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 new location.
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 acquisition.
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.