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SECTION 36600-36604

36600.  This part shall be known and may be cited as the "Property
and Business Improvement District Law of 1994."

36601.  The Legislature finds and declares all of the following:
   (a) Businesses located and operating within the business districts
of this state's communities are economically disadvantaged, are
underutilized, and are unable to attract customers due to inadequate
facilities, services, and activities in the business districts.
   (b) It is in the public interest to promote the economic
revitalization and physical maintenance of the business districts of
its cities in order to create jobs, attract new businesses, and
prevent the erosion of the business districts.
   (c) It is of particular local benefit to allow cities to fund
business related improvements, maintenance, and activities through
the levy of assessments upon the businesses or real property that
benefits from those improvements.
   (d) Assessments levied for the purpose of providing improvements
and promoting activities that benefit real property or businesses are
not taxes for the general benefit of a city, but are assessments for
the improvements and activities which confer special benefits upon
the real property or businesses for which the improvements and
activities are provided.

36602.  The purpose of this part is to supplement previously enacted
provisions of law that authorize cities to levy assessments within a
business improvement area. This part does not affect or limit any
other provisions of law authorizing or providing for the furnishing
of improvements or activities or the raising of revenue for these

36603.  Nothing in this part is intended to preempt the authority of
a charter city to adopt ordinances providing for a different method
of levying assessments for similar or additional purposes from those
set forth in this part. A property and business improvement district
created pursuant to this part is expressly exempt from the provisions
of the Special Assessment Investigation, Limitation and Majority
Protest Act of 1931 (Division 4 (commencing with Section 2800)).

36603.5.  Any provision in this part that conflicts with any other
provision of law shall prevail over the other provision of law.

36604.  This part is intended to be construed liberally and, if any
provision is held invalid, the remaining provisions shall remain in
full force and effect. Assessments levied under this part are not
special taxes.