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HEALTH AND SAFETY CODE
SECTION 34140-34152

34140. The powers duties, and responsibilities of the commission,
the redevelopment agency, and the housing authority are vested in the
commissioners in office. Each commission exercises governmental
functions and has the powers prescribed in this part. Each
commission is performing a public function of the community.


34141. The nature, power, authority, functions and jurisdiction of
the commission include, but are not limited to, all of the nature,
power, authority, functions, and jurisdiction of redevelopment
agencies and housing authorities. The commission also has the
nature, power, authority, functions, and jurisdiction relating to
community development as may be delegated to the commission by the
legislative body, subject to such conditions as may be imposed by the
legislative body.

34143. A commission may:
(a) Sue and be sued.
(b) Have a seal.
(c) Make and execute contracts and other instruments necessary or
convenient to the exercise of its powers.
(d) Make, amend, and repeal bylaws and regulations not
inconsistent with, and to carry into effect the powers and purposes
of this part and all other powers and purposes delegated to them by
the legislative body.

34144. (a) A commission may select, appoint, and employ such
permanent and temporary officers, agents, counsel, and employees as
it requires, and determine their qualifications, duties, benefits,
and compensation, subject only to the conditions and restrictions
imposed by the legislative body on the expenditure or encumbrance of
the budgetary funds appropriated to the commission. The commission
shall adopt personnel rules and regulations applicable to all its
employees. Such rules shall contain procedures affecting conflicts
of interest, use of funds, personnel procedures on hiring and firing
including removal of personnel for inefficiency, neglect of duties,
or misconduct in office. Such rules and regulations shall be a
public record.
(b) A commission may contract with the Department of Housing and
Community Development or any other agency or entity for the
furnishing by the department, agency, or entity of any necessary
staff services associated with or required and which could be
performed by the staff of a commission.

34145. In addition to all other powers and authorities of the
commission, the commission may hire, employ, or contract for staff,
contractors, and consultants, or the commission may use community
staff, contractors or consultants under contract or other
arrangements with the community at the expense of the commission, the
community, the redevelopment agency, or the housing authority.

34146. Any grants or loans of money appropriated by the legislative
body of the community to the commission is not to be construed as
making the commission a department of the community or placing the
officers, agents, counsel, and employees under civil service of the
community.

34147. The commission may accept financial assistance from public
or private sources for the purposes of this part.

34148. The commission may accept any other assistance from the
state or federal government or any public or private source for any
of the commission's activities, powers, and duties.

34149. The commission shall have such other powers as may be
authorized by the legislative body of the community.

34150. The legislative body of the community may delegate to or
establish in a general manager, executive director, or administrator
of the community or of the commission any or all of the power and
authority of the commission for the administration of the activities
of the commission, the redevelopment agency, or the housing
authority. The commission may also delegate and establish any or all
of the power and authority of the commission in a general manager,
executive director, or administrator of the community or commission.

34151. A chartered city may enact its own procedural ordinance and
exercise powers granted by this part.

34152. A commission is authorized to delegate to a community any of
the powers or functions of the commission and such community is
hereby authorized to carry out or perform such powers or functions
for the commission.

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