Laws, Regulations & Annotations

Property Taxes Law Guide – Revision 2013
 

Additional Government Code Provisions

Provisions Relating to Consolidation of County Offices

TITLE 3. GOVERNMENT OF COUNTIES

DIVISION 2. OFFICERS

PART 1. OFFICERS GENERALLY

Chapter 7. Consolidation of Offices

Section 24304.2

24304.2. Sonoma and Tulare Counties; consolidation of offices. Notwithstanding Section 24300, in Mendocino County, Sonoma County and Tulare County, the board of supervisors, by ordinance, may consolidate the duties of the offices of Auditor-Controller and Treasurer-Tax Collector into the elected office of Auditor-Controller-Treasurer-Tax Collector.

History.—Added by Stats. 2005, Ch. 407 (AB 1318), in effect January 1, 2006. Stats. 2007, Ch. 343 (SB 144), in effect January 1, 2008, added "Mendocino County," after "Section 24300," and added a comma after "Sonoma County" in the first sentence.

Note.—Section 7 of Stats. 2005, Ch. 407 (AB 1318), provided that due to the unique circumstances of the Counties of Sonoma and Tulare, with respect to the reorganization of their county offices, the Legislature hereby finds and declares that a general statute cannot be made applicable within the meaning of Section 16 of Article IV of the California Constitution. Therefore, the special legislation contained in this act is necessarily applicable only to the Counties of Sonoma and Tulare.

Note.—Section 32 of Stats. 2007, Ch. 343 (SB 144), provided that a special law is necessary and a general law cannot be made applicable within the meaning of Section 16 of Article IV of the California Constitution because of the unique circumstances of Mendocino County. The facts constituting the special circumstances include the need to reorganize the structure and duties of county officers to reduce costs, increase productivity, and enhance public service in that county.