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DIVISION 10. TRANSIT DISTRICTS [24501 - 107025]

  ( Division 10 repealed and added by Stats. 1955, Ch. 1036.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

PART 3. SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA RAPID TRANSIT DISTRICT [30000 - 33021]

  ( Part 3 added by Stats. 1964, 1st Ex. Sess., Ch. 62. )

CHAPTER 3. Government of District [30200 - 30336]

  ( Chapter 3 added by Stats. 1964, 1st Ex. Sess., Ch. 62. )

ARTICLE 1. Board of Directors [30200 - 30227]
  ( Article 1 added by Stats. 1964, 1st Ex. Sess., Ch. 62. )

30200.
  

All powers, privileges and duties vested in or imposed upon the district shall be exercised and performed by and through a board of directors; provided, however, that the exercise of any and all executive, administrative, and ministerial power may be delegated and redelegated by the board of directors to any of the offices and officers created pursuant to this part or created by the board of directors acting pursuant to this part.

(Added by Stats. 1964, 1st Ex. Sess., Ch. 62.)

30201.
  

The board of directors shall consist of 11 members appointed as follows:

Five by the Board of Supervisors of the County of Los Angeles, who, in the discretion of such board of supervisors, may or may not be members of such board of supervisors, but each of whom shall be a resident of a different supervisorial district.

Two by the Mayor of the City of Los Angeles, subject to confirmation by the City Council of the City of Los Angeles, who may or may not be members of such city council, but each of whom shall be a resident of such city.

Four by the city selection committee, each of whom, in the discretion of such committee, may or may not be a member of the city selection committee, but who shall be an elected city official, shall be a resident of a different city, and shall not be a resident of the City of Los Angeles. The city selection committee shall adopt rules and regulations grouping or combining the areas of the cities within the district, except the City of Los Angeles, into four corridors based on existing or proposed transit lines. The rules and regulations shall provide that the member of the board to be selected by a subcommittee of the city selection committee shall be a resident of the corridor represented by the subcommittee. The terms of office of these four members of the board shall be for four years. On and after January 1, 1977, any appointment to the board shall be made by a subcommittee of the committee, which subcommittee shall include only members representing those cities within the corridor that the previous director represented. The appointment of a subcommittee shall be deemed approved by the city selection committee unless rejected by a two-thirds vote of the committee within 30 days of the appointment. If the appointment is so rejected, the subcommittee shall make another appointment.

(Amended by Stats. 1977, Ch. 203.)

30201.5.
  

Notwithstanding Section 30201, if a director appointed by the Mayor of the City of Los Angeles is a member of the city council of that city, confirmation by the city council is not required. If a director appointed by the mayor is not a member of the city council, the person appointed may serve for 60 days without confirmation.

(Amended by Stats. 1992, Ch. 586, Sec. 1. Effective September 2, 1992.)

30202.
  

At its first regular meeting after the effective date of this part, the Board of Supervisors of the County of Los Angeles shall appoint as members of the first board of directors of the district the number to be appointed by it under Section 30201.

(Added by Stats. 1964, 1st Ex. Sess., Ch. 62.)

30203.
  

At its first regular meeting after the effective date of this part, the Mayor of the City of Los Angeles, subject to confirmation by the City Council of the City of Los Angeles, shall appoint as members of the first board of directors of the district the number to be appointed by it under Section 30201.

(Added by Stats. 1964, 1st Ex. Sess., Ch. 62.)

30204.
  

Each member of the board of directors appointed by the Board of Supervisors of the County of Los Angeles, shall serve at the pleasure of the appointing body. Each member of the board of directors appointed by the Mayor of the City of Los Angeles, subject to confirmation by the City Council of the City of Los Angeles, may be removed at any time thereafter by following the same procedure used for appointment. If he is a member of the Board of Supervisors of the County of Los Angeles or the City Council of the City of Los Angeles and his term of office as a member of such bodies terminates, a vacancy is automatically created in his office as a member of the board of directors. If he is not a member of such bodies his term of office shall terminate at the end of his term as director.

(Added by Stats. 1964, 1st Ex. Sess., Ch. 62.)

30205.
  

Each director appointed by the Board of Supervisors of the County of Los Angeles shall be appointed by resolution, and each director appointed by the Mayor of the City of Los Angeles, subject to confirmation by the City Council of the City of Los Angeles, shall be confirmed by resolution, and certified copies of the resolutions, together with notices of appointments made thereby, shall be forwarded without delay to the secretary of the district and to the County Clerk of Los Angeles County.

(Amended by Stats. 1998, Ch. 829, Sec. 54. Effective January 1, 1999.)

30206.
  

Any vacancy in the members of the board of directors appointed by the County of Los Angeles or by the City of Los Angeles shall be filled by appointment in the same manner as the appointment was made to the office in which the vacancy exists, in the manner provided in this part.

(Added by Stats. 1964, 1st Ex. Sess., Ch. 62.)

30207.
  

A city selection committee shall be established which shall consist of one member representing each city within the district as described in Section 30100, except the City of Los Angeles. Each member of the city selection committee shall serve without compensation from the district and shall be designated and appointed by and be a member of the governing body of the city they represent. As a member of the city selection committee, each member shall be entitled to vote on all motions coming before the committee or subcommittee thereof of which that member is a member, and shall be entitled to cast one vote for each 10,000, or major fractional part thereof, of population in the city represented by the member as shown by the latest population estimate prepared by the Demographic Research Unit of the Department of Finance pursuant to Section 2227 of the Revenue and Taxation Code; provided, that each member shall have at least one vote and no city shall have votes exceeding in number the total number of votes of all the other cities represented on the committee. For the purposes of this section, the term “major fractional part” means a fractional part larger than one-half.

(Amended by Stats. 2019, Ch. 29, Sec. 132. (SB 82) Effective June 27, 2019.)

30208.
  

On or before the second Monday which is not a holiday following the effective date of this part, the governing body of each city within the district, except the City of Los Angeles, shall appoint from among its members, to serve as members of the city selection committee, the number of members of the city selection committee to be appointed by it under Section 30207.

(Added by Stats. 1964, 1st Ex. Sess., Ch. 62.)

30209.
  

Each member of the city selection committee shall serve at the pleasure of the governing body of the city by which he was appointed. If his term of office as a member of such appointing body terminates, a vacancy is automatically created in his office as a member of the city selection committee, and also as a member of the board of directors, if he is so serving.

(Added by Stats. 1964, 1st Ex. Sess., Ch. 62.)

30210.
  

Each member of the city selection committee shall be appointed by a resolution adopted by the governing body of the appointing body. Certified copies of all resolutions of appointment, together with notices of appointment made thereby, shall be forwarded without delay to the secretary of the district.

(Amended by Stats. 1967, Ch. 875.)

30211.
  

Any vacancy in the city selection committee shall be filled by appointment by the body which originally made the appointment to the office in which the vacancy exists, in the manner provided in this part.

(Added by Stats. 1964, 1st Ex. Sess., Ch. 62.)

30212.
  

No person serving as a member of the city selection committee shall be eligible for appointment to any salaried office or employment in the service of the district nor shall he become eligible for such appointment within one (1) year after he has ceased to be a member of the city selection committee; provided, however, that, as provided in this part, members of the city selection committee may serve as directors of the district.

(Added by Stats. 1964, 1st Ex. Sess., Ch. 62.)

30213.
  

The county auditor shall furnish the necessary certificates as to assessed valuation to enable the city selection committee to function.

(Added by Stats. 1964, 1st Ex. Sess., Ch. 62.)

30214.
  

All meetings of the city selection committee shall be conducted pursuant to the Ralph M. Brown Act, Chapter 9 (commencing with Section 54950) of Part 1, Division 2, Title 5 of the Government Code.

(Added by Stats. 1964, 1st Ex. Sess., Ch. 62.)

30215.
  

The presence of members of the city selection committee representing more than fifty (50) percent of the total number of votes of all the members of the city selection committee shall constitute a quorum.

(Added by Stats. 1964, 1st Ex. Sess., Ch. 62.)

30216.
  

The affirmative votes of members representing more than fifty (50) percent of the total number of votes of all the members of the city selection committee shall be necessary and, except as otherwise provided in this part, shall be sufficient to carry any motion coming before the city selection committee.

(Added by Stats. 1964, 1st Ex. Sess., Ch. 62.)

30217.
  

Within ten (10) days after the Secretary of State has received certified copies of the resolutions appointing a majority of the city selection committee, he shall call the first meeting of the city selection committee to be held not less than twenty (20) days thereafter at an appropriate time and place. The meeting shall be held in any city within the district designated by the Secretary of State, and may be adjourned from time to time or to a different place as determined by a majority of the total number of votes of all members present whether there be a quorum or less than a quorum.

(Added by Stats. 1964, 1st Ex. Sess., Ch. 62.)

30218.
  

The city selection committee shall appoint from its members a chairman and such other officers as may be necessary. Until a chairman is appointed, the Secretary of State, or his deputy, shall act as chairman.

(Added by Stats. 1964, 1st Ex. Sess., Ch. 62.)

30219.
  

The city selection committee shall appoint as members the number to be appointed by it under Section 30201 as the first board of directors of the district. All such appointments shall be completed within ten (10) days after the first meeting called by the Secretary of State.

(Added by Stats. 1964, 1st Ex. Sess., Ch. 62.)

30220.
  

Members of the board of directors who are not members of the Board of Supervisors of the County of Los Angeles or members of the City Council of the City of Los Angeles shall, at the first meeting of the board of directors be assigned by lot so far as possible staggered terms of one, two, three and four years in that order and thereafter the terms of such members of the board of directors shall be four years.

(Amended by Stats. 1967, Ch. 875.)

30221.
  

Whenever a vacancy occurs in the member of the board appointed by a subcommittee of the city selection committee, the vacancy shall be filled by that subcommittee. The subcommittee shall meet within 30 days following the occurrence to appoint a director to fill the vacancy. The board shall determine promptly the time and place of the meeting of the subcommittee and shall give the members at least 10 days notice thereof. Whenever there shall not be quorum present at the meeting of the subcommittee, the meeting shall be adjourned to a subsequent time and place as determined by a majority of the total number of votes present.

The appointment of the subcommittee shall be deemed approved by the city selection committee unless rejected by a two-thirds vote of the committee within 30 days of the appointment. If the appointment is so rejected, the subcommittee shall make another appointment.

An appointment to fill a vacancy shall be for the unexpired portion of the term.

(Amended by Stats. 1976, Ch. 469.)

30222.
  

The city selection committee shall meet within 45 days after receiving the latest population estimate prepared by the Demographic Research Unit of the Department of Finance pursuant to Section 2227 of the Revenue and Taxation Code (1) to determine the number of votes each member is entitled to cast and (2) to enable each subcommittee of the committee to appoint a member to the board on the basis of the newly determined number of votes each member is entitled to cast; provided, however, that nothing herein shall prevent the reappointment of directors who are currently serving or who have served previously. The board shall determine the time and place of the meeting of the city selection committee and shall give the members at least 10 days’ notice thereof. Whenever there shall not be a quorum present at the meeting of the city selection committee, the meeting shall be adjourned to a subsequent time and place as determined by a majority of the total number of votes present.

(Amended by Stats. 2019, Ch. 29, Sec. 133. (SB 82) Effective June 27, 2019.)

30223.
  

Upon petition signed by members of the city selection committee representing more than two-thirds (2/3) of the total number of votes of all the members of the city selection committee, the city selection committee shall meet for the purpose of considering the recall of any member of the board of directors appointed by the city selection committee and named in such petition. The board of directors shall determine promptly the time and place of the meeting of the city selection committee and shall give the members at least ten (10) days notice thereof. Whenever there shall not be a quorum present at the meeting of the city selection committee the meeting shall be adjourned to a subsequent time and place as determined by a majority of the total number of votes present. If at such meeting another person is appointed in place of the person named in the petition such person shall be deemed to be recalled and the vacancy created thereby shall be filled by the new member thus appointed.

(Added by Stats. 1964, 1st Ex. Sess., Ch. 62.)

30224.
  

Members of the board of directors shall serve until their respective successors are appointed and qualified.

(Added by Stats. 1964, 1st Ex. Sess., Ch. 62.)

30225.
  

Except as provided in Section 30251 of this part, no person serving as a director shall be eligible for appointment to any salaried office or employment in the service of the district nor shall he become eligible for such appointment or employment within one (1) year after he has ceased to be a director.

(Added by Stats. 1964, 1st Ex. Sess., Ch. 62.)

30226.
  

In order to provide orderly transition from the Los Angeles Metropolitan Transit Authority (herein sometimes referred to as “authority”) to the district, it may be desirable for a member or members or former member or members of the authority to serve or continue to serve as a member or members of the board of directors of the district and nothing in this part shall prevent each one of the three appointing bodies from each appointing a member or members of the authority as a member or members of the board of directors of the district if the appointing body involved, in its discretion, wishes so to do.

(Added by Stats. 1964, 1st Ex. Sess., Ch. 62.)

30227.
  

Within ten (10) days after the Secretary of State has received certified copies of the resolutions appointing a majority of the directors, he shall call the first meeting of the board of directors at an appropriate time within twenty (20) days thereafter. The meeting shall be held in the City of Los Angeles.

(Added by Stats. 1964, 1st Ex. Sess., Ch. 62.)

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