Law:Division 104. Environmental Health (California)

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Chapter 1. Title And Declarations

Ca Codes (gov:67800-67801) Government Code Section 67800-67801



67800. This title shall be known and may be cited as the Military Base Reuse Authority Act.


67801. The Legislature finds and declares all of the following: (a) It is in the best interest of the state to facilitate the transfer and reuse of property and infrastructure comprising military bases designated for closure by the federal government in the most expeditious manner. (b) The disruption caused by the closure of any military base on the civilian economy and the people of the surrounding communities should be minimized. (c) The state should facilitate the reuse and development of the military base in ways that enhance the economy and quality of life of the communities surrounding the base. (d) Any reuse and development of the military base should to the maximum extent possible maintain and protect the unique environmental resources of the state. (e) The objectives set forth above are most likely to be achieved if an effective governmental structure exists to plan for, finance, and carry out the transfer and reuse of the base in a cooperative, coordinated, balanced, and decisive manner.


Chapter 2. General Provisions

Ca Codes (gov:67810-67813) Government Code Section 67810-67813



67810. Unless the context otherwise requires, the definitions contained in this chapter govern the construction of this title. (a) "Authority" means a military base reuse authority. (b) "Basewide facility" means a public capital facility that, in the judgment of the board, is important to the overall reuse of the base, and has significance beyond any single city or the unincorporated area of a county. (c) "Board" means the governing board of the authority, as specified in Section 67820. (d) "Authority reuse plan" means the plan for the future use of the military base pursuant to Section 67830. (e) "Local facility" means a public capital facility that, in the judgment of the board, is important primarily within a single city or the unincorporated area of the county. (f) "Legislative body" means the city council of a city or the board of supervisors of a county. (g) "Member agency" means any of the counties and cities serving on the board of the authority. (h) "Public capital facilities" means all public capital facilities described in the authority reuse plan, including, but not limited to, roads, freeways, ramps, air transportation facilities and freight hauling and handling facilities, sewage and water conveyance and treatment facilities, school library and other educational facilities, and recreational facilities, that could most efficiently and conveniently be planned, negotiated, financed, or constructed by the authority to further the integrated future use of the military base. (i) "Redevelopment authority," for the purposes of federal law concerning the transfer of property at the military base, means the authority.

67811. Counties and cities may establish an authority with the powers and duties set forth in this title upon the adoption of resolutions pursuant to Section 67820.


67812. The authority is a public corporation of the State of California that is independent of the agencies from which its board is appointed. Notwithstanding any other provision of law, the powers and duties of the authority are those granted or imposed by this title. The Legislature finds and declares that the planning, financing, and management of the reuse of military bases is a matter of statewide importance, and that the powers and duties granted to the authority by this title shall prevail over those of any local entity, including any city or county, whether formed under the general laws of the State of California or pursuant to a charter, and any joint powers authority.


67813. The purpose of the authority is to plan for, finance, and manage the transition of the military base from military to civilian use.


Chapter 3. Organization

Ca Codes (gov:67820-67831) Government Code Section 67820-67831



67820. (a) The authority shall be formed if two-thirds of the legislative bodies listed in subdivision (b) with two-thirds of the territory over all or a portion of the boundaries of the military base and with responsibility for complying with Division 1 (commencing with Section 65000) of Title 7 adopt resolutions calling for the formation of the authority. (b) The authority shall be governed by a board of directors composed of the following: (1) One member from each city with a sphere of influence over all or a portion of the boundaries of the military base. (2) One member from each county with territory over all or a portion of the boundaries of the military base. (3) One member from each city with territory over all or a portion of the boundaries of the military base. (c) Each legislative body may appoint one alternate for each of its positions on the board, and each alternate shall have all the rights and authority of a board member when serving in that board member's place. (d) Each board member and each alternate shall be a member of the legislative body making the appointment, except that alternates appointed by the county board of supervisors shall be residents of the county. Board members and alternates shall serve at the pleasure of the legislative body making the appointment. (e) Notwithstanding subdivision (a) or (b), any local agency that does not adopt a resolution favoring establishment of the authority shall not be required to: (1) Appoint a voting member to the board. (2) Contribute to the authority pursuant to Section 67850 if it does not appoint a voting member to the board. (3) Serve on an administrative committee pursuant to Section 67830 if it does not appoint a voting member to the board.


67821. The board may appoint or remove ex officio nonvoting members at its pleasure.


67822. The board shall provide by resolution the dates on which and the time and place at which regular meetings of the board shall be held. A copy of each resolution establishing the date, time, and place of a regular meeting shall be filed with the secretary of the board and the clerk or secretary of the legislative body of each of the members. The board shall comply with the provisions of the Ralph M. Brown Act (Chapter 9 (commencing with Section 54950) of Part 1 of Division 2 of Title 5).


67823. (a) The board shall adopt rules and regulations for the conduct of its meetings and activities. (b) The board's rules and regulations may expand the board of directors to include one representative from each city that abuts the boundaries of the military base. The board's rules and regulations shall include the vote required for the board to take action pursuant to this section, and may provide for weighted voting for some or all actions based on factors including, but not limited to, an agency's acreage, assessed valuation, or population within the boundaries of the military base.


67824. The secretary of the board shall maintain minutes of the meetings of the board and, as soon as possible after each meeting, shall cause a copy of the minutes to be forwarded to each member of the board.

67825. A majority of the members of the board shall constitute a quorum and may act for the authority.


67826. A resolution, ordinance, or other action of the board shall not be approved or adopted sooner than 72 hours after its introduction, unless approved by unanimous vote of all members present at the time of consideration. Except as otherwise provided in this chapter, any action taken by the board shall require the affirmative vote of a majority of the appointed members of the board.


67827. The members of the board shall serve without compensation.


67828. The board shall elect from its own members a chair and a vice chair at the first board meeting held each year. Each shall serve a term of one year and may be reelected.


67829. The board shall determine the qualifications of, and shall appoint and fix the salary of, the executive officer of the agency, and shall employ or contract with other staff or consultants as may be necessary to execute the powers and function provided for under this title, including, but not limited to, attorneys, financing consultants, planners, accountants, engineers, architects, contractors, appraisers, and other consultants and advisers.


67830. The chief administrative officer or city manager of each member agency, or his or her designee, shall serve on an administrative committee to the board to provide advice, analysis, and recommendations to the board as the board may request from time to time.


67831. The board may, at its pleasure, appoint an additional advisory committee or committees to provide the board with options, critique, analysis, and other information as it finds useful, and may provide mechanisms through which any such committee may report to the board.


Chapter 4. Powers And Duties

Ca Codes (gov:67840-67848) Government Code Section 67840-67848



67840. (a) The board shall prepare, adopt, review, revise from time to time, and maintain a plan, that complies with Section 65302 and federal requirements, for the future use and development of the territory occupied by the military base, and a five-year capital improvement program prepared and adopted pursuant to Section 65403 that indicates basewide facilities and local facilities. The adopted plan shall be the official local plan for the reuse of the base for all public purposes, including all discussions with federal agencies, and for purposes of planning, design, and funding by all state agencies. (b) The authority reuse plan may provide for development to occur in phases, with criteria concerning public facility development and other factors that must be satisfied within each time phase. (c) In preparing, adopting, reviewing, and revising the reuse plan, the board shall be consistent with approved coastal plans, air quality plans, water quality plans, spheres of influence, and other countywide or regional plans required by federal or state law, other than local general plans, including any amendments subsequent to the enactment of this title, and shall consider related local general plans.


67840.1. After the board has adopted a reuse plan, each county or city with territory occupied by the base shall submit to the board its general plan or amended general plan, which shall be required to satisfy both of the following: (a) The plan is submitted pursuant to a resolution adopted by the county or city, after a noticed public hearing, that certified that the portion of the general plan or amended general plan applicable to the territory of the base is intended to be carried out in a manner fully in conformity with this title. (b) The plan contains, in accordance with guidelines established by the board, materials sufficient for a thorough and complete review.

67840.2. (a) The board shall, within 90 days after the submittal, after a noticed public hearing, either certify or refuse to certify, in whole or in part, the portion of the general plan or amended general plan applicable to the territory of the base. (b) Where a general plan or amended general plan is refused certification, in whole or in part, the board shall provide a written explanation and may suggest modifications, that, if adopted and transmitted to the board by the county or a city, will allow the amended general plan to be deemed certified upon confirmation by the executive officer of the board. The county or a city may elect to meet the board's refusal of certification in a manner other than as suggested by the board and may then resubmit its revised general plan to the board. If the county or a city requests that the board not recommend or suggest modifications that, if made, will result in certification, the board shall refuse certification with the required findings. (c) The board shall approve and certify the portions of a general plan or amended general plan applicable to the territory of the base, or any amendments thereto, if the board finds that the portions of the general plan or amended general plan applicable to the territory of the base meet the requirements of this title, and are consistent with the reuse plan.


67840.3. (a) Within 30 days after the certification of a general plan or amended general plan, or any portion thereof, the board shall, after consultation with the county or a city, establish a date for that county or city to submit the zoning ordinances, zoning district maps, and, where necessary, other implementing actions applicable to the territory of the base. (b) If the county or a city fails to meet the schedule established pursuant to subdivision (a), the board may waive the deadlines for board action on submitted zoning ordinances, zoning district maps, and, where necessary, other implementing actions, as set forth in Section 67840.4.


67840.4. (a) A county and cities to which subdivision (a) of Section 67840.1 applies shall submit to the board the zoning ordinances, zoning district maps, and, where necessary, other implementing actions applicable to the territory of the base that are required pursuant to this title. (b) The board may only reject zoning ordinances, zoning district maps, or other implementing actions on the grounds that they do not conform with, or are inadequate to carry out, the certified general plan applicable to the territory of the base. If the board rejects the zoning ordinances, zoning district maps, or other implementing actions applicable to the territory of the base, it shall give written notice of the rejection specifying the provisions of the general plan with which the rejected zoning ordinances do not conform or that it finds will not be adequately carried out, together with its reasons for the action taken. (c) The board may suggest modifications in the rejected zoning ordinances, zoning district maps, or other implementing actions, that, if adopted by the county or cities and transmitted to the board, shall be deemed approved upon confirmation by the executive officer of the board. (d) The county or cities may elect to meet the board's rejection in a manner other than as suggested by the board and may then resubmit its revised zoning ordinances, zoning district maps, and other implementing actions to the board.


67840.5. (a) Except for appeals to the board, as provided in Section 67840.7, after the portion of a general plan applicable to the base has been certified and all implementing actions within the area affected have become effective, the development review authority shall be exercised by the respective county or city over any development proposed within the area to which the general plan applies. (b) Subdivision (a) shall not apply to any development proposed or undertaken on any tidelands, submerged lands, or on public trust lands, whether filled or unfilled, lying within the coastal zone.


67840.6. After the board has certified a general plan or an amended general plan, any amendments to that certified plan that are applicable to the territory of the base shall take effect only upon certification in the same manner as for the initially certified plan, as provided in this title.


67840.7. (a) After the board has adopted a reuse plan pursuant to this title, any revision or other change to that plan that only affects territory lying within the jurisdiction of one member agency may only be adopted by the board if one of the following conditions is satisfied: (1) The revision or other change was initiated by resolution adopted by the legislative body of the affected member agency and approved by at least a simple majority affirmative vote of the board. (2) The revision or other change was initiated by the board or any entity other than the affected member agency and approved by at least a two-thirds affirmative vote of the board. (b) (1) No local agency shall permit, approve, or otherwise allow any development or other change of use within the area of the base that is not consistent with the plan as adopted or revised pursuant to this title. The board may adopt regulations to ensure compliance with the provisions of this title. No local agency shall permit, approve, or otherwise allow any development or other change of use within the area of the base that is outside the jurisdiction of that local agency. (2) Subject to the consistency determinations required pursuant to this title, each member agency with jurisdiction lying within the area of the military base may plan for, zone, and issue or deny building permits and other development approvals within that area. Actions of the member agency pursuant to this subdivision may be reviewed by the board at its own initiative, or may be appealed to the board.

67841. The board may negotiate and enter into appropriate agreements with the United States or any of its agencies or departments for the purpose of determining the disposition, reuse, or conservation of the property or facilities within the area of the military base.


67842. (a) The board shall be the principal local public agent for the acquisition, lease disposition, and sale of real property and facilities within the territory of the military base, and is the state-designated agency for receipt of title to federal property, including property transferred pursuant to the "Pryor Amendment," except as otherwise provided in this section. The board has the authority to acquire, lease, sell, or otherwise dispose of real property and facilities within the territory of the military base. (b) The board may mediate and resolve conflicts between local agencies concerning the uses of federal land to be transferred for public benefit purposes, or for other uses. The board shall have primary local responsibility for complying with the provisions of the federal Stewart B. McKinney Homeless Assistance Act (Public Law 100-77) related to low-income housing in the area of the base. (c) The board may take title to property within the area of the base that is either turned over to the board by the federal government at no cost or that is purchased by the board. The board may sell, lease, or otherwise dispose of this property at full market value or at less than full market value in order to facilitate the rapid and successful transition of the base to civilian use. In any transaction involving the transfer of federal property, the board shall fully honor all conditions, requirements, and understandings with the federal government with respect to the use and disposal of that property. In the sale, lease, or disposition of real property, the board shall follow those procedures and make those determinations that are required of redevelopment agencies pursuant to Article 11 (commencing with Section 33430) of Chapter 4 of Part 1 of Division 24 of the Health and Safety Code. (d) The provisions of this title shall not preclude negotiations between the federal government and any local telecommunication, water, gas, electric, or cable provider for the transfer to any such utility or provider of federally-owned distribution systems and related facilities serving the military base.


67843. (a) The board shall identify those public capital facilities described in the authority reuse plan, that could most efficiently or conveniently be planned, negotiated, financed, or constructed by the board to further the integrated future use of the base. The board shall undertake to plan for and arrange the provision of those facilities, including arranging for their financing and construction. The board shall have authority to plan, design, construct, and finance these public capital facilities, or to delegate any of those powers to one or more member agencies. (b) The board may seek state and federal grants and loans or other assistance to help fund these public facilities. (c) The board may, in any year, levy assessments, reassessments, or special taxes and issue bonds to finance basewide facilities in accordance with, and pursuant to, any of the following: (1) The Improvement Act of 1911 (Division 7 (commencing with Section 5000) of the Streets and Highways Code). (2) The Improvement Bond Act of 1915 (Division 10 (commencing with Section 8500) of the Streets and Highways Code). (3) The Municipal Improvement Act of 1913 (Division 12 (commencing with Section 10000) of the Streets and Highways Code). (4) The Benefit Assessment Act of 1982 (Chapter 6.4 (commencing with Section 54703)). (5) The Landscape and Lighting Act of 1972 (Part 2 (commencing with Section 22500) of Division 15 of the Streets and Highways Code). (6) The Integrated Financing District Act (Chapter 1.5 (commencing with Section 53175) of Division 2 of Title 5). (7) The Mello-Roos Community Facilities Act of 1982 (Chapter 2.5 (commencing with Section 53311) of Part 1 of Division 2 of Title 5). (8) The Infrastructure Financing District Act (Chapter 2.8 (commencing with Section 53395) of Division 2 of Title 5). (9) The Marks-Roos Local Bond Pooling Act of 1985 (Article 4 (commencing with Section 6584) of Chapter 5 of Division 7 of Title 1). (10) The Revenue Bond Act of 1941 (Chapter 6 (commencing with Section 54300) of Division 2 of Title 5). (11) Fire suppression assessments levied pursuant to Article 3.6 (commencing with Section 50078) of Chapter 1 of Part 1 of Division 1 of Title 5. (12) Habitat maintenance assessments levied pursuant to Article 3.1 (commencing with Section 50060) of Chapter 1 of Part 1 of Division 1 of Title 5. (d) The board may levy development fees on development projects within the area of the base. Any development fees shall comply with the requirements of Chapter 5 (commencing with Section 66000) of Division 1 of Title 5. No local agency shall issue any building permit for any development within the area of the military base until the board has certified that all development fees that it has levied with respect to the development project have been paid or otherwise satisfied. (e) The board may receive funds from the California Infrastructure and Economic Development Bank pursuant to Division 1 (commencing with Section 63000) of Title 6.7.

67844. The board may enter into contracts and agreements as necessary to mitigate any impacts of the reuse of the military base.


67845. The board may study, evaluate, and recommend cleanup of toxic and explosive substances within the area of the base to the federal government, including the Department of Defense, and the State of California, if it determines that doing so is in the best interests of the communities surrounding the military base area.


67846. The board shall aggressively pursue all possible federal funding for the transfer, cleanup, and reuse of the local military base, including funding to pay for the costs of public capital facilities and funding to attract and encourage the development of private businesses and public universities and other public facilities within the area of the base. The board may also pursue and accept federal and state funding to pay part of the expenses of operating the authority.


67847. The board may take other action that is necessary or convenient to ensure the rapid and successful conversion of the area of the military base to civilian use in a way that provides maximum benefits to the communities of the area and the State of California.


67848. (a) The board is encouraged to look first to contracting with, and providing funding to, the California Conservation Corps for the purpose of carrying out conservation and environmental projects, including, but not limited to, the cleanup of low hazardous toxic materials. (b) It is the intent of the Legislature that the California Conservation Corps be considered a resource for the board for carrying out conservation and environmental projects, including, but not limited to, the cleanup of low hazardous toxic materials, because of the training and safety requirements associated with those activities and the established, cost-effective program and infrastructure that the corps can provide through its own resources, or in partnership with local corps or public or private entities, for the hiring, training, and personal development of those young adults in local communities that carry out meaningful conservation and environmental projects. (c) Nothing in this section shall be construed to preclude the board from utilizing the resources of local residents to the greatest extent possible in carrying out conservation and environmental projects.


Chapter 5. Funding

Ca Codes (gov:67850-67851) Government Code Section 67850-67851



67850. In addition to any funds received from federal and state agencies for the expenses of operating the authority, the board may receive contributions from agencies represented on the board. Each agency represented by a board member shall contribute to the authority, on or before August of each fiscal year, a sum to be determined by the board for each board member that the agency appoints. For purposes of this section, the term "public agency" does not include any elected official of the federal or state government.


67851. The board and the member agencies may provide by contract for the transfer to the board or between member agencies of revenues available from sales tax, property tax, or other sources in order to help finance the cost of paying for services or capital facilities to serve or enhance the development of military bases. The contract or contracts may provide for the transfer of funds to member agencies with responsibility for providing services or facilities within the area of military bases for a specified number of years, and for the repayment of those funds in later years with interest, or for repayment in the form of an equity interest in property, sales, or other tax revenues that may be payable as a result of development occurring within the area of the military base. Any such contract shall be effective only upon approval by the board and the member agencies involved.


Chapter 6. Pledge

Ca Codes (gov:67860) Government Code Section 67860



67860. The State of California does hereby pledge to and agree with the holders of any bonds issued, and with any public or private entity with which the board has entered into a contract or an agreement, pursuant to the provisions of this title, that the state will not alter or change the structure, organization, programs, or powers hereby vested in the board until those bonds are fully met or discharged and until the board has fully met or discharged its obligations pursuant to those agreements or contracts. However, nothing in this title shall preclude an alteration or change if, and when, adequate provision shall have been made by law for the protection from impairment of the contracts represented by those bonds or contracts or agreements, and the right to so alter or change is hereby reserved. The board is authorized to include this pledge and undertaking of the state in its bonds and contracts or agreements.


Chapter 7. Dissolution

Ca Codes (gov:67870) Government Code Section 67870



67870. The authority shall cease to exist when the board determines that 80 percent of the territory of the military base that is designated for development or reuse in the plan prepared pursuant to this title has been developed or reused in a manner consistent with the reuse plan, or in any case not later than June 30, 20 years after the creation of the authority. The local agency formation commission or commissions of the county or counties that are member agencies shall provide for the orderly dissolution of the authority, including ensuring that all contracts, agreements, and pledges to pay or repay money entered into by the authority are honored and properly administered, and that all assets of the authority are appropriately transferred.


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