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AB-2417 Metro Gold Line Foothill Extension Construction Authority. (2017-2018)

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Date Published: 02/14/2018 09:00 PM
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CALIFORNIA LEGISLATURE— 2017–2018 REGULAR SESSION

Assembly Bill
No. 2417


Introduced by Assembly Member Rodriguez

February 14, 2018


An act to amend Section 132415 of the Public Utilities Code, relating to transportation.


LEGISLATIVE COUNSEL'S DIGEST


AB 2417, as introduced, Rodriguez. Metro Gold Line Foothill Extension Construction Authority.
(1) Existing law creates the Metro Gold Line Foothill Extension Construction Authority, governed by a board of 5 voting members and 3 nonvoting members, appointed as specified, for purposes relating to the development of a light rail project extending from the City of Los Angeles to the Cities of Pasadena and Montclair, and authorizes the authority to accept grants, fees, and allocations from federal, state, local agencies, and private entities, and to accept transfers of funds from federal, state, and local agencies.
This bill would increase to 6 the voting members of the board by adding one voting member appointed by the City of Montclair. Because this bill would require a local authority to assume additional responsibilities, it would create a state-mandated local program.
(2) 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 the statutory provisions noted above.
Vote: MAJORITY   Appropriation: NO   Fiscal Committee: YES   Local Program: YES  

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


SECTION 1.

 Section 132415 of the Public Utilities Code is amended to read:

132415.
 (a) The authority shall be governed by a board consisting of five six voting members and four nonvoting members who shall be appointed as follows:
(1) Three Four members shall be appointed by the City Councils of the Cities of Los Angeles, Montclair, Pasadena, and South Pasadena, with each city council appointing one member by a majority vote of the membership of that city council.
(2) One member shall be appointed by the President of the Governing Board of the San Gabriel Valley Council of Governments, subject to confirmation by that board.
(3) One member shall be appointed by the LACMTA.
(4) One nonvoting member shall be appointed by the Governor.
(5) Two nonvoting members shall be appointed by the City Councils of the Cities of Pasadena and South Pasadena, with each city appointing one nonvoting member.
(6) One nonvoting member shall be appointed by the president of the board of directors of the San Bernardino Associated Governments, subject to confirmation by that board.
(b) All members shall serve a term of not more than four years, with no limit on the number of terms that may be served by any person.
(c) Each appointing authority shall also appoint an alternate member to serve in a member’s absence. If the position of a voting member becomes vacant, the alternate member shall serve until the position is filled as required pursuant to subdivision (a).
(d) Members of the board are subject to the Political Reform Act of 1974 (Title 9 (commencing with Section 81000) of the Government Code).
(e) Three members of the board shall constitute a quorum.
(f) The board shall elect a chairperson and vice chairperson from among the membership of the board.
(g) Each member of the board may be compensated at a rate of not more than one hundred fifty dollars ($150) per day spent attending to the business of the authority. Compensation, if paid, shall not exceed six hundred dollars ($600) per month, plus expenses directly related to the performance of duties imposed by the authority, including, but not limited to, travel and personal expenses.
(h) Members appointed to the board may include members of the entities set forth in subdivision (a), and members of the city councils or other elected officials of the extension cities, or both. The simultaneous membership described in this subdivision shall not constitute a violation of Section 1099 or 1126 of the Government Code.

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.