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Section 34000

34000. Legislative findings and declarations. (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date of the act that repeals that law, shall remain in existence and subject to that law as if the Legislature had not repealed that law.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.

* Part 1.5 was added by Stats. 1995, Ch. 186, in effect January 1, 1996.