CHAPTER 1. GENERAL PROVISIONS.
Article IV. Claims Against the City.
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
(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,