Section 11-44B-20

Powers of city; vesting of existing rights, powers, and properties.

The city shall have all powers granted to municipal corporations and to cities by the Constitution and laws of this state, together with all the implied powers necessary to carry and execute all the powers granted. The city may acquire property within or without its corporate limits for any purpose, in fee simple or any lesser interest or estate, by purchase, gift, devise, lease, or condemnation, and may sell, lease, mortgage, hold, manage and control such property as the interest may require; and except as prohibited by the Constitution of this state, or restricted by this article, the city shall and may exercise all municipal powers, functions, rights, privileges and immunities of every name and nature whatsoever. The enumeration of particular powers by this article shall not be deemed to be exclusive, and in addition to the powers enumerated therein or implied thereby, or appropriate to the exercise of such powers, it is intended that the city shall have and may exercise all powers which, under the Constitution of this state, it would be competent for this article to specifically enumerate.

All rights, powers and properties of every description which were vested in any city which adopts the mayor-council form of government as herein provided by this article, shall vest in such city under the organization herein provided for, unless in conflict with the provisions of this article.

(Acts 1985, 1st Ex. Sess., No. 85-107, p. 141, §20.)