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TITLE 5. LOCAL AGENCIES [50001 - 57607]

  ( Title 5 added by Stats. 1949, Ch. 81. )

DIVISION 2. CITIES, COUNTIES, AND OTHER AGENCIES [53000 - 55821]

  ( Division 2 added by Stats. 1949, Ch. 81. )

PART 1. POWERS AND DUTIES COMMON TO CITIES, COUNTIES, AND OTHER AGENCIES [53000 - 54999.7]

  ( Part 1 added by Stats. 1949, Ch. 81. )

CHAPTER 2.7. Community Rehabilitation District Law [53370 - 53394]

  ( Chapter 2.7 added by Stats. 1985, Ch. 906, Sec. 1. )

ARTICLE 2. Formation of District [53373 - 53375]
  ( Article 2 added by Stats. 1985, Ch. 906, Sec. 1. )

53373.
  

Proceedings for the establishment of a district may be initiated by the legislative body by adopting a resolution of intention to establish a district. The resolution shall do all of the following:

(a) State that a district is proposed to be established pursuant to this chapter and describe the boundaries of the territory proposed for inclusion in the district.

(b) State the name proposed for the district.

(c) State the type or types of public facilities to be rehabilitated by the district. The resolution shall describe the conditions of the public facilities that require rehabilitation, and shall generally describe the scope of work proposed to be done.

(d) State that property tax revenues, other taxes, charges, fees, assessments, or other levies imposed on those residing within the district will be utilized to fund the works and operations of the district.

(e) State the amount and type of any bonds to be issued by the district.

(f) State that the legislative body will serve as ex officio directors of the district.

(g) Fix a time and place for a public hearing on the establishment of the district which shall be not less than 30, or more than 60, days after the adoption of the resolution.

(Added by Stats. 1985, Ch. 906, Sec. 1.)

53373.3.
  

A district shall not be created with boundaries that overlap the boundaries of any project area established within the boundaries of a redevelopment agency created pursuant to Part 1 (commencing with Section 33000) of Division 24 of the Health and Safety Code. A project area shall not be created with boundaries that overlap the boundaries of a district.

(Added by Stats. 1985, Ch. 906, Sec. 1.)

53373.7.
  

(a) The clerk of the legislative body shall publish a notice of the time and place for the public hearing on the establishment of the district once a week for four successive weeks in a newspaper of general circulation published in the area of the proposed district. Publication shall be complete at least seven days prior to the date of the hearing.

(b) The notice shall contain all of the following information:

(1) The text of the resolution of intention adopted pursuant to Section 53373.

(2) The time and place of the hearing.

(3) A statement that at the hearing the testimony of all interested persons for or against the establishment of the district or any of the proposed works or operations of the district, or any charges, fees, taxes, or assessments to be levied by the proposed district, will be heard.

(Added by Stats. 1985, Ch. 906, Sec. 1.)

53374.
  

If the district proposes to levy an assessment or a special tax or issue bonds in accordance with subdivision (j) of Section 53382 any notices, hearings, and protest opportunities required by any of the principal acts listed in subdivision (j) of Section 53382 may be combined with the notice required to be given pursuant to Section 53373.7 and the hearing held by the legislative body pursuant to Section 53374.3.

(Added by Stats. 1985, Ch. 906, Sec. 1.)

53374.3.
  

At the hearing, testimony may be presented by all interested persons in support of, or in opposition to, the establishment of the district, the extent of the district, the proposed rehabilitation program, or the proposed method of financing that rehabilitation program. The city or county officials responsible for the construction or maintenance of the public facilities proposed for rehabilitation shall testify with respect to the need for rehabilitation, the scope of rehabilitation required, and the cost of performing the rehabilitation. Any protests pertaining to the regularity or sufficiency of the proceedings shall be in writing and shall clearly set forth the irregularities and defects to which any objection is made. All written protests shall be filed with the clerk of the legislative body on or before the time fixed for the hearing. The legislative body may correct minor defects in the proceedings at the hearing. Written protests may be withdrawn in writing at any time before the conclusion of the hearing.

(Added by Stats. 1985, Ch. 906, Sec. 1.)

53374.7.
  

The hearing may be continued from time to time, but shall be completed within 30 days. At the conclusion of the hearing, the legislative body may do either of the following:

(a) Abandon the proposed establishment of the district.

(b) Determine to establish the district if it makes all of the following findings:

(1) That clear evidence exists, with respect to each public facility proposed for rehabilitation, that the facility has deteriorated to the point of significantly reduced performance, that there is a reasonable likelihood of damage to private or public property or a reasonable likelihood that significant damage will occur to the facility itself if rehabilitation does not occur promptly, or that the facility presents a danger to the health or safety of public employees or to the public.

(2) That clear evidence exists, with respect to each new public capital facility proposed for construction, that the facility is needed as a component of a program to rehabilitate the public works of the district or to rehabilitate a related system of public works within the district.

(3) The proposed rehabilitation program is consistent with the general plan of the jurisdiction and any specific plans that apply to the territory included within the district.

(4) That the public facility or the portion of the public facility proposed for rehabilitation, is located within the jurisdiction of the city or county, or that the city or county has entered into a joint powers agreement with other cities or counties, or both, to participate in the rehabilitation of the facility.

(Amended by Stats. 1989, Ch. 104, Sec. 1.)

53375.
  

If the legislative body determines to proceed with establishing the district, the legislative body shall adopt an ordinance establishing the district.

(Added by Stats. 1985, Ch. 906, Sec. 1.)

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