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DIVISION 14. CALIFORNIA WATER STORAGE DISTRICT LAW [39000 - 48401]

  ( Division 14 added by Stats. 1951, Ch. 391. )

PART 6. POWERS AND FUNCTIONS [43000 - 44208]

  ( Part 6 added by Stats. 1951, Ch. 391. )

CHAPTER 4. Property [43500 - 43559]

  ( Chapter 4 added by Stats. 1951, Ch. 391. )

ARTICLE 1. Acquisition of Property [43500 - 43508]
  ( Article 1 added by Stats. 1951, Ch. 391. )

43500.
  

The board may acquire by any means any property or interest in property to carry out the district purposes, including any of the following:

(a) Property either within or without the boundaries of the district for the construction, maintenance, improvement, or operation of works or the carrying out of the project in this State or in any other state or foreign nation.

(b) Property and rights of private owners devoted to a public use.

(c) Stocks of domestic or foreign corporations.

(d) Rights to store water in any reservoir.

(e) Rights to carry water through any conduit within or without the State not owned or controlled by the district.

(Amended by Stats. 1963, Ch. 239.)

43501.
  

The board may pay for property and rights with bonds of the district upon such terms and conditions as it deems best.

(Added by Stats. 1951, Ch. 391.)

43502.
  

No bonds shall be given in payment for property or rights at a valuation less than 90 percent of their face value and accrued interest.

(Added by Stats. 1951, Ch. 391.)

43504.
  

The board may take conveyances, leases, contracts, or other assurances for all property acquired by it under the provisions of this division in the name of the district, to and for the uses and purposes expressed in this division.

(Added by Stats. 1951, Ch. 391.)

43505.
  

The legal title to all property acquired under the provisions of this division vests in the district immediately. All property is held by the district in trust for the uses and purposes set forth in this division and is hereby dedicated and set apart to such uses and purposes.

(Added by Stats. 1951, Ch. 391.)

43506.
  

The board may hold, use, manage, occupy, and possess property of the district, and may lease property of the district for oil, gas and other mineral development or for agricultural or other purposes if in the opinion of the board such action will not interfere substantially with the district’s operations.

(Amended by Stats. 1957, Ch. 821.)

43507.
  

The board may determine by resolution entered upon its minutes that any property, real or personal, held by the district is not necessary for the uses and purposes thereof and may sell the same for an adequate consideration. Title may be conveyed or transferred to the purchaser by the president and secretary pursuant to the resolution.

(Added by Stats. 1951, Ch. 391.)

43508.
  

The rights of way, ditches, canals, flumes, pipelines, dams, water rights, reservoirs, power plants, and transmission lines, and all other property of like character belonging to a district shall not be taxed for State and county or municipal purposes.

(Added by Stats. 1951, Ch. 391.)

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