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Public Resources Code - PRC


  ( Division 17 added by Stats. 1979, Ch. 1118. )

CHAPTER 3. Nature and Powers of the District [26570 - 26586]

  ( Chapter 3 added by Stats. 1979, Ch. 1118. )

ARTICLE 2. Powers of a District [26574 - 26581]
  ( Article 2 added by Stats. 1979, Ch. 1118. )


A district may do all of the following:

(a) Sue and be sued.

(b) Make, amend, and repeal bylaws.

(c) Have a seal.

(d) Exercise all powers necessary or incidental to carry out the purposes of this division.

(Added by Stats. 1979, Ch. 1118.)


A district may obtain, hire, purchase, or rent office space and equipment.

(Added by Stats. 1979, Ch. 1118.)


Within the territorial limits of the district, or for the purposes set forth in this division, a district may acquire real property or any interest therein by eminent domain.

(Added by Stats. 1979, Ch. 1118.)


A district may purchase, lease, obtain an option upon, acquire by gift, grant, bequest, or devise, or otherwise acquire any property or any interest in property.

(Added by Stats. 1979, Ch. 1118.)


A district may sell, lease, exchange, assign, encumber, or otherwise dispose of property or any interest in property.

(Added by Stats. 1979, Ch. 1118.)


The district may enter into contracts and agreements with the United States, any state or local unit of government, public agency, including any other geologic hazard abatement district or public district, private organization, or any person in furtherance of the purposes of the division.

(Added by Stats. 1979, Ch. 1118.)


The district may:

(a) Acquire, construct, operate, manage, or maintain improvements on public or private lands. Such improvements shall be with the consent of the owner, unless effected by the exercise of eminent domain pursuant to Section 26576.

(b) Accept such improvements undertaken by anyone.

(Added by Stats. 1979, Ch. 1118.)


The district may make improvements to existing public or private structures where the board of directors determines that it is in the public interest to do so.

(Added by Stats. 1980, Ch. 771, Sec. 4.)


At any time following the adoption of the resolution pursuant to Section 26567, the board of directors may proceed to annex territory to the district. The proceedings for annexation shall follow the procedure contained in Article 3 (commencing with Section 26550) and Article 4 (commencing with Section 26561) of Chapter 2 of this division. In such instance, the board of directors shall assume the responsibilities of the legislative body. Annexation of territory to a district shall be subject to the approval of the legislative body which ordered formation of the district. Such approval shall be given by resolution, following the order by the board of directors for annexation of territory to the district.

(Added by Stats. 1979, Ch. 1118.)

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