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793 79TH CONG. , 2D SESS. -CH. 736-AUG. 2 , 1946 ESTABLISHMENT AND POWERS OF THE AGENCY SEC. 4. (a) The District of Columbia Redevelopment Land Agency is hereby established and shall be composed of five members. Two members shall be appointed by the President and three members shall be appointed by the District Commissioners, subject to con- firmation by the Senate. One of the Presidential appointees may be an official of the United States Government; one appointee of the District Commissioners may be an official of the District of Columbia Government. Each nonofficial appointee shall have been a resident of the District of Columbia for at least the five next preceding years, and shall have been engaged or employed during such time in private business or industry, or the private practice of a profession, in the District of Columbia. The terms of members shall be for five years, except that the first appointment of one of the Presidential appointees shall be for three years and the other for five years; one of the first appointments of the District Commissioners shall be for four years, one for two years, and one for one year: Provided, That in the event any member shall cease to hold the official position held by him at the time of his designation or appointment, such cessation shall be deemed to create a vacancy in his membership on the Agency, such vacancy, as well as all vacancies from other causes, to be filled by designation or appointment by the President or District Commis- sioners for the unexpired term. The members shall receive no salary as such, but those members who hold no other salaried public position shall be paid a per diem of $20 for each day of service at meetings or on the work of the Agency. (b) The said District of Columbia Redevelopment Agency is hereby made a body corporate of perpetual duration, the powers of which shall be vested in and exercised by the board of directors thereof, consisting of the five members thereof appointed as above set forth. It shall have the power to adopt, alter, and use a corporate seal which shall be judicially noticed; to make contracts; to sue and be sued, to complain and defend in its own name in any court of competent jurisdiction, State, Federal, or municipal; to make, deliver, and receive deeds, leases, and other instruments and to take title to real and other property in its own name; to adopt, prescribe, amend, repeal, and enforce bylaws, rules, and regulations for the exercise of its powers under this Act or governing the manner in which its business may be conducted and the powers granted to it by this Act may be exercised and enjoyed, including the selection of its chairman and other officers, together with provisions for such com- mittees and the functions thereof as it may deem necessary for facilitation of its work; to protect and enforce any right conferred upon it by this Act, or otherwise acquired, including any lease, sale, or other agreement made by or with it; and in general to exercise all the powers necessary or proper to the performance of its duties and functions under this Act. POWER TO ACQUIRE AND ASSEMBLE REAL PROPERTY SEC. 5. (a) Subject to and in accordance with the procedures, con- ditions, and other provisions of this Act, the Agency is hereby granted the power to further the redevelopment of blighted territory in the District of Columbia and the prevention, reduction, or elimina- tion of blighting factors or causes of blight and for that purpose to acquire and assemble real property by purchase, exchange, gift, dedi- cation, or eminent domain, and including the power to rent, main- tain, manage, operate, repair, clear, transfer, lease, and sell such real property, but excluding the power to build new structures D. C. Redevelop- ment Land Agency. Terms of members. Vacancies. Per diem. Powera New structures, etc. 60 STAT.]