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Chapter 5. Distribution of Proceeds

Section 11005.3

11005.3. Newly incorporated city; determination of population. (a) In the case of a city that incorporated on or after January 1, 1987, and before August 5, 2004, the Controller shall determine that the population of the city for its first 10 full fiscal years, and any portion of the first year in which the incorporation is effective if less than a full fiscal year, is the greater of either:

(1) The number of registered voters in the city multiplied by three. The number of registered voters shall be calculated as of the effective date of the incorporation of the city.

(2) The actual population, as defined in subdivision (e).

(b) In the case of a city that incorporated on or after January 1, 1987, and before August 5, 2004, and for which the application for incorporation was filed with the executive officer of the local agency formation commission pursuant to subdivision (a) of Section 56828 of the Government Code on or after January 1, 1991, the Controller shall determine that the population of the city for its first seven full fiscal years, and any portion of the first year in which the incorporation is effective if less than a full fiscal year, is the greater of either:

(1) The number of registered voters in the city multiplied by three. The number of registered voters shall be calculated as of the effective date of the incorporation of the city.

(2) The actual population, as defined in subdivision (e).

(c) In the case of a city that was incorporated from unincorporated territory after August 5, 2004, the Controller shall determine the population of the city as follows:

(1) For its first 12 months, 150 percent of the city's actual population.

(2) For its 13th through 24th months, 140 percent of the city's actual population.

(3) For its 25th through 36th months, 130 percent of the city's actual population.

(4) For its 37th through 48th months, 120 percent of the city's actual population.

(5) For its 49th through 60th months, 110 percent of the city's actual population.

(6) After its 60th month, the city's actual population.

(d) For purposes of this section, "actual population" means the population determined by the last federal decennial or special census, or a subsequent census validated by the Demographic Research Unit of the Department of Finance or subsequent estimate prepared pursuant to Section 2107.2 of the Streets and Highways Code.

(e) In the case of unincorporated territory being annexed to a city, during the 10-year, seven-year, or five-year period following incorporation, as the case may be, subsequent to the last federal census, or a subsequent census validated by the Demographic Research Unit of the Department of Finance, the unit shall determine the population of the annexed territory by the use of any federal decennial or special census or any estimate prepared pursuant to Section 2107.2 of the Streets and Highways Code. The population of the annexed territory as determined by the Demographic Research Unit shall be added to the city's population as previously determined by the Controller pursuant to paragraph (1) or (2) of subdivision (a), paragraph (1) or (2) of subdivision (b), or subdivision (c), as applicable.

(f) After the 10-year, seven-year, or five-year period following incorporation, as the case may be, the Controller shall determine the population of the city as the city's actual population, as defined in subdivision (d).

(g) The amendments made to this section by the act adding this subdivision shall not apply with respect to either of the following:

(1) Any city that has adopted an ordinance or resolution, approved a ballot measure, or is subject to a consent decree or court order, that annually limits the number of housing units that may be constructed within the city.

(2) Any city that has not prepared and adopted a housing element in compliance with Section 65585 of the Government Code.

(h) This section shall become operative July 1, 1991.

History.—Added by Stats. 1986, Ch. 1242, in effect January 1, 1987, operative July 1, 1990. Stats. 1988, Ch. 367, in effect January 1, 1989, substituted "1991" for "1990" in subdivision (b). Stats. 1990, Ch. 101, in effect January 1, 1991, deleted "(a) Notwithstanding subdivision (c) of Section 11005, in the case of a city which incorporated on or after January 1, 1987, the Controller shall determine the population of the city for its first eight full fiscal years, and any portion of the first year in which the incorporation is effective, if less than a full fiscal year, by multiplying the number of registered voters in the city by three. Thereafter, the Controller shall determine the population of the city pursuant to subdivision (c) of Section 11005" and added subdivisions (a), (b), (c), and (d), and relettered former subdivision (b) as (e). Stats. 1991, Ch. 1091, in effect January 1, 1992, deleted "Multiplying" after "(1)", added "multiplied" after "city", in paragraph (1) of subdivision (a); deleted "Multiplying" after "(1)", added "multiplied" after "city" in paragraph (1) of subdivision (b); added "year" after "eight-" in subdivisions (c) and (d). Stats. 1997, Ch. 583 (AB 1226), in effect January 1, 1998, substituted "10" for "eight" after "for its first" in the first sentence of subdivision (a); substituted "seven" for "five" after "for its first" in the first sentence of subdivision (b); substituted "10" for "eight" after "during the" and substituted "seven" for "five" after "-year or" in the first sentence and added the second sentence in subdivision (c); substituted "10" for "eight" after "during the" and substituted "seven" for "five" after "-year or" in subdivision (d); added new subdivision (e) and relettered former subdivision (e) as (f). Amended by Stats. 2006, Ch. 556 (AB 1602), in effect January 1, 2007. Amended by Stats. 2008, Ch. 375 (SB 301), in effect January 1, 2009.