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Harbors and Navigation Code - HNC

DIVISION 8. HARBOR AND PORT DISTRICTS [5800 - 7340]

  ( Division 8 enacted by Stats. 1937, Ch. 368. )

PART 3. HARBOR DISTRICTS [6000 - 6110]

  ( Part 3 enacted by Stats. 1937, Ch. 368. )

CHAPTER 3. Taxation and Bonds [6090 - 6094]
  ( Chapter 3 enacted by Stats. 1937, Ch. 368. )

6090.
  

All bonds issued pursuant to this part and Chapter 32, Statutes of 1901, page 27, are obligations of the district and so long as the bonds are outstanding and unpaid the board of supervisors of the county shall at the time of fixing the general tax levy and in the manner provided for such general tax levy until the bonds are paid or until there is a sum in the treasury of the district set apart for that purpose, sufficient to meet all sums coming due for principal and interest, levy and collect annually a tax sufficient to pay the annual interest on such bonds as it comes due and such part of the principal thereof as will become due before the proceeds of another tax levy made at the time of the next general tax levy for county purposes can be made available for the payment of said principal.

In the event the district has moneys on hand in any year sufficient to meet all or part of the sum coming due for principal and interest on said bonds prior to the time that the proceeds of a tax levy made at the time of the next general tax levy for county purposes can be made available for the payment of said principal and interest and said moneys have been placed in a fund for the purpose of payment of said principal and interest the amount of moneys to be raised by the annual tax for that year may be reduced to a sum sufficient to provide the balance of moneys necessary for the purpose of payment of said principal and interest.

All taxes collected for the payment of principal and interest, shall when collected by the county tax collector, be paid to the treasurer of said district.

(Amended by Stats. 1939, Ch. 1031.)

6091.
  

The board shall, at least thirty days before the meeting of the board of supervisors at which the general tax levy is fixed, notify the board of supervisors in writing of the amount of money necessary to be raised by taxation to meet the payment of principal and interest on outstanding bonds which will become payable before the proceeds of another tax levy made at the time of the next general tax levy for county purposes can be made available for payment of said principal and interest. In fixing the amount of money to be raised by taxation the Board of Harbor Commissioners may take into account all moneys on hand and set aside in a fund for the purpose of paying said principal and interest and the amount of moneys to be raised by taxation shall be the amount required in addition to any moneys on hand and so set aside for the purpose of payment of said principal and interest.

(Amended by Stats. 1939, Ch. 1031.)

6092.
  

The taxes shall be levied upon all of the taxable property within the district taxable for county purposes and are in addition to all other taxes levied for all other county purposes and shall be collected at the same time and in the same manner as other county taxes are collected and shall be used for no purpose other than for the payment of the bonds and accrued interest.

(Enacted by Stats. 1937, Ch. 368.)

6092.5.
  

A district may impose a special tax pursuant to Article 3.5 (commencing with Section 50075) of Chapter 1 of Part 1 of Division 1 of Title 5 of the Government Code. The special taxes shall be applied uniformly to all taxpayers or all real property within the district, except that unimproved property may be taxed at a lower rate than improved property.

(Added by Stats. 1991, Ch. 70, Sec. 3.)

6093.
  

On or before June 15 of each year, the district board shall estimate and determine the amount of money required by the harbor district and shall adopt a preliminary budget which shall be divided into the following main classes:

(a) Ordinary annual expenses.

(b) Capital outlay and capital outlay fund.

(c) Prior indebtedness.

(Amended by Stats. 1984, Ch. 193, Sec. 76.)

6093.1.
  

On or before June 15 of each year, the board shall publish a notice pursuant to Section 6061 of the Government Code throughout the district stating both of the following:

(a) That the preliminary budget has been adopted and is available at a time and at a place within the district specified in the notice for inspection by interested taxpayers.

(b) That on a specified date not less than one month after the publication of the notice and at a specified time and place, the district board will meet for the purposes of fixing the final budget, and that any taxpayer may appear and be heard regarding the increase, decrease, or omission of any item in the budget or for the inclusion of additional items.

(Amended by Stats. 1984, Ch. 193, Sec. 77.)

6093.2.
  

At the time and place designated in the published notice for the meeting, any taxpayer may appear and be heard regarding the increase, decrease or omission of any item in the budget or for the inclusion of additional items. The hearing on the budget may be continued from time to time.

(Added by Stats. 1953, Ch. 905.)

6093.3.
  

The district board shall report the final budget to the board of supervisors after the budget hearing but not later than the first day of August each year after making any changes in the preliminary budget it deems advisable during or after the hearing, including deductions, increases or additions.

(Added by Stats. 1953, Ch. 905.)

6093.4.
  

The board of supervisors shall at the time of levying the county taxes, levy a tax upon all the taxable property within the district sufficient to meet the amounts set forth in the final budget submitted by the district board; provided, that no taxes shall be levied for any capital outlay or capital outlay fund included in the final budget submitted by the district board, if not less than 10 percent of the qualified electors of the district have signed a petition filed with the board of supervisors protesting the levy for any capital outlay or capital outlay fund included in the final budget submitted by the district board, or if a written protest against the proposed capital outlay or capital outlay fund signed by a majority in number of the assessees of real property representing one-half or more of the assessed valuation of the taxable real property within the district, as shown by the last preceding equalized assessment roll, is filed with the board of supervisors, the board of supervisors shall delete said levy for capital outlay or capital outlay fund from the final budget before levying a tax to raise the amount required by the final budget. Such protest petition must be filed with the board of supervisors not later than five days prior to the final day on which the board of supervisors is required by law to make the annual tax levy. The money when collected by the tax collector of the county shall be paid to the treasurer of said district; provided further, that any levy for capital outlay or for capital outlay fund shall not exceed three cents ($0.03) per one hundred dollars ($100) assessed valuation of all the real and personal property in the district.

(Amended by Stats. 1965, Ch. 540.)

6094.
  

(a) The district may, in any year, levy assessments, reassessments, or special taxes and issue bonds to finance waterway construction projects and related operations and maintenance, or operations and maintenance projects independent of construction projects in accordance with, and pursuant to, the Improvement Act of 1911 (Division 7 (commencing with Section 5000) of the Streets and Highways Code), the Improvement Bond Act of 1915 (Division 10 (commencing with Section 8500) of the Streets and Highways Code), the Municipal Improvement Act of 1913 (Division 12 (commencing with Section 10000) of the Streets and Highways Code), the Benefit Assessment Act of 1982 (Chapter 6.4 (commencing with Section 54703) of the Government Code), the Integrated Financing District Act (Chapter 1.5 (commencing with Section 53175) of Division 2 of Title 5 of the Government Code), the Mello-Roos Community Facilities Act of 1982 (Chapter 2.5 (commencing with Section 53311) of Part 1 of Division 2 of Title 5 of the Government Code), and the Marks-Roos Local Bond Pooling Act of 1985 (Article 4 (commencing with Section 6584) of Chapter 5 of Division 7 of Title 1 of the Government Code).

(b) Sections 5116, 5117, 5118, 5119, 5190, 5191, 5192, 5193, 10104, and 10302 of the Streets and Highways Code shall not apply to assessment proceedings undertaken pursuant to this section.

(c) Notwithstanding the related provisions of any assessment act which the district is authorized to use, any assessment diagram which any of those acts requires to be prepared prior to final approval of the assessment district may show only the exterior boundaries of the assessment district and the boundaries of any assessment zones or improvement areas within the district. The diagram may refer to the county assessor’s maps and records for a detailed description of each lot or parcel.

(d) Notwithstanding any other provision of law, the district may levy and collect assessments and reassessments in the same manner as provided in Article 3 (commencing with Section 51320) of Chapter 2 of Part 7 of Division 15 of the Water Code, to pay any or all of the following:

(1) For the operation and maintenance of projects, including maintenance of lands, easements, rights-of-way, dredge material disposal areas, and remediation.

(2) For the satisfaction of liabilities arising from projects.

(3) To accumulate a fund which may be used to advance the cost of district projects, provided that the advances be repaid, with interest as determined by the commissioners, from assessments, reassessments, special taxes, or fees charged by the district pursuant to this section.

(4) To acquire real property, easements, or rights-of-way for a navigation project or the maintenance of a navigation project.

(5) To acquire real property within the district for disposal of dredged material.

(e) For purposes of this section, functions designated by Article 3 (commencing with Section 51320) of Chapter 2 of Part 7 of Division 15 of the Water Code to be performed by the board of supervisors, the board of trustees, or valuation commissioners shall be performed by the district’s board.

(f) For purposes of this section, the board may order the creation of a separate assessment roll to pay the allowable expenses of any single project or any group or system of projects.

(g) Notwithstanding any other provision of law, all assessments, reassessments, and taxes levied by the district may be collected together with, and not separately from, taxes for county purposes. Any county in which the district is located may collect, at the request of the district, all assessments, reassessments, and special taxes levied by the district and shall cause those revenues to be deposited into the county treasury to the credit of the district. Each county may deduct its reasonable collection and administrative costs.

(h) Notwithstanding any other provision of law, any assessment or reassessment levied pursuant to this section may be apportioned on the basis of land use category, tonnage shipped on the waterway, size and type of vessel using the waterway, front footage, acreage, capital improvements, or other reasonable basis, separately or in combination, as determined by the district commissioners.

(i) Notwithstanding any other provision of law, Division 4 (commencing with Section 2800) of the Streets and Highways Code shall not apply to any assessment levied by the district.

(j) Notwithstanding any other provision of law, no bond issued pursuant to this section shall be used to fund the routine maintenance dredging of channels.

(Added by Stats. 1991, Ch. 978, Sec. 3.)

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