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HEALTH AND SAFETY CODE
SECTION 34000-34008

34000. (a) (1) The Legislature finds and declares all of the
following:
(A) Floods, fires, hurricanes, earthquakes, storms, tidal waves,
or other catastrophes are disasters that can harm the public health,
safety, and welfare. Communities need effective methods for
rebuilding after disasters.
(B) The extraordinary powers of redevelopment agencies have been
and can be useful in the reconstruction of buildings and in
stimulating local economic activity.
(C) The procedures and requirements of the Community Redevelopment
Law (Part 1 (commencing with Section 33000)) restrict the ability of
local officials to respond quickly after disasters.
(2) In enacting this part, it is, therefore, the intent of the
Legislature to provide communities with alternative procedures and
requirements for redevelopment after disasters.
(b) Any redevelopment agency or project area established pursuant
to the Community Redevelopment Financial Assistance and Disaster
Project Law (former Part 1.5 (commencing with Section 34000)), as
that law existed prior to the effective date of the act that repeals
that law, shall remain in existence and subject to that law as if the
Legislature had not repealed that law.
(c) This part shall apply only to redevelopment activities
undertaken pursuant to its provisions on and after the effective date
of the act that adds this part.
(d) This part is known and may be cited as the Community
Redevelopment Disaster Project Law.

34001. (a) Except as specifically provided in this part, a
community shall comply with the Community Redevelopment Law.
(b) A community may establish a redevelopment agency, and adopt
and implement a redevelopment plan pursuant to this part, within a
disaster area if the community has commenced the adoption of the
redevelopment plan within six months after the President of the
United States has determined the disaster to be a major disaster
pursuant to paragraph (1) of subdivision (a) of Section 34002 and the
legislative body has adopted the redevelopment plan within 24 months
after the President of the United States has determined the disaster
to be a major disaster pursuant to paragraph (1) of subdivision (a)
of Section 34002.

34002. (a) As used in this part:
(1) "Disaster" means any flood, fire, hurricane, earthquake,
storm, tidal wave, or other catastrophe occurring on or after January
1, 1996, for which the Governor of the state has certified the need
for assistance and which the President of the United States has
determined to be a major disaster pursuant to the Robert T. Stafford
Disaster Relief and Emergency Assistance Act (Public Law 93-288), as
it may be from time to time amended.
(2) "Project area" is an area that meets both of the following
requirements:
(A) It is an area that is predominantly urbanized, as that term is
defined in paragraph (3).
(B) It is limited to an area in which the disaster damage has
caused conditions that are so prevalent and so substantial that they
have caused a reduction, or a lack, of the normal predisaster usage
of the area to an extent that causes a serious physical and economic
burden that cannot reasonably be expected to be reversed or
alleviated during the term of the redevelopment plan by private
enterprise or governmental action, or both, without redevelopment.
(3) "Predominantly urbanized" means that not less than 80 percent
of the land in the project area meets the requirements of paragraphs
(1) and (3) of subdivision (b) of Section 33320.1.
(4) "Redevelopment agency" means any agency provided for and
authorized to function pursuant to the Community Redevelopment Law or
this part.
(b) Except as otherwise provided in this part, all words, terms,
and phrases in this part shall have the same meanings as set forth in
the Community Redevelopment Law.

34003. Any community in which a disaster has occurred, and which
prior to January 1, 1996, had not authorized a redevelopment agency
to transact business or exercise any powers, may, by ordinance,
declare the need for an agency to function in the community. The
ordinance of the legislative body declaring that there is a need for
an agency to function in the community and the ordinance adopting the
redevelopment plan shall be subject to referendum as prescribed by
law for the ordinances of the legislative body.

34004. Notwithstanding any provision of the Community Redevelopment
Law, any redevelopment agency may plan, adopt, and implement a
redevelopment plan, and the redevelopment agency and the legislative
body of the community may approve a redevelopment plan for a project
in a disaster area pursuant to the Community Redevelopment Law,
without regard to any of the following:
(a) The requirements of Sections 33301 and 33302 that there be a
planning commission and a general plan.
(b) The requirements of Sections 33320.1 and 33322 that the
project area be a blighted area or that the project area be selected
by a planning commission.
(c) The requirement of Section 33331 that the redevelopment plan
shall conform to a general plan.
(d) The requirement of Section 33346 that the redevelopment plan
be submitted to the planning commission.
(e) The requirements of Section 33367 that the ordinance of the
legislative body adopting the redevelopment plan shall contain
findings (1) that the project area is a blighted area and (2) that
the redevelopment plan conforms to the general plan of the community.

(f) The "relocation findings and statement" required by Section
33367 or the requirement of subdivision (f) of Section 33352 that a
relocation plan be adopted prior to the adoption of the redevelopment
plan. Nothing in this subdivision shall be construed to eliminate
the requirement that a redevelopment agency comply with the
California Real Property Acquisition and Relocation Assistance Act
(Chapter 16 (commencing with Section 7260) of Division 7 of Title 1
of the Government Code).
(g) The time limits required by Section 33333.2. However, any
redevelopment plan adopted pursuant to this part shall contain the
following time limits:
(1) A time limit on the establishing of loans, advances, and
indebtedness to be paid with the proceeds of property taxes received
pursuant to Section 33670, which may not exceed 10 years from the
adoption of the redevelopment plan.
(2) A time limit, not to exceed 10 years from the adoption of the
redevelopment plan, on the effectiveness of the redevelopment plan.
(3) A time limit, not to exceed 30 years from the adoption of the
redevelopment plan, to repay indebtedness with the proceeds of
property taxes received pursuant to Section 33670.

34005. (a) Notwithstanding subdivision (k) of Section 33352, the
California Environmental Quality Act (Division 13 (commencing with
Section 21000) of the Public Resources Code) shall not apply to the
adoption of a redevelopment plan prepared pursuant to this part if
the redevelopment agency determines at a public hearing, noticed in
accord with this section, that the need to adopt a redevelopment plan
at the soonest possible time in order to use the authority in the
Community Redevelopment Disaster Project Law requires the
redevelopment agency to delay application of the provisions of the
California Environmental Quality Act to the redevelopment plan in
accordance with this section.
(b) If the redevelopment agency finds, pursuant to subdivision
(a), that the application of the California Environmental Quality Act
to the redevelopment plan is required to be delayed, the
redevelopment agency shall prepare and certify an environmental
impact report or approve a negative declaration for the redevelopment
plan within 12 months after the effective date of the ordinance
adopting the redevelopment plan. If, as a result of the preparation
of the environmental document prepared pursuant to this subdivision,
it is necessary to amend the redevelopment plan to mitigate any
impacts, the agency shall amend the redevelopment plan according to
the procedures of this part. If the environmental document is
determined to be inadequate, the redevelopment agency shall not
continue with projects which implement the redevelopment plan until
an adequate environmental document has been certified; however, this
determination shall not affect the validity of the redevelopment
plan.
(c) Until the redevelopment agency certifies an environmental
impact report or negative declaration for the redevelopment plan, all
projects, as defined in the California Environmental Quality Act,
which implement the redevelopment plan shall be subject to the
California Environmental Quality Act, including, but not limited to,
specific plans and rezonings. The environmental document for any
implementing project shall include an analysis and mitigation of
potential cumulative impacts, if any, that otherwise will not be
known until an environmental document for the redevelopment plan is
certified or approved and shall also include a reporting or
monitoring program required pursuant to Section 21081 of the Public
Resources Code.
(d) The notice for the public hearing required by subdivision (a)
shall comply with and may be combined with the notices in Section
33349 or 33361. The notice shall state that the agency intends to
consider and act upon a determination that the need to adopt a
redevelopment plan at the soonest possible time in order to use the
authority in the Community Redevelopment Disaster Project Law
requires the redevelopment agency to delay application of the
provisions of the California Environmental Quality Act to the
redevelopment plan in accordance with this section.

34006. For purposes of Sections 33328, 33670, and 33675, and for
purposes of allocation of taxes pursuant to Section 33670 and the
provisions of any disaster area redevelopment plan, "last equalized
assessment roll" and "base-year assessment roll" mean the assessment
roll as reduced in accordance with subdivision (b) of Section 170 of
the Revenue and Taxation Code.

34007. A redevelopment agency that has adopted a redevelopment plan
pursuant to this part shall limit the use of the proceeds of taxes
received pursuant to Section 33670 for the sole purpose of acquiring,
demolishing, removing , relocating, repairing, restoring,
rehabilitating, or replacing buildings, low- and moderate-income
housing, facilities, structures, or other improvements, in accordance
with applicable laws, which are within the project area, and which
have been damaged or destroyed by the disaster, which are unsafe to
occupy, or which are required to be acquired, demolished, altered, or
removed because of the disaster. Nothing in this section shall be
deemed to expand or diminish the authority of a redevelopment agency
pursuant to the Community Redevelopment Law.

34008. A community that has adopted a redevelopment plan pursuant
to this part may, prior to the termination of the plan, include all
or a portion of the project area within a separate redevelopment plan
pursuant to the Community Redevelopment Law. However, any portion
of the project area included within the separate redevelopment plan
shall meet all the requirements of the Community Redevelopment Law.

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