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  71.799.  Cities of 350,000 or more — powers of district — governing body to determine expenditures. — 1.  In any city with a population of three hundred fifty thousand or more, a district shall have all the powers necessary or convenient to carry out any and all improvements adopted in the ordinance establishing the district and, in addition, may exercise the following powers:

  (1)  Cooperate with other public agencies and with any industry or business located within the district in the implementation of any project within the district;

  (2)  Enter into any agreement with any other public agency, any person, firm, or corporation to effect any of the provisions contained in sections 71.790 to 71.808;

  (3)  Contract and be contracted with, and to sue and be sued;

  (4)  Accept gifts, grants, loans, or contributions from the city in which the district is located, the United States of America, the state of Missouri, political subdivisions, foundations, other public or private agencies, individuals, partnerships, or corporations;

  (5)  Employ such managerial, engineering, legal, technical, clerical, accounting, and other assistance as it may deem advisable.  The district may also contract with independent contractors for any such assistance.

  2.  In any city with a population of three hundred fifty thousand or more, the governing body of the city creating the district shall have final discretion as to how the revenue derived from any tax to be imposed under sections 71.790 to 71.808 shall be used within the scope of the above purposes, and the governing body of the city shall give its advice and consent to members of a board of commissioners appointed by the mayor of the city to administer the district.  The governing body of the city creating the district shall not decrease the level of publicly funded services in the district existing prior to creation of the district or transfer the financial burden of providing the services to the district unless the services at the same time are decreased throughout the city, nor shall the governing body discriminate in the provision of the publicly funded services between areas included in such a district and areas not so included.

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(L. 1982 H.B. 1120 §§ 71.797, 71.799, A.L. 1983 H.B. 713 Revision)


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