Article 1. Corporate Power of California Public Utilities Code >> Division 10. >> Part 13. >> Chapter 5. >> Article 1.
The district has perpetual succession and may adopt a seal
and alter it at pleasure.
Except as otherwise provided by law, the district may sue
and be sued in all courts and tribunals of competent jurisdiction.
The district may exercise the right of eminent domain to
take any property necessary or convenient to the exercise of the
powers granted in this part. In the exercise of such power, in
addition to the damage for the taking, injury, or destruction of
property, the district shall also pay the cost of removal,
reconstruction, or relocation of any railways, mains, pipes,
conduits, cables, poles, or other structures or facilities of any
public utility or public agency which is required to be moved to a
No action in eminent domain to acquire property, or any
interest therein, shall be commenced unless the legislative body of
the city, as to property which is located within such city, or the
board of supervisors, as to property which is located within the
unincorporated territory, has consented by resolution to such
No such taking or acquisition by the district which would
involve the abandonment, removal, relocation, or use of the property
of a railroad corporation, as defined in Section 230, shall be
permitted, unless the Public Utilities Commission, after hearing,
shall find and determine that the public interest and necessity
require the abandonment, removal, relocation, or use of such property
and that such taking or acquisition will not unreasonably impair the
ability of the railroad corporation involved to provide safe,
adequate, economical, and efficient service.