California Government Code
Sec. § 7902


(a)

For the 1980–81 fiscal year, the appropriations limit of the state and of each local jurisdiction shall be determined as follows:

(1)

Multiply the total amount of appropriations subject to limitation of each such entity for the 1978–79 fiscal year by the lesser of the change in cost of living for the 1979 calendar year or the change in California per capita personal income for the 1978 calendar year, and multiply this product by the change in population of each such entity for the 1978 calendar year.

(2)

Multiply the product determined pursuant to paragraph (1) by the lesser of the change in cost of living for the 1980 calendar year or the change in California per capita personal income for the 1979 calendar year, and multiply this product by the change in population of each entity for the 1979 calendar year. The resulting product, as adjusted for other changes required or permitted by Article XIIIB of the California Constitution, shall be the appropriations limit of each entity for fiscal year 1980–81.

(b)

For the 1981–82 fiscal year and each year thereafter, the appropriations limit of the state and of each local jurisdiction shall equal the appropriations limit for the prior fiscal year multiplied by the product of the change in cost of living, as defined in paragraph (2) of subdivision (e) of Section 8 of Article XIIIB of the California Constitution, and the change in population of the local jurisdiction for the calendar year preceding the beginning of the fiscal year for which the appropriations limit is to be determined, and adjusted for other changes required or permitted by Article XIIIB of the California Constitution.

(c)

For the purposes of this division, if a local agency’s fiscal year begins on January 1, the agency shall base its appropriations limit on its appropriations subject to limitation for the 1979 calendar year. For that agency, the 1981 calendar year shall be the first year for which the appropriations limit shall apply. For purposes of the computations required by this section, that agency shall use the change in population, cost-of-living, and per capita personal income factors that it would have used had its fiscal year begun on the previous July 1.
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