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  ( Division 12 added by Stats. 1949, Ch. 274. )

PART 5. POWERS AND PURPOSES [31000 - 31182]

  ( Part 5 added by Stats. 1949, Ch. 274. )

CHAPTER 1. Powers and Purposes Generally [31000 - 31149.7]

  ( Chapter 1 added by Stats. 1949, Ch. 274. )

ARTICLE 8. Recreational Facilities [31130 - 31133]
  ( Article 8 added by Stats. 1963, Ch. 574. )


A district may use any water or land under its control for recreational purposes and in connection therewith may construct, maintain, and operate any works or facilities appropriate or ancillary to such recreational use; provided, that recreational use of water shall be subject to the approval of the public health authority having jurisdiction.

(Amended by Stats. 1971, Ch. 664.)


A district may prescribe reasonable rules and regulations to govern the use of such facilities, including regulations imposing reasonable charges for the use thereof. A district is not required to charge for the use of such facilities.

(Added by Stats. 1963, Ch. 574.)


The exercise of the power of eminent domain to acquire any land or interest therein for recreational purposes is limited to land within the district or land contiguous to the district.

(Repealed and added by Stats. 1973, Ch. 214.)


Notwithstanding any other provision of law, the Malaga County Water District may:

(a) Organize, promote, conduct, and advertise programs of community recreation.

(b) Establish systems of recreation and recreation centers, including parks and parkways.

(c) Acquire, construct, improve, maintain and operate recreation centers within the district.

The district shall not incur a bonded indebtedness for the purposes authorized by this section exceeding 1 percent of the assessed value of all the taxable property in the district, and no bonded indebtedness shall be incurred except for capital outlay purposes.

The district shall not exercise any powers under this section unless the exercise of those powers is approved by the voters of the district at an election held within the district at which a majority of the voters voting on the proposition approve the exercise of those powers. The election may be consolidated with any other election held within the district. If a majority of the votes cast at the election is in favor of the proposition, the county elections official shall immediately cause to be filed with the Secretary of State a certificate reciting that fact. If the voters of the district do not approve the exercise of any of those powers at an election held prior to January 1, 1974, this section shall become inoperative on that date and shall have no further force or effect.

(Amended by Stats. 2002, Ch. 221, Sec. 160. Effective January 1, 2003. Conditionally inoperative January 1, 1974, by its own provisions.)

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