(a) No later than 45 days prior to the public hearing on a
proposed plan adoption by an agency or the joint public hearing of
the agency and the legislative body, the agency shall deliver a copy
of the preliminary report and notice of the date of the public
hearing to the Department of Finance and the Department of Housing
and Community Development by first-class mail.
   (b) Upon receiving the report, the Department of Finance shall
prepare an estimate of how the proposed plan adoption will affect the
General Fund. The Department of Finance shall determine whether the
adoption will affect the need for school facilities.
   (c) Within 21 days of the receipt of the report, the Department of
Finance or the Department of Housing and Community Development may
send any comments regarding the proposed plan adoption in writing to
the agency and the legislative body. The agency and the legislative
body shall consider these comments, if any, at the public hearing on
the proposed plan adoption. If these comments are not available
within the prescribed time limit, the agency and the legislative body
may proceed without them.
   (d) The Department of Finance or the Department of Housing and
Community Development may also send their comments regarding the
proposed plan adoption to the Attorney General for further action
pursuant to Chapter 5 (commencing with Section 33501).