(1) Any county
with a population of one million five hundred thousand or more
that creates a public facilities district pursuant to this
chapter to acquire, own, and operate a convention and trade
center transferred from a public nonprofit corporation is
authorized to acquire by condemnation property or property rights
as may be necessary to carry out the purposes of such district.
If the legislative body of such county chooses to exercise its
authority to acquire property by eminent domain on behalf of such
public facilities district, it must do so pursuant to the
procedures set forth in chapter 8.08 RCW.
(2) The accomplishment of the activities authorized by this chapter is declared to be a strictly public purpose of the municipality or municipal entities authorized to perform the same.
(3) The powers and authority conferred by this section are in addition and supplemental to existing powers or authority. Nothing contained in this section limits any other powers or authority of any agency, political subdivision, or unit of local government of this state.
[2010 1st sp.s. c 15 § 12.]
Findings -- Intent -- Construction -- 2010 1st sp.s. c 15: See notes following RCW 36.100.010.