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DIVISION 17. GEOLOGIC HAZARD ABATEMENT DISTRICTS [26500 - 26654]

  ( Division 17 added by Stats. 1979, Ch. 1118. )

CHAPTER 1. Definitions [26500 - 26512]
  ( Chapter 1 added by Stats. 1979, Ch. 1118. )

26500.
  

Unless the context otherwise requires, the definitions set forth in this chapter govern the construction of this division.

(Added by Stats. 1979, Ch. 1118.)

26501.
  

“Board of directors” means the governing body of the district.

(Added by Stats. 1979, Ch. 1118.)

26502.
  

“Bonds” means bonds, notes, or other evidence of indebtedness issued by a district pursuant to this division.

(Added by Stats. 1979, Ch. 1118.)

26503.
  

“Local agency” means a city, a city and county, or a county.

(Added by Stats. 1979, Ch. 1118.)

26504.
  

“Clerk”, where not otherwise modified, means the clerk of the district.

(Added by Stats. 1979, Ch. 1118.)

26505.
  

“Improvement” means any activity that is necessary or incidental to the prevention, mitigation, abatement, or control of a geologic hazard, including, but not limited to, all of the following:

(a) Acquisition of property or any interest therein.

(b) Construction.

(c) Maintenance, repair, or operation of any improvement.

(d) Preparation of geologic reports required pursuant to Section 2623 for multiple projects within an earthquake fault zone or zones.

(e) Issuance and servicing of bonds, notes, or debentures issued to finance the costs of the improvements specified in subdivisions (a), (b), (c), and (d).

(Amended by Stats. 1993, Ch. 916, Sec. 8. Effective January 1, 1994.)

26506.
  

“District” means a geologic hazard abatement district created pursuant to this division.

(Added by Stats. 1979, Ch. 1118.)

26507.
  

“Geologic hazard” means an actual or threatened landslide, land subsidence, soil erosion, earthquake, fault movement, or any other natural or unnatural movement of land or earth.

(Amended by Stats. 1993, Ch. 916, Sec. 9. Effective January 1, 1994.)

26508.
  

“Legislative body” means the legislative body of a local agency.

(Added by Stats. 1979, Ch. 1118.)

26509.
  

“Plan of control” means a report prepared by an engineering geologist certificated pursuant to Section 7822 of the Business and Professions Code or a firm of engineering geologists which describes in detail a geologic hazard, its location and the area affected thereby, and a plan for the prevention, mitigation, abatement, or control thereof.

(Added by Stats. 1979, Ch. 1118.)

26510.
  

“Section”, unless otherwise modified, refers to a section of the Public Resources Code.

(Added by Stats. 1979, Ch. 1118.)

26511.
  

“State” means the State of California and, where the context requires, any agency or instrumentality thereof.

(Added by Stats. 1979, Ch. 1118.)

26512.
  

“Treasurer” means the treasurer of the district.

(Added by Stats. 1979, Ch. 1118.)

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