2005 California Streets and Highways Code Sections 22605-22613 Article 2. Changes of Organization for Assessment DistrictsSTREETS AND HIGHWAYS CODE
22605. The legislative body, either in a single proceeding or by separate proceedings, may order one or any combination of the following changes of organization: (a) The annexation of territory to an existing assessment district formed under this part. (b) The detachment of territory from an existing assessment district formed under this part. (c) The dissolution of an existing assessment district formed under this part. (d) The consolidation into a single assessment district formed under this part of any combination of two or more of any of the following: (1) An existing assessment district formed pursuant to this part. (2) An existing lighting, street lighting, maintenance, or tree planting district formed pursuant to Chapter 26 (commencing with Section 5820) of Part 3 of Division 7, Part 1 (commencing with Section 18000), Part 2 (commencing with Section 18300), Part 3 (commencing with Section 18600), or Part 4 (commencing with Section 19000) of Division 14, or Part 1 (commencing with Section 22000) of this division, or pursuant to any procedural ordinance adopted by a charter city. (e) The legislative body shall not, by annexation, detachment, dissolution, or consolidation, alter the obligation of property owners to pay the principal of, and interest on, bonded debt or notes issued pursuant to Section 22662.5. This section does not prevent the lawful refunding of the bonded debt or notes or the apportionment of assessments upon the division of properties assessed. 22606. Proceedings for a change of organization may be: (a) Undertaken subsequent to or concurrently with proceedings for the formation of an assessment district under this chapter. Any or all such proceedings may be conditioned on the completion of any other or all such proceedings. (b) Combined with proceedings for the formation of an assessment district under this chapter. In such case, any of the several resolutions, reports, notices, or other instruments provided for in this part may be combined into single documents. 22607. Except as otherwise provided in this article, proceedings for a change of organization shall be initiated, conducted, and completed in substantial accordance with the procedure provided in Article 1 (commencing with Section 22585) of this chapter for the formation of an assessment district. 22608. In annexation proceedings, the resolutions, report, notices of hearing, and right of majority protest shall be limited to the territory proposed to be annexed, and shall be waived with the written consent of all of the owners of property within the territory to be annexed. Notice of hearing on the proposed annexation shall be published, posted, and mailed. Mailed notice may be dispensed with as to all property owners who shall have filed a written request for the annexation of their property. 22608.2. In the event that an ordinance requires the installation of any improvements described in this part by a subdivider, the resolution of intention may state that the territory owned by the subdivider comes under the terms of such ordinance and order that such territory be formed into an assessment district, or annexed to an existing assessment district, without notice and hearing or filing of an engineers report, or both. 22609. In detachment proceedings, the resolutions, report, notices of hearing, and right of majority protest shall be limited to the territory proposed to be detached. The legislative body may dispense with: (a) The resolution and report required by Sections 22585 and 22586 and may initiate proceedings by the adoption of the resolution of intention. (b) Posted and mailed notice of hearing. 22610. In dissolution proceedings, the legislative body may dispense with the resolution and report required by Sections 22585 and 22586 and may initiate dissolution proceedings by the adoption of the resolution of intention. The legislative body may dispense with posted and mailed notice of hearing. If the legislative body orders the dissolution of an assessment district, any moneys in the improvement fund for the district shall be transferred to the general fund of the local agency. 22611. Notwithstanding any other provision of law, the single assessment district resulting from a consolidation under this article shall assume all assets and liabilities of the districts consolidated and shall be entitled to all of the property tax revenues to which each of the separate districts involved in the consolidation would have been entitled had such districts not been so consolidated. 22612. If all of the territory of a district is included within one city by annexation or incorporation, the legislative body may transfer jurisdiction over the district to the city council of the city by a joint resolution setting forth the mutually agreed upon terms and conditions under which the transfer is to take place. 22613. (a) Whenever any territory of an assessment district is included within a city by annexation or incorporation, whether that inclusion occurs before or after the completion of the formation of the assessment district, and the notification requirements of subdivision (c) of Section 57200 of the Government Code have been met, that territory is thereby excluded from the assessment district. (b) Subdivision (c) of Section 99 of the Revenue and Taxation Code applies to alterations of territory pursuant to this section. (c) If the assessment district has issued bonds or notes pursuant to Section 22662.5 and the bonds or notes are outstanding and owing on the date of the withdrawal, the property within any territory withdrawing from the district shall continue to be liable for assessment and payment of its pro rata share of the bonds or notes.
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