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DIVISION 21. WATER CONSERVATION DISTRICTS [74000 - 76501]

  ( Division 21 added by Stats. 1965, Ch. 75. )

PART 5. POWERS AND PURPOSES [74500 - 74652]

  ( Part 5 added by Stats. 1965, Ch. 75. )

CHAPTER 1. Powers and Duties Generally [74500 - 74511]
  ( Chapter 1 added by Stats. 1965, Ch. 75. )

74500.
  

A district may:

(a) Have perpetual succession.

(b) Adopt a seal and alter it at pleasure.

(Added by Stats. 1965, Ch. 75.)

74501.
  

A district may make contracts and do all acts necessary for the full exercise of its powers.

(Added by Stats. 1965, Ch. 75.)

74502.
  

A district may appoint and employ such engineer or engineers and such attorney or attorneys as the board deems necessary or advisable to accomplish the purposes of the district.

(Added by Stats. 1965, Ch. 75.)

74503.
  

A district may employ and hire such men, teams, tools, implements, machinery, and equipment as the board deems expedient or advisable to perform the work which it deems necessary or advisable to accomplish the purposes of the district.

(Added by Stats. 1965, Ch. 75.)

74504.
  

A district shall cause such work to be done and shall acquire such property as the board deems necessary or advisable to accomplish the purposes of the district, and the board shall estimate the cost thereof, together with rights-of-way for the purpose of ingress to and egress from the works of the district.

(Added by Stats. 1965, Ch. 75.)

74505.
  

A district shall provide for the payment, from the proper fund, of all the debts and just claims against the district.

(Added by Stats. 1965, Ch. 75.)

74506.
  

A district may disseminate information concerning the rights, properties, activities, plans, and proposals of the district; provided, however, that expenditures during any fiscal year for such purposes shall not exceed three cents ($0.03) for each one hundred dollars ($100) of assessed valuation of the district.

(Added by Stats. 1965, Ch. 75.)

74507.
  

A district may vote bonds, cause assessments to be levied, cause elections to be held for the voting of bonds, or on the question of special assessments.

If special assessments are voted, the district may cause them to be levied, as provided by Chapter 3 (commencing with Section 75390) of Part 8 of this division, for the purpose of paying any obligation of the district, and for the purpose of raising money to further accomplish the purposes of this division in the manner provided in this division.

(Added by Stats. 1965, Ch. 75.)

74508.
  

A district may levy and collect a ground water charge for the production of water from the ground water supplies within the district or within a zone or zones thereof in the manner prescribed in Part 9 (commencing with Section 75500) of this division.

(Added by Stats. 1965, Ch. 75.)

74509.
  

Notwithstanding any other provision of law, a district may, by resolution of the board of the district, change the name of the district. Such changed name shall include the words “Water Conservation District.”

(Added by Stats. 1979, Ch. 317.)

74510.
  

A district may construct, operate, and maintain one or more plants, which plants are constructed after the effective date of this section, for the generation of hydroelectric power and transmission lines for the conveyance thereof. Construction of the plants or plants and transmission lines may be financed by the issuance of revenue bonds pursuant to the Revenue Bond Law of 1941 (commencing with Section 54300 of the Government Code) or any other method of financing district works as provided in this division.

(Added by Stats. 1981, Ch. 232, Sec. 1. Effective July 20, 1981.)

74511.
  

The hydroelectric plant or plants and transmission lines constructed pursuant to Section 74510 may be leased for operation to, or the power generated may be sold to, a public utility or public agency engaged in the distribution, use, or sale of electricity. The power generated may be used by the district for its own purposes, or for the production or transmission of water, but shall not be offered for sale directly by the district to customers other than a public utility or public agency.

(Added by Stats. 1981, Ch. 232, Sec. 2. Effective July 20, 1981.)

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