Article 1. Corporate Power of California Public Utilities Code >> Division 10. >> Part 5. >> Chapter 6. >> Article 1.

The district has perpetual succession and may adopt a seal and alter it at pleasure.
The district may sue and be sued, except as otherwise provided by law, in all actions and proceedings, 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. The district, in exercising such power shall, in addition to the damage for the taking, injury, or destruction of property, also pay the cost of removal, reconstruction, or relocation of any structure, railways, mains, pipes, conduits, cables, or poles of any public utility or public district which is required to be moved to a new location. No action in eminent domain to acquire property within any incorporated city or any county shall be commenced unless the legislative body of the affected city or county has consented to such acquisition by resolution.