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Mello-Roos Community Facilities Act; Extension of Authorized Facilities and Services and Changes in Special Taxes   

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Upon approval of a special tax pursuant to Article 2 (commencing with Section 53318), the special tax may be levied only at the rate and may be apportioned only in the manner specified in the resolution of formation, except as provided in this article, and except that the legislative body may levy the special tax at a rate lower than that specified in the resolution. In addition, the special tax may be levied only so long as it is needed to pay the principal and interest on debt incurred in order to construct facilities under authority of this chapter, or so long as it is needed to pay the costs and incidental expenses of services or of the construction of facilities authorized by this chapter.

When the legislative body determines that the special tax shall cease to be levied, the legislative body shall direct the clerk to record a Notice of Cessation of Special Tax that shall state that the obligation to pay the special tax has ceased and that the lien imposed by the Notice of Special Tax Lien recorded as recorder's serial or document number ___ in the records of the County Recorder of ____ County, State of California, is extinguished. The Notice of Cessation of Special Tax shall additionally identify the book and page of the Book of Maps of Assessment and Community Facilities Districts wherein the map of the boundaries of the district is recorded.

(Amended by Stats. 2007, Ch. 670, Sec. 80.)