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  71.796.  Powers of governing body in establishing and maintaining district. — The governing body in establishing and maintaining a business district shall have all the powers necessary to carry out any and all improvements adopted in the ordinance establishing the district including:

  (1)  To close existing streets or alleys or to open new streets and alleys or to widen or narrow existing streets and alleys in whole or in part;

  (2)  To construct or install pedestrian or shopping malls, plazas, sidewalks or moving sidewalks, parks, meeting and display facilities, convention centers, arenas, bus stop shelters, lighting, benches or other seating furniture, sculptures, telephone booths, traffic signs, fire hydrants, kiosks, trash receptacles, marquees, awnings, canopies, walls and barriers, paintings, murals, alleys, shelters, display cases, fountains, rest rooms, information booths, aquariums, aviaries, tunnels and ramps, pedestrian and vehicular overpasses and underpasses, and each and every other useful or necessary or desired improvement;

  (3)  To landscape and plant trees, bushes and shrubbery, flowers and each and every and other kind of decorative planting;

  (4)  To install and operate, or to lease, public music and news facilities;

  (5)  To purchase and operate buses, minibuses, mobile benches, and other modes of transportation;

  (6)  To construct and operate child-care facilities;

  (7)  To lease space within the district for sidewalk cafe tables and chairs;

  (8)  To construct lakes, dams, and waterways of whatever size;

  (9)  To provide special police or cleaning facilities and personnel for the protection and enjoyment of the property owners and the general public using the facilities of such business district;

  (10)  To maintain, as hereinafter provided, all city-owned streets, alleys, malls, bridges, ramps, tunnels, lawns, trees and decorative plantings of each and every nature, and every structure or object of any nature whatsoever constructed or operated by the said municipality;

  (11)  To grant permits for newsstands, sidewalk cafes, and each and every other useful or necessary or desired private usage of public or private property;

  (12)  To prohibit or restrict vehicular traffic on such streets within the business district as the governing body may deem necessary and to provide the means for access by emergency vehicles to or in such areas;

  (13)  To lease, acquire, dispose of, construct, reconstruct, extend, maintain, or repair parking lots or parking garages, both above and below ground, or other facilities for the parking of vehicles, including the power to install such facilities in public areas, whether such areas are owned in fee or by easement;

  (14)  To promote business activity in the district by, but not limited to, advertising, decoration of any public place in the area, promotion of public events which are to take place on or in public places, furnishing of music in any public place, and the general promotion of trade activities in the district.


(L. 1972 H.B. 1156 § 4, A.L. 2006 S.B. 1094)

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