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California Code, Public Utilities Code - PUC § 132354

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The consolidated agency shall have and may exercise all rights and powers, expressed or implied, that are necessary to carry out the purposes and intent of this chapter, including, but not limited to, the power to do all of the following:

(a) Sue and be sued.

(b)(1) To acquire any property by any means, and to hold, manage, occupy, develop, jointly develop, dispose of, convey, or encumber property.

(2) To create a leasehold interest in property for the benefit of the consolidated agency.

(c) To acquire, by eminent domain, any property necessary to carry out any of its powers or functions.

(d) To merge or split parcels, adjust boundary lines, or take similar actions as part of the acquisition of land or as needed in order to carry out its functions.

(e) To construct, acquire, develop, jointly develop, maintain, operate, lease, and dispose of work, property, rights-of-way, and facilities.

(f) To appoint necessary employees, including counsel, and to define their qualifications and duties.

(g) To enter into and perform all necessary contracts.

(h) To fix and collect fees for any services rendered by it.

(i) To adopt a seal and alter it at the consolidated agency's pleasure.

(j) To adopt an annual budget and to fix the compensation of its officers, board members, and employees.

(k) To establish and enforce rules and regulations for the administration, operation, and maintenance of facilities and services.

(l) To enter joint powers arrangements with other entities.

(m) To provide insurance.

(n) To issue bonds.

(o) To do any other things necessary to carry out the purposes of this chapter.

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