2007 California Public Resources Code Article 2. Powers Of A District
CA Codes (prc:26574-26581)
PUBLIC RESOURCES CODE
26574. 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.
26575. A district may obtain, hire, purchase, or rent office space
26576. 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.
26577. 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.
26578. A district may sell, lease, exchange, assign, encumber, or
otherwise dispose of property or any interest in property.
26579. 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.
26580. 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.
26580.1. 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.
26581. 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
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