De Kamp, 072683 CAAGO, AGO 83-303

Docket Nº:AGO 83-303
Case Date:July 26, 1983
Court:California
 
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JOHN K. VAN DE KAMP Attorney General
ANTHONY S. DA VIGO Deputy Attorney General
AGO 83-303
No. 83-303
California Attorney General Opinion
Office of the Attorney General State of California
July 26, 1983
         THE HONORABLE GERALD J. GEERLINGS, COUNTY COUNSEL, COUNTY OF RIVERSIDE, has requested an opinion on the following question:          Does the transfer of ownership of a farm labor center by a housing authority to a private nonprofit organization for continued operation require the adoption of a resolution that the need for the operation of such housing no longer exists?          CONCLUSION          The transfer of ownership of a farm labor center by a housing authority to a private nonprofit organization for continued operation requires the adoption of a resolution that the need for the operation of such housing pursuant to the provisions of the Farm Labor Center Law no longer exists, to wit, that it need not be operated by the housing authority.          ANALYSIS          Section 360511 sets forth the legislative findings and declarations with respect to the Farm Labor Center Law, as follows:
"In enacting this part, the Legislature hereby finds and declares that there is a need for farm labor centers for the assembling, domiciling, and housing of persons and families engaged in agricultural work to help assure the agricultural communities of a supply of such workers as and when they are needed; that the operation of farm labor centers is a proper function for housing authorities established pursuant to the Housing Authorities Law (Chapter 1 (commencing with Section 34200), Part 2, Division 24); and that the necessity in the public interest for the provisions herein enacted is hereby declared as a matter of legislative determination and of statewide application. It is further declared by the Legislature that its intent in enacting this part is to remedy the conditions described in this section by providing for the furnishing of the farm labor centers authorized herein to single persons and families whose principal source of income is agricultural work, without regard to whether such persons and families have low incomes."
         Section 36056 provides:
"Any housing authority may adopt a resolution stating the need for and, with the concurrence of the local governing body, may acquire through
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