(a) The board of supervisors may loan any available funds of the county to a county service area to pay for any lawful expenses of the county service area. The loan shall be repaid within the same fiscal year in which the board of supervisors loaned the funds at a rate of interest, if any, that the board of supervisors shall determine, provided that the interest rate shall not exceed the rate of interest that the county earns on its temporarily idle funds.
(b) Notwithstanding subdivision (a), the board of supervisors may extend, by a four-fifths vote, the repayment of a loan for a period that does not exceed three years from the end of the fiscal year in which the loan was made.
(c) Notwithstanding subdivision (a), if the board of supervisors finds that the repayment of the loan may result in an economic or fiscal hardship to the property owners or residents of the county service area, the board of supervisors may, by a four-fifths vote, waive the repayment in whole or in part.
(Added by Stats. 2008, Ch. 158, Sec. 2.)