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AB-1941 Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority.(2013-2014)

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Amended  IN  Assembly  March 24, 2014

CALIFORNIA LEGISLATURE— 2013–2014 REGULAR SESSION

Assembly Bill
No. 1941


Introduced by Assembly Member Holden

February 19, 2014


An act to amend Section 130051 of the Public Utilities Code, relating to transportation.


LEGISLATIVE COUNSEL'S DIGEST


AB 1941, as amended, Holden. Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority.
Existing law creates the Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority with specified powers and duties relative to transportation planning, programming, and operations in Los Angeles County. The authority is governed by a 14-member board of directors, including the Mayor of the City of Los Angeles, 2 public members and one Los Angeles city council member appointed by the mayor, 4 members appointed from the other cities in the county, the 5 members of the board of supervisors, and a nonvoting member appointed by the Governor.
This bill would expand provide that the board of directors to 16 members by adding members appointed by the Speaker of the Assembly and the Senate Committee on Rules. consists of an unspecified number of members, including an unspecified number of public members appointed by the Mayor of the City of Los Angeles and an unspecified number of members appointed from other cities in the county.

By requiring

To the extent the bill would require the board membership to be expanded, the bill would thereby impose a state-mandated local program.
The California Constitution requires the state to reimburse local agencies and school districts for certain costs mandated by the state. Statutory provisions establish procedures for making that reimbursement.
This bill would provide that, if the Commission on State Mandates determines that the bill contains costs mandated by the state, reimbursement for those costs shall be made pursuant to these statutory provisions.
Vote: MAJORITY   Appropriation: NO   Fiscal Committee: YES   Local Program: YES  

The people of the State of California do enact as follows:


SECTION 1.

 Section 130051 of the Public Utilities Code is amended to read:

130051.
 The Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority consists of 16 ____ members, as follows:
(a) Five members of the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors.
If the number of members of the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors is increased, the authority shall, within 60 days of the increase, submit a plan to the Legislature for revising the composition of the authority.
(b) The Mayor of the City of Los Angeles.
(c) Two _____ public members and one member of the City Council of the City of Los Angeles appointed by the Mayor of the City of Los Angeles.
(d) Four ____ members, each of whom shall be a mayor or a member of a city council, appointed by the Los Angeles County City Selection Committee. For purposes of the selection of these four members, the County of Los Angeles, excluding the City of Los Angeles, shall be divided into the following four sectors:
(1) The North County/San Fernando Valley sector.
(2) The Southwest Corridor sector.
(3) The San Gabriel Valley sector.
(4) The Southeast Long Beach sector.
The League of California Cities, Los Angeles County Division, shall define the sectors. Every city within a sector shall be entitled to vote to nominate one or more candidates from that sector for consideration for appointment by the Los Angeles County City Selection Committee. A city’s vote shall be weighted in the same proportion that its population bears to the total population of all cities within the sector.
The members appointed pursuant to this subdivision shall be appointed by the Los Angeles County City Selection Committee upon an affirmative vote of its members which represent a majority of the population of all cities within the county, excluding the City of Los Angeles.
The members selected by the city selection committee shall serve four-year terms with no limitation on the number of terms that may be served by any individual. The city selection committee may shorten the initial four-year term for one or more of the members for the purpose of ensuring that the members will serve staggered terms.
(e) If the population of the City of Los Angeles, at any time, becomes less than 35 percent of the combined population of all cities in the county, the position of one of the two public members appointed pursuant to subdivision (c), as determined by the Mayor of the City of Los Angeles by lot, shall be vacated, and the vacant position shall be filled by appointment by the city selection committee pursuant to subdivision (d) from a city not represented by any other member appointed pursuant to subdivision (d).

(f)One member appointed by the Speaker of the Assembly.

(g)One member appointed by the Senate Committee on Rules.

(h)

(f) One nonvoting member appointed by the Governor.

SEC. 2.

 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.