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DIVISION 24. COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT AND HOUSING [33000 - 37964]

  ( Heading of Division 24 amended by Stats. 1975, Ch. 1137. )

PART 2. HOUSING AUTHORITIES [34200 - 34606]

  ( Part 2 added by Stats. 1951, Ch. 710. )

CHAPTER 2. Housing Cooperation Law [34500 - 34521]
  ( Chapter 2 added by Stats. 1951, Ch. 710. )

34500.
  

This chapter may be cited as the Housing Cooperation Law.

(Added by Stats. 1951, Ch. 710.)

34501.
  

It has been found and declared in the Housing Authorities Law that there exist in the State unsafe and insanitary housing conditions and a shortage of safe and sanitary dwelling accommodations for persons of low income; that these conditions necessitate excessive and disproportionate expenditures of public funds for crime prevention and punishment, public health and safety, fire and accident protection, and other public services and facilities; and that the public interest requires the remedying of these conditions. It is found and declared that:

(a)  The assistance provided for in this chapter for the remedying of the conditions set forth in the Housing Authorities Law constitutes a public use and purpose and an essential governmental function for which public money may be spent and other aid given.

(b)  It is a proper public purpose for any state public body to aid any housing authority operating within its boundaries or jurisdiction or any housing project located therein, as the state public body derives immediate benefits and advantages from such an authority or project.

(c)  The provisions of this chapter are necessary in the public interest.

(Added by Stats. 1951, Ch. 710.)

34502.
  

The powers conferred by this chapter are supplemental to the powers conferred by any other law.

(Added by Stats. 1951, Ch. 710.)

34503.
  

Unless the context otherwise requires the definitions contained in the following sections govern the construction of this chapter.

(Added by Stats. 1951, Ch. 710.)

34504.
  

“Housing authority” means any housing authority created pursuant to the Housing Authorities Law.

(Added by Stats. 1951, Ch. 710.)

34505.
  

“Housing projects” means any work or undertaking of a housing authority pursuant to the Housing Authorities Law or any similar work or undertaking of the Federal Government.

(Added by Stats. 1951, Ch. 710.)

34506.
  

“State public body” means any city, county, borough, commission, district, authority, or other subdivision or public body of the State.

(Added by Stats. 1951, Ch. 710.)

34507.
  

“Governing body” means the council, board of supervisors, board of trustees, or other body having charge of the fiscal affairs of the state public body.

(Added by Stats. 1951, Ch. 710.)

34508.
  

“Federal Government” means the United States, the Federal Emergency Administration of Public Works, or any other agency or instrumentality, corporate or otherwise, of the United States of America.

(Added by Stats. 1951, Ch. 710.)

34509.
  

For the purpose of aiding and cooperating in the planning, undertaking, construction, or operation of housing projects located within the area in which it is authorized to act, any state public body may exercise the powers prescribed in Sections 34510 to 34518, inclusive, upon such terms, and with or without consideration, as it may determine.

(Added by Stats. 1951, Ch. 710.)

34510.
  

A state public body may dedicate, sell, convey, or lease any of its property to a housing authority or the Federal Government.

(Added by Stats. 1951, Ch. 710.)

34511.
  

A state public body may cause parks, playgrounds, recreational, community, educational, water, sewer or drainage facilities, or any other works which it is otherwise empowered to undertake, to be furnished adjacent to or in connection with housing projects.

(Added by Stats. 1951, Ch. 710.)

34512.
  

A state public body may furnish, dedicate, close, pave, install, grade, regrade, plan, or replan streets, roads, roadways, alleys, sidewalks, or other places which it is otherwise empowered to undertake.

(Added by Stats. 1951, Ch. 710.)

34513.
  

A state public body may:

(a)  Plan or replan, zone or rezone any part of its territory.

(b)  Make exceptions to building regulations and ordinances to the extent that such exceptions do not conflict with the provisions of the State Housing Law, Part 1.5 (commencing with Section 17910) of Division 13, the rules and regulations promulgated pursuant thereto, or any modifications made pursuant to Section 17958.5. Any exceptions which conflict with such provisions, rules and regulations, or modifications, shall be invalid.

(Amended by Stats. 1974, Ch. 1112.)

34514.
  

Any city or city and county also may change its map.

(Added by Stats. 1951, Ch. 710.)

34515.
  

A state public body may enter into agreements with a housing authority or the Federal Government respecting action to be taken by the state public body pursuant to this chapter. Notwithstanding any law to the contrary, the agreements may extend over any period of time not to exceed 45 years from the end of the year in which any such project becomes available for occupancy. Such time limitation shall not apply to any agreements entered into prior to the effective date hereof.

(Amended by Stats. 1953, Ch. 1803.)

34516.
  

A state public body may do any of the following:

(a)  Any and all things, necessary or convenient, to aid and cooperate in the planning, undertaking, construction, or operation of housing projects.

(b)  Purchase or legally invest in any of the bonds of a housing authority and exercise all of the rights of any holder of the bonds.

(c)  Enter into leases or installment payment contracts without any limitation on the duration thereof for the purpose of aiding and cooperating with a housing authority in financing the acquisition, planning, undertaking, construction, or operation of land on which mobilehomes or a mobilehome park are, or may be, located, and exercise any powers with respect to that financing and land as it may exercise with respect to housing projects, if the requirements of subdivision (h) of Section 34312 are satisfied with respect to the percentage of occupancy by persons of low income.

(Amended by Stats. 1985, Ch. 485, Sec. 4. Effective September 6, 1985.)

34517.
  

With respect to any housing project which a housing authority has acquired or taken over from the Federal Government and which the housing authority by resolution has found and declared to have been constructed in a manner that will promote the public interest and afford necessary safety, sanitation, and other protection, a state public body shall not require any changes to be made in the housing project or the manner of its construction or take any other action relating to its construction.

(Added by Stats. 1951, Ch. 710.)

34518.
  

A state public body may incur the entire expense of any public improvements made by it in exercising the powers granted in this chapter. Any law to the contrary notwithstanding, a state public body may make any sale, conveyance, lease, or agreement provided for in Sections 34510 to 34517, inclusive, without appraisal, public notice, advertisement, or public bidding.

Prior to entering into any cooperation agreement the governing body of any state public body shall hold a public hearing for the purpose of giving interested persons an opportunity to be heard as to whether such cooperation agreement should be entered into.

Notice of such hearing shall be published pursuant to Section 6066 of the Government Code prior to the date of hearing. At least three copies of the proposed cooperation agreement submitted to the governing body shall be available for inspection by interested persons prior to the public hearing.

The cooperation agreement may provide that there shall be a public hearing prior to the approval by the governing body of a county or city of any site for a public housing project.

The executed cooperation agreement shall be conclusive evidence that all proceedings prior thereto under this section have been in full compliance with this section.

(Amended by Stats. 1957, Ch. 357.)

34519.
  

In connection with any housing project located wholly or partly within the area in which it is authorized to act, any state public body may contract with a housing authority or the Federal Government with respect to the sum which it may agree to pay during any period to the state public body for the improvements, services, and facilities to be furnished by it for the benefit of the housing project. The amount of the payments shall not exceed the estimated cost to the state public body of the improvements, services, or facilities to be furnished. The absence of a contract for such payments does not relieve any state public body from the duty to furnish for the benefit of the housing project the customary improvements and the services and facilities it usually furnishes without a service fee.

(Added by Stats. 1951, Ch. 710.)

34520.
  

When any housing authority created for any city or county becomes authorized to transact business and exercise its powers, the governing body of the city or county shall immediately make an estimate of the amount necessary for the administrative expenses and overhead of the housing authority during its first year, and may appropriate the amount to the authority as a loan or donation. Any city or county located wholly or partially within the area of operation of a housing authority may lend or donate money to the authority or agree to do so. When it has money available, the housing authority shall make reimbursements for all such loans made to it.

(Added by Stats. 1951, Ch. 710.)

34521.
  

The exercise by a state public body of the powers granted in this chapter may be authorized by resolution adopted by a majority of the members of its governing body.

(Amended by Stats. 1953, Ch. 1803.)

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