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  ( Division 21 added by Stats. 1965, Ch. 75. )


  ( Part 6 added by Stats. 1965, Ch. 75. )

CHAPTER 4. Adoption of Improvement Acts [74900 - 74904]
  ( Chapter 4 added by Stats. 1965, Ch. 75. )


A district, in the construction of any work to be done or improvement made by it or within an improvement district formed pursuant to Part 7 (commencing with Section 75000) of this division and in the levying of assessments and reassessments and the issuing of bonds to pay for costs and expenses of the work and improvements done or to be done, may use the Improvement Act of 1911, the Municipal Improvement Act of 1913, or the Improvement Bond Act of 1915. These acts are hereafter referred to in this chapter as the “improvement acts.”

(Amended by Stats. 1974, Ch. 426.)


Notwithstanding the provisions or limitations of any of the improvement acts relating to the work authorized to be done or the improvements authorized to be made thereunder, a district may acquire or construct, by the procedures permitted by this article, any improvements authorized by this division, and the improvements authorized to be constructed or acquired by the procedure permitted by this article, are restricted to those permitted by this division.

(Added by Stats. 1965, Ch. 75.)


In the application of the improvement acts to proceedings under this division, the terms used in those acts shall have the following meanings:

(a) “City council” or “council” means the board.

(b) “City” or “municipality” means the district.

(c) “Clerk” or “city clerk” means the secretary.

(d) “Superintendent of streets,” “street superintendent,” or “city engineer” means the chief engineer of the district or any other person appointed to perform such duties.

(e) “Tax collector” means the county tax collector.

(f) “Treasurer” or “city treasurer” means the treasurer.

(g) “Right-of-way” means any right-of-way owned or held by the district for the purpose of constructing or maintaining any work or improvements which the district is authorized to do.

(Added by Stats. 1965, Ch. 75.)


The powers and duties conferred by the improvement acts upon boards, officers, and agents of cities shall be exercised by the board, officers, and agents of the district, respectively.

(Added by Stats. 1965, Ch. 75.)


No assessment or bond levied or issued pursuant to proceedings under any of the improvement acts, as authorized by this chapter, shall become a lien, and no person shall be deemed to have notice thereof, until a certified copy of the assessment in the proceedings under the improvement act being utilized, and the diagram attached to the assessment, are recorded in the office of the county recorder of each county in which any part of the lands assessed are located.

(Added by Stats. 1965, Ch. 75.)

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