California Code, Health and Safety Code - HSC § 33334.12
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(a)(1) Upon failure of the agency to expend or encumber excess surplus in the Low and Moderate Income Housing Fund within one year from the date the moneys become excess surplus, as defined in paragraph (1) of subdivision (g), the agency shall do either of the following:
(A) Disburse voluntarily its excess surplus to the county housing authority or to another public agency exercising housing development powers within the territorial jurisdiction of the agency in accordance with subdivision (b).
(B) Expend or encumber its excess surplus within two additional years.
(2) If an agency, after three years has elapsed from the date that the moneys become excess surplus, has not expended or encumbered its excess surplus, the agency shall be subject to sanctions pursuant to subdivision (e), until the agency has expended or encumbered its excess surplus plus an additional amount, equal to 50 percent of the amount of the excess surplus that remains at the end of the three-year period. The additional expenditure shall not be from the agency's Low and Moderate Income Housing Fund, but shall be used in a manner that meets all requirements for expenditures from that fund.
(b) The housing authority or other public agency to which the money is transferred shall utilize the moneys for the purposes of, and subject to the same restrictions that are applicable to, the redevelopment agency under this part, and for that purpose may exercise all of the powers of a housing authority under Part 2 (commencing with Section 34200) to an extent not inconsistent with these limitations.
(c) Notwithstanding Section 34209 or any other provision of law, for the purpose of accepting a transfer of, and using, moneys pursuant to this section, the housing authority of a county or other public agency may exercise its powers within the territorial jurisdiction of a city redevelopment agency located in that county.
(d) The amount of excess surplus that shall be transferred to the housing authority or other public agency because of a failure of the redevelopment agency to expend or encumber excess surplus within one year shall be the amount of the excess surplus that is not so expended or encumbered. The housing authority or other public agency to which the moneys are transferred shall expend or encumber these moneys for authorized purposes not later than three years after the date these moneys were transferred from the Low and Moderate Income Housing Fund.
(e)(1) Until a time when the agency has expended or encumbered excess surplus moneys pursuant to subdivision (a), the agency shall be prohibited from encumbering any funds or expending any moneys derived from any source, except that the agency may encumber funds and expend moneys to pay the following obligations, if any, that were incurred by the agency prior to three years from the date the moneys became excess surplus:
(A) Bonds, notes, interim certificates, debentures, or other obligations issued by an agency, whether funded, refunded, assumed, or otherwise, pursuant to Article 5 (commencing with Section 33640).
(B) Loans or moneys advanced to the agency, including, but not limited to, loans from federal, state, or local agencies, or a private entity.
(C) Contractual obligations which, if breached, could subject the agency to damages or other liabilities or remedies.
(D) Obligations incurred pursuant to Section 33445.
(F) Obligations incurred pursuant to Section 33401.
(G) An amount, to be expended for the operation and administration of the agency, that may not exceed 75 percent of the amount spent for those purposes in the preceding fiscal year.
(2) This subdivision shall not be construed to prohibit the expenditure of excess surplus funds or other funds to meet the requirement in paragraph (2) of subdivision (a) that the agency spend or encumber excess surplus funds, plus an amount equal to 50 percent of excess surplus, prior to spending or encumbering funds for any other purpose.
(f) Nothing in this section shall be construed to limit any authority a redevelopment agency may have under other provisions of this part to contract with a housing authority for increasing or improving the community's supply of low- and moderate-income housing.
(g) For purposes of this section:
(1) “Excess surplus” means any unexpended and unencumbered amount in an agency's Low and Moderate Income Housing Fund that exceeds the greater of one million dollars ($1,000,000) or the aggregate amount deposited into the Low and Moderate Income Housing Fund pursuant to Sections 33334.2 and 33334.6 during the agency's preceding four fiscal years. The first fiscal year to be included in this computation is the 1989-90 fiscal year, and the first date on which an excess surplus may exist is July 1, 1994.
(3)(A) For purposes of determining whether an excess surplus exists, it is the intent of the Legislature to give credit to agencies which convey land for less than fair market value, on which low- and moderate-income housing is built or is to be built if at least 49 percent of the units developed on the land are available at affordable housing cost to lower income households for at least the time specified in subdivision (e) of Section 33334.3, and otherwise comply with all of the provisions of this division applicable to expenditures of moneys from a low- and moderate-income housing fund established pursuant to Section 33334.3. Therefore, for the sole purpose of determining the amount, if any, of an excess surplus, an agency may make the following calculation: if an agency sells, leases, or grants land acquired with moneys from the Low and Moderate Income Housing Fund, established pursuant to Section 33334.3, for an amount which is below fair market value, and if at least 49 percent of the units constructed or rehabilitated on the land are affordable to lower income households, as defined in Section 50079.5, the difference between the fair market value of the land and the amount the agency receives may be subtracted from the amount of moneys in an agency's Low and Moderate Income Housing Fund.
(B) If taxes that are deposited in the Low and Moderate Income Housing Fund are used as security for bonds or other indebtedness, the proceeds of the bonds or other indebtedness, and income and expenditures related to those proceeds, shall not be counted in determining whether an excess surplus exists.The unspent portion of the proceeds of bonds or other indebtedness, and income related thereto, shall be excluded from the calculation of the unexpended and unencumbered amount in the Low and Moderate Income Housing Fund when determining whether an excess surplus exists.
(C) Nothing in this subdivision shall be construed to restrict the authority of an agency provided in any other provision of this part to expend funds from the Low and Moderate Income Housing Fund.
(D) The department shall develop and periodically revise the methodology to be used in the calculation of excess surplus as required by this section. The director shall appoint an advisory committee to advise in the development of this methodology. The advisory committee shall include department staff, affordable housing advocates, and representatives of the California Redevelopment Association, the California Society of Certified Public Accountants, the Controller, and any other authorities or persons interested in the field that the director deems necessary and appropriate.
(h) Communities in which an agency has disbursed excess surplus funds pursuant to this section shall not disapprove a low- or moderate-income housing project funded in whole or in part by the excess surplus funds if the project is consistent with applicable building codes and the land use designation specified in any element of the general plan as it existed on the date the application was deemed complete. A local agency may require compliance with local development standards and policies appropriate to and consistent with meeting the quantified objectives relative to the development of housing, as required in housing elements of the community pursuant to subdivision (b) of Section 65583 of the Government Code.
(i) Notwithstanding subdivision (a), any agency that has funds that become excess surplus on July 1, 1994, shall have, pursuant to subdivision (a), until January 1, 1995, to decide to transfer the funds to a housing authority or other public agency, or until January 1, 1997, to expend or encumber those funds, or face sanctions pursuant to subdivision (e).
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