(A)   A special tax (the “special tax”) is hereby levied within the boundaries of the district, and on any parcels within future annexations to the district upon the unanimous consent of the owners of such parcels, pursuant to the formula set forth in Exhibit “A” attached to the resolution of formation, and incorporated herein by reference, or as such special tax may be modified or amended from time to time by a resolution of change or annexation adopted pursuant to the provisions of the Act (the “RMA”), in an amount necessary to finance all or a portion of the cost of providing the services that are in addition to those provided in the territory within the district prior to the formation of, or annexation to, the district, periodic costs, and costs of the tax levy and collection, as provided in the RMA.
   (B)   The finance director is hereby further authorized as provided in Section 53340 of the Act on or before June 30 of each year to determine the specific special tax rate and amount to be levied for the next fiscal year in accordance with the RMA and to prepare or cause to be prepared a list of all nonexempt parcels within the district and the specific amount of the special tax for each parcel, except that the special tax rate to be levied shall not exceed the maximum rates contained in the RMA.
   (C)   All of the collections of the special tax shall be used as provided for in the Act and the resolution of formation and any resolution of change or annexation adopted from time to time by the city council.
   (D)   The above authorized special tax shall be collected in the same manner as ordinary ad valorem taxes are collected and shall be subject to the same penalties and the same procedure and sale in cases of delinquency and provided for ad valorem taxes; provided, however, that the district may collect the special tax at a different time or in a different manner if necessary to meet its financial obligations.
   (E)   If any section, subsection, sentence, clause, phrase or portion of this section, or the application thereof to any person or place, is for any reason held to be invalid or unconstitutional by the final decision of any court of competent jurisdiction, the remainder of this section shall remain in full force and effect.
   (F)   Pursuant to Cal. Gov’t Code Section 36933(c)(1), the city attorney was designated to prepare, and the city clerk published, a summary of this section, and a certified copy of this section was posted in the office of the city clerk a minimum of five days before the city council’s adoption of this section.
   (G)   The mayor shall sign this section and the city clerk shall attest to such signature. Within 15 days after passage, the city clerk shall cause the title and summary or text of this section, together with the vote thereon, to be published one time in a newspaper of general circulation published and circulated within the territorial jurisdiction of the city, and to post at the main office of the city a certified copy of the full text of the adopted section along with the names of the council members voting for and against the section.
   (H)   This section relating to the levy of the special tax takes effect and shall be in force immediately after the date of final passage. A copy of this section shall be transmitted to the assessor and the treasurer-tax collector of Ventura County.
   (I)   Ordinance No. 2982 was first read on June 16, 2020, and finally adopted on June 30, 2020 and became effective immediately pursuant to Cal. Gov’t Code, Section 36937(a).
(Ord. No. 2982)