2005 California Streets and Highways Code Sections 31850-31866.5 CHAPTER 10. MISCELLANEOUS
31850. The legislative body may sell or lease any property acquired for parking places which is not needed for that public use. 31851. Any money received from the sale or lease of property not needed for parking places shall be placed in such fund as the board directs, and may be used for any purpose for which revenues from fees, charges, and rentals for the use of parking places of the district may be used, except the proceeds from the sale or lease of property acquired with the proceeds of an assessment shall not be applied as a credit upon any assessments except those levied for the acquisition of the property. 31851.5. Whenever the legislative body determines that any portion of property acquired for parking places is not needed for that public use, the city may devote such property to some other public use which the legislative body finds will be of general benefit to the area comprising the district. Before making such determination the legislative body shall hold a public hearing thereon and shall give notice of such hearing published pursuant to Section 6061 of the Government Code in a newspaper circulated in the city at least 10 days before such hearing. The notice shall contain a general description of the property as to which the determination is proposed to be made and shall contain a general description of the public use to which such property is proposed to be devoted. The determination shall not be made if prior to the hour fixed for the hearing, the owners of more than one-half of the area of the lands within the district have filed with the clerk of the legislative body written objection to the proposed determination. 31852. All real property shall be acquired or condemned in the name of the city, and title to such property shall be in the city, subject to the provisions of this part. 31853. All contracts for the lease or purchase, or both, of real or personal property shall be made by the legislative body. 31854. Whenever the board determines by resolution that the public interest and necessity and the needs of the district require that additional parking places be acquired for the district, it shall also determine whether property for the parking places be acquired by lease, by contracts with installment payments, by lease with option to purchase, by a lump sum payment, or pursuant to Section 31861. It shall designate the property to be so leased or acquired. 31855. When a certified copy of the resolution of the board is filed with the legislative body, it may proceed to acquire or lease the property pursuant to the resolution. 31856. Property for additional parking places may be acquired by any of the following means: (a) By a lump sum payment or by contract of purchase with payments made annually, or otherwise, over a period of years, but that contract shall not provide for payments to be over a period longer than 25 years from the date of the contract. The purchase price may be paid from the limited taxes levied for acquisition of parking places under Section 31822, from revenues derived from operation of parking places of the district, or from any other funds of the district available for the purpose. (b) By lease, but the lease shall not run for a period longer than 25 years. Rental on any lease may be paid from revenues derived from the operation of parking places of the district, from the limited taxes levied for maintenance, operation, repair, and improvement under Section 31822, or from any other funds of the district available for the purpose. (c) Under lease and option to purchase but the lease and option shall not run for a longer period than 25 years. The purchase price may be provided from revenues derived from operation of parking places of the district, from the limited taxes levied for acquisition of parking places under Section 31822, or from any other funds of the district available for the purpose. (d) Pursuant to Section 31861. (e) Any contract of purchase, lease, or lease with option to purchase entered into pursuant to subdivision (a), (b), or (c) may contain agreements or covenants requiring levies pursuant to Section 31822, or requiring the fixing and collection of fees, charges, and rentals for the use of parking places of the district, or both, sufficient to produce funds from which the purchase price or rent shall be paid in accordance with the terms of the contract or lease. 31857. Any lease or contract of purchase shall not bind the city to pay the rental or purchase price from funds other than those provided pursuant to this part. 31858. Proceeds of taxes levied under Section 31822 for maintenance, operation, repair, and improvement may also be used for the maintenance, operation, repair, and improvement of any parking places held under lease or contract of purchase, or lease with option to purchase. 31859. At any time and with any city funds available for the purpose, the legislative body may acquire parking places which benefit the district and improve them. It may place the parking places under the control of the board of commissioners of the district. 31860. At any time, either before or after the formation of the district, the legislative body may provide by ordinance that, for a period specified in the ordinance but not exceeding 25 years from its operative date, all or any specified amount, portion or percentage of revenues derived by the city from parking meters on streets within the district shall be used for the purposes specified in the ordinance which may include the acquisition, improvement, maintenance, repair, and operation of parking places for the use and benefit of the district. The purposes specified in the ordinance may also include the application of such revenues as a credit upon the levied assessments in the same manner as is provided in Sections 31828, 31829 and 31830. From the operative date of the ordinance such revenues shall for the period specified be placed in such fund or funds of the district as the board of commissioners specify and may be expended only for the purposes specified in the ordinance. 31861. Whenever the board of commissioners determines by resolution that additional parking places should be acquired and improved by assessment upon land in the district, a certified copy of the resolution shall be filed with the legislative body. The legislative body may thereafter proceed to acquire the additional parking places and provide for their improvement by a special assessment upon the land in the district as authorized by Section 31519. 31865. As an alternative method of administration, upon request made to the legislative body by the owners of 50 percent of the assessed value of taxable land in each vehicle parking district created in the city, as shown by the last equalized county assessment roll, the parking places acquired and constructed for the use or benefit of the districts shall be managed, operated, and controlled by a commission appointed to have charge of all parking places in the city acquired pursuant to this part. 31866. At any time following the formation of a district under this part and the levy of the initial assessment in such district, any parcel of land, whether contiguous or noncontiguous to the district, may be added to such district if the owner of such parcel files with the legislative body a petition for such inclusion and the legislative body grants such petition. The legislative body shall not grant such petition until the petition has been approved by the board of parking place commissioners of the district and until the street superintendent has estimated the amount which such parcel would have been assessed and taxed under all prior assessments and special ad valorem tax levies in the district if said parcel had been a part of said district when formed, and until the owner of such parcel has paid to the city such estimated amount. All such amounts paid to the city shall be placed in such fund as the board directs and may be used for any purpose for which revenues from fees, charges and rentals for the use of parking places of the district may be used. If such petition is granted, such parcel shall thereafter be entitled to the same rights as those which apply to other lands in the district and shall be subject to all assessments and special ad valorem taxes thereafter levied in said district under this part. 31866.5. As a condition to the granting of a petition for inclusion under Section 31866, the legislative body, with the approval of the board of parking place commissioners, may require that the owner pay to the city an amount in addition to the amount required by and computed under Section 31866, which additional amount shall not exceed an amount deemed by the legislative body to be reasonable in light of the elapse of time and changes in circumstances since the levy of prior assessments and special ad valorem tax levies. Such additional amount shall be placed in such fund as the board directs and may be used for the purposes specified in Section 31866.
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