California Streets and Highways Code
This part may be cited as the Vehicle Parking District Law of 1943.
As used in this part, "parking places" includes parking lots, garages, buildings, and other improvements for the parking of motor vehicles.
As used in this part, "legislative body" means: (a) When used with reference to a county, the board of supervisors.
(b) When used with reference to a city, the body which by law constitutes the legislative department of the government of the city.
As used in this part, unless the context otherwise requires, "city" includes city, county, and city and county.
As used in this part, "treasurer" means the county treasurer when used with reference to a county and the city treasurer when used with reference to a city. "Treasurer" also includes any person or officer who has charge and makes payments of the funds of such county or city, respectively.
A city may: (a) Acquire, by condemnation, purchase, gift, lease, or any other means, property necessary or convenient for use as parking places, including any property necessary or convenient for the opening, widening, straightening, or extending of streets or alleys necessary or convenient for ingress to or egress from any parking place.
(b) Improve any property by the construction thereon of garages, buildings, or other improvements necessary or convenient for parking purposes.
(c) Improve parking places and any property necessary or convenient for ingress to or egress from parking places.
(d) Administer, maintain, operate, and repair parking places.
(e) Collect fees or charges to pay all or any part of the cost of improving, repairing, maintaining, and operating parking places and of acquiring and improving additional parking places.
(f) Levy taxes to pay all or any part of the cost of improving, repairing, maintaining, and operating parking places and of acquiring and improving additional parking places.
(g) Employ engineers, attorneys, and other persons necessary or convenient for the doing of any act authorized by this part.
(h) Do all acts and things necessary or convenient for the accomplishment of the purposes of this part. The enumeration of specific authority in this part does not limit in any way the general authority granted by this subdivision.
Whenever any official or board designated in this part is not and cannot be provided for by a charter city, all acts to be done by such official or board pursuant to this part shall be done and performed by, and all jurisdiction and authority given by this part to such official or board shall be vested in, the official, board, or other body of the charter city empowered by the charter to perform such acts and exercise such jurisdiction and authority.
This part does not affect any other law relating to the same or any similar subject, but provides an alternative authority and procedure for the subject to which it relates. When proceeding under this part, its provisions only need be followed.
This part shall be liberally construed.
The Improvement Act of 1911, the Municipal Improvement Act of 1913, and the Improvement Bond Act of 1915 may be used by a city for the purposes of this part.