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Property Taxes Law Guide – Revision 2018

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Section 34002

34002. Definitions. (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.

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