Article 3. Property of California Public Utilities Code >> Division 10. >> Part 16. >> Chapter 4. >> Article 3.

The district may take by grant, purchase, devise, or lease, or condemn in proceedings under eminent domain, or otherwise acquire, and hold and enjoy, real property of every kind within or without the district necessary to the full or convenient exercise of its powers. The board may lease, mortgage, sell, or otherwise dispose of any real or personal property when in its judgment it is in the best interests of the district to do so.
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 act. The district, in exercising that right, shall, in addition to the damage for the taking, injury, or destruction of property, also pay the cost, exclusive of betterment and with credit for salvage value, of removal, reconstruction, or relocation of any substitute facilities, including structures, railways, mains, pipes, conduits, wires, cables or poles of any public utility which is required to be moved to a new location.
(a) The district may take by gift, or take or convey by grant, purchase, devise, or lease, and hold and enjoy, real and personal property of every kind within or without the district necessary for, incidental to, or convenient for, transit-oriented joint development projects that meet the definition and requirement set forth in subdivision (b).
  (b) (1) For purposes of this section, a "transit-oriented joint development project" is a commercial, residential, or mixed-use development that is undertaken in connection with existing, planned, or proposed intermodal transit facilities and is located one-fourth mile or less from the external boundaries of that facility.
  (2) Any transit-oriented joint development project created under this section shall comply with the land use and zoning regulations of the city, county, or city and county in which the project is located.
  (c) The authority granted under this section extends to any joint powers agency of which the district is a member and for which the district serves as the managing agency.
  (d) The district may not exercise its power of eminent domain in order to make an acquisition under this section.