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County Service Areas; Article 4. Services and Facilities   

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A county service area may provide any governmental services and facilities within the county service area that the county is authorized to perform and that the county does not perform to the same extent on a countywide basis, including, but not limited to, services and facilities for any of the following:

(a) Law enforcement and police protection.

(b) Fire protection, fire suppression, vegetation management, search and rescue, hazardous material emergency response, and ambulances.

(c) Recreation, including, but not limited to, parks, parkways, and open space.

(d) Libraries.

(e) Television translator stations and low-power television services.

(f) Supplying water for any beneficial uses.

(g) The collection, treatment, or disposal of sewage, wastewater, recycled water, and stormwater.

(h) The surveillance, prevention, abatement, and control of pests, vectors, and vectorborne diseases.

(i) The acquisition, construction, improvement, and maintenance, including, but not limited to, street sweeping and snow removal, of public streets, roads, bridges, highways, rights-of-way, easements, and any incidental works.

(j) The acquisition, construction, improvement, maintenance, and operation of street lighting and landscaping on public property, rights-of-way, and easements.

(k) The collection, transfer, handling, and disposal of solid waste, including, but not limited to, source reduction, recycling, and composting.

(l) Funding for land use planning within the county service area by a planning agency established pursuant to Article 1 (commencing with Section 65100) of Chapter 3 of Title 7, including, but not limited to, an area planning commission.

(m) Soil conservation.

(n) Animal control.

(o) Funding for the services of a municipal advisory council established pursuant to Section 31010.

(p) Transportation.

(q) Geologic hazard abatement on public or private property or structures where the board of supervisors determines that it is in the public interest to abate geologic hazards.

(r) Cemeteries.

(s) The conversion of existing overhead electrical and communications facilities, with the consent of the public agency or public utility that owns the facilities, to underground locations pursuant to Chapter 28 (commencing with Section 5896.1) of Part 3 of Division 7 of the Streets and Highways Code.

(t) Emergency medical services.

(u) Airports.

(v) Flood control and drainage.

(w) The acquisition, construction, improvement, maintenance, and operation of community facilities, including, but not limited to, cultural facilities, child care centers, community centers, libraries, museums, and theaters.

(x) Open-space and habitat conservation, including, but not limited to, the acquisition, preservation, maintenance, and operation of land to protect unique, sensitive, threatened, or endangered species, or historical or culturally significant properties. Any setback or buffer requirements to protect open-space or habitat lands shall be owned by a public agency and maintained by the county service area so as not to infringe on the customary husbandry practices of any neighboring commercially productive agricultural, timber, or livestock operations.

(y) The abatement of graffiti.

(z) The abatement of weeds and rubbish.

(Added by Stats. 2008, Ch. 158, Sec. 2.)