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Health and Safety Code - HSC

DIVISION 24. COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT AND HOUSING [33000 - 37964]

  ( Heading of Division 24 amended by Stats. 1975, Ch. 1137. )

PART 2. HOUSING AUTHORITIES [34200 - 34606]

  ( Part 2 added by Stats. 1951, Ch. 710. )

CHAPTER 1. Housing Authorities Law [34200 - 34380]

  ( Chapter 1 added by Stats. 1951, Ch. 710. )

ARTICLE 3.5. Alternative Officers [34290 - 34293]
  ( Article 3.5 added by Stats. 1968, Ch. 106. )

34290.
  

(a)  As an alternative to the appointment of commissioners of the authority, the governing body of any county or city, at the time of the adoption of a resolution pursuant to Section 34240 or at any time thereafter, may declare itself to be the commissioners of the authority, in which case, all the rights, powers, duties, privileges and immunities, vested by this chapter in the commissioners of an authority, except as otherwise provided in this article, shall be vested in the governing body.

(b)  If the governing body of any county or city has declared itself to be the commissioners of the authority, the governing body shall also appoint two tenants of the authority as commissioners if the authority has tenants, or within one year after the authority first does have tenants. One tenant commissioner shall be over 62 years of age if the authority has tenants over that age. Tenant commissioners appointed pursuant to this subdivision shall serve, and their successors shall be appointed, as provided in Section 34272.

(c)  As an alternative to appointment of tenants of the authority as commissioners of the authority pursuant to subdivision (b), if a housing commission is created as provided in Section 34291, the governing body may make tenant appointments pursuant to subdivision (b) to the commission rather than to the authority. In communities where the housing commission also serves as the community redevelopment commission under Section 33201, the governing body may make tenant appointments pursuant to subdivision (b) to that joint commission rather than to the authority.

(d)  A tenant commissioner shall have all the rights, powers, duties, privileges, and immunities of any other commissioner.

(Amended by Stats. 1983, Ch. 478, Sec. 5. Effective July 28, 1983.)

34291.
  

A governing body of a county or city which has declared itself to be the commissioners of the authority pursuant to Section 34290 may, by ordinance, create a housing commission. The number of members thereof, their terms of office, their qualifications, and the method of their appointment and removal shall be as provided by ordinance.

(Added by Stats. 1968, Ch. 106.)

34292.
  

If a housing commission is created as provided in Section 34291, its function shall be to review and make recommendations on all matters to come before the authority prior to authority action, except emergency matters and matters which the commission, by resolution, excludes from its review. The governing body may provide for procedures for review and recommendation, and for further functions of the commission, by ordinance or resolution, and may delegate any of its functions as commission of the housing authority to the housing commission created pursuant to Section 34291.

(Amended by Stats. 1976, Ch. 1343.)

34293.
  

A governing body of a county or city which has declared itself to be the commissioners of the authority pursuant to Section 34290 may, at any time by resolution, determine that it shall no longer function as the commissioners of the authority, in which event, the mayor, if elected, or the governing body, pursuant to Sections 34270 or 34271, shall appoint commissioners of the authority, and, upon such appointment, the housing commission, if any, shall no longer function.

(Amended by Stats. 1975, Ch. 611.)

HSCHealth and Safety Code - HSC3.5.