(a) Pursuant to the provisions of Government Code § 25350.60 and subject to the procedures specified in this section, the Public Works Director is hereby authorized to perform all acts necessary to approve and accept for the County the acquisition of any interest in real property where the purchase price for such interest does not exceed fifty thousand dollars ($50,000.00).
(b) The Public Works Director may approve and accept the acquisition of any interest in real property only if funds have been appropriated by the Board of Supervisors for the acquisition and such acquisition (1) is in furtherance of a project which the Board of Supervisors has previously determined to undertake or (2) is in furtherance of a project undertaken by the Director of Public Works.
(c) In acting pursuant to this section, the Public Works Director shall comply with all applicable laws pertaining to the acquisition of the property as otherwise apply to Board action, including but not limited to: notice to the property owner(s), determination of fair market value or appraisal of the subject real property, offer to purchase, recordation of deed(s), submittal to appropriate planning agency in accordance with Government Code § 65402 and environmental assessment and review pursuant to NEPA or CEQA, as may be appropriate.
(d) Upon acceptance of any deed or grant the Public Works Director shall promptly execute a certificate of acceptance substantially in the form specified in Government Code § 27281 and shall transmit same to the County Recorder for recording.
(e) Nothing in this grant of authority shall divest the Board of Supervisors of its authority to acquire interests in real property. (Ord. 2378, § 1, 1/2/2007; renewed by Ord. 2504, § 1, 7/9/2013; renewed by Ord. 2611, § 1, 9/11/2018)