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DIVISION 12. FIRES AND FIRE PROTECTION [13000 - 14960]

  ( Division 12 enacted by Stats. 1939, Ch. 60. )

PART 2.7. FIRE PROTECTION DISTRICT LAW OF 1987 [13800 - 13970]

  ( Heading of Part 2.7 renumbered from Part 3 (as added by Stats. 1987, Ch. 1013) by Stats. 1989, Ch. 1360, Sec. 91. )

CHAPTER 8. Alternative Revenues [13910 - 13919]
  ( Chapter 8 added by Stats. 1987, Ch. 1013, Sec. 11. )

13910.
  

Whenever the district board determines that the amount of revenue available to the district or any of its zones is inadequate to meet the costs of providing services pursuant to Section 13862, the board may raise revenues pursuant to this chapter or any other provision of law.

(Repealed and added by Stats. 1987, Ch. 1013, Sec. 11.)

13911.
  

A district may levy 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.

(Repealed and added by Stats. 1987, Ch. 1013, Sec. 11.)

13912.
  

A district may levy a special tax pursuant to 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.

(Repealed and added by Stats. 1987, Ch. 1013, Sec. 11.)

13913.
  

A district may levy a special tax pursuant to Article 16 (commencing with Section 53970) of Chapter 4 of Part 1 of Division 2 of Title 5 of the Government Code. However, the tax shall not require a higher rate of payment or other measure of tax on the part of new construction than on the part of other real property.

(Repealed and added by Stats. 1987, Ch. 1013, Sec. 11.)

13914.
  

A district may levy an assessment for fire suppression services pursuant to Article 3.6 (commencing with Section 50078) of Chapter 1 of Part 1 of Division 1 of Title 5 of the Government Code.

(Repealed and added by Stats. 1987, Ch. 1013, Sec. 11.)

13915.
  

A district may levy assessments to finance capital improvements pursuant to the Improvement Act of 1911, Division 7 (commencing with Section 5000), the Improvement Bond Act of 1915, Division 10 (commencing with Section 8500), and the Municipal Improvement Act of 1913, Division 12 (commencing with Section 10000) of the Streets and Highways Code.

(Repealed and added by Stats. 1987, Ch. 1013, Sec. 11.)

13916.
  

(a)  A district board may charge a fee to cover the cost of any service which the district provides or the cost of enforcing any regulation for which the fee is charged. No fee shall exceed the costs reasonably borne by the district in providing the service or enforcing the regulation for which the fee is charged. A district board shall not charge a fee on new construction or development for the construction of public improvements or facilities or the acquisition of equipment.

(b)  The district board shall adopt an ordinance establishing a schedule of fees. Before either approving an increase in an existing fee or initially imposing a new fee, the district board shall publish notice of its intention to establish a schedule of fees pursuant to Section 6066 of the Government Code. The notice shall state the time and place of the meeting, including a general explanation of the matter to be considered, and a statement that the data required by subdivision (d) is available.

(c)  The district board shall mail the notice of the meeting at least 14 days before the meeting to any interested party who has filed a written request with the district board for mailed notice of the meeting on new or increased fees. Any written request for mailed notice is valid for one year from the date on which it is filed unless a renewal request is filed. Renewal requests for mailed notice shall be filed on or before April 1 of each year. The district board may establish a reasonable annual charge for sending these notices based on the estimated cost of providing that service.

(d)  At least 10 days before the meeting, the district board shall make available to the public, data indicating the amount of cost, or estimated cost, required to provide the service or the cost of enforcing any regulation for which the fee is charged and the revenue sources anticipated to provide the service or the cost of enforcing any regulation, including general fund revenues.

(e)  Any costs incurred by a district in conducting the meeting required by this section may be recovered from fees charged for the service or the cost of enforcing any regulation which were the subject of the meeting.

(f)  At the meeting, the district board shall hear and consider any objections or protests to the proposed schedule of fees.

(Repealed and added by Stats. 1987, Ch. 1013, Sec. 11.)

13917.
  

A district board may charge residents or taxpayers of the district a fee authorized pursuant to Section 13916 which is less than the fee which it charges to nonresidents or nontaxpayers of the district.

(Amended by Stats. 1988, Ch. 465, Sec. 9. Effective August 22, 1988.)

13918.
  

Notwithstanding Section 6103 of the Government Code, a district board may charge a fee authorized pursuant to Section 13916 to other public agencies.

(Repealed and added by Stats. 1987, Ch. 1013, Sec. 11.)

13919.
  

A district board may waive payment of a fee authorized pursuant to Section 13916 when it determines that payment would not be in the public interest. Before waiving payment of any fee, a district board shall adopt a resolution which specifies the policies and procedures governing waivers.

(Repealed and added by Stats. 1987, Ch. 1013, Sec. 11.)

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