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AB-24 Bay Area Transportation Commission: election of commissioners.(2015-2016)



SECTION 1.

 The heading of Title 7.1 (commencing with Section 66500) of the Government Code is amended to read:

TITLE 7.1.  BAY AREA TRANSPORTATION COMMISSION

SEC. 2.

 Section 66500 of the Government Code is amended to read:

66500.
 This title shall be known as the Metropolitan  Bay Area  Transportation Commission Act.

SEC. 3.

 Section 66502 of the Government Code is amended to read:

66502.
 There is hereby created, as a local area planning agency and not as a part of the executive branch of the state government, the Metropolitan Transportation Commission to provide comprehensive regional transportation planning for the region comprised of the City and County of San Francisco and the Counties of Alameda, Contra Costa, Marin, Napa, San Mateo, Santa Clara, Solano, and Sonoma.
As used in this title, “region” means the region described in this section.
This section shall remain in effect only until January 1, 2017, and as of that date is repealed, unless a later enacted statute, that is enacted before January 1, 2017, deletes or extends that date.

SEC. 4.

 Section 66502 is added to the Government Code, to read:

66502.
 There is hereby created, as a local area planning agency and not as a part of the executive branch of the state government, the Bay Area Transportation Commission to provide comprehensive regional transportation planning for the region comprised of the City and County of San Francisco and the Counties of Alameda, Contra Costa, Marin, Napa, San Mateo, Santa Clara, Solano, and Sonoma.
As used in this title, “region” means the region described in this section.
This section shall become operative on January 1, 2017.

SEC. 5.

 Section 66503 of the Government Code is amended to read:

66503.
 The commission shall consist of 21 members as follows:
(a) Two members each from the City and County of San Francisco and the Counties of Contra Costa and San Mateo, and three members each from the Counties of Alameda and Santa Clara. With respect to the members from the City and County of San Francisco, the mayor shall appoint one member and the board of supervisors shall appoint one member. With respect to the members from Alameda, Contra Costa, San Mateo, and Santa Clara Counties, the city selection committee organized in each county pursuant to Article 11 (commencing with Section 50270) of Chapter 1 of Part 1 of Division 1 of Title 5, shall appoint one member and the board of supervisors shall appoint one member. The Mayor of the City of Oakland shall be self-appointed or shall appoint a member of the Oakland City Council to serve as the third member from the County of Alameda. The Mayor of the City of San Jose shall be self-appointed or shall appoint a member of the San Jose City Council to serve as the third member from the County of Santa Clara.
(b) One member each from Marin, Napa, Solano, and Sonoma Counties. The city selection committee of these counties shall furnish to the board of supervisors the names of three nominees and the board of supervisors shall appoint one of the nominees to represent the county.
(c) One representative each appointed by the Association of Bay Area Governments and the San Francisco Bay Conservation and Development Commission. The representative appointed by the San Francisco Bay Conservation and Development Commission shall be a member of the commission and a resident of the City and County of San Francisco, and shall be approved by the Mayor of San Francisco.
(d) One representative, who shall be a nonvoting member, appointed by the Secretary of Transportation.
(e) One representative each appointed by the United States Department of Transportation and Department of Housing and Urban Development. However, these representatives shall serve only if the agencies they represent are amenable to these appointments. These representatives shall be nonvoting members.
(f) Public officers, whether elected or appointed, may be appointed and serve as members of the commission during their terms of public office.
(g) No more than three members appointed pursuant to subdivisions (a), (b), and (c) shall be residents of the same county.
This section shall remain in effect only until January 1, 2017, and as of that date is repealed, unless a later enacted statute, that is enacted before January 1, 2017, deletes or extends that date.

SEC. 6.

 Section 66503.1 is added to the Government Code, to read:

66503.1.
 (a) On and after January 1, 2017, the commission shall consist of members elected by district within the geographic jurisdiction of the commission. Each district shall have approximately 750,000 residents, based on the 2010 Census. It is the intent of the Legislature that the district boundaries be drawn by a citizen’s redistricting commission.
(b) Each district shall elect one commissioner. However, each district that includes within the boundaries of the district any toll bridge, or portion thereof, shall elect two commissioners. As used within this subdivision, “toll bridge” means the seven state-owned toll bridges within the geographic jurisdiction of the commission and the Golden Gate Bridge.
(c) The initial elections for commissioners shall occur in 2016, with elected commissioners to take office on January 1, 2017.
(d) It is the intent of the Legislature that campaigns for commissioner should be publicly financed.

SEC. 7.

 Section 66504 of the Government Code is amended to read:

66504.
 Each commissioner’s term of office is four years; provided, however, that the commissioners appointed by the Mayor of the City of Oakland and the Mayor of the City of San Jose shall have an initial term of office ending in February 2015. A commissioner appointed as a public officer vacates his or her commission seat upon ceasing to hold such public office unless the appointing authority consents to completion of the term of office. Commissioners shall be selected for their special familiarity with the problems and issues in the field of transportation.
This section shall remain in effect only until January 1, 2017, and as of that date is repealed, unless a later enacted statute, that is enacted before January 1, 2017, deletes or extends that date.

SEC. 8.

 Section 66504 is added to the Government Code, to read:

66504.
 (a) Each commissioner’s term of office is four years.
(b) This section shall become operative on January 1, 2017.

SEC. 9.

 Section 66537 is added to the Government Code, to read:

66537.
 Any reference in any law to “Metropolitan Transportation Commission” or “MTC” shall be deemed to refer to the Bay Area Transportation Commission.
This section shall become operative on January 1, 2017.

SEC. 10.

 Section 30950 of the Streets and Highways Code is amended to read:

30950.
 For the purposes of this chapter, Chapter 4 (commencing with Section 30910), and Chapter 4.5 (commencing with Section 31000), “the authority” is the Bay Area Toll Authority, which is hereby created. The authority is a public instrumentality governed by the same board as that governing the Metropolitan Transportation Commission. The authority is, however, a separate entity from the Metropolitan Transportation Commission.
This section shall remain in effect only until January 1, 2017, and as of that date is repealed, unless a later enacted statute, that is enacted before January 1, 2017, deletes or extends that date.

SEC. 11.

 Section 30950 is added to the Streets and Highways Code, to read:

30950.
 For the purposes of this chapter, Chapter 4 (commencing with Section 30910), and Chapter 4.5 (commencing with Section 31000), “the authority” is the Bay Area Transportation Commission.
This section shall become operative on January 1, 2017.
SEC. 12.
 If the Commission on State Mandates determines that this act contains costs mandated by the state, reimbursement to local agencies and school districts for those costs shall be made pursuant to Part 7 (commencing with Section 17500) of Division 4 of Title 2 of the Government Code.