Mello Roos Districts



In order to form a Mello-Roos community facilities district which may issue bonds and/or levy a special tax to finance school construction, the Superintendent or designee shall recommend to the Governing Board related goals and policies addressing the following: (Government Code 53312.7)

  1. the priority that various facilities shall have for financing through the Mello-Roos district;

  2. the credit quality to be required of bond issues and criteria to be used in evaluating the credit quality;

  3. steps by which prospective property purchasers shall be fully informed about their related taxpaying obligations;

  4. criteria for evaluating the equity of tax allocation formulas;

  5. maximum tax burdens to be levied against any parcel; and

  6. definitions, standards and assumptions to be used in appraisals required by Government Code 53345.8.

The proceeds of any bonds, notes or other securities issued pursuant to the Mello-Roos Community Facilities Act shall be deposited or invested in accordance with Government Code 53356.03.

Legal Reference:
Education Code
15300-15425 School facilities improvement districts
17060-17066 Joint venture school facilities construction projects
Government Code
53311-53368.3 Mello-Roos Community Facilities Act of 1982
53753 Assessment notice and hearing requirements
53753.5 Exemptions
54954.1 Mailed notice to property owners
54954.6 New or increased tax or assessment; public meetings and hearings; notice
65970-65981 School facilities development project
65995 Levies against development projects
Code of Regulations, Title 2
1859-1859.106 School facility program
Management Resources:
Web Sites
Department of General Services, Office of Public School Construction:

First Reading: 8/17/05

Governing Board Approval: 9/14/05

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