California Government Code
(a) The authority is a public corporation of the State of California that is independent of the agencies from which its board is appointed. Notwithstanding any other provision of law, the powers and duties of the authority are those granted or imposed by this title.
(b) The jurisdiction of the authority shall be the territory of Fort Ord. The jurisdiction of the authority is subject to the provisions of the Cortese-Knox-Hertzberg Local Government Reorganization Act of 2000 (Division 3 (commencing with Section 56000) of Title 5).
(c) The Legislature finds and declares that the planning, financing, and management of the reuse of Fort Ord is a matter of statewide importance, and that the powers and duties granted to the authority by this title shall prevail over those of any local entity, including any city or county, whether formed under the general laws of the State of California or pursuant to a charter, and any joint powers authority.