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DIVISION 13. CALIFORNIA WATER DISTRICTS [34000 - 38501]

  ( Division 13 added by Stats. 1951, Ch. 390. )

PART 6. FINANCIAL PROVISIONS [35900 - 36458.1]

  ( Part 6 added by Stats. 1951, Ch. 390. )

CHAPTER 5.5. Alternative Provisions for the Consolidation of Coterminous Improvement Districts [36454 - 36454.4]
  ( Chapter 5.5 added by Stats. 1978, Ch. 5. )

36454.
  

This chapter provides an alternative method for the consolidation of coterminous improvement districts formed pursuant to Chapter 4.9 (commencing with Section 36410) of this part. This chapter shall not apply to or affect any other provisions of this division.

(Added by Stats. 1978, Ch. 5.)

36454.1.
  

Pursuant to the procedure set forth in this chapter, two or more existing coterminous improvement districts formed pursuant to the provisions of Chapter 4.9 (commencing with Section 36410) of this part may be consolidated into one improvement district. In such instance the consolidated improvement district may be designated in such manner as the board may designate. Any authorized but unissued bonds of any of the coterminous improvement districts may be issued and sold as the bonds of the consolidated improvement district. Such bonds, as well as any funds on hand from bonds previously issued by any of the improvement districts consolidated into one improvement district as hereinafter provided or any other funds of any such improvement districts, shall be used in the manner provided by law for the original authorized purposes. However, any such use of funds shall be to accomplish the plan of works originally established or as subsequently amended.

Any bonds which were issued by any of the coterminous improvement districts prior to their consolidation and which remain outstanding at the time of consolidation shall be assumed by and become the liability of the consolidated improvement district.

To the extent assessment, standby charges, or other charges are necessary to be levied or collected by reason of any such improvement districts consolidated hereunder into one improvement district, such assessment, standby charges, or other charges may be collected by the consolidated improvement district provided for hereunder. Thereafter, the amount so collected shall be utilized to satisfy the obligations for which such assessments or standby charges were levied and collected, except that any amount over and above that necessary to satisfy said obligations may be used for any of the purposes of the consolidated improvement district.

(Added by Stats. 1978, Ch. 5.)

36454.2.
  

For purposes of Section 2270 of the Revenue and Taxation Code, bonds authorized by any of the coterminous improvement districts which remain outstanding or unissued at the time the districts are consolidated shall be treated as having been authorized by the consolidated district. Further, for purposes of Section 2270 of the Revenue and Taxation Code, bonds authorized by the voters of the coterminous improvement districts which remain outstanding or unissued at the time the districts are consolidated shall be treated as having been authorized by the voters of the consolidated improvement district.

(Added by Stats. 1978, Ch. 5.)

36454.3.
  

In the event that the board determines it to be in the best interests of the district to consolidate any two or more existing coterminous improvement districts formed under Chapter 4.9 (commencing with Section 36410) of this part, it may, by resolution adopted by a four-fifths vote, declare its intention to consolidate such improvement districts. The resolution so adopted shall identify the improvement districts to be consolidated and shall set forth the total amount of authorized bonds, as well as the amount of outstanding bonds, of each of the improvement districts proposed to be consolidated, the purposes of each such improvement district, and the designation of the proposed consolidated improvement district. The resolution of intention shall set forth a legal description of the existing coterminous improvement districts to be consolidated and provide that notice be given in a manner provided in Section 36414. Additionally, the resolution shall fix a date, time, and place for a public hearing on the proposed consolidation.

(Added by Stats. 1978, Ch. 5.)

36454.4.
  

At the conclusion of the hearing on the resolution of intention provided for in Section 36454.3, the board may adopt a resolution declaring the existing coterminous improvement districts described in the resolution of intention to be consolidated in one improvement district which shall be designated therein. The resolution shall contain the legal description thereof as well as a statement of the purposes of the consolidated improvement district. If the parent district has adopted the alternative method for the levy, collection and enforcement of district assessment by the county and is operating under the provisions of Part 7.5 (commencing with Section 37200) of this division, it shall file a statement as required by Chapter 8 (commencing with Section 54900) of Part 1, Division 2, Title 5 of the Government Code. The resolution shall contain a determination that such consolidation is in the best interests of the present and future property owners and taxpayers. Any such resolution shall be subject to referendum held within the boundaries described in the resolution adopted as provided for herein.

(Added by Stats. 1978, Ch. 5.)

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