A city or county may provide for the issuance of the revenue bonds of the city or county for the purpose of refunding any revenue bonds of the city or county then outstanding, including the payment of any redemption premiums thereof and any interest accrued or to accrue to the earliest or subsequent date of redemption, purchase, or maturity of such bonds, and, if deemed advisable by the city or county, for the additional purpose of paying all or any part of the cost of additional residential construction.
The proceeds of revenue bonds issued pursuant to this section may, in the discretion of the city or county, be applied to the purchase or retirement at maturity or redemption of outstanding revenue bonds, either at their earliest or any subsequent redemption date or upon the purchase or retirement at the maturity thereof and, pending such application, that portion of the proceeds allocated for such purpose may be placed in escrow, to be applied to such purchase or retirement at maturity or redemption on such date, as may be determined by the city or county. Pending use for purchase, retirement at maturity, or redemption of outstanding revenue bonds, any proceeds held in such an escrow may be invested and reinvested as provided in the resolution authorizing the issuance of the refunding bonds. Any interest or other increment earned or realized on any such investment may also be applied to the payment of the outstanding revenue bonds to be refunded. After the terms of the escrow have been fully satisfied and carried out, any balance of such proceeds and any interest or increment earned or realized from the investment thereof may be returned to the city or county to be used by it for any lawful purpose under this part. That portion of the proceeds of any revenue bonds issued pursuant to this section which is designated for the purpose of paying all or any part of the cost of additional residential construction may be invested and reinvested in obligations of, or guaranteed by, the United States of America or in certificates of deposit or time deposits secured by obligation of, or guaranteed by, the United States of America, maturing not later than the time or times when such proceeds will be needed for the purpose of paying all or any part of such cost.
All revenue bonds issued pursuant to this section shall be subject to the provisions of this part in the same manner and to the same extent as other bonds issued pursuant to this part.