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DIVISION 10. TRANSIT DISTRICTS [24501 - 107025]

  ( Division 10 repealed and added by Stats. 1955, Ch. 1036.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

PART 5. SAN JOAQUIN REGIONAL TRANSIT DISTRICT [50000 - 50507]

  ( Heading of Part 5 amended by Stats. 1994, Ch. 704, Sec. 9. )

CHAPTER 3. Internal Organization of District [50060 - 50110]

  ( Chapter 3 added by Stats. 1963, Ch. 839. )

ARTICLE 5. Other Officers [50095 - 50110]
  ( Article 5 added by Stats. 1963, Ch. 839. )

50095.
  

The board shall appoint and fix the salary of a general manager, who shall have full charge of the acquisition, construction, maintenance, and operation of the facilities of the district, and also of the administration of the business affairs of the district.

(Added by Stats. 1963, Ch. 839.)

50096.
  

All other things being equal, the board shall appoint as general manager, a person who has had experience in the construction or management of transit facilities.

(Added by Stats. 1963, Ch. 839.)

50097.
  

The general manager need not be a resident of this State at the time of his appointment.

(Added by Stats. 1963, Ch. 839.)

50098.
  

The general manager may be removed by the board upon the adoption of a resolution by the affirmative vote of not less than a majority of the board. Before the general manager may be removed, he shall, if he demands it, be given a written statement of the reasons alleged for his removal and he shall have the right to be publicly heard thereon at a meeting of the board prior to the final vote on the resolution providing for his removal, but pending and during such hearing the board may suspend him from office. The board may not reduce the salary of the general manager below the amount fixed at the time of his original appointment except upon the adoption of a resolution by a like vote and after a like opportunity to be heard. The action of the board in suspending or removing the general manager or reducing his salary, if approved by a majority of the membership of the board, is final.

(Added by Stats. 1963, Ch. 839.)

50099.
  

Notwithstanding anything to the contrary in Section 50098, until such time as the district has operated, controlled, or used facilities or parts of facilities for providing the inhabitants within the boundaries of the district with transit services for a period of six months, the board may, but is not required to, appoint a general manager. A general manager appointed during such time holds office at the pleasure of the majority of the board.

(Added by Stats. 1963, Ch. 839.)

50100.
  

The board shall appoint a secretary and an attorney, who shall hold office during the pleasure of the board.

(Added by Stats. 1963, Ch. 839.)

50101.
  

The attorney shall be admitted to practice law in the Supreme Court of the State, and shall have been actively engaged in the practice of his profession for not less than three years next preceding his appointment.

(Added by Stats. 1963, Ch. 839.)

50102.
  

The board may consolidate any of the district offices in one person.

(Added by Stats. 1963, Ch. 839.)

50103.
  

The oath of all appointive officers of the district shall be taken, subscribed, and filed with the secretary of the district at any time after the officer has notice of his appointment but not later than 15 days after the commencement of his term of office. No other filing is required.

(Added by Stats. 1963, Ch. 839.)

50104.
  

Each appointive officer shall give such bond and in such amount as the board may require.

(Added by Stats. 1963, Ch. 839.)

50105.
  

Subject to the control of the board, the powers and duties of the general manager are:

(a) To have full charge of the acquisition, construction, maintenance, and operation of the facilities of the district.

(b) To have full charge of the administration of the business affairs of the district.

(c) To see that all ordinances of the district are enforced.

(d) To administer the personnel system adopted by the board and except for officers appointed by the board to appoint, discipline or remove all officers and employees subject to the rules and regulations adopted by the board.

(e) To attend all meetings of the board and submit a general report of the affairs of the district.

(f) To keep the board advised as to the needs of the district.

(g) To prepare or cause to be prepared all plans and specifications for the construction of the works of the district.

(h) To devote his entire time to the business of the district.

(i) To perform such other and additional duties as the board may require.

(Added by Stats. 1963, Ch. 839.)

50106.
  

The general manager shall within 90 days from the end of each fiscal year cause to be published a financial report showing the result of operations for the preceding fiscal year and the financial status of the district on the last day thereof. The publication shall be made in the manner provided in this part for the publication of ordinances and notices generally.

(Added by Stats. 1963, Ch. 839.)

50107.
  

The attorney shall take charge of all suits and other legal matters to which the district is a party or in which it is legally interested. He shall give his advice or opinion in writing whenever required by the board. He shall be the legal adviser of the general manager and other district officers and shall prepare or approve the forms of all ordinances, resolutions, contracts, bonds, and other legal documents connected with the business of the district. He shall perform such other and additional services as the board may require.

(Added by Stats. 1963, Ch. 839.)

50108.
  

The general manager shall cause to be installed and maintained a system of auditing and accounting which shall completely and at all times show the financial condition of the district. All warrants for the payment of demands against the district shall be paid in accordance with such rules as the board may establish.

(Added by Stats. 1963, Ch. 839.)

50109.
  

The general manager shall provide for the custody of the funds of the district and the keeping of accounts of all receipts and disbursements. Payments shall be made only upon warrants duly and regularly signed by the chairman or vice chairman of the board, or other person authorized by the board so to do, and by the general manager or secretary.

(Added by Stats. 1963, Ch. 839.)

50110.
  

With the consent of the board, the general manager may:

(a) Authorize the trust department of any state or national bank in this State, or a trust company authorized to act as such in this State, to receive as his agent deposits of any securities acquired by the district.

(b) Place and maintain for safekeeping as a trust deposit with the trust department of any state or national banks in this State, or a trust company authorized to act as such in this State, any securities owned by the district.

The bank or trust company selected shall have a total paid-in capital of at least one million dollars ($1,000,000). The general manager shall take from the trust department or trust company a receipt for the securities, and neither the general manager nor the district is responsible for the custody and safe return of the securities until they are withdrawn from the trust department or trust company by the general manager. Any trust department or trust company to which securities are delivered, either as agent or depository for the general manager, shall make such disposition of the securities as the general manager directs and is responsible only for strict compliance with written instructions given to it by the general manager. All such securities are at all times subject to the order of the general manager.

(Added by Stats. 1963, Ch. 839.)

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