(a) The commission has the power of eminent domain and the power to preserve, acquire, construct, improve, and oversee multimodal transportation projects and services on rail rights-of-ways within Santa Cruz County in any manner that facilitates recreational, commuter, intercity, and intercounty travel. An action in eminent domain to acquire property or property interests within any incorporated city or within the unincorporated area of the county may not be commenced unless the governing body of the affected city or county has consented by resolution to the acquisition.
(b) The commission may contract for any services that accomplish its purposes.
(Added by Stats. 2001, Ch. 472, Sec. 2. Effective January 1, 2002.)