(a) This section applies only to a district that has a county of jurisdiction with
a population of more than 2.8 million.
(b) A district may acquire, by any means except by condemnation, and own land, equipment,
or improvements located in a county that is adjacent to the district's county of jurisdiction
if the commission considers the land, equipment, or improvements:
(1) necessary, required, or convenient for any purpose necessary or incident to the
development and operation of navigable water or a port located in the district's county
of jurisdiction or a county adjacent to that county; or
(2) may be in aid of, or necessary, required, or convenient for, the development of
industries and businesses on the land in the county of jurisdiction or a county adjacent
to that county.
(c) Notwithstanding any other law or municipal charter, a district may acquire, and
any public or private owner may dispose of, land, equipment, or improvements on any
terms to which the commission and the property owner agree.
(d) If in connection with an acquisition or disposition of land, equipment, or improvements
under this section the governing body of a municipality decides to discontinue operations
of a port, as a utility of the municipality or otherwise, the acquisition or disposition
of the land, equipment, or improvements may not be completed until a majority of the
qualified voters of the municipality voting at an election called and held for that
purpose approve of the discontinuance of the operations.
(e) The commissioners may change the name of the district in connection with the acquisition
of land, equipment, or improvements under this section.
(f) Notwithstanding the source of the revenue, a district that acquires land, equipment,
or improvements under this section may use or pledge to the payment of obligations
of the district for the development of any district facility, regardless of the location
of the facility, any revenue of the district, except as provided by Section 62.209.
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