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Title 04 Administrative Agencies and Procedures

Chapter 04.25A United Native Americans Public Development Authority

Section 04.25A.040 General Powers

Except as otherwise limited by the constitution of the state, this chapter and the charter, the authority shall have and may exercise all lawful powers necessary or convenient to affect the purposes for which the authority is organized, and to perform authorized corporate functions, including, without limitations, the power to:

  1. own and sell real and personal property;

  2. contract for any corporate purpose with the United States of America, a state and any political subdivision or agency of either, a federally-recognized tribe, and with individuals, associations and corporations;

  3. sue and be sued in its name;

  4. lend and borrow money;

  5. do anything a natural person may do;

  6. perform all manner and type of community services and activities relating to Native Americans living in Spokane;

  7. provide and implement such municipal and community services and functions as the Spokane city council may by resolution direct;

  8. transfer any funds, real or personal property, property interests or services;

  9. receive and administer federal or private goods, or services for any lawful public purpose relating to its mission;

  10. purchase, lease, exchange, mortgage, encumber, improve, use or otherwise transfer or grant security interest in real or personal property or any interests therein; grant or acquire options on real and personal property; and contract regarding the income or receipts from real and personal property;

  11. issue bonds in conformity with applicable provisions of state law in such principal amounts as in the discretion of the board shall be necessary or appropriate to provide sufficient funds for achieving any purposes of the authority; provided, however, that all bonds or liabilities be satisfied exclusively from the assets, properties or credit of the authority and no creditor or other person shall have any recourse to the assets, credit or services of the City hereby, unless the City expressly guarantee such bonds;

  12. contract for, lease and accept transfers, gifts or loans of funds or property from the United States of America, a state and any municipality or political subdivision or agency of either, including property acquired by any such governmental unit through the exercise of its power of eminent domain, any federally-recognized tribe, and from corporations, associations, individuals or any other source, and to comply with the terms and conditions therefore;

  13. manage, on behalf of the United States of America, a state, and any municipality or political subdivision or agency of either, and from any federally-recognized tribe, any property relating to the mission of the authority acquired by such entity through gift, purchase, construction, lease, assignment, default or exercise of the power of eminent domain;

  14. recommend to appropriate governmental authorities public improvements and expenditures relating to the mission of the authority;

  15. recommend to the United States of America, a state, and any municipality or political subdivision or agency of either, or any federally-recognized tribe the existence of any property that, if committed or transferred to the authority, would materially advance the public purpose for which the authority is chartered;

  16. initiate, carry out, and complete such improvements of benefit to the public consistent with its charter as the United States of America, a state, a federally-recognized tribe, and any municipality or political subdivision or agency of either may request;

  17. recommend to the United States of America, a state, any municipality or political subdivision or agency of either, and any federally-recognized tribe, such tax, financing and security measures as the authority may deem appropriate to maximize the public interest in activities in which the authority by its charter has a particular responsibility;

  18. lend its funds, property, credit or services for purposes of the authority, or act as a surety or guarantor for such purposes;

  19. provide advisory, consultative, training, educational and community services or advice to individuals, associations, corporations or governmental agencies with or without charge;

  20. control the use and disposition of property, assets and credit of the authority;

  21. invest and reinvest its funds;

  22. fix and collect charges for services rendered or to be rendered, and establish the consideration (if any) for property transferred;

  23. maintain books and records as appropriate for the conduct of its affairs;

  24. conduct its affairs, carry on its operations and use its property as allowed by law and consistent with this chapter, its charter and its bylaws;

  25. name corporate officials, designate agents and engage employees, prescribing their duties, qualifications and compensation; and secure the services of consultants for professional services, technical assistance or advice;

  26. identify and recommend to the United States of America, a state, any municipality or political subdivision or agency of either, and any federally-recognized tribe, the acquisition by the appropriate governmental entity (for transfer to or use by the authority) of property and property rights, which, if so acquired, whether through purchase or the exercise of eminent domain, and so transferred or used, would materially advance the purpose for which the authority is chartered; and

  27. exercise and enjoy such other powers as may be authorized from time to time by law.

Date Passed: Monday, October 27, 2014

Effective Date: Friday, December 12, 2014

ORD C35168 Section 2