Unless the provision or context otherwise requires, the definitions contained in this section shall govern the construction of this article and Article 18 (commencing with Section 53990). The definition of a word applies to any of its variants. As used in this article and Article 18 (commencing with Section 53990):
(a) “Legislative body” means the elected or appointed governing body or authority of a local agency.
(b) “Local agency” means a city, county, city and county, special district, school district, community college district, county superintendent of schools, or any other agency of the state formed for the local performance of governmental or proprietary functions within limited boundaries.
(c) “Plan” means a plan which specifies the new public facilities to serve residential, commercial, and industrial developments within a defined area and the financing and construction schedule of new public facilities.
(d) “State agency” means any office, department, commission, or agency of the State of California with authority to approve or recommend approval of the priority of allocation, or allocations, of state funds to local agencies or to approve or recommend approval of the priority or allocation of funds for state construction.
(Added by Stats. 1983, Ch. 396, Sec. 1. Effective July 27, 1983.)