(a) The district may, in any year, levy assessments,
reassessments, or special taxes and issue bonds to finance waterway
construction projects and related operations and maintenance, or
operations and maintenance projects independent of construction
projects in accordance with, and pursuant to, the Improvement Act of
1911 (Division 7 (commencing with Section 5000) of the Streets and
Highways Code), the Improvement Bond Act of 1915 (Division 10
(commencing with Section 8500) of the Streets and Highways Code), the
Municipal Improvement Act of 1913 (Division 12 (commencing with
Section 10000) of the Streets and Highways Code), the Benefit
Assessment Act of 1982 (Chapter 6.4 (commencing with Section 54703)
of the Government Code), the Integrated Financing District Act
(Chapter 1.5 (commencing with Section 53175) of Division 2 of Title 5
of the Government Code), the Mello-Roos Community Facilities Act of
1982 (Chapter 2.5 (commencing with Section 53311) of Part 1 of
Division 2 of Title 5 of the Government Code), and the Marks-Roos
Local Bond Pooling Act of 1985 (Article 4 (commencing with Section
6584) of Chapter 5 of Division 7 of Title 1 of the Government Code).
(b) Sections 5116, 5117, 5118, 5119, 5190, 5191, 5192, 5193,
10104, and 10302 of the Streets and Highways Code shall not apply to
assessment proceedings undertaken pursuant to this section.
(c) Notwithstanding the related provisions of any assessment act
which the district is authorized to use, any assessment diagram which
any of those acts requires to be prepared prior to final approval of
the assessment district may show only the exterior boundaries of the
assessment district and the boundaries of any assessment zones or
improvement areas within the district. The diagram may refer to the
county assessor's maps and records for a detailed description of each
lot or parcel.
(d) Notwithstanding any other provision of law, the district may
levy and collect assessments and reassessments in the same manner as
provided in Article 3 (commencing with Section 51320) of Chapter 2 of
Part 7 of Division 15 of the Water Code, to pay any or all of the
(1) For the operation and maintenance of projects, including
maintenance of lands, easements, rights-of-way, dredge material
disposal areas, and remediation.
(2) For the satisfaction of liabilities arising from projects.
(3) To accumulate a fund which may be used to advance the cost of
district projects, provided that the advances be repaid, with
interest as determined by the commissioners, from assessments,
reassessments, special taxes, or fees charged by the district
pursuant to this section.
(4) To acquire real property, easements, or rights-of-way for a
navigation project or the maintenance of a navigation project.
(5) To acquire real property within the district for disposal of
(e) For purposes of this section, functions designated by Article
3 (commencing with Section 51320) of Chapter 2 of Part 7 of Division
15 of the Water Code to be performed by the board of supervisors, the
board of trustees, or valuation commissioners shall be performed by
the district's board.
(f) For purposes of this section, the board may order the creation
of a separate assessment roll to pay the allowable expenses of any
single project or any group or system of projects.
(g) Notwithstanding any other provision of law, all assessments,
reassessments, and taxes levied by the district may be collected
together with, and not separately from, taxes for county purposes.
Any county in which the district is located may collect, at the
request of the district, all assessments, reassessments, and special
taxes levied by the district and shall cause those revenues to be
deposited into the county treasury to the credit of the district.
Each county may deduct its reasonable collection and administrative
(h) Notwithstanding any other provision of law, any assessment or
reassessment levied pursuant to this section may be apportioned on
the basis of land use category, tonnage shipped on the waterway, size
and type of vessel using the waterway, front footage, acreage,
capital improvements, or other reasonable basis, separately or in
combination, as determined by the district commissioners.
(i) Notwithstanding any other provision of law, Division 4
(commencing with Section 2800) of the Streets and Highways Code shall
not apply to any assessment levied by the district.
(j) Notwithstanding any other provision of law, no bond issued
pursuant to this section shall be used to fund the routine
maintenance dredging of channels.