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DIVISION 24. COMMUNITY REDEVELOPMENT AND HOUSING

PART 1. COMMUNITY REDEVELOPMENT LAW

Chapter 6. Financial Provisions

Article 6. Taxation*

Section 33670.8

33670.8. Allocation of taxes; redevelopment project areas; City of Santa Cruz and City of Watsonville. (a) With respect to the allocation of taxes pursuant to Section 33670 in redevelopment project areas within the incorporated City of Santa Cruz, which were already approved on October 17, 1989, the otherwise applicable provisions of this part shall be modified as specified in this subdivision.

For the purpose of determining the portion of taxes to be paid annually to the Redevelopment Agency of the City of Santa Cruz pursuant to Sections 33328, 33670, and 33675 for any redevelopment project which was approved on or before October 17, 1989 "assessment roll . . . last equalized" and "base-year assessment roll" mean the last equalized assessment roll determined pursuant to subdivision (a) of Section 33670 reduced by the same amount as the amount of reduction in the current assessment roll determined pursuant to Section 170 of the Revenue and Taxation Code.

(b) With respect to the allocation of taxes pursuant to Section 33670 in redevelopment project areas within the incorporated City of Watsonville, which were already approved on October 17, 1989, the otherwise applicable provisions of this part shall be modified as specified in this subdivision.

For the purpose of determining the portion of taxes to be paid annually to the Redevelopment Agency of the City of Watsonville pursuant to Sections 33328, 33670, and 33675 for any redevelopment project which was approved on or before October 17, 1989, "assessment roll . . . last equalized" and "base-year assessment roll" mean the last equalized assessment roll determined pursuant to subdivision (a) of Section 33670 reduced by the same amount as the amount of reduction in the current assessment roll determined pursuant to Section 170 of the Revenue and Taxation Code.

(c) In claiming an allocation of taxes pursuant to Section 33675, as adjusted pursuant to subdivision (b), the redevelopment agency of the City of Watsonville shall consider the economic impact of the allocation on other agencies which have sustained substantial disaster damage and shall negotiate and enter into an agreement with the County of Santa Cruz to avoid further economic hardship.

(d) Within 30 days after receipt of a notice from the Assessor of the County of Santa Cruz establishing the adjustment in the assessment roll pursuant to subdivision (b), the Redevelopment Agency of the City of Watsonville may elect not to be subject to this section by giving written notice of its decision to the County of Santa Cruz. Notwithstanding an election by the Redevelopment Agency of the City of Watsonville not to be subject to this section pursuant to this subdivision, it shall still reimburse the County of Santa Cruz for its cost of revising the property tax assessment rolls and allocations.

(e) Subdivisions (a) and (b) shall apply to allocation of taxes levied on the 1990 and subsequent equalized assessment rolls, upon the request of the redevelopment agencies of the Cities of Santa Cruz and Watsonville, and those agencies shall reimburse the County of Santa Cruz for its cost of revising the property tax assessment rolls and allocations.

(f) (1) The county auditor shall certify to the director of finance of each city which includes a redevelopment project subject to this section when the total sum of the assessed value of the taxable property in each redevelopment project subject to this section as shown upon each current year's equalized assessment roll becomes equal to the total sum of the assessed value of the taxable property in each redevelopment project as shown upon the assessment roll last equalized before October 17, 1989, adjusted by the change in the Consumer Price Index for the San Francisco/Oakland

Metropolitan Area between 1989 and the date of the certification pursuant to this subdivision. On the July 1 following the date of certification and each July 1 thereafter, the county auditor shall increase the total sum of the assessed value of the taxable property in each redevelopment project as shown upon the assessment roll adjusted pursuant to subdivision (a) or (b) by 10 percent of the difference between the total sum of the assessed value of the taxable property in each redevelopment project determined pursuant to subdivision (a) of Section 33670 and the total sum of the assessed value of the taxable property in each redevelopment project as adjusted pursuant to subdivision (a) or (b), until the two total assessed values are equal, and shall report this adjusted value to the other county officials charged with the responsibility of allocating taxes pursuant to Section 33670 and 33675, who shall use this assessed value in determining the portion of taxes to be paid annually to the redevelopment agency subject to this section.

(2) For purposes of this subdivision only, in the event that any redevelopment project area within the incorporated area of the City of Santa Cruz already approved on October 17, 1989, is amended to add territory to the project area, the assessed value of taxable property in the territory added shall be computed separately and the county assessor shall not take the assessed value into account in determining when the total sum of the assessed value of the taxable property in the redevelopment project becomes equal to the total sum of the assessed value of the taxable property as shown on the assessment roll last equalized prior to October 17, 1989, as adjusted pursuant to this subdivision.

(g) With respect to an area added to a redevelopment project by the City of Santa Cruz or the City of Watsonville pursuant to Sections 33458.5 and 33477, the terms "assessment roll" and "last equalized assessment roll" as used in Section 33670 shall mean and refer to the assessment roll as reduced in accordance with the provisions of subdivision (b) of Section 170 of the Revenue and Taxation Code.

History.—Added by Stats. 1990, Ch. 26 (First Extra Ordinary Session), in effect July 18, 1990, operative July 1, 1990. Stats. 1991, Ch. 78, in effect January 1, 1992, numbered the first and second paragraphs of subdivision (f) as paragraphs (1) and (2); substituted "auditor" for "assessor" after "county", deleted "county auditor and the" after "certify to the" in the first sentence of paragraph (1) of subdivision (f); substituted "auditor" for "assessor" after "the county", deleted "county auditor" after "value to the" in the second sentence of paragraph (1) of subdivision (f); substituted "City" for "Cities" after "project by the", and added "the City of" after "Cruz or" in subdivision (g).

* Repealed and added by Stats. 1963, p. 3677, in effect September 20, 1963. Had the effect of renumbering the article and sections and repealed former Section 33954 relating to the operative date of the former article.