Sec. 1-4-1. Claims against the city.

(a) All claims against the city for money or damages, not otherwise governed by the California Tort Claims Act, Government Code Section 900 et seq., or another state law (collectively “claims”), shall be presented within the time and in the manner prescribed by Government Code Section 900 et seq., as amended, for claims to which those sections apply by their own terms, and as further provided by this section; provided, however, that notwithstanding Government Code Section 911.2, all claims governed by this section shall be presented to the city not later than one year after the accrual of the cause of action. For purposes of this section, claims against the city shall include, but not be limited to, any and all claims for refund of taxes, assessments, fees, rates, charges, or any other exactions.
(b) All claims shall be made in writing and verified by the claimant or by his or her guardian, conservator, executor, or administrator. No claim may be filed on behalf of a class of persons unless verified by every member of that class as required by this subsection. All claims must contain the information required by Government Code Section 910, as amended.
(c) In accordance with Government Code Sections 935(b) and 945.6, all claims shall be presented and acted upon by the city prior to the filing of any action on such claims, and no claim may be maintained by any person who has not complied with the requirements of this section.
(d) Any action brought against the city upon any claim shall conform to the requirements of Government Code Sections 940 through 949, and any action brought against any employee of the city shall conform to the requirements of Government Code Sections 950 through 951. (Ord. No. 1482, § 3.)