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DIVISION 15. TREE PLANTING, LANDSCAPING, AND LIGHTING [22000 - 22679]

  ( Heading of Division 15 amended by Stats. 1972, Ch. 630. )

PART 2. LANDSCAPING AND LIGHTING ACT OF 1972 [22500 - 22679]

  ( Part 2 added by Stats. 1972, Ch. 630. )

CHAPTER 3. Levy of Annual Assessments After Formation of an Assessment District [22620 - 22631]
  ( Chapter 3 added by Stats. 1972, Ch. 630. )

22620.
  

This chapter applies to all annual assessments levied after the formation of an assessment district, except annual assessments to pay the principal of, and interest on, previously issued bond debt or notes.

(Amended by Stats. 1987, Ch. 1184, Sec. 32.)

22621.
  

Proceedings shall be taken pursuant to this chapter for any fiscal year during which an assessment is to be levied and collected within an existing assessment district.

(Added by Stats. 1972, Ch. 630.)

22622.
  

The legislative body shall adopt a resolution which shall generally describe any proposed new improvements or any substantial changes in existing improvements and order the engineer to prepare and to file a report in accordance with Article 4 (commencing with Section 22565) of Chapter 1 of this part.

(Added by Stats. 1972, Ch. 630.)

22623.
  

Upon completion, the engineer shall file the report with the clerk for submission to the legislative body. The legislative body may approve the report, as filed, or it may modify the report in any particular and approve it as modified.

(Added by Stats. 1972, Ch. 630.)

22624.
  

After approval of the report, either as filed or as modified, the legislative body shall adopt a resolution of intention. The resolution shall:

(a) Declare the intention of the legislative body to levy and collect assessments within the assessment district for the fiscal year stated therein.

(b) Generally describe the existing and proposed improvements and any substantial changes proposed to be made in existing improvements.

(c) Refer to the assessment district by its distinctive designation and indicate the general location of the district.

(d) Refer to the report of the engineer, on file with the clerk, for a full and detailed description of the improvements, the boundaries of the assessment district and any zones therein, and the proposed assessments upon assessable lots and parcels of land within the district.

(e) Give notice of the time, as fixed by Section 22625, and the place for hearing by the legislative body on the levy of the proposed assessment.

(f) State whether the assessment is proposed to increase from the previous year.

(Amended by Stats. 2000, Ch. 262, Sec. 58. Effective January 1, 2001.)

22625.
  

The date, hour, and place of the hearing is hereby fixed as the date, hour, and place of a regular meeting before August 10, as specified in any ordinance, resolution, or order of the legislative body fixing the time and place of its regular meetings.

(Amended by Stats. 1988, Ch. 959, Sec. 12.)

22626.
  

Notice of the hearing shall be given by either of the following methods:

(a) If the assessments are to be levied in the same or lesser amounts than in any previous year, the clerk shall give notice by causing the resolution of intention to be published pursuant to Sections 22552 and 22553.

(b) If the assessments are to be increased from any previous year, the legislative body shall cause notice of the public hearing with respect to the increase to be given pursuant to Section 53753 of the Government Code.

(Amended by Stats. 2000, Ch. 262, Sec. 59. Effective January 1, 2001.)

22628.
  

Any interested person may, prior to the conclusion of the hearing, file a written protest with the clerk or, having previously filed a protest, may file a written withdrawal of that protest. A written protest shall state all grounds of objection. A protest by a property owner shall contain a description sufficient to identify the property owned by him.

(Added by Stats. 1972, Ch. 630.)

22629.
  

If notice is given pursuant to subdivision (a) of Section 22626, the legislative body shall hold the public hearing pursuant to Section 53753 of the Government Code at the time and place specified in the notice and in any order continuing the hearing. If notice is given pursuant to subdivision (b) of Section 22626, the legislative body shall hold the public meeting and public hearing held pursuant to Section 53753 of the Government Code at the time and place specified in the joint notice and in any order continuing the hearing. All interested persons shall be afforded the opportunity to hear and be heard. The legislative body shall consider all oral statements and all written protests made or filed by any interested person. The legislative body may continue the hearing from time to time, provided that no continuance shall be made to a date subsequent to August 10 without the prior consent of the county auditor.

(Amended by Stats. 2000, Ch. 262, Sec. 60. Effective January 1, 2001.)

22630.
  

During the course or upon the conclusion of the hearing, the legislative body may order changes in any of the matters provided in the report, including changes in the improvements, any zones within the assessment district, and the proposed diagram or the proposed assessment.

(Added by Stats. 1972, Ch. 630.)

22630.5.
  

If there is a majority protest against the levy of an annual assessment after the formation of the assessment district that is increased from any previous year, the proposed increase in the assessment shall be abandoned. For purposes of this section, “majority protest” has the same meaning as provided in Section 53753 of the Government Code. For purposes of this section, “increased assessment” shall have the same meaning as provided in Section 54954.6 of the Government Code.

(Amended by Stats. 2000, Ch. 262, Sec. 61. Effective January 1, 2001.)

22631.
  

If a majority protest has not been filed, the legislative body may adopt a resolution confirming the diagram and assessment, either as originally proposed or as changed by it. The adoption of the resolution shall constitute the levy of an assessment for the fiscal year referred to in the assessment.

(Amended by Stats. 1993, Ch. 1194, Sec. 24. Effective October 11, 1993.)

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