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Local Agencies in California

There are hundreds of code sections applicable to these local agencies

By Chris Micheli, August 16, 2020 7:23 am

The role, along with their duties and responsibilities, of local agencies in the State of California is quite extensive. Title 5 (Sections 50001 – 57607) of the California Government Code is dedicated to local agencies, and there are hundreds of code sections applicable to these local agencies, including cities, counties and other agencies. An entire book could be written on these provisions of law, which are set forth below by subject area:

TITLE 5. LOCAL AGENCIES

DIVISION 1. CITIES AND COUNTIES

PART 1. POWERS AND DUTIES COMMON TO CITIES AND COUNTIES

CHAPTER 1. General

ARTICLE 1. Definitions

ARTICLE 2. Powers and Duties of Legislative Bodies

ARTICLE 3. Financial Affairs

ARTICLE 3.1. Habitat Maintenance Assessment Districts

ARTICLE 3.5. Voter-Approved Special Taxes

ARTICLE 3.6. Fire Suppression Assessments

ARTICLE 3.8. School Districts

ARTICLE 4. Officers and Employees

ARTICLE 5. Books, Maps, and Other Documents

ARTICLE 6. Reimbursement for Use of Drainage Structures

ARTICLE 9. Abandoned Excavations

ARTICLE 10. Human Relations

ARTICLE 11. City Selection Committees

ARTICLE 12. Historical Property Contracts

CHAPTER 2. Public Property

ARTICLE 1. Extraterritorial Property

ARTICLE 2. Grants of Property

ARTICLE 3. Issuance of Bonds for the Acquisition of Property

ARTICLE 4. Parks

ARTICLE 6. Airports

ARTICLE 6.5. Airport Approaches Zoning Law

ARTICLE 7. Leases

ARTICLE 8. Public Buildings

ARTICLE 9. Sale of Improvements Financed by Special Assessments

ARTICLE 10. Surplus Real Property

ARTICLE 11. Property Within Designated Qualified Opportunity Zones

CHAPTER 2.5. Open Space Maintenance Districts

ARTICLE 1. General Provisions

ARTICLE 2. Formation of District

ARTICLE 3. Administrative Provisions

ARTICLE 4. Annexations, Additions and Withdrawals

CHAPTER 3. Bonds

ARTICLE 2. Registration of Bonds

ARTICLE 3. Negotiability

ARTICLE 4. Limited Obligation Bonds

CHAPTER 3.5. Revenue Bonds for Public Improvements

ARTICLE 1. Authority

ARTICLE 2. Revenue Bonds

ARTICLE 3. Rental Rates, Charges and Fees

ARTICLE 4. Competitive Projects

ARTICLE 5. Rights of Bondholders

ARTICLE 6. Contributions and Cooperation

ARTICLE 7. Funds

ARTICLE 8. Definition and General Provisions

CHAPTER 4. Police Officers’ Pension Fund and Firemen’s Pension Fund

ARTICLE 1. General Provisions

ARTICLE 2. Organization, Powers, and Duties of the Board

ARTICLE 3. Pensions and Death Benefits

ARTICLE 4. Contributions and Surplus

ARTICLE 5. Extraterritorial Activities of County and City Peace Officers

ARTICLE 6. Extraterritorial Activities of Firemen

CHAPTER 4.5. Volunteer Firefighters Length of Service Award Act

ARTICLE 1. General Provisions

ARTICLE 2. Administration, Award System, and Membership

ARTICLE 3. Service Credit and Contributions

ARTICLE 4. Contract Provisions

ARTICLE 5. Termination and Limitations

ARTICLE 6. Indemnity

ARTICLE 7. Termination of the Award System by the Public Employees’ Retirement System

CHAPTER 5. Boundaries

CHAPTER 5.5. The Elder California Pipeline Safety Act Of 1981

CHAPTER 6. Massage

CHAPTER 6.1. Cottage Food Operations

CHAPTER 6.2. Sidewalk Vendors

CHAPTER 6.3. Urban Agriculture Incentive Zones

CHAPTER 6.5. Open-Space Easements

CHAPTER 6.6. Open-Space Easement Act of 1974

ARTICLE 1. Declaration

ARTICLE 2. Definitions

ARTICLE 3. General Provisions

ARTICLE 4. Termination of an Open-Space Easement

ARTICLE 5. Eminent Domain and Other Provisions

CHAPTER 6.7. Timberland

ARTICLE 1. General Provisions

ARTICLE 2. Timberland Production Zones

ARTICLE 3. Rezoning

ARTICLE 4. Immediate Rezoning

ARTICLE 5. Removal from Zone

ARTICLE 6. Eminent Domain or Other Acquisition

CHAPTER 6.8. Very High Fire Hazard Severity Zones

CHAPTER 6.9. Solar-Use Easement

ARTICLE 1. Definitions

ARTICLE 2. General Provisions

ARTICLE 3. Extinguishment of a Solar-Use Easement

CHAPTER 7. Agricultural Land

ARTICLE 1. General Provisions

ARTICLE 2. Declaration

ARTICLE 2.5. Agricultural Preserves

ARTICLE 3. Contracts

ARTICLE 5. Cancellation

ARTICLE 6. Eminent Domain or Other Acquisition

ARTICLE 7. Farmland Security Zones

CHAPTER 8. Capital Investment Incentive Program

PART 2. POWERS AND DUTIES EXERCISED JOINTLY BY CITIES AND COUNTIES

CHAPTER 1. Transfer of City Functions

ARTICLE 1. General

ARTICLE 2. Chartered Cities

ARTICLE 3. County Contract Services

CHAPTER 2. Transfer of City Tax Functions

ARTICLE 1. General

ARTICLE 2. Chartered Cities

CHAPTER 4. Special Assessments

ARTICLE 1. Collection of Special Assessments by County Officer

CHAPTER 5. Local Government Reorganization

ARTICLE 1. Findings and Declarations of Policy

ARTICLE 2. Definitions and General Provisions

ARTICLE 3. Reorganization Proceedings

ARTICLE 4. Effects of Reorganization

PART 3. CITY AND COUNTY AGENCIES

CHAPTER 1. Community Energy Authority

ARTICLE 1. General Provisions

ARTICLE 2. Creation of Community Energy Authorities

ARTICLE 3. Officers and Employees

ARTICLE 4. Alternative Officers

ARTICLE 5. Powers and Duties

ARTICLE 6. Bonds

ARTICLE 7. Claims

ARTICLE 8. Tax Exemption of Community Energy Authority

ARTICLE 9. Prohibitions

PART 4. Economic Opportunity

CHAPTER 1. General Provisions

CHAPTER 2. Sales and Leases

DIVISION 2. CITIES, COUNTIES, AND OTHER AGENCIES

PART 1. POWERS AND DUTIES COMMON TO CITIES, COUNTIES, AND OTHER AGENCIES

CHAPTER 1. General

ARTICLE 1. Definitions

ARTICLE 2. Emergency Powers

ARTICLE 2.5. Disposal of Coastal Property

ARTICLE 2.6. Restoration of Records Destroyed by Public Calamity

ARTICLE 3. Roster of Public Agencies

ARTICLE 3.5. Cable Television and Video Provider Customer Service and Information Act

ARTICLE 4. Miscellaneous

ARTICLE 4.5. Video Customer Service Act

ARTICLE 4.6. Consumer Contracts: Cable Television

ARTICLE 5. Regulation of Local Agencies by Counties and Cities

ARTICLE 5.5. Regulation of the Environmental Management Plan by State Agencies

ARTICLE 6. Local Emergency Telephone Systems

ARTICLE 6.6. State Nonemergency Telephone System

ARTICLE 7. Federally Mandated Audits of Block Grant Funds Allocated to Local Agencies

ARTICLE 8. Costs of Emergency Response

ARTICLE 9. Preservation of Videotapes and Recordings

ARTICLE 10. Prohibition on Requiring Landlords to Terminate A Tenancy

ARTICLE 11. Cellular Communications Interception

ARTICLE 12. Public Broadband Services

ARTICLE 12. Local Identification Cards

CHAPTER 1.5. Integrated Financing District Act

ARTICLE 1. Definitions and General Provisions

ARTICLE 2. Proceedings to Create an Integrated Financing District

ARTICLE 3. Purposes and Powers

ARTICLE 4. Reimbursement Agreements

ARTICLE 5. Confirmation and Collection of Levy

CHAPTER 2. Officers and Employees

ARTICLE 1. Group Insurance

ARTICLE 1.1. Deferred Compensation

ARTICLE 1.5. Pension Trusts

ARTICLE 1.6. Health Insurance Purchasing Alliance

ARTICLE 1.7. Local District Bonds

ARTICLE 1.8. Eligibility for Office

ARTICLE 2. Purchase of United States Bonds

ARTICLE 2.3. Compensation

ARTICLE 2.4. Ethics Training

ARTICLE 2.4.5. Sexual Harassment Prevention Training and Education

ARTICLE 2.5. Replacing or Repairing Property of Employees

ARTICLE 2.6. Abuse of Office

ARTICLE 2.7. Salary Warrants and Checks

ARTICLE 2.8. Comparable Pay

ARTICLE 3. Firemen’s Vacations

ARTICLE 3.5. Employment Contracts

ARTICLE 3.7. Employment of Firefighters

ARTICLE 4. Transfer of Public Functions

ARTICLE 4.5. Disclosure of Information: Local Government

CHAPTER 2.5. The Mello-Roos Community Facilities Act of 1982

ARTICLE 1. General Provisions

ARTICLE 2. Proceedings to Create a Community Facilities District

ARTICLE 3. Extension of Authorized Facilities and Services and Changes in Special Taxes

ARTICLE 3.5. Annexation of Territory

ARTICLE 4. Procedures for Levying

ARTICLE 5. Bonds

ARTICLE 6. Transfer of Community Facilities Districts

CHAPTER 2.6. Infrastructure and Revitalization Financing Districts

ARTICLE 1. General Provisions

ARTICLE 2. Preparation and Adoption of Infrastructure Revitalization Financing District Plans

ARTICLE 3. Division of Taxes

ARTICLE 4. Tax Increment Bonds

CHAPTER 2.7. Community Rehabilitation District Law

ARTICLE 1. General

ARTICLE 2. Formation of District

ARTICLE 3. Appointment of Board Members

ARTICLE 4. Powers of a District

ARTICLE 5. Senior Obligation Bonds

ARTICLE 6. Bond Payment

ARTICLE 7. Alternative Revenue Sources

CHAPTER 2.8. Infrastructure Financing Districts

ARTICLE 1. General Provisions

ARTICLE 2. Preparation and Adoption of Infrastructure Financing Plans

ARTICLE 3. Division of Taxes

ARTICLE 4. Tax Increment Bonds

CHAPTER 2.9. Infrastructure Financing Districts in the Border Development Zone

ARTICLE 1. General Provisions

ARTICLE 2. Preparation and Adoption of Infrastructure Financing Plans

ARTICLE 3. Division of Taxes

ARTICLE 4. Tax Increment Bonds

CHAPTER 2.99. Enhanced Infrastructure Financing District

ARTICLE 1. General Provisions

ARTICLE 2. Preparation and Adoption of Infrastructure Financing Plan

ARTICLE 3. Division of Taxes

ARTICLE 4. Tax Increment Bonds

CHAPTER 3. Bonds

ARTICLE 1. Unsold Bonds

ARTICLE 1.5. Bond Accountability

ARTICLE 2. Mutilated or Defaced Bonds

ARTICLE 3. Lost or Destroyed Bonds

ARTICLE 4. Pledge and Use of Revenues to Pay and Secure General Obligation Bonds

ARTICLE 4.5. General Obligation Bonds

ARTICLE 5. Validating Proceedings

ARTICLE 5.5. Lien for General Obligation Bonds

ARTICLE 6. Notice by Mail

ARTICLE 7. Interest Rates on Bonds

ARTICLE 8. Issuance, Sale and Cancellation of Bonds

ARTICLE 9. Refunding of Bonded Indebtedness of Local Agencies

ARTICLE 10. Refunding of Revenue Bonds of Local Agencies

ARTICLE 11. Provisions Applicable to All Refunding Bonds of All Local Agencies

ARTICLE 12. Financial Advisers and Bond Counsel

ARTICLE 13. Collateralized Borrowing

CHAPTER 4. Financial Affairs

ARTICLE 1. Investment of Surplus

ARTICLE 1.5. Health Fund Investments

ARTICLE 2. Deposit of Funds

ARTICLE 2.5. Sale of Securities

ARTICLE 3. Federal Aid

ARTICLE 3.5. Proceeds of Taxes

ARTICLE 3.6. Public Library Special Taxes

ARTICLE 3.7. Voter Approval of Taxes

ARTICLE 3.8. Hospital Districts: Special Taxes

ARTICLE 4. Capital Outlay Fund

ARTICLE 4.3. Local Levies

ARTICLE 4.5. Tort Liability Fund

ARTICLE 4.6. Proposition 218 Omnibus Implementation Act

ARTICLE 5. Bankruptcy

ARTICLE 6. Exceeding the Budget

ARTICLE 6.5. Building Certificates

ARTICLE 7. Temporary Borrowing

ARTICLE 7.4. Securitized Limited Obligations Notes

ARTICLE 7.5. Alternate Procedure for Temporary Borrowing

ARTICLE 7.6. Temporary Borrowing

ARTICLE 7.7. Grant Anticipation Notes

ARTICLE 8. Delinquent Assessment Acquisition and Sales Law of 1915

ARTICLE 8.5. Notification of Subordinate Interests

ARTICLE 9. Financial Reports

ARTICLE 10. Local Filing of Financial Reports

ARTICLE 10.5. Local Agency Internet Posting of Financial Information

ARTICLE 11. Payment of Claims

ARTICLE 11.5. Destruction of Bonds Previously Paid and Canceled

ARTICLE 12. Proceeds of Sale for Taxes or Assessments

ARTICLE 13. Priority of Special Assessment Liens

ARTICLE 13.5. Payment and Apportionment of Special Assessment Liens

ARTICLE 14. Pleasure Riding Tax

ARTICLE 15. District Revolving Funds

ARTICLE 16. Police and Fire Protection Funds

ARTICLE 17. Community Facilities Plan

ARTICLE 18. Local Tax Allocation Agreements to Implement Community Facilities Plan

ARTICLE 18.5. Division of Property Taxes

ARTICLE 19. Obligation of Contract

CHAPTER 4.5. Sale of Proposition 1A Receivables

CHAPTER 5. Property

ARTICLE 1. Horseback Riding

ARTICLE 2. Automobile Parking Areas

ARTICLE 3. Coliseum and Stadium Parking

ARTICLE 4. Beach Access

ARTICLE 4.5. Reconstruction of Buildings

ARTICLE 5. Earthquake Relief

ARTICLE 6. Federal Surplus Property

ARTICLE 7. Purchases of Supplies and Equipment by Local Agencies

ARTICLE 8. Surplus Land

ARTICLE 8.5. Surplus Residential Property

ARTICLE 9. Public Leasebacks

ARTICLE 10. The Local Government Privatization Act of 1985

CHAPTER 5.5. Water Research and Development

CHAPTER 6. Revenue Bond Law of 1941

ARTICLE 1. Definitions and General Provisions

ARTICLE 2. Powers of a Local Agency

ARTICLE 3. Authorization of Bonds

ARTICLE 4. Provisions Relating to Bonds

ARTICLE 5. Additional Powers to Secure Bonds

ARTICLE 6. Duties of Local Agencies

ARTICLE 7. Fiscal Agent

ARTICLE 8. Validating Proceedings

ARTICLE 9. Contributions

ARTICLE 10. Remedies of Bondholders

ARTICLE 11. Refunding Bonds

ARTICLE 11.5. Revenue Bond Anticipation Notes

ARTICLE 12. Annexation and Exclusion

ARTICLE 13. Construction

CHAPTER 6.3. Employee Rental Housing

ARTICLE 1. Definitions

ARTICLE 2. Powers and Procedures

ARTICLE 3. Bonds and Notes

CHAPTER 6.4. Benefit Assessment Act of 1982

ARTICLE 1. General Provisions

ARTICLE 2. Definitions

ARTICLE 3. Authorization: Requisites for Assessment

ARTICLE 4. Procedure for Imposition of Benefit Assessment

ARTICLE 5. Special Benefit Assessments

CHAPTER 6.5. Contracts of Sanitation or Sewerage Enterprises

CHAPTER 6.6. Bonds

CHAPTER 8. Boundaries

CHAPTER 8.5. Parcel Tax Notices

CHAPTER 9. Meetings

CHAPTER 9.5. Unlawful Expenditures

CHAPTER 10. Antipoverty Program, Participation

CHAPTER 11. Local Appointments List

CHAPTER 11.5. Local Board and Commission Composition

CHAPTER 12. Municipal Services and Functions

CHAPTER 12.4. Uniform Standby Charge Procedures Act

CHAPTER 12.5. County Fees

CHAPTER 13.7. Liability of Public Entities for Public Utility Capital Facilities Fees

PART 2. POWERS AND DUTIES EXERCISED JOINTLY BY CITIES, COUNTIES, OR OTHER AGENCIES

CHAPTER 1. Joint Sanitation Projects

ARTICLE 1. General

ARTICLE 2. Request by Legislative Body

ARTICLE 3. Contracts

ARTICLE 4. Agreements for the Joint Construction and Maintenance of Sanitation Facilities

ARTICLE 5. Sewage Treatment and Disposal Plants

CHAPTER 2. Joint Projects for Sanitation and Electrical Lines

ARTICLE 1. General

ARTICLE 2. Agreements for the Joint Construction and Maintenance of Sanitation Conduits and Electrical Lines

ARTICLE 3. Refusal to Grant Permission

CHAPTER 3. Joint Cement Projects

CHAPTER 4. Fire and Police Protection

ARTICLE 1. Performance of Fire Protection Functions by County Firewarden or State Forester

ARTICLE 2. Supplementary Fire or Police Protection

ARTICLE 3. Rescue and Resuscitator Services

CHAPTER 5. Tax Sharing

ARTICLE 1. Bradley-Burns Revenues

PART 3. AUTHORITIES

CHAPTER 1. Counties Transaction and Use Tax

DIVISION 3. CORTESE-KNOX-HERTZBERG LOCAL GOVERNMENT REORGANIZATION ACT OF 2000

PART 1. GENERAL

CHAPTER 1. Legislative Findings and Declarations

CHAPTER 2. Definitions

CHAPTER 3. Introductory and General Provisions

CHAPTER 4. Notice

PART 2. LOCAL AGENCY FORMATION COMMISSION

CHAPTER 1. General

CHAPTER 2. Formation of Commission and Selection of Commissioners

CHAPTER 3. Powers

CHAPTER 4. Spheres of Influence

PART 3. COMMISSION PROCEEDINGS FOR A CHANGE OF ORGANIZATION OR REORGANIZATION

CHAPTER 1. General

CHAPTER 2. Form, Filing, and Certification of Petition

CHAPTER 3. Proceedings for Cities

ARTICLE 1. Incorporation

ARTICLE 2. Special Reorganization

ARTICLE 3. Annexation and Other Changes of Organization

ARTICLE 4. Initiation by Petition

CHAPTER 4. Fiscal Provisions

ARTICLE 1. Comprehensive Fiscal Analysis

ARTICLE 2. Property Tax Exchange

ARTICLE 3. Revenue Neutrality

CHAPTER 5. Proceedings for Special Districts

ARTICLE 1. Representation and Functions

ARTICLE 1.5. New or Different Services

ARTICLE 2. Reorganization

ARTICLE 3. Formation

ARTICLE 4. Initiation by Petition

ARTICLE 5. Miscellaneous

ARTICLE 6. Inactive Special Districts

CHAPTER 6. Commission Decision

ARTICLE 1. Determinations

ARTICLE 2. Terms and Conditions

ARTICLE 3. Reconsideration

ARTICLE 4. Amendment

PART 4. CONDUCTING AUTHORITY PROCEEDINGS FOR CHANGES OF ORGANIZATION OR REORGANIZATION

CHAPTER 1. General

CHAPTER 2. Notice of Hearing

CHAPTER 3. Conduct of Hearing

CHAPTER 4. Resolution of Conducting Authority

CHAPTER 5. Resolution for Order Subject to Election

CHAPTER 6. Elections

CHAPTER 7. Confirmation of Election Results

CHAPTER 8. Completion and Effective Date of Change of Organization or Reorganization

PART 5. TERMS AND CONDITIONS AND EFFECT OF A CHANGE OF ORGANIZATION OR REORGANIZATION

CHAPTER 1. General

CHAPTER 2. Effect of Annexation

CHAPTER 3. Effect of Detachment

CHAPTER 4. Effect of Incorporation

CHAPTER 5. Effect of Disincorporation

CHAPTER 6. Effect of Dissolution

CHAPTER 7. Effect of Consolidation of Cities

CHAPTER 8. Effect of Consolidation of Districts

CHAPTER 9. Mergers and the Establishment of Subsidiary Districts

CHAPTER 10. Effect of Reorganization

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