"City" means a home rule charter or statutory city.
"Special services" has the meaning given in the city's ordinance but special services may not include a service that is ordinarily provided throughout the city from general fund revenues of the city unless an increased level of the service is provided in the special service district.
"Special service district" means a defined area within the city where special services are rendered and the costs of the special services are paid from revenues collected from service charges imposed within that area.
Except as provided in section 428A.05, "net tax capacity" means the net tax capacity most recently certified by the county auditor under section 428A.03, subdivision 1a, before the effective date of the ordinance or resolution adopted under section 428A.02 or 428A.03.
"Land area" means the land area in the district that is subject to property taxes.