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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  ( Division 10 repealed and added by Stats. 1955, Ch. 1036.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 8. Provisions Relating to the Los Angeles Metropolitan Transit Authority [31000 - 31005]
  ( Chapter 8 added by Stats. 1964, 1st Ex. Sess., Ch. 62. )

31000.
  

On the date (which is hereinafter referred to as “merger date”) of the second regular meeting of the board held pursuant to Section 30251 that follows the meeting referred to in Section 30227 the Los Angeles Metropolitan Transit Authority (herein sometimes referred to as “authority”) shall be merged into the district. Such merger shall be effective upon the recording with the Recorder of the County of Los Angeles of the certificate provided for in Section 31001.

Upon such merger the separate existence of the authority ceases, and the district shall succeed, ipso facto and by operation of law and without other transfer, to all the rights and property of the authority, and shall be subject to all the legally enforceable debts and liabilities of the authority, in the same manner as if the district had itself incurred them.

All rights of creditors and all liens upon the property of the authority shall be preserved unimpaired, limited in lien to the property affected by such liens immediately prior to the time of the merger.

Any action or proceeding pending by or against the authority may be prosecuted to judgment, which shall bind the district, or the district may be proceeded against or substituted in its place.

For the protection of the holders of the outstanding, unmatured bonds and other evidences of indebtedness of the authority the district shall have power to take all actions and do all things necessary or required for the protection of such holders and for compliance with the terms of such bonds and other evidences of indebtedness; and the district shall have power to continue all services which the authority is furnishing on the merger date whether such buslines and services are partly or wholly within or without the district, or within or without the County of Los Angeles.

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

31001.
  

Upon the merger date, the secretary of the district shall record in the office of the Recorder of the County of Los Angeles a certificate setting forth the date upon which the Southern California Rapid Transit Law became effective and stating that the district was created by such law and that by virtue of Section 31000 thereof the district succeeded on the merger date, without other transfer, to all the rights and property of the authority subject to all the legally enforceable debts and liabilities of the authority.

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

31002.
  

A copy of the certificate provided for in Section 31001 certified by the Recorder of the County of Los Angeles is, except as against the State, conclusive evidence of the transfer to the district of all the rights and property of the authority subject to all the legally enforceable debts and liabilities of the authority, all as provided in Section 31000 of this part.

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

31003.
  

On said merger date, all employees of the authority shall become employees of the district with all the same rights, privileges and compensation they had as employees of the authority.

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

31004.
  

It is the intent of this part that the board of directors of the district shall have a free choice as to officers of the district mentioned in Section 30300 who are not members of the board of directors. At the merger date such officers shall be appointed on a permanent or pro tem basis, in the discretion of the board. Prior to that time, however, the following shall serve as ex officio officers of the district:

Secretary—the Clerk of the Board of Supervisors of the County of Los Angeles.

General Manager—the Chief Administrative Officer of the County of Los Angeles.

General Counsel—the County Counsel of the County of Los Angeles.

Treasurer—the Treasurer of the County of Los Angeles.

Auditor—the Auditor of the County of Los Angeles.

The Board of Supervisors of the County of Los Angeles is authorized and directed to make available to the district its hearing room and other space, personnel and facilities so that the district can be organized and the transfer of operations be completed in an orderly businesslike manner.

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

31005.
  

Whenever the board deems it necessary, it may issue bonds to refund all outstanding, unmatured bonds of the authority which are subject to call and redemption prior to maturity. The amount of such bonds shall include the principal and, if necessary, the interest of the bonds to be refunded, the premiums payable upon call and redemption thereof and all expenses of the trustee for the refunding, the calling of said bonds for redemption and any other incidental expenses. The refunding bonds shall be authorized and issued in the manner provided for herein as a separate issue or as a part of another issue for any purpose authorized in this part.

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

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