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HEALTH AND SAFETY CODE
SECTION 33320.1-33328.7


33320.1. (a) "Project area" means, except as provided in Section
33320.2, 33320.3, 33320.4, or 33492.3, a predominantly urbanized area
of a community which is a blighted area, the redevelopment of which
is necessary to effectuate the public purposes declared in this part,
and which is selected by the planning commission pursuant to Section
33322.
(b) As used in this section, "predominantly urbanized" means that
not less than 80 percent of the land in the project area:
(1) Has been or is developed for urban uses; or
(2) Is characterized by the condition described in paragraph (4)
of subdivision (a) of Section 33031; or
(3) Is an integral part of one or more areas developed for urban
uses which are surrounded or substantially surrounded by parcels
which have been or are developed for urban uses. Parcels separated
by only an improved right-of-way shall be deemed adjacent for the
purpose of this subdivision.
(c) For the purposes of this section, a parcel of property as
shown on the official maps of the county assessor is developed if
that parcel is developed in a manner which is either consistent with
zoning or is otherwise permitted under law.
(d) The requirement that a project be predominantly urbanized
shall apply only to a project area for which a final redevelopment
plan is adopted on or after January 1, 1984, or to an area which is
added to a project area by an amendment to a redevelopment plan,
which amendment is adopted on or after January 1, 1984.

33320.2. (a) The area included within a project and a project area
may be either contiguous or noncontiguous. All noncontiguous areas
of a project area shall be either blighted or necessary for effective
redevelopment. An unblighted, noncontiguous area shall be
conclusively deemed necessary for effective redevelopment if that
area is being used predominantly for:
(1) The relocation of owners or tenants from other noncontiguous
areas in the same project area or from other project areas in the
community.
(2) The construction and rehabilitation of low- or moderate-income
housing.
(b) An unblighted, noncontiguous area shall be deemed not
necessary for effective redevelopment if that area is included for
the purpose of obtaining the allocation of taxes from such area
pursuant to Section 33670 without other substantial justification for
its inclusion.
(c) The redevelopment agency shall not use the power of eminent
domain for acquisition of property, other than vacant land, in
noncontiguous, unblighted areas.

33320.3. (a) The area included within a project and a project area
may be either contiguous or noncontiguous. All noncontiguous areas
of a project area shall be either blighted or necessary for effective
redevelopment. An unblighted, noncontiguous area within the City of
Victorville which is a part of a freeway interchange project that is
included in the State Transportation Improvement Program, as adopted
by the California Transportation Commission in June 1984, and an
unblighted area contiguous to that freeway interchange project east
of Armagosa, north of Seneca Road, west of Seventh Street, and South
of Plaza Drive and Mohave Drive, excluding any subdivided and
developed area, shall be conclusively deemed necessary for effective
redevelopment and may be included within a noncontiguous project area
by the redevelopment agency in the City of Victorville.
(b) The redevelopment agency shall not use the power of eminent
domain for acquisition of property, other than vacant land, in
noncontiguous, unblighted areas.
(c) This section shall only apply to a redevelopment project area
and the redevelopment agency within the City of Victorville.

33320.4. (a) The unblighted territory which is described in
paragraphs (1) and (2) is contiguous to an existing redevelopment
project area within the City of Sanger, California. If all of that
unblighted territroy is annexed to the City of Sanger, the planning
agency within the City of Sanger may, with the approval of the
redevelopment agency, include that territory in a proposed project
area, or the redevelopment agency may amend the redevelopment plan to
include that territory within an existing contiguous project area,
if the planning agency or the redevelopment agency, as the case may
be, determines that the inclusion of that territory is necessary for
effective redevelopment of the project area. If either, or both, of
those determinations are made, the territory shall be conclusively
presumed necessary for effective redevelopment within the proposed or
existing project area. Any actions taken by the planning agency or
redevelopment agency in accordance with this section shall comply
with all of the other requirements of this part.
(1) All that portion of Fresno County, California, within the City
of Sanger in Sections 26 and 25, Township 14 South, Range 22 East,
Mount Diablo Base and Meridian, according to the United States
Government Township Plat thereof, described as follows:
Beginning at the southwest corner of the northwest quarter of
Section 26; thence along the existing city limits line of Sanger as
follows, N. 89 47' E., a distance of 2638.53 feet to the southeast
corner of the northwest quarter of Section 26; thence N. 0 03' W.,
along the west line of the northeast quarter of that Section, a
distance of 345.52 feet to the northerly right-of-way line of the
Garfield Ditch; thence northeasterly along northerly right-of-way
line, a distance of 913.00 feet, a little more or less, to a point on
the westerly right-of-way line of the Centerville and Kingsburg
Canal; thence along the easterly right-of-way line of the Centerville
and Kingsburg Canal as follows: N. 09 52'28 E., 708.50 feet; N. 09
26' 40 E., 297.07 feet; N. 07 14'16 E., 549.23 feet; and N. 09 15'10
E., a distance of 539.47 feet to a point on a line 30. 00 feet
south of the north line of the northeast quarter of Section 26;
thence leaving the westerly right-of-way line, N.89 43' E., along
that line 30.00 feet south of and parallel with the north line of the
northeast quarter of Section 26 and the easterly prolongation
thereof, a distance of 1860.41 feet; thence S. 0 14' E., 1151.07
feet; thence S. 73 01' W., 357.58 feet; thence S. 55 46' W., 985.00
feet; thence S. 40 46' W., 218.00 feet; thence S. 24 31' W., 364. 00
feet; thence N. 75 44' W., 312.87 feet to a point on the west line
of the southeast quarter of the northeast quarter of Section 26;
thence S. 0 17'12 E., along said west line, 413.31 feet to the
southwest corner thereof; thence S. 0 16'28 E., along the west line
of the northeast quarter of the southeast quarter of Section 26,
1332.38 feet to the southwest corner thereof; thence leaving the
existing city limits line of Sanger, N. 89 06'46 W., along the north
line of the south half of the southeast quarter of Section 26,
592.10 feet to the northeast corner of that parcel of land conveyed
to Archie Mekealian and Verlene Mekealian by deed dated February 23,
1944, and recorded in Book 2157 at Page 119, Fresno County records,
with the corner being 742.00 feet east of the northwest corner of the
south half of the southeast quarter of Secton 26; thence S. 4 36'52
W., along the east line to the parcel, 1330.31 feet to the southeast
corner thereof and to a point on the south line of the southeast
quarter of Section 26; thence N. 88 44'19 W., along the south line,
619.00 feet, more or less to the southwest corner of the southeast
quarter of Section 26; thence S. 89 51'20 W., along the south line of
the southwest quarter of Section 26, 2639.90 feet to the southwest
corner thereof; thence north, along the west line of the southwest
quarter of Section 26, 2643.60 feet to the northwest corner thereof
and the point of beginning. This territory contains a little more or
less than 316.58 acres.
(2) All that portion of Fresno County, California, within the City
of Sanger, in the northeast quarter of Section 15 in Township 14
South, Range 22 East, Mount Diablo Base and Meridian, according to
the United States Government Township Plat thereof, described as
follows:
Commencing at the northeast corner of the northeast quarter of the
northeast quarter of Section 15, thence southerly along the east
line of the northeast quarter of Section 15 992.05 feet to the
existing city limits line of Sanger, then continuing south along the
east line of the northeast quarter of Section 15 475.01 feet, that
being contiguous with the existing city limit of Sanger, for a total
of 1467.06 feet, thence westerly, along a line 1180.15 feet 15,
880.90 feet, more or less to the easterly right-of-way line of the
Southern Pacific Railroad Company's right-of-way; thence leaving the
existing city limits line of Sanger, northwesterly, along the
easterly right-of-way line of the railroad as the same is shown on
the Map of Mountain View Addition to Sanger, recorded February 18,
1891, in Book 4 of Plats, Page 66, Fresno County Records, to the
point of intersection with the north line of the northeast quarter of
Section 15; thence easterly along the north line, 2191.00 feet to
the point of commencement. This territory contains a little more or
less than 50.13 acres.
(b) The conclusive presumption that the unblighted territory
described in subdivision (a) is necessary for effective redevelopment
applies only to territory within the City of Sanger.

33320.51. (a) Any redevelopment plan, or any amendment to an
existing redevelopment plan adopted on or after July 1, 1993, that is
subject to Section 33320.5, may utilize as the base year either the
year it was adopted or the 1994-95 fiscal year, at the option of the
adopting agency, as referenced by a duly adopted ordinance of the
governing board. If the governing board adopts the 1994-95 fiscal
year as the base year, that designation shall remain in effect only
until the time that the county assessor certifies that assessed
values for the redevelopment project area equal or exceed the
assessed value in the initial base year. When that certification is
made by the county assessor, the base year shall revert to the
initial base year at the time of plan adoption.
(b) To the extent any adjustment in the base year pursuant to this
section creates a negative fiscal impact on the state, the governing
board shall, on or before the expiration of five years from the date
of the adjustment of the base year pursuant to this section, remit
to the State Controller the total amount of increased aid to schools
received from the state as a result of the adjustment in the base
year as determined by the Department of Finance in consultation with
the governing board.33320.8. (a) The territory which is described in subdivision (b)
shall not be subject to the requirements of subdivision (b) of
Section 33321.5.
(b) All lands not enforceably restricted within the Counties of
Riverside and San Bernardino, within the spheres of influence of the
Cities of Chino and Ontario as of January 1, 1996, according to the
United States Government Township Plat thereof, described as follows:
(1) That portion of Township 2 South, Range 7 West, San Bernardino
Meridian, in the County of San Bernardino, State of California,
described as follows:
Beginning at the center line intersection of Euclid Avenue and
Riverside Drive, said intersection being on the existing city limits
of Ontario; thence east along said city limits line and continuing
along said line, following all of its various courses to the
intersection of Riverside Drive with the San Bernardino County line;
thence leaving said city limits line south and southwesterly along
said county line to the north line of Section 27, said Township 2
South, Range 7 West; thence west along said north line, being also
the center line of Remington Avenue, to the center line of Carpenter
Avenue; thence north along said center line to the center line of
Merrill Avenue; thence west along said center line to the east line
of Grove Avenue; thence north along said east line to the north line
of Merrill Avenue; thence west along said north line and its
prolongation to the center line of Euclid Avenue; thence north along
said center line to the Point of Beginning.
(2) Those portions of Townships 2 and 3 South, Ranges 7 and 8
West, San Bernardino Meridian, in the County of San Bernardino, State
of California, described as follows:
Beginning at the intersection of the center line of Merrill avenue
with the east line of Grove Avenue; thence east along said center
line of Merrill Avenue to the center line of Carpenter Avenue; thence
south along said center line to the north line of Government Lot 1
of Section 27, said Township 2 South, Range 7 West, said point being
also on the center line of Remington Avenue; thence east along said
center line to the San Bernardino County line; thence southwesterly,
southerly and westerly along said county line to the center line of
State Highway 71 being also on the existing city limits line of Chino
Hills; thence northwesterly along said center line and city limits
line to the southwesterly prolongation of the center line of Pine
Avenue; thence easterly along said prolongation and center line to
the center line of Chino Creek; thence southeasterly along said
center line to the west line of Section 6, said Township 3 South,
Range 7 West; thence north along said west line and the west line of
Section 31, said Township 2 South, Range 7 West, to the center line
of Pine Avenue; thence westerly along said center line to the center
line of El Prado Road, formerly Central Avenue; thence northwesterly
along said center line to the center line of Kimball Avenue, said
point being on the existing city limits of Chino; thence east along
said city limits line and continuing along said city limits,
following all of its various courses to the center line intersection
of Kimball Avenue and vacated Campus Avenue; thence leaving said city
limits line east along said center line of Kimball Avenue to the
center line of Grove Avenue; thence north along said center line to
the center line of Remington Avenue, vacated; thence east along said
vacated center line to the east line of Grove Avenue; thence north
along said last line to the Point of Beginning.
(3) Those portions of Sections 6, 7, 18, 19, 30, and 31, Township
2 South, Range 6 West, San Bernardino Meridian; Sections 23, 24, 25,
26, 27, 34, 35, and 36, Township 2 South, Range 7 West, San
Bernardino Meridian; and Sections 2, 3, and 10, Township 3 South,
Range 7 West, San Bernardino Meridian, within the unincorporated area
of the County of Riverside.

33321. A project area need not be restricted to buildings,
improvements, or lands which are detrimental or inimical to the
public health, safety, or welfare, but may consist of an area in
which such conditions predominate and injuriously affect the entire
area. A project area may include lands, buildings, or improvements
which are not detrimental to the public health, safety or welfare,
but whose inclusion is found necessary for the effective
redevelopment of the area of which they are a part. Each such area
included under this section shall be necessary for effective
redevelopment and shall not be included for the purpose of obtaining
the allocation of tax increment revenue from such area pursuant to
Section 33670 without other substantial justification for its
inclusion.33321.5. (a) Agricultural land and open-space land that is
enforceably restricted shall not be included within a project area.
(b) A parcel of land that is larger than two acres and is in
agricultural use, but that is not enforceably restricted, shall not
be included within a project area unless the agency makes each of the
following findings, based upon substantial evidence in the record:
(1) The inclusion of the land in the project area is consistent
with the purposes of this part.
(2) The inclusion of the land in the project area will not cause
the removal of adjacent land, designated for agricultural use in the
community's general plan, from agricultural use.
(3) The inclusion of the land within the project area is
consistent with the community's general plan.
(4) The inclusion of the land in the project area will result in a
more contiguous pattern of development.
(5) There is no proximate land that is not in agricultural use,
that is both available and suitable for inclusion within the project
area, and is not already proposed to be within the project area.
(c) As used in this section the following definitions apply:
(1) "Agricultural use" has the same meaning as that term is
defined in subdivision (b) of Section 51201 of the Government Code.
(2) "Enforceably restricted" has the same meaning as that term is
defined in Sections 422 and 422.5 of the Revenue and Taxation Code.
(3) "Suitable" has the same meaning as that term is defined in
subdivision (c) of Section 51282 of the Government Code.
(d) The provisions of subdivision (b) shall not apply to the
territory described in Section 33320.8.


33322. The planning commission may select one or more project areas
comprised of all or part of any survey area, on its own motion, or
at the request of the agency. The planning commission shall select
one or more project areas comprised of all or part of any survey
area, at the direction of the legislative body, or upon the written
petition of the owners in fee of the majority in area of a proposed
project area, excluding publicly owned areas or areas dedicated to a
public use.
The planning commission shall formulate a preliminary plan for the
redevelopment of each selected project area.

33323. The agency and planning commission shall cooperate in the
selection of project areas and in the preparation of the preliminary
plan.33324. A preliminary plan need not be detailed and is sufficient if
it:
(a) Describes the boundaries of the project area.
(b) Contains a general statement of the land uses, layout of
principal streets, population densities and building intensities, and
standards proposed as the basis for the redevelopment of the project
area.
(c) Shows how the purposes of this part would be attained by
redevelopment.
(d) Shows that the proposed redevelopment is consistent with the
community's general plan.
(e) Describes, generally, the impact of the project upon the area'
s residents and upon the surrounding neighborhood.

33325. The planning commission shall submit the preliminary plan
for each project area to the agency.

33326. Prior to publication of notice of the agency public hearing,
the planning commission may change the boundaries of a project area
with the approval of the agency.

33327. After receipt of any preliminary redevelopment plan pursuant
to Section 33325, the agency shall transmit to the auditor,
assessor, and tax collector of the county in which the proposed
project is located, or to the officer or officers performing the
functions of the auditor or assessor for any taxing agencies which,
in levying or collecting its taxes, do not use the county assessment
roll or do not collect its taxes through the county, to the
legislative or governing bodies of local agencies which receive a
portion of the property tax levied pursuant to Part 0.5 (commencing
with Section 50) of the Revenue and Taxation Code and to the State
Board of Equalization:
(1) A description of the boundaries of the project area.
(2) A statement that a plan for the redevelopment of the area is
being prepared.
(3) A map indicating the boundaries of the project area.
In addition, the agency may include a listing, by tax rate area,
of all parcels within the boundaries of the project area and the
value used for each parcel on the secured property tax roll.
Thereafter, if the boundaries of the proposed project are changed,
the agency shall notify the taxing officials and the State Board of
Equalization within 30 days by transmitting a description and map
indicating each boundary change made. The State Board of
Equalization shall prescribe the format of the description of
boundaries and statements, and the form, size, contents, and number
of copies of the map required to be transmitted pursuant to this
section.

33328. When it transmits the map of the project area to the county
officials, taxing agencies, and the State Board of Equalization
pursuant to Section 33327, the redevelopment agency shall also advise
those officials and agencies of the last equalized assessment roll
it proposes to use for the allocation of taxes that will comply with
Sections 33670 and 33670.5. That roll shall be known and referred to
as the base year assessment roll. The county officials charged with
the responsibility of allocating taxes under Sections 33670 and
33670.5 shall prepare and deliver to the redevelopment agency and
each of the taxing agencies, a report which shall include all of the
following:
(a) The total assessed valuation of all taxable property within
the project area as shown on the base year assessment roll.
(b) The identifications of each taxing agency levying taxes in the
project area.
(c) The amount of tax revenue to be derived by each taxing agency
from the base year assessment roll from the project area, including
state subventions for homeowners, business inventory, and similar
subventions.
(d) For each taxing agency, its total ad valorem tax revenues from
all property within its boundaries, whether inside or outside the
project area.
(e) The estimated first year taxes available to the redevelopment
agency, if any, based upon information submitted by the redevelopment
agency, broken down by taxing agencies.
(f) The assessed valuation of the project area for the preceding
year, or, if requested by the redevelopment agency, for the preceding
five years, except for state assessed property on the board roll.
However, in preparing this information, the requirements of Section
33670.5 shall be observed. The assessed value shall be reported by
block if the property is divided by blocks, or by any other
geographical area as may be agreed upon by the agency and county
officials.
The report shall be prepared and delivered to the redevelopment
agency and each of the taxing agencies within 60 days of the date of
filing by the redevelopment agency with the State Board of
Equalization or as otherwise agreed upon by the agency and the State
Board of Equalization, unless the redevelopment agency requests the
assessed valuation for the preceding five years, in which case the
report shall be prepared and delivered within 90 days. If the
proposed base year assessment roll has not yet been equalized at the
time of the receipt of that advice, then the report shall be prepared
and delivered within 60 days, or other period, otherwise agreed
upon, by the agency and the State Board of Equalization, from the
date set forth in Section 2052 of the Revenue and Taxation Code,
unless the agency requests the assessed valuation for the preceding
five years, in which case, the report shall be prepared and delivered
within 90 days.
If the filing does not comply with the requirements of Section
33327, the State Board of Equalization or the official of the taxing
agency entitled to receive those documents shall notify the filing
agency within 10 days, stating the manner in which the filing of
documents does not comply with this section. If no notice is given it
shall be conclusively presumed that the agency has complied with the
provisions of this section.
If the report is not received within the time prescribed by this
section, the redevelopment agency may proceed with the adoption of
the redevelopment plan. The county officials may transmit a partial
report, and any final report or additional information, if received
by the agency prior to the close of the public hearing on the
redevelopment plan, shall become part of the record of the public
hearing.
The State Board of Equalization and officials of all taxing
agencies shall provide the county officials preparing the report with
all information necessary for its preparation. All data and
information upon which the report is based shall be available to the
agency to the extent permitted by law.
Prior to the publication of notice of the legislative body's
public hearing on the plan, the agency shall consult with each taxing
agency which levies taxes, or for which taxes are levied, on
property in the project area with respect to the plan and to the
allocation of taxes pursuant to Section 33670.

33328.3. If the boundaries of an existing project area for which
the redevelopment plan contains a provision for the division of taxes
as permitted by Section 33670 are changed pursuant to Article 4
(commencing with Section 33330), the redevelopment agency shall
notify the county officials by transmitting to them, the legislative
or governing bodies of the taxing agencies, and to the State Board of
Equalization, the information required by Section 33327 indicating
the areas to be added or detached. Within 60 days from the date of
filing or a period as otherwise agreed to by the agency and the State
Board of Equalization, the county officials shall prepare and submit
to the redevelopment agency and the taxing agencies a report
containing the information required under Section 33328, with respect
to those areas to be added to or detached from the project area.
If a filing does not comply with the requirements of this section,
the State Board of Equalization or the official of the taxing agency
entitled to receive those documents shall notify the filing agency
within 10 days, stating the manner in which the filing of documents
does not comply with this section. If no notice is given, it shall be
conclusively presumed that the agency has complied with the
provisions of this section.

33328.4. The State Board of Equalization shall establish a schedule
of fees for filing and processing the statements and maps which are
required to be filed with the State Board of Equalization pursuant to
Section 33327, 33328.3, 33328.5, 33375, or 33457. This schedule
shall not include any fee which exceeds the reasonably anticipated
cost to the State Board of Equalization of performing the work to
which the fee relates. The agency forwarding the statement and map
pursuant to Section 33327, 33328.3, 33328.5, 33375, or 33457 shall
accompany the statement and map with the necessary fee.

33328.5. (a) If a redevelopment agency proposes to use the
equalized assessment roll for the year following the equalized
assessment roll which the redevelopment agency advised it would use
pursuant to Section 33328, the redevelopment agency shall, prior to
the adoption of the redevelopment plan using that different equalized
assessment roll, either notify the county officials, taxing
agencies, and the State Board of Equalization of the change in the
equalized assessment roll that it proposes to use for the allocation
of taxes pursuant to Section 33670 or prepare a report containing the
information specified in subdivisions (a), (b), (c), (d), (e), and
(f) of Section 33328.
(b) Upon receipt of a notice pursuant to subdivision (a), the
county officials charged with the responsibility of allocating taxes
under Section 33670 and 33670.5 shall prepare and deliver to the
redevelopment agency a report containing the information specified in
subdivisions (a), (b), (c), (d), (e), and (f) of Section 33328. The
report shall be prepared and delivered within the time periods
specified in Section 33328 for reports prepared pursuant to that
section. If a redevelopment agency gives the notice specified in
subdivision (a), the redevelopment plan specified in the notice shall
not be adopted until the time period for delivery of the report has
expired.
(c) At least 14 days prior to the public hearing on the
redevelopment plan for which the redevelopment agency proposes to use
a different equalized assessment roll, the redevelopment agency
shall prepare and deliver to each taxing agency a supplementary
report analyzing the effect of the use of the different equalized
assessment roll which shall include those subjects required by
subdivisions (b), (e), and (n) of Section 33352. In lieu of a
supplementary report, a redevelopment agency may include in the
report required to be prepared pursuant to Section 33352, the
information required to be included in the supplementary report.
(d) A redevelopment agency shall not be required to prepare a
subsequent preliminary report specified in Section 33344.5, unless
the report prepared pursuant to subdivision (b) states that the total
assessed value in the project area is less than the total assessed
value in the project area contained in the original report prepared
pursuant to Section 33328, in which case a new preliminary report
shall be prepared.
(e) The use of a different assessment roll pursuant to this
section shall meet the requirements of Section 16 of Article XVI of
the California Constitution.
(f) This section shall only apply to redevelopment plans adopted
on or after January 1, 1993. The Legislature finds and declares that
the enactment of this section shall not be deemed to invalidate or
limit the adoption of redevelopment plans pursuant to a different
procedure prior to January 1, 1993.

33328.7. Any costs incurred by a county in preparing a report
pursuant to Section 33328, 33328.3, or 33328.5 shall be reimbursed by
the redevelopment agency which filed for the report as provided in
those sections. In the event a final redevelopment plan is adopted
for all or a portion of the project area concerning which the report
is prepared, the agency may charge and account for the reimbursed
costs as a cost of the redevelopment project. Otherwise these costs
shall be accounted for as general administrative expenses of the
agency.


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