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Public Utilities Code - PUC

DIVISION 10. TRANSIT DISTRICTS [24501 - 107025]

  ( Division 10 repealed and added by Stats. 1955, Ch. 1036. )

PART 13. GOLDEN EMPIRE TRANSIT DISTRICT [101000 - 101372]

  ( Heading of Part 13 amended by Stats. 1973, Ch. 590. )

CHAPTER 5. General Powers and Functions of the District [101175 - 101208.5]

  ( Chapter 5 added by Stats. 1971, Ch. 1161. )

ARTICLE 1. Corporate Power [101175 - 101179]
  ( Article 1 added by Stats. 1971, Ch. 1161. )

101175.
  

The district has perpetual succession and may adopt a seal and alter it at pleasure.

(Added by Stats. 1971, Ch. 1161.)

101176.
  

Except as otherwise provided by law, the district may sue and be sued in all courts and tribunals of competent jurisdiction.

(Added by Stats. 1971, Ch. 1161.)

101177.
  

The district may exercise the right of eminent domain to take any property necessary or convenient to the exercise of the powers granted in this part. In the exercise of such power, in addition to the damage for the taking, injury, or destruction of property, the district shall also pay the cost of removal, reconstruction, or relocation of any railways, mains, pipes, conduits, cables, poles, or other structures or facilities of any public utility or public agency which is required to be moved to a new location.

(Amended by Stats. 1975, Ch. 1176.)

101178.
  

No action in eminent domain to acquire property, or any interest therein, shall be commenced unless the legislative body of the city, as to property which is located within such city, or the board of supervisors, as to property which is located within the unincorporated territory, has consented by resolution to such acquisition.

(Added by Stats. 1971, Ch. 1161.)

101179.
  

No such taking or acquisition by the district which would involve the abandonment, removal, relocation, or use of the property of a railroad corporation, as defined in Section 230, shall be permitted, unless the Public Utilities Commission, after hearing, shall find and determine that the public interest and necessity require the abandonment, removal, relocation, or use of such property and that such taking or acquisition will not unreasonably impair the ability of the railroad corporation involved to provide safe, adequate, economical, and efficient service.

(Added by Stats. 1971, Ch. 1161.)

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