As used in this article:

(a) “Local agency” means county, city, city and county, public district, public entity or authority or other public or municipal corporation.

Terms Used In California Government Code 53540

  • City: includes "city and county" and "incorporated town" but does not include "unincorporated town" or "village. See California Education Code 19429
  • Corporation: A legal entity owned by the holders of shares of stock that have been issued, and that can own, receive, and transfer property, and carry on business in its own name.
  • State: means the State of California, unless applied to the different parts of the United States. See California Education Code 19427

(b) “Legislative body” means the legislative body, as defined in Section 53000, of the local agency.

(c) The term “bonds” includes bonds, warrants, notes, or other evidences of indebtedness of a local agency, zone or improvement district except those which under Section 18 of Article XI or other provision of the Constitution of the State of California are required to be authorized at an election.

(Added by Stats. 1969, Ch. 600.)