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DIVISION 5. PARKS AND MONUMENTS
CHAPTER 2. Counties and Cities
Article 2.6. County Theatrical Schools and Institutes*
5140. Counties with population of four million; acquisition and operation of schools for instruction in dramatic or theatrical arts; leases. In addition to its other powers the board of supervisors of any county with a population of four million or more may:
(a) Acquire land for and construct, lease or otherwise acquire, furnish, refurnish, maintain or repair buildings for special or technical schools or institutes for instruction in the dramatic or theatrical arts, and related facilities, including, without limitation to, public auditoriums or playhouses and offstreet parking places for motor vehicles;
(b) Operate such schools or institutes and other related facilities, and, in the operation thereof, charge such fees as are necessary to defray the cost of instruction, issue certificates evidencing completion of the instruction taken to the satisfaction of the board, present theatrical and other entertainment to the public and charge admission thereto, and exercise any other power the board deems necessary and proper to promote the objects and purposes of such schools or institutes and their related facilities;
(c) Enter into an operating lease or sublease, without advertising for bids therefor, of such buildings, structures and facilities, or any thereof, with any nonprofit association or corporation for their maintenance, operation, and management, or any thereof, for such purposes and for a specific term, not to exceed 40 years, such lease or sublease to include provisions regarding manner of use as required by law and such other terms and conditions as the board sees fit.
* Article 2.6 added by Stats. 1969, p. 2706, in effect November 10, 1969.