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DIVISION 3. PEST ABATEMENT [2000 - 2910]

  ( Heading of Division 3 amended by Stats. 1957, Ch. 205. )

CHAPTER 1. Mosquito Abatement and Vector Control Districts [2000 - 2093]

  ( Chapter 1 added by Stats. 2002, Ch. 395, Sec. 6. )

ARTICLE 7. Alternative Revenues [2080 - 2085]
  ( Article 7 added by Stats. 2002, Ch. 395, Sec. 6. )

2080.
  

Whenever a board of trustees determines that the amount of revenues available to the district or any of its zones is inadequate to meet the costs of providing facilities, programs, projects, and services, the board of trustees may raise revenues pursuant to this article or any other provision of law.

(Added by Stats. 2002, Ch. 395, Sec. 6. Effective January 1, 2003.)

2081.
  

A district may levy special taxes pursuant to:

(a)  Article 3.5 (commencing with Section 50075) of Chapter 1 of Part 1 of Division 1 of Title 5 of the Government Code.

(b)  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.

(Added by Stats. 2002, Ch. 395, Sec. 6. Effective January 1, 2003.)

2082.
  

(a)  A district may levy special benefit assessments consistent with the requirements of Article XIII  D of the California Constitution to finance vector control projects and programs.

(b)  Before beginning a vector control project or program proposed to be financed pursuant to this section, the board of trustees shall adopt a resolution that does all of the following:

(1)  Specifies its intent to undertake the project or program.

(2)  Generally describes the project or program.

(3)  Estimates the cost of the project or program.

(4)  Estimates the duration of the proposed special benefit assessment.

(c)  After adopting its resolution pursuant to subdivision (b), the board of trustees shall proceed pursuant to Section 53753 of the Government Code.

(d)  The special benefit assessments levied pursuant to this section shall be collected at the same time and in the same manner as county taxes. The county may deduct an amount not to exceed its actual costs incurred for collecting the special benefit assessments before remitting the balance to the district. The special benefit assessments shall be a lien on all the property benefited. Liens for the assessments shall be of the same force and effect as liens for property taxes, and their collection may be enforced by the same means as provided for the enforcement of liens for county taxes.

(Added by Stats. 2002, Ch. 395, Sec. 6. Effective January 1, 2003.)

2083.
  

A district may levy special benefit assessments consistent with the requirements of Article XIII  D of the California Constitution to finance capital improvements, including, but not limited to, special benefit assessments levied pursuant to:

(a)  The Improvement Act of 1911, Division 7 (commencing with Section 5000) of the Streets and Highways Code.

(b)  The Improvement Bond Act of 1915, Division 10 (commencing with Section 8500) of the Streets and Highways Code.

(c)  The Municipal Improvement Act of 1913, Division 12 (commencing with Section 10000) of the Streets and Highways Code.

(d)  Any other statutory authorization enacted in the future.

(Added by Stats. 2002, Ch. 395, Sec. 6. Effective January 1, 2003.)

2084.
  

Pursuant to Section 5 of Article XIII  D of the California Constitution and Section 53753.5 of the Government Code, any assessment existing on November 6, 1996, that was imposed exclusively to finance the capital costs or maintenance and operation expenses for vector control shall be exempt from the procedures and approval process set forth in Section 4 of Article XIII  D of the California Constitution and Section 2082. Subsequent increases in those assessments shall be subject to the procedures and approval process set forth in Section 4 of Article XIII  D of the California Constitution and Section 2082.

(Added by Stats. 2002, Ch. 395, Sec. 6. Effective January 1, 2003.)

2085.
  

(a)  A board of trustees may charge a fee to cover the cost of any service that 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.

(b)  Before imposing or increasing any fee for property-related services, a board of trustees shall follow the procedures in Section 6 of Article XIII  D of the California Constitution.

(c)  Notwithstanding Section 6103 of the Government Code, a board of trustees may charge a fee authorized by this section to other public agencies.

(d)  A board of trustees may charge residents or taxpayers of the district a fee authorized by this section which is less than the fee that it charges to nonresidents or nontaxpayers of the district.

(e)  A board of trustees may authorize district employees to waive the payment, in whole or in part, of a fee authorized by this section when the board of trustees determines that the payment would not be in the public interest. Before authorizing any waiver, a board of trustees shall adopt a resolution that specifies the policies and procedures governing waivers.

(Added by Stats. 2002, Ch. 395, Sec. 6. Effective January 1, 2003.)

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