The board shall have and may exercise all rights and powers, expressed and implied, necessary to carry out the purposes and intent of this chapter, including, but not limited to, the following powers:
(a) To adopt and enforce rules and regulations for the administration, operation, use, and maintenance of the facilities and services authorized by Article 4 (commencing with Section 25213).
(b) To acquire any real or personal property within or outside the county service area, by contract or otherwise; to hold, manage, occupy, dispose of, convey, and encumber that property; and to create a leasehold interest in that property for the benefit of the county service area.
(c) To acquire by eminent domain, pursuant to the Eminent Domain Law (Title 7 (commencing with Section 1230.010) of the Code of Civil Procedure), any real or personal property within or outside the county service area.
(d) To employ persons to provide, or contract with the county for, necessary staff and support services required by a county service area.
(e) To contract for professional services.
(f) To enter into and perform all contracts, including, but not limited to, contracts pursuant to either Article 3.5 (commencing with Section 20120) or Article 3.6 (commencing with Section 20150) of Chapter 1 of Part 3 of Division 2 of the Public Contract Code, as the case may be.
(g) To enter joint powers agreements pursuant to the Joint Exercise of Powers Act (Chapter 5 (commencing with Section 6500) of Division 7 of Title 1).
(h) To take any and all actions necessary for, or incidental to, the powers expressed or implied by this chapter.
(Added by Stats. 2008, Ch. 158, Sec. 2.)