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Notwithstanding any other provision of law, any local agency entering into one or more leases or rental contracts or agreements with a joint powers entity formed for the purposes specified in Section 6546.2 shall do so only following the effective date of an ordinance adopted by the governing body of the local agency authorizing the local agency to enter into one or more such leases or rental contracts or agreements. Any ordinance adopted pursuant to this section shall not take effect until and unless it shall first have been approved by a majority of the voters of the local agency. The ordinance submitted to the voters shall, in general terms:

(a) Describe the property or facilities to be leased or rented.

(b) State the maximum time period for which the lease or rental contract or agreement will run.

(c) State the maximum amount to be paid by the local agency to the joint powers entity under the lease or rental contract or agreement and the maximum yearly or monthly payments to be made thereon.

In the event that the governing body of the local agency desires to levy, or have levied on its behalf, a property tax rate in addition to the maximum property tax rate established pursuant to Article 4 (commencing with Section 2260) of Chapter 3 of Part 4 of Division 1 of the Revenue and Taxation Code, to provide funds for the preparation of plans and specifications, the payment of rentals and other amounts payable by the local agency under any such lease or rental contract or agreement or the payment of other costs and expenses related to the operation or maintenance of the regional public park or regional public recreation area, the governing body may specify in the ordinance to be submitted to the voters the additional property tax rate to be authorized for such purposes and the number of years for which such additional property tax rate shall be authorized. The revenue from such an additional property tax rate shall be used only for the purposes specified in the ordinance. Such additional property tax rate, when levied, shall be reported to the State Controller as provided in Section 2325 of the Revenue and Taxation Code.

As used in this section, "property tax rate" shall have the meaning specified in Section 2213 of the Revenue and Taxation Code.

For purposes of this section "lease or rental contract or agreement" means any lease, sublease, contract or other agreement involving land or buildings, structures or other facilities which are permanently attached to land, where the lease, sublease, contract or agreement is made directly or indirectly between a local agency and a joint powers entity, if the proceeds of the lease, sublease, contract or agreement provided by the local agency will be used in whole or in part by such joint powers entity for payment of principal or interest on any bonds issued by it pursuant to Section 6546.2.

(Amended by Stats. 1975, Ch. 580, Sec. 1.)