Law:Title 7.75. California State University, Channel Islands Site Authority Act (California)

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Ca Codes (gov:67470-67480) Government Code Section 67470-67480



67470. This title shall be known and may be cited as the California State University, Channel Islands Site Authority Act.


67471. (a) The Legislature finds and declares that the health, safety, and welfare of the people of California depend upon the development and support of the conversion of the former Camarillo State Hospital into a campus of the California State University as authorized by Section 89009 of the Education Code, as well as other compatible uses. The continued economic vitality of the region can be enhanced by productive development of those portions of the former Camarillo State Hospital site not needed immediately for the California State University use in a manner consistent with the educational mission and the development of a California State University campus. (b) The Legislature further finds and declares that the County of Ventura has an interest in promoting the economic vitality of the region and is committed to the successful and productive development of a California State University campus and compatible uses, and toward that end, will cooperate in providing for the development of a California State University campus at the site. (c) The Legislature further finds and declares that is in the interest of the state and its people for the state to do all of the following: (1) Establish a special authority composed of representatives of the California State University and local government for the purpose of facilitating the optimal use of the former hospital site by the California State University and other compatible uses, and mitigating the onsite and offsite impacts of those uses. (2) Provide the special authority with the power to promote use of the site through tax incentives so as to result in preservation of the site, needed income for the development of the university, and necessary economic, cultural, and social benefits to the region. (3) Provide financing authority to achieve the development and other beneficial educational uses of the campus and its environs. (d) The Legislature further finds and declares that the policy set forth in this title is most likely to be achieved if an effective governmental structure exists to plan for, finance, mitigate the impacts of, and carry out the reuse of the Camarillo State Hospital in a cooperative, coordinated, balanced, and decisive manner in which the site is used for a California State University campus and related uses, as well as for commercial and other uses that will provide revenue to support the state university's development and provide a beneficial use to what would otherwise be abandoned and deteriorating facilities and a blighted area.


67472. For the purposes of this title, the following definitions shall apply: (a) "Authority" means the California State University, Channel Islands Site Authority. (b) "County" means the County of Ventura. (c) "Participating institution" means an entity recognized as a participating institution by resolution of the authority, and includes, but is not limited to, the county and the trustees. (d) "Site" means that property which formerly constituted the grounds of the Camarillo State Hospital and which has been authorized for transfer to the Trustees of the California State University by Section 89009 of the Education Code. (e) "Trustees" means the Trustees of the California State University, or their delegated officers.


67473. (a) The California State University, Channel Islands Site Authority is hereby established. (b) The purpose of the authority shall be to provide a specific reuse plan for and to finance and support the transition of the property known as Camarillo State Hospital from its former use to a new state university campus and compatible uses.


67474. (a) The authority shall be governed by a board of seven members composed of the following: (1) Four representatives of the Trustees of the California State University, as may be designated by the Chancellor of the California State University. The chancellor may designate two additional representatives to serve as alternate members of the authority. (2) Three representatives from the County of Ventura as follows: (A) Two representing the County of Ventura appointed by the Ventura County Board of Supervisors from its own membership. The board of supervisors shall appoint a third supervisor who shall serve as an alternate member of the authority. (B) One representing the cities of Ventura County, who shall be a city officer appointed by the city selection committee. The city selection committee shall appoint a second city officer who shall serve as an alternate member of the authority. (3) An alternate member may serve and vote in place of the regular member of the authority who is absent or who disqualifies herself or himself from participating in any matter at a meeting of the authority. If the office of a regular trustee member, regular county member, or regular city member becomes vacant, the respective alternate trustee member, county member, or city member may serve and vote until the appointment and qualification of a regular trustee member, county member, or city member to fill the vacancy. (b) Upon the first appointment of its members, and thereafter on or after July 1 of each year, or other date each year as the authority may specify from time to time, the authority shall elect from its members a chairperson and a vice chairperson, who shall hold office until the following July 1, or other date each year as the authority may specify from time to time, and shall continue to serve until their successors have been elected. If the chairperson is a member designated pursuant to paragraph (1) of subdivision (a), the vice chairperson shall be a member designated pursuant to subparagraph (A) or (B) of paragraph (2) of subdivision (a). If the chairperson is a member designated pursuant to subparagraph (A) or (B) of paragraph (2) of subdivision (a), the vice chairperson shall be a member designated pursuant to paragraph (1) of subdivision (a). (c) The authority may delegate to contracting officers of the county or the trustees the power to enter into contracts on behalf of the authority. (d) The authority may delegate by resolution to one or more of its members or an officer of the trustees or county any powers and duties as it may deem proper. (e) The members shall serve without compensation but may receive expense reimbursement pursuant to the procedures of their appointing bodies. (f) Four members of the authority shall constitute a quorum. The affirmative vote of a majority of a quorum shall be necessary for any action taken by the authority. A vacancy in the membership of the authority shall not impair the right of a quorum to exercise all the rights and perform all the duties of the authority. Each meeting of the authority shall be open to the public and shall be held in accordance with Article 9 (commencing with Section 11120) of Chapter 1 of Part 1 of Division 3 of Title 2. Resolutions of the authority need not be published or posted.


67475. (a) Except as provided by subdivision (b), the General Counsel of the California State University, as appointed by the trustees, shall be the legal counsel for the authority. (b) Upon the approval of the General Counsel of the California State University, the authority may employ legal counsel as, in its judgment, is necessary or advisable to enable it to carry out the duties and functions of the authority pursuant to this title, including, but not limited to, the employment of bond counsel in connection with the issuance of bonds. (c) The trustees shall provide the services of a secretary, treasurer, controller, and other staff for the authority.


67476. (a) This title shall be administered by the authority, which shall have and is hereby vested with all powers reasonably necessary or proper to carry out the powers and responsibilities expressly granted or imposed, or reasonably implied, under this title. (b) (1) The authority may exercise any power common to the county and the trustees necessary to carry out this title, and it shall have the power to issue bonds, notes, and other debt instruments. (2) Obligations and liabilities of the authority do not constitute debt or liabilities of the state or of any political subdivision thereof, other than the authority, and do not constitute a pledge of the full faith and credit of the state or any of its political subdivisions. All bonds, notes, and other debt instruments issued by the authority shall contain on the face thereof, where applicable, the following statement: "Neither the full faith and credit nor the taxing power of the State of California is pledged to the payment of the principal of, or interest on, the bond." (3) Neither the authority nor the California State University shall at any time use or permit the use of the facilities at the site in such a manner or to such a degree that the tax-exempt status of bonds issued by the State of California, the California State Public Works Board, or the California State University would be adversely affected. Both the authority and the California State University shall monitor the use of the facilities improved with the proceeds of the tax-exempt bonds to ensure that the requirements of this section are satisfied. (c) The authority may do all of the following: (1) Adopt bylaws for the regulation of its affairs and the conduct of its business. (2) Adopt an official seal. (3) Sue and be sued in its own name. (4) Receive and accept gifts, grants, loans, or donations of money, property, labor, or other things of value, for any of the purposes of this title from any of the following: (A) A federal agency. (B) A state agency. (C) A municipality, county, or other political subdivision of the state. (D) An individual, association, or corporation. (5) Engage the services of private consultants to render professional and technical assistance and advice in carrying out the purposes of this title. (6) (A) Determine the location and character of any project or educational facility and acquire, construct, enlarge, remodel, renovate, alter, improve, furnish, equip, own, maintain, manage, repair, operate, sell, lease as lessee or lessor, or regulate the project or educational facility. (B) Enter into contracts for any of the purposes specified in this title, including, but not limited to, contracts for the management and operation of a project or other facilities owned by the authority. (C) Designate a participating institution as its agent, with authority to enter into contracts, for any of the purposes specified in this title. (7) Acquire, directly or by and through a participating institution as its agent, by purchase solely from funds provided pursuant to this title, or by gift or devise, and sell, by installment or otherwise, lands, structures, real or personal property, tangible or intangible property, rights, rights-of-way, franchises, easements, and other interests in property, including, but not limited to, lands lying under water and riparian rights, which the authority deems necessary or convenient for the acquisition, construction, financing, or operation of a project or an educational facility. The authority may do so upon the terms, and at the prices, it considers reasonable and upon which it can agree with the owner, and may take the title to the interest in the name of the authority. (8) Make, directly or through a lending institution, secured or unsecured loans to, or purchase secured or unsecured loans from, a participating institution for any of the following purposes: (A) To finance a project or provide working capital. (B) To refinance indebtedness incurred by the participating institution in connection with projects undertaken, educational facilities acquired, or working capital financed. (9) Mortgage all or any portion of interest of the authority in a project or other educational facility and the property on which that project or other educational facility is located whether owned or thereafter acquired, including the granting of a security interest in any property, tangible, or intangible and to assign or pledge all or any portion of the interests of the authority in mortgages, deeds of trust, indentures of mortgage or trust or similar instruments, notes and security interest in property, tangible or intangible, or future payments owed to the authority from participating institutions to which the authority has made loans, and the revenues therefrom, as well as moneys held by the authority on those payments or income from any owned or held by the authority, for the benefit of the holders of bonds issued to finance the project or educational facility or issued to refund or refinance outstanding bonds or indebtedness of participating institutions as permitted by this title. (10) Upon the terms and conditions the authority deems proper, lease a project or educational facility being financed pursuant to this title to a person, partnership, corporation, or participating institution, and charge and collect rent therefor. The site authority shall ensure that all lease transactions are based upon fair market value rental rates appropriate to the type of facility, the terms of the lease, and the needs of the site authority. The authority may terminate a lease pursuant to this paragraph upon the lessee's failure to comply with any of its obligations under the lease. The lease may include, but need not be limited to, any of the following provisions: (A) The lessee shall have the option to renew the term of the lease for the period or periods, and at the rent, determined by the authority, or to purchase any or all of the lease property. (B) Upon payment by the participating institution of all of the bonds incurred by the authority for the financing of the project or for the refinancing of the participating institution's outstanding indebtedness, the authority may convey any or all of the leased property to the lessee or lessees, with or without further consideration. (11) (A) Obtain, or aid in obtaining, from any state or federal agency or any private company, any insurance, guarantee, surety bond, letter or line of credit, or standby purchase agreement regarding, or of, or for, the payment or repayment of all or part of the interest, principal, or both, on any loan, lease, or obligation, or any instrument evidencing or securing the same, made or entered into pursuant to this title, or on any bonds issued pursuant to this title. (B) Notwithstanding any other provision of this title, enter into any agreement, contract, or any other instrument regarding any insurance, guarantee, surety bond, letter or line of credit or standby purchase agreement specified in subparagraph (A), and accept payment in the manner and form provided therein in the event of default by a participating institution. (C) Assign any insurance, guarantee, surety bond, letter, or line of credit or standby purchase agreement specified in subparagraph (A) as security for bonds issued by the authority. (12) At the discretion of the authority, invest any moneys held in reserve or in sinking funds, or any moneys not required for immediate use of disbursement, in eligible securities pursuant to Section 16430 or investments pursuant to Section 53601. (13) (A) Contract with the participating institution or institutions for insurance coverage from the insurance company or program and for the payment of any expenses in connection therewith, including any bonds issued to fund or finance the insurance company or program. (B) Participate in joint risk management programs of its participating institutions, including, but not limited to, the California State University Risk Management Authority, with respect to some or all of its activities. (14) Provide funding for self-insurance for participating institutions. Any self-insurance pooling program entered into by participating institutions that is funded or financed in whole or in part with proceeds of the sale of bonds pursuant to this title shall not be subject to regulation of any kind under the Insurance Code or otherwise as insurance, but shall only be subject to any conditions or restrictions that may be imposed by the authority. (d) The authority shall have no power of eminent domain.


67477. A business that is located within the site shall be eligible for any applicable tax benefit as provided in Section 17049 or Section 23005 of the Revenue and Taxation Code.


67478. (a) The authority shall adopt a plan to use ad valorem property tax revenues for the benefit or support of the development of the California State University campus on the site, including, but not limited to, the mitigation of project-specific and cumulative onsite and offsite environmental impact attributable to the development of the campus as follows: (1) As identified in the final environmental impact report for the long-term development of the campus. (2) As determined by the trustees and the County of Ventura pursuant to an agreement under Article 2.5 (commencing with Section 65864) of Chapter 4 of Division 1 of Title 7. (b) The authority's plan pursuant to subdivision (a) may contain a provision to divide taxes pursuant to Section 33670 of the Health and Safety Code. If the plan contains a provision to divide taxes pursuant to Section 33670 of the Health and Safety Code, the authority shall be subject to Sections 33492.13, 33492.15, 33492.16, 33492.28, and 33492.29 of the Health and Safety Code.


67479. The authority shall receive all of the local government share of sales and use tax revenues pursuant to Part 1.5 (commencing with Section 7200) of Division 2 of the Revenue and Taxation Code derived from the retail sale or use of tangible personal property that occurs on the site. In the 2030-2031 fiscal year and each fiscal year thereafter, the authority shall convey and transfer to the County of Ventura 50 percent of all sales and use tax revenues derived from the retail sale or use of tangible personal property that occurs on the site.

67480. (a) (1) The California State University, Channel Islands Site Authority Fund is hereby created in the State Treasury, to be administered by the authority. Notwithstanding Section 13340, all moneys in the fund are continuously appropriated to the authority without regard to fiscal years for the purposes of this title. (2) All capital plans for the university portion of the site that are proposed to be funded through moneys in the fund shall be included in the annual five-year Capital Outlay Program report of the California State University that is submitted to the Legislature and the Governor each year. (b) The authority may pledge any or all of the moneys in the fund as security for payment of the principal of, and interest on, any particular issuance of bonds pursuant to this title. (c) As necessary or convenient to accomplish any purpose of this title, the authority may divide the fund into separate accounts. (d) All moneys accruing to the authority pursuant to this title from any source shall be deposited in the fund. (e) (1) Subject to any priorities created by the pledge of particular moneys in the fund to secure any issuance of bonds of the authority, and to reasonable administrative costs incurred by the authority in implementing this title, all moneys in the fund, regardless of the source, shall be held in trust for the security and payment of bonds of the authority, and shall not be used or pledged for any other purpose while any bonds are outstanding and unpaid. Nothing in this subdivision shall be construed to limit the power of the authority to make loans with bond proceeds in accordance with the terms of the resolution authorizing the issuance of those bonds. (2) Pursuant to any agreements with the holders of particular bonds pledging any particular assets, revenues, or moneys, the authority may create separate accounts in the fund to manage the assets, revenues, or moneys in the manner prescribed by the agreements. (f) From time to time, the authority may direct the treasurer of the authority to do any of the following: (1) Invest moneys in the fund that are not required for its current needs, including, but not limited to, proceeds from the sale of any bonds in eligible securities specified in Section 16430 or 53601 and designated by the authority, in the resolution authorizing the issuance of the bonds payable or secured by the moneys. (2) Deposit moneys in the fund in interest-bearing accounts in state or national banks or other financial institutions having principal offices in the state. (3) (A) Transfer moneys in the fund to the Surplus Money Investment Fund for investment pursuant to Article 4 (commencing with Section 16470) of Chapter 3 of Part 4 of Division 4 of Title 2 or Article 1 (commencing with Section 56300) of Chapter 4 of Part 1 of Division 2 of Title 5. (B) Notwithstanding Section 16305.7, all interest or other earnings resulting from an investment or deposit pursuant to this subdivision shall be deposited in the fund. (g) Except as otherwise provided in paragraph (3) of subdivision (f), no moneys in the fund shall be subject to transfer to any other fund pursuant to any provision of Part 2 (commencing with Section 16300) of Division 4 of Title 2.


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