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SECTION 22500-22509

22500. This part shall be known and may be cited as the "Landscaping and Lighting Act of 1972."

22501. This part shall apply to local agencies whose annual taxes are carried on the county assessment roll and are collected by the county, or an agency or entity created pursuant to Article 1 (commencing with Section 6500) of Chapter 5 of Division 7 of Title 1 of the Government Code and made up solely of local agencies whose annual taxes are carried on the county assessment roll and are collected by the county.

22502. This part provides an alternative procedure for making the improvements herein authorized and shall not apply to or affect any other provisions of this code.

22503. An assessment district shall consist of all territory which, as determined by the legislative body, will be benefited by the improvements and is to be assessed to pay the costs thereof.

22504. An assessment district may consist of all or any part of the territory within the local agency and, in the case of a county, may consist of all or any part of the unincorporated territory of the county.

22505. An assessment district may consist of contiguous or noncontinguous areas. The improvements in one area need not be of benefit to other areas.

22506. The provisions of Chapter 2 (commencing with Section 5115) of Part 3 of Division 7, pertaining to the extension of the work or the assessment district beyond the boundaries of a local agency, are by this reference incorporated in this part.

22507. Division 4 (commencing with Section 2800) and Division 4.5 (commencing with Section 3100) do not apply to this part or proceedings taken pursuant to this part, except that Division 4.5 (commencing with Section 3100) does apply to proceedings in which the legislative body determines to issue bonds or notes pursuant to Section 22662.5, and may be applied to any other proceedings pursuant to this part at the discretion of the legislative body.

22508. Any resolution, notice, report, diagram or assessment which is required to contain a description of the improvements, the boundaries of the assessment district or any zones therein, or the lines and dimensions of any lot or parcel of land may, for a full and detailed description thereof, refer to any plan or map which is on file with the clerk, the county auditor, or the county assessor and which is open to public inspection. The plan or map so referred to shall govern for all details of the description.

22509. This part shall be liberally construed to effectuate its purpose. Any proceedings taken under this part and any assessment levied pursuant thereto shall not be invalidated for failure to comply with the provisions of this part if such failure does not substantially and adversely affect the rights of any person. All determinations made by the legislative body pursuant to this part shall be final and conclusive in the absence of fraud or prejudicial abuse of discretion.