(a) After complying with Section 65402 and Article 8 (commencing with Section 54220) of Chapter 5 of Part 1 of Division 2 of Title 5, in managing its real property acquired prior to January 1, 1984, a county may do any of the following:

(1) Sell, lease for a term not to exceed 99 years, or lease with an option to purchase for a term not to exceed 99 years, any of its real property to any person, partnership, corporation, or governmental entity the governing body selects for purposes of cultural, residential, commercial, or industrial use or development, subject to periodic review by the county, upon the terms and conditions determined by the board of supervisors.

(2) Participate as a principal party in the development of cultural, residential, commercial, or industrial uses or development thereof as a public works project.

(3) Contract for the management, marketing, operation, or leasing of its real property for purposes of cultural, residential, commercial, or industrial use or development.

(b) Prior to entering into any agreement pursuant to subdivision (a), the board of supervisors shall determine that the sale, lease, lease with option to purchase, development, or other contract will result in economic benefits to the county. If the proposed agreement is a lease, the board of supervisors shall also make both of the following determinations:

(1) That the public benefit of the proposed lease agreement is expected to be greater than the public benefit which would result from the sale of the property.

(2) That a reasonable expectation exists that future public need justifies retention of the fee ownership of the property.

If the property to be used or developed is adjacent to, or a portion of, real property which is, or will be, used for other governmental activities, the board of supervisors shall also determine that the agreement will not interfere with the use or development of the remaining public property.

(c) In managing any of its property acquired after January 1, 1984, and after complying with Section 65402 and Article 8 (commencing with Section 54220) of Chapter 5 of Part 1 of Division 2 of Title 5, a county may sell, lease, lease with option to purchase, develop, or otherwise dispose of that property in the manner set forth in this section. This subdivision is not applicable to any county property acquired through eminent domain proceedings.

(Amended by Stats. 1994, Ch. 939, Sec. 4. Effective September 28, 1994. Operative January 1, 1995, by Sec. 29 of Ch. 939.)