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Public Utilities Code - PUC

DIVISION 10. TRANSIT DISTRICTS [24501 - 107025]

  ( Division 10 repealed and added by Stats. 1955, Ch. 1036. )

PART 16. SONOMA-MARIN AREA RAIL TRANSIT DISTRICT [105000 - 105337]

  ( Part 16 added by Stats. 2002, Ch. 341, Sec. 4. )

CHAPTER 3. Government of District [105020 - 105052]

  ( Chapter 3 added by Stats. 2002, Ch. 341, Sec. 4. )

ARTICLE 2. Powers and Duties of Board of Directors [105030 - 105033]
  ( Article 2 added by Stats. 2002, Ch. 341, Sec. 4. )

105030.
  

The board is the legislative body of the district and, consistent with the provisions of this part, shall determine all district policy.

(Added by Stats. 2002, Ch. 341, Sec. 4. Effective January 1, 2003.)

105031.
  

The board shall select one of its members as chairperson, and another of its members as vice chairperson, who shall serve in the absence of the chairperson.

(Added by Stats. 2002, Ch. 341, Sec. 4. Effective January 1, 2003.)

105032.
  

It shall be the duty of the board and it shall have the power to:

(a) Own, operate, manage, and maintain a passenger rail system within the territory of the district.

(b) Determine the rail transit facilities, including ancillary bicycle and pedestrian pathways, to be acquired and constructed by the district, the manner of operation, and the means to finance them.

(c) Adopt an annual budget for the district that provides for the compensation of its officers and employees.

(d) Fix rates, rentals, charges, and classifications of rail transit service operated by the district.

(e) Adopt an administrative code that prescribes the powers and duties of district officers, the method of appointment of district employees, and the methods, procedures, and systems for the operation and management of the district.

(f) Adopt rules and regulations governing the use of rail transit facilities owned or operated by the district.

(g) Cause a postaudit of the financial transactions and records of the district to be made at least annually by a certified public accountant.

(h) Adopt rules and regulations providing for the administration of employer-employee relations.

(i) Do any and all things necessary to carry out the purposes of this part.

(Added by Stats. 2002, Ch. 341, Sec. 4. Effective January 1, 2003.)

105033.
  

(a) The board is authorized to establish the position of chief of police. The chief of police shall be a duly sworn peace officer who shall be appointed by the board and who shall meet the current requirements of the Commission on Peace Officer Standards and Training pursuant to Title 4 (commencing with Section 13500) of Part 4 of the Penal Code.

(b) If the board determines that more than one peace officer is needed, the board shall contract with law enforcement agencies located within the County of Marin or the County of Sonoma for the additional law enforcement services of one or more duly sworn peace officers who shall meet the current requirements of the Commission on Peace Officer Standards and Training pursuant to Title 4 (commencing with Section 13500) of Part 4 of the Penal Code.

(Added by Stats. 2015, Ch. 492, Sec. 1. (SB 626) Effective January 1, 2016.)

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