2009 California Public Resources Code - Section 9501-9513 :: Article 1. Regular AssessmentsPUBLIC RESOURCES CODE
9501. The directors shall, on or before January 1 of the calendar year during which an assessment is to be levied for the first time, notify the State Board of Equalization as provided in Revenue and Taxation Code Sections 756 and 759 and, annually on or before August lst, furnish the county auditor and the board of supervisors an estimate in writing of the amount of money necessary to be raised by assessment for the purposes of the district for the next ensuing fiscal year. 9502. If the district lies in more than one county the directors shall divide the amount of the estimate in the proportion to the value of the land in the district lying in each county. The value shall be determined from the last assessment rolls of the counties. The directors shall furnish the auditors and boards of supervisors of each of the respective counties a statement of the part of the estimate apportioned to the county. 9503. The total amount of the estimate shall be sufficient to raise the amount of money necessary during the ensuing year to pay the incidental expenses of the district, the costs of the work which the directors may deem advisable to be done during the ensuing year, the estimated costs of repairs to and maintenance of the property and works of the district, and the estimated expenses of any action or proceeding to which the district is or may be a party, including the cost of employing engineers and attorneys. 9504. Assessments levied pursuant to this article shall be known as regular assessments. 9505. The regular assessment in any one year shall not exceed two cents ($0.02) on each one hundred dollars ($100) of assessed valuation of the land, exclusive of improvements, trees, and mineral rights, within the district. The valuation shall be determined according to the last assessment roll, reduced proportionately when mineral rights, standing trees, or timber are involved. The cost to the assessor, if any, of recomputing assessed valuations in accordance with this section shall be paid by the district requesting an assessment levy pursuant to this article. 9506. The board of supervisors of each county in which there lies any portion of the district shall, annually, at the time of levying county taxes, levy an assessment on the land exclusive of improvements, trees, and mineral rights, within the county and within the district to be known as the " ____ (name of district) Resource Conservation District assessment," sufficient to raise the amount reported to them in the estimate of the directors. 9507. The rate, as determined by the board, shall be such as will produce, after due allowance for delinquency, the amount determined as necessary to be raised by taxation on the secured roll. On or before September 1st of each year the board shall fix the rate, composed of the number of cents or fraction thereof for each one hundred dollars ($100) of assessed valuation of land exclusive of improvements and mineral rights, such as will produce, after due allowance for delinquency, the amount determined as necessary to be raised by taxation on the secured roll. 9508. If the board fails to levy the assessment the auditor of the county shall do so, providing the directors have requested the assessment. 9509. The assessment shall be computed and entered on the assessment roll by the auditor. 9510. The provisions of law relating to the levy and collection of county taxes and the duties of county officers with respect thereto, insofar as they are applicable and not in conflict with this chapter, are hereby adopted and made part of this chapter. Said officers are liable on their several official bonds for the faithful discharge of their duties under this chapter. 9511. The treasurers of each of the counties, other than the principal county, shall, not less than twice a year or upon order of the directors, settle with the directors and pay to the treasurer of the principal county all money belonging to the district and in their possession. 9512. If during the current fiscal year the directors are not, by reason of the fact that no assessment has been levied, collecting a regular assessment levied during the year immediately preceding, then notwithstanding other provisions of this code, the board of supervisors in each county in which a soil conservation district, or a portion thereof is located may, upon a showing by the directors that funds are needed for the purposes of the district for the current year, appropriate money from the general fund of the county for the use of said district in an amount equal, during any one year, to the amount which said district could have raised by assessment, as limited by this code, in said current year, or so much thereof as may be required. This provision shall not be deemed to prohibit the board of supervisors from appropriating to such districts sums in excess of these amounts. 9513. A district may impose a special tax pursuant to Article 3.5 (commencing with Section 50075) of Chapter 1 of Part 1 of Division 1 of Title 5 of the Government Code. The special taxes shall be applied uniformly to all taxpayers or all real property within the district, except that unimproved property may be taxed at a lower rate than improved property.
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