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Property Taxes Law Guide – Revision 2016
Government Code Provisions
Provisions Relating to Timberland
Chapter 6.7. Timberland*
Article 3. Rezoning
51121. Vote of board or council; notice and hearing; procedure. (a) If the board or council after public hearing and by a majority vote of the full body desires in any year not to extend the term of zoning, the county or city shall give written notice of its intent to rezone following procedures established pursuant to subdivision (b) of Section 51113. A proposed new zone shall be specified. Unless the written notice is given at least 90 days prior to the anniversary date of the initial zoning, the zoning term shall be deemed extended.
(b) Upon receipt by the owner of a notice of intent to rezone from the county or city, the owner may make written protest of the notice and may appeal to the board or council within 30 days of notice from the county or city. The board or council may at any time prior to the anniversary date withdraw the notice of intent to rezone.
(c) The board or council shall hold a public hearing on the proposed change and by a majority vote of the full body may reaffirm its intent to change the zoning and specify a new zone.
(d) A new zone of a parcel shall be effective 10 years from the date of the reaffirmation vote pursuant to subdivision (c). Upon rezoning the parcel shall be valued pursuant to Section 426 of the Revenue and Taxation Code.
(e) The owner may petition to be reheard.
History.—Stats. 1977, Ch. 853, in effect September 17, 1977, substituted "intent to rezone" for "nonrenewal" in subdivision (b), deleted "Upon receipt from the owner of a written protest of the zoning change," before "the board" in subdivision (c), and deleted "date pursuant to subdivision (a), or in the case of a public hearing the date of the" before "reaffirmation" in subdivision (d).
* Chapter 6.7 was added by Stats. 1976, Ch. 176, p. 305, in effect May 24, 1976. Secs. 20 and 21 thereof provided no payment by state to local governments because of this act.