Article 4. Property of California Public Utilities Code >> Division 10. >> Part 13. >> Chapter 5. >> Article 4.

The district may take by grant, purchase, gift, devise, or lease, or condemn in proceedings under eminent domain, or otherwise acquire, and hold and enjoy, real and personal property of every kind within or outside the district and necessary to the full or convenient exercise of its powers. The board may lease, mortgage, or otherwise encumber, or sell, or otherwise convey or dispose of, any real or personal property within or outside the district when, in its judgment, it is for the best interests of the district to do so.
Whenever the board by resolution determines that any record, map, book, or paper which has been in the possession of the district, or any officer or employee thereof, for more than five years is of no further value to the district, the board may authorize its sale, destruction, or other disposition. This section shall not apply to the permanent records of the secretary as provided for in Section 101171, unless such written records are first transferred to microfilm or other miniature or electronic reproduction for permanent preservation.