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California Laws | Military and Veterans Code
DIVISION 2. THE MILITARY FORCES OF THE STATE
PART 1. THE STATE MILITIA

(b) If the advisory committee is appointed pursuant to subdivision (a), the Adjutant General shall determine the number of members to be appointed to the committee, which shall include representation from cities and counties and organizations or associations which represent the interests of homeless persons. The members of the committee shall serve without compensation. (781)

(c) The committee may advise the Adjutant General on issues including, but not limited to, the use of the California National Guard armories as shelters for the homeless. It is not the function of the committee to advise the Adjutant General on matters pertaining to the California National Guard which do not directly impact local communities. (782)

439. Any city, city and county or county may acquire, provide, and maintain buildings, halls, meeting places, and supply stations for the use of the United States Department of the Army, the United States Department of the Navy, the United States Department of the Air Force, the California National Guard, and for such purposes the governing body of the city, or city and county, and the board of supervisors of any county may: (783)

(a) Purchase, receive by donation, donate, dedicate, condemn, lease for the use of the Adjutant General for a term not to exceed 99 years or as provided in Section 37392 of the Government Code, or acquire real or personal property, with or without improvements, and erect such buildings, halls, meeting places, and supply stations thereon. (784)

(b) Purchase, construct, lease for the use of the Adjutant General for a term not to exceed 99 years or as provided in Section 37392 of the Government Code, furnish, or repair such buildings, and property and provide for the proper maintenance and management thereof. (785)

(c) Enter into agreements on behalf of the city, city and county, or county with the Secretary of the Department of the Army, Secretary of the Department of the Air Force, and the Secretary of the Department of the Navy of the United States, and the Adjutant General of the State of California for the use and occupancy of such buildings, including any buildings constructed as memorials or for other purposes. (786)

(d) Establish a fund for the purposes hereof, levy a special tax for such purposes, and incur in the manner provided by law a bonded indebtedness on behalf of the city, city and county or the county for any of the purposes of this section. (787)

439.1. (a) The Legislature hereby finds and declares that the Military Department is unable to perform its security, emergency response, and social and community missions due to deficiencies in the physical condition and suitability of some of its armories, and according to a 2006 Bureau of State Audit report, at least 87 percent of the 109 armories in California are in need of improvement. (788)

(b) It is the intent of the Legislature to ensure that the Military Department has adequate facilities to perform its security, emergency response, and social and community missions. (789)

(c) The Military Department shall, on or before April 1, 2008, and each year thereafter, submit a report to the Legislature on the status of all California armories. For each armory, the report shall include: (790)

(1) The location of the armory. (791)

(2) The utilization of the facilities of the armory for military missions, emergency response, and community and social services. (792)

(3) The physical condition of the facilities of the armory for its current missions and uses. (793)

(4) Any identified improvement, renovation, and modernization projects for the facilities of the armory, and the total estimated costs to complete these projects. (794)

(5) The status of recent improvements undertaken at the facilities of the armory. (795)

(6) An 18-month projection of all work and improvements that will be completed on the facilities of the armory. (796)

(7) The projected workload and staffing necessary for the maintenance, repairs, improvements, and operating expenses of the facilities of the armory. (797)

Article 3. Los Angeles Air Force Base Housing (440-444) (798)(Text)

440. Notwithstanding any other provision of law, the Department of Housing and Community Development, the County of Los Angeles, the City of Inglewood, the City of Hawthorne, and the City of El Segundo, may enter into a joint powers agreement, pursuant to Chapter 5 (commencing with Section 6500) of Division 7 of Title 1 of the Government Code, for the purposes of providing a short-term solution to the problem of providing housing for military personnel stationed at Los Angeles Air Force Base. (799)

441. The joint powers agreement entered into pursuant to this article may be modified, as necessary, to include other public agencies contiguous to the local agencies specified in Section 440. (800)

442. For the purposes of this article, the power to provide a short-term solution to the problem of housing for military personnel stationed at Los Angeles Air Force Base shall be a power common to the contracting parties specified in this article, as required by Section 6502 of the Government Code. (801)

443. The Department of Housing and Community Development shall not bear the costs to implement or administer any housing program established pursuant to the joint powers agreement authorized by this article. (802)

443.5. No moneys received by or administered by the state under the federal HOME program which is part of the Cranston-Gonzalez National Affordable Housing Act (P.L. 101-625) shall be used for purposes of this article. (803)

444. A jurisdiction that is a party to the joint powers agreement authorized by this article shall comply with Article 10.6 (commencing with Section 65580) of Chapter 3 of Division 1 of Title 7 of the Government Code. (804)

CHAPTER 9. MILITARY COURTS (450-474) (805)(Text)

450. The military courts of this State are: (a) general courts-martial; (b) special courts-martial; (c) summary courts-martial; and (d) courts of inquiry. (806)

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