Article 1. Corporate Power of California Public Utilities Code >> Division 10. >> Part 3. >> Chapter 5. >> Article 1.

The district has perpetual succession and may adopt a seal and alter it at pleasure.
The district and its officers may sue and be sued in all actions and proceedings, in all courts and tribunals of competent jurisdiction.
The district may levy, and collect or cause to be collected, taxes for any lawful purpose, as provided in Chapter 6 (commencing with Section 30800) of this part.
The district may exercise the right of eminent domain within the boundaries of the district to take any property necessary, incidental, or convenient to the exercise of the powers granted in this part.
The district is authorized to maintain a suitable security force comprised of transit police officers and security guards. Persons designated as transit police officers are peace officers pursuant to Section 830.33 of the Penal Code. The district shall adhere to the standards for recruitment and training of peace officers established by the Commission on Peace Officer Standards and Training pursuant to Title 4 (commencing with Section 13500) of Part 4 of the Penal Code in the recruitment and training of its transit police officers. Every transit police officer employed by the district shall conform to the standards for peace officers of the Commission on Peace Officer Standards and Training and the commanding officer of the unit shall, not later than July 1, 1979, (1) have at least 10 years of active law enforcement experience in a capacity of employment requiring peace officer status and (2) have met the requirements for the advanced certificate of the Commission on Peace Officer Standards and Training, (3) have attended a POST-approved law enforcement management course, and (4) have an associate of arts degree or higher. Any such officer who fails to conform to such standards by July 1, 1979, shall not continue to have the powers of a peace officer.
The district is entitled to the benefit of any reservation or grant, in all cases, where any right has been reserved or granted to the State or any agency or political subdivision thereof or any public corporation to construct or maintain roads, highways or other crossings over any public or private lands.
The district may exercise any and all powers granted by any other law which by its terms is applicable to districts generally, to public corporations generally, or to any classification of districts or public corporations which includes a district of the type provided for in this part, but no such power shall be exercised contrary to any express provision of this part.
Prior to the time the district incurs any bonded indebtedness, the district shall insofar as possible follow the budgetary control procedures for counties, pursuant to Articles 1 to 8, inclusive (commencing with Section 29000), Chapter 1, Division 3, Title 3 of the Government Code. Transfers of funds within, or revisions of, a budget adopted by the district, whether before or after the incurring of any bonded indebtedness, may be made by appropriate act of the board at a regular, adjourned regular or special meeting. After the district incurs any bonded indebtedness the district shall establish suitable budgetary procedures and thereafter copies of each proposed annual budget shall be available to interested persons a reasonable time before the adoption thereof and copies of the final budget shall likewise be available to interested persons. Copies of any special budgets shall be furnished to interested parties on request.