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HEALTH AND SAFETY CODE
SECTION 34290-34293

34290. (a) As an alternative to the appointment of commissioners of
the authority, the governing body of any county or city, at the time
of the adoption of a resolution pursuant to Section 34240 or at any
time thereafter, may declare itself to be the commissioners of the
authority, in which case, all the rights, powers, duties, privileges
and immunities, vested by this chapter in the commissioners of an
authority, except as otherwise provided in this article, shall be
vested in the governing body.
(b) If the governing body of any county or city has declared
itself to be the commissioners of the authority, the governing body
shall also appoint two tenants of the authority as commissioners if
the authority has tenants, or within one year after the authority
first does have tenants. One tenant commissioner shall be over 62
years of age if the authority has tenants over that age. Tenant
commissioners appointed pursuant to this subdivision shall serve, and
their successors shall be appointed, as provided in Section 34272.
(c) As an alternative to appointment of tenants of the authority
as commissioners of the authority pursuant to subdivision (b), if a
housing commission is created as provided in Section 34291, the
governing body may make tenant appointments pursuant to subdivision
(b) to the commission rather than to the authority. In communities
where the housing commission also serves as the community
redevelopment commission under Section 33201, the governing body may
make tenant appointments pursuant to subdivision (b) to that joint
commission rather than to the authority.
(d) A tenant commissioner shall have all the rights, powers,
duties, privileges, and immunities of any other commissioner.

34291. A governing body of a county or city which has declared
itself to be the commissioners of the authority pursuant to Section
34290 may, by ordinance, create a housing commission. The number of
members thereof, their terms of office, their qualifications, and the
method of their appointment and removal shall be as provided by
ordinance.

34292. If a housing commission is created as provided in Section
34291, its function shall be to review and make recommendations on
all matters to come before the authority prior to authority action,
except emergency matters and matters which the commission, by
resolution, excludes from its review. The governing body may provide
for procedures for review and recommendation, and for further
functions of the commission, by ordinance or resolution, and may
delegate any of its functions as commission of the housing authority
to the housing commission created pursuant to Section 34291.

34293. A governing body of a county or city which has declared
itself to be the commissioners of the authority pursuant to Section
34290 may, at any time by resolution, determine that it shall no
longer function as the commissioners of the authority, in which
event, the mayor, if elected, or the governing body, pursuant to
Sections 34270 or 34271, shall appoint commissioners of the
authority, and, upon such appointment, the housing commission, if
any, shall no longer function.


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