funding.

(e) Not more than 5 percent of the fees distributed to the City/County Association of Governments of San Mateo County shall be used by the association for its administrative costs associated with the program.

(Added by Stats. 2004, Ch. 931, Sec. 1. Effective January 1, 2005.)

65089.13.
  

Prior to the imposition of the fee by the City/County Association of Governments of San Mateo County, a specific program with performance measures and a budget shall first be developed and adopted by the association at a noticed public hearing.

(Added by Stats. 2004, Ch. 931, Sec. 1. Effective January 1, 2005.)

65089.14.
  

The City/County Association of Governments of San Mateo County shall have an independent audit performed on the program with the review and report provided to the board at a noticed public hearing.

(Added by Stats. 2004, Ch. 931, Sec. 1. Effective January 1, 2005.)

65089.15.
  

The City/County Association of Governments of San Mateo County shall provide a report to the Legislature on the program by July 1, 2006.

(Added by Stats. 2004, Ch. 931, Sec. 1. Effective January 1, 2005.)

65089.20.
  

(a) A countywide transportation planning agency may place a majority vote ballot measure before the voters of the county to authorize an increase in the fees of motor vehicle registration in the county for transportation-related projects and programs described in this chapter. The agency may impose an additional fee of up to ten dollars ($10) on each motor vehicle registered within the county. The ballot measure resolution shall be adopted by a majority vote of the governing board of the countywide transportation planning agency at a noticed public hearing. The resolution shall also contain a finding of fact that the projects and programs to be funded by the fee increase have a relationship or benefit to the persons who will be paying the fee, and the projects and programs are consistent with the regional transportation plan adopted pursuant to Section 65080. The finding of fact shall require a majority vote of the governing board at a noticed public hearing.

(b) The ballot measure described in subdivision (a) shall be submitted to the voters of the county and if approved by the voters in the county, the increased fee shall apply to the original vehicle registration occurring on or after six months following the adoption of the measure by the voters and to a renewal of registration with an expiration date on or after that six-month period.

(c) (1) The governing board of the countywide transportation planning agency shall adopt an expenditure plan allocating the revenue to transportation-related programs and projects that have a relationship or benefit to the persons who pay the fee. The transportation-related programs and projects include, but are not limited to, programs and projects that have the following purposes:

(A) Providing matching funds for funding made available for transportation programs and projects from state general obligation bonds.

(B) Creating or sustaining congestion mitigation programs and projects.

(C) Creating or sustaining pollution mitigation programs and projects.

(2) For the purposes of paragraph (1), the following terms have the following meanings:

(A) “Congestion mitigation programs and projects” include, but are not limited to, programs and projects identified in an adopted congestion management program or county transportation plan; projects and programs to manage congestion, including, for example, high-occupancy vehicle or high-occupancy toll lanes; improved transit services through the use of technology and bicycle and pedestrian improvements; improved signal coordination, traveler information systems, highway operational improvements, and local street and road rehabilitation; and transit service expansion.

(B) “Pollution mitigation programs and projects” include, but are not limited to, programs and projects carried out by a congestion management agency, a regional water quality control board, an air pollution control district, an air quality management district, or another public agency that is carrying out the adopted plan of a congestion management agency, a regional water quality control board, an air pollution control district, or an air quality management district.

(d) Not more than 5 percent of the fees distributed to a countywide transportation planning agency shall be used for administrative costs associated with the programs and projects.

(e) For purposes of this section, “countywide transportation planning agency” means the congestion management agency created pursuant to Chapter 2.6 (commencing with Section 65088) or the agency designated pursuant to Section 66531 to submit the county transportation plan.

(Added by Stats. 2009, Ch. 554, Sec. 2. (SB 83) Effective January 1, 2010.)

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