CA Gov't Code Section 6520


Notwithstanding any other provision of law, the Board of Supervisors of San Diego County and the City Council of the City of San Diego may create by joint powers agreement, the San Diego Courthouse, Jail, and Related Facilities Development Agency, hereinafter referred to as “the agency,” which shall have all the powers and duties of a redevelopment agency pursuant to Part 1 (commencing with Section 33000) of Division 24 of the Health and Safety Code as well as all the powers of a joint powers agency pursuant to this chapter, with respect to the acquisition, construction, improvement, financing, and operation of a combined courthouse-criminal justice facility, including a parking garage, and other related improvements, hereinafter referred to as “the facility.”


The agency shall be governed by a board of directors composed of one city council member and one citizen designated by the San Diego City Council; one supervisor and one citizen designated by the San Diego County Board of Supervisors; two citizens appointed by the presiding judge of the superior court effective during his or her term of presidence; the Sheriff of San Diego County; the president or designee of the San Diego County Bar Association; and one citizen designated by the District Attorney of San Diego County; all of whom shall serve at the pleasure of the appointing power and without further compensation.


The City of San Diego and the County of San Diego shall each have the power of nonconcurrence over any action taken by the board of directors, provided that a motion for reconsideration is made by a member of the board of directors immediately following the vote of the board of directors approving such action, and further provided that the city council or the board of supervisors votes to nullify such action, by a majority vote of its membership, within 30 days.


The county may transfer to the agency county funds in either a Courthouse Temporary Construction Fund or a County Criminal Justice Facility Temporary Construction Fund, or both, to be expended for purposes of the facility.


In addition to those funds, (1) the agency’s governing body may allot up to 15 percent of the fines and forfeitures received by the City of San Diego pursuant to Section 1463 of the Penal Code from the service area of the downtown courts, as defined by the agency, for expenditure by the agency for the purposes specified in subdivision (a); (2) the City of San Diego and the County of San Diego may allot to the agency any state or federal funds received for purposes of the facility; and (3) the agency may expend any rent, parking fees, or taxes received on leasehold interests in the facility, for the purposes specified in subdivision (a).
Last Updated

Aug. 19, 2023

§ 6520’s source at ca​.gov