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DIVISION 12. COUNTY TRANSPORTATION COMMISSIONS [130000 - 130827]

  ( Division 12 added by Stats. 1976, Ch. 1333. )

CHAPTER 2. Creation of Commissions [130050 - 130059]
  ( Chapter 2 added by Stats. 1976, Ch. 1333. )

130050.
  

There is hereby created a commission in Los Angeles County, in Orange County, in Riverside County, and in San Bernardino County.

(Added by Stats. 1976, Ch. 1333.)

130050.1.
  

There is hereby created the Ventura County Transportation Commission. The commission shall be the successor agency to the Ventura County Association of Governments and shall assume all assets and liabilities of that association.

Notwithstanding Section 180050, the Board of Supervisors of Ventura County may designate the commission as the authority to carry out the provisions of Division 19 (commencing with Section 180000).

(Added by Stats. 1988, Ch. 1136, Sec. 2.)

130050.2.
  

There is hereby created the Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority. The authority shall be the single successor agency to the Southern California Rapid Transit District and the Los Angeles County Transportation Commission as provided by the act that enacted this section.

(Added by Stats. 1992, Ch. 60, Sec. 4. Effective January 1, 1993.)

130051.
  

The Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority consists of 14 members, as follows:

(a) Five members of the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors.

If the number of members of the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors is increased, the authority shall, within 60 days of the increase, submit a plan to the Legislature for revising the composition of the authority.

(b) The Mayor of the City of Los Angeles.

(c) Two public members and one member of the City Council of the City of Los Angeles appointed by the Mayor of the City of Los Angeles.

(d) Four members, each of whom shall be a mayor or a member of a city council, appointed by the Los Angeles County City Selection Committee. For purposes of the selection of these four members, the County of Los Angeles, excluding the City of Los Angeles, shall be divided into the following four sectors:

(1) The North County/San Fernando Valley sector.

(2) The Southwest Corridor sector.

(3) The San Gabriel Valley sector.

(4) The Southeast Long Beach sector.

The League of California Cities, Los Angeles County Division, shall define the sectors. Every city within a sector shall be entitled to vote to nominate one or more candidates from that sector for consideration for appointment by the Los Angeles County City Selection Committee. A city’s vote shall be weighted in the same proportion that its population bears to the total population of all cities within the sector.

The members appointed pursuant to this subdivision shall be appointed by the Los Angeles County City Selection Committee upon an affirmative vote of its members which represent a majority of the population of all cities within the county, excluding the City of Los Angeles.

The members selected by the city selection committee shall serve four-year terms with no limitation on the number of terms that may be served by any individual. The city selection committee may shorten the initial four-year term for one or more of the members for the purpose of ensuring that the members will serve staggered terms.

(e) If the population of the City of Los Angeles, at any time, becomes less than 35 percent of the combined population of all cities in the county, the position of one of the two public members appointed pursuant to subdivision (c), as determined by the Mayor of the City of Los Angeles by lot, shall be vacated, and the vacant position shall be filled by appointment by the city selection committee pursuant to subdivision (d) from a city not represented by any other member appointed pursuant to subdivision (d).

(f) One nonvoting member appointed by the Governor.

(Amended by Stats. 1997, Ch. 900, Sec. 2. Effective January 1, 1998.)

130051.1.
  

Notwithstanding subdivision (c) of Section 130051, if a member appointed by the Mayor of the City of Los Angeles is not a member of the city council of that city, the person appointed may serve for 60 days without consent of the city council.

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

130051.5.
  

Every member of the Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority is subject to Section 87100 of the Government Code.

(Amended by Stats. 1997, Ch. 900, Sec. 3. Effective January 1, 1998.)

130051.6.
  

(a) Except as provided in subdivision (b), each member of the Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority shall serve a term of four years or until his or her successor is appointed and qualified. A member may be removed at the pleasure of the appointing authority. A member may be reappointed for additional terms without limitation on the number of reappointments. Other than the member initially appointed by the Governor, and members appointed to staggered terms pursuant to subdivision (e) of Section 130051, the members initially appointed shall serve until January 1, 1997.

(b) The membership of any member serving on the authority as a result of holding another public office shall terminate when the member ceases holding the other public office.

(Repealed and added by Stats. 1992, Ch. 60, Sec. 10. Effective January 1, 1993. Note: Repeal of previous version is operative April 1, 1993, by Sec. 23 of Ch. 60.)

130051.7.
  

(a) The Los Angeles County Transportation Commission and the Southern California Rapid Transit District shall conduct joint regular meetings at least once during each quarter of the calendar year.

(b) Notwithstanding subdivisions (a) and (b) of Section 130051, the members of the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors and the Mayor of the City of Los Angeles, rather than their alternates, shall personally serve at the joint meetings.

(c) Notwithstanding Section 30201, the members of the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors, rather than their appointees, shall personally serve at the joint meetings.

(d) Notwithstanding Section 30201, the Mayor of the City of Los Angeles, rather than the mayor’s appointee, shall personally serve at the joint meetings as one of the two directors representing the City of Los Angeles.

(e) It is the intent of the Legislature that reasonable efforts be made to discuss major fiscal and policy items related to the Los Angeles County Transportation Commission and the Southern California Rapid Transit District at the meetings required by subdivision (a). This statement of legislative intent shall not be construed as requiring any action which would interfere with, delay, or otherwise impede the orderly and proper functioning of the Los Angeles County Transportation Commission or the Southern California Rapid Transit District.

(Amended by Stats. 1992, Ch. 586, Sec. 3. Effective September 2, 1992.)

130051.9.
  

(a) The Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority shall appoint a full-time chief executive officer who shall act for the authority under its direction and perform those duties delegated by the authority.

(b) The chief executive officer shall be appointed to a term of four years and shall be removed from office only upon the occurrence of one or both of the following:

(1) A two-thirds majority of the members of the authority votes for removal.

(2) The chief executive officer violates a federal or state law, regulation, local ordinance, or policy or practice of the authority, relative to ethical practices, including, but not limited to, the acceptance of gifts or contributions.

(c) The chief executive officer shall approve and award all contracts for construction, and that approval shall be based upon the lowest responsible and responsive bid submitted.

(d) The Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority shall appoint a general counsel and board secretary.

(Amended by Stats. 1997, Ch. 900, Sec. 4. Effective January 1, 1998.)

130051.10.
  

(a) The members of the Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority shall be appointed no later than February 1, 1993. The authority shall have no powers, duties, or responsibilities until February 1, 1993.

(b) From February 1, 1993, until April 1, 1993, the Los Angeles Metropolitan Transportation Authority, exclusively, may exercise any of the powers of the board of directors of the Southern California Rapid Transit District and the governing body of the Los Angeles County Transportation Commission, except those powers that the authority has expressly delegated to the district or to the commission.

(Added by Stats. 1992, Ch. 60, Sec. 12. Effective January 1, 1993.)

130051.11.
  

(a) The Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority may determine its organizational structure, which may include, but is not limited to, the establishment of departments, divisions, subsidiary units, or similar entities. Any department, division, subsidiary unit, or similar entity established by the authority shall be referred to in this chapter as an “organizational unit.” The authority shall, at a minimum, establish the following organizational units:

(1) A transit construction organizational unit to assume the construction responsibilities for all exclusive public mass transit guideway construction projects in Los Angeles County.

(2) An operating organizational unit with the following responsibilities:

(A) The operating responsibilities of the former Southern California Rapid Transit District on all exclusive public mass transit guideway projects in the County of Los Angeles.

(B) The operation of bus routes operated by the former Southern California Rapid Transit District, and all the duties, obligations, and liabilities of the district relating to those bus routes.

(3) A transportation planning and programming organizational unit with all planning responsibilities previously performed by the former Southern California Rapid Transit District and the former Los Angeles County Transportation Commission.

(b) Nothing in this section shall be construed to require specific bus routes to be operated. The authority or the operating organizational unit may make any adjustment with respect to bus routes, bus services, or both, which is within the power of the former Los Angeles County Transportation Commission, or the former Southern California Rapid Transit District.

(c) Any obligations of the former Southern California Rapid Transit District arising out of a collective bargaining agreement entered into by the district shall be the exclusive obligations of the Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority. It is the intent of the Legislature that the rights or obligations under any collective bargaining agreement in existence on January 1, 1993, not be enlarged or diminished by this section or any other provision of the act which added this section.

(d) No collective bargaining agreement entered into by the former Southern California Rapid Transit District on or after January 1, 1993, shall be effective unless approved by the Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority. The authority’s approval of an agreement shall cause the agreement to be binding upon the authority.

(e) On and after April 1, 1993, any reference to the former Southern California Rapid Transit District in Article 10 (commencing with Section 30750) of Chapter 5 of Part 3 of Division 10 is deemed to refer to the Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority.

(f) The Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority may administratively delegate to an organizational unit or to its chief executive officer any powers and duties it deems appropriate. Powers and duties which may be delegated to an organizational unit include, but are not limited to, the following:

(1) The power of eminent domain.

(2) Approval of contracts, except the final approval of labor contracts.

(3) Hearing and resolving bid protests.

(4) Preparation of supporting documents and findings, and approval of contracts, under Sections 130233, 130234, 130236, and 130237 within guidelines adopted by the board of directors.

(g) The Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority shall establish a citizens’ advisory council pursuant to subdivision (d) of Section 130105.

(Amended by Stats. 2009, Ch. 536, Sec. 3. Effective January 1, 2010.)

130051.12.
  

(a) The Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority shall, at a minimum, reserve to itself exclusively, all of the following powers and responsibilities:

(1) Establishment of overall goals and objectives to achieve optimal transport service for the movement of goods and people on a countywide basis.

(2) Adoption of the aggregate budget for all organizational units of the authority.

(3) Designation of additional included municipal operators pursuant to subdivision (f) of Section 99285.

(4) Approval of final rail corridor selections.

(5) Final approval of labor contracts covering employees of the authority and organizational units of the authority.

(6) Establishment of the authority’s organizational structure.

(7) Conducting hearings and the setting of fares for the operating organizational unit established pursuant to paragraph (2) of subdivision (a) of Section 130051.11.

(8) (A) Approval of transportation zones.

(B) In determining the cost-effectiveness of any proposed transportation zone, the authority may not approve or disapprove a transportation zone based upon consideration of rates of wages and other forms of compensation or hours and working conditions of employees of the proposed transportation zone.

(C) Any determination of efficiencies that may be derived from the approval of a transportation zone shall include consideration of maintaining the prevailing rate of wages, hours, and other terms and conditions of employment contained in current collective bargaining agreements applicable to the authority as required under subdivision (d) of Section 130051.11.

(D) A proposed transportation zone is not required to demonstrate lower operating costs than those of the existing operator or operators of the service to be transferred to the zone, but shall demonstrate that the net cost will not be greater than the current service.

(9) Approval of the issuance of any debt instrument with a maturity date that exceeds the end of the fiscal year in which it is issued.

(10) Approval of benefit assessment districts and assessment rates.

(11) Approval of contracts for transit equipment acquisition that exceed five million dollars ($5,000,000), and making the findings required by subdivision (c) of Section 130238.

(b) The Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority shall in conjunction with the other municipal operators in the County of Los Angeles perform a security assessment once every five years to determine the safety and security measures required to protect the operation of their systems and their passengers.

(Amended by Stats. 2002, Ch. 938, Sec. 2. Effective January 1, 2003.)

130051.13.
  

On April 1, 1993, the Southern California Rapid Transit District and the Los Angeles County Transportation Commission are abolished. Upon the abolishment of the district and the commission, the Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority shall succeed to any or all of the powers, duties, rights, obligations, liabilities, indebtedness, bonded and otherwise, immunities, and exemptions of the district and its board of directors and the commission and its governing body.

(Added by Stats. 1992, Ch. 60, Sec. 15. Effective January 1, 1993.)

130051.14.
  

On and after April 1, 1993, any reference in this part, or in any other provision of law or regulation, to the Southern California Rapid Transit District or to the Los Angeles County Transportation Commission or to the county transportation commission in general shall be deemed to refer to the Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority.

(Added by Stats. 1992, Ch. 60, Sec. 16. Effective January 1, 1993.)

130051.15.
  

(a) Upon the abolishment of the Southern California Rapid Transit District and the Los Angeles County Transportation Commission, the Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority shall assume the rights and obligations of the district and the commission under any contract to which the district or the commission is a party and which is to be performed, in whole or in part, on or after January 1, 1993. All real and personal property owned by the district or the commission shall be transferred to the authority by operation of law.

(b) The Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority shall assume, without any condition whatsoever, all responsibilities and obligations previously assumed by the Southern California Rapid Transit District or the Los Angeles County Transportation Commission with regard to the full funding agreement, including all agreements pursuant to Section 13(c) of the Urban Mass Transportation Act of 1964 which relate to the full funding agreement, with the Federal Transit Administration for the funding of the Los Angeles County Metro Rail Project. It is the intent of the Legislature that nothing in this act shall enlarge or diminish the projects covered or any rights or obligations under any existing agreements pursuant to Section 13(c).

(c) The Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority shall not, until April 1, 1993, renew or extend any personal services contract entered into between either the Los Angeles County Transportation Commission or the Southern California Rapid Transit District and an employee or former employee of either agency prior to January 1, 1993.

(Added by Stats. 1992, Ch. 60, Sec. 17. Effective January 1, 1993.)

130051.16.
  

Notwithstanding any other provision of law, the Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority shall assume the duties, obligations, and liabilities of the Southern California Rapid Transit District, including those duties, obligations, and liabilities arising from or relating to collective bargaining agreements or labor obligations imposed by state or federal law, only to the extent that the authority is acting pursuant to specific duties, obligations, liabilities, rights, or powers to which it succeeded as a result of the abolishment of the district pursuant to Section 130051.13.

(Added by Stats. 1992, Ch. 60, Sec. 18. Effective January 1, 1993.)

130051.17.
  

(a) Prior to the approval of any contract by the Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority, or by any organizational unit of the authority, the authority shall adopt an ordinance comparable to Chapter 9.5 (commencing with Section 89500) of Title 9 of the Government Code, which regulates the acceptance of gifts by members of the authority, members of the board of an organizational unit, and designated employees, as defined by Section 82019 of the Government Code, of the authority. The ordinance shall prohibit any designated employee of the authority from accepting gifts with a total value of more than two hundred fifty dollars ($250) in a calendar year from any single source.

(b) The ordinance shall require the limitations on receiving gifts by members of the authority, and members of the board of an organizational unit who are not elected local officials to be substantially comparable to those specified by Chapter 9.5 (commencing with Section 89500) of Title 9 of the Government Code.

(c) For the purposes of this section, “gift” has the same meaning as defined in Section 82028 of the Government Code.

(d) (1) Payments, advances, or reimbursements, for travel, including actual transportation and related lodging and subsistence which is reasonably related to a governmental purpose, or to an issue of local, state, national or international public policy, is not prohibited or limited by this section if either of the following apply:

(A) The travel is in connection with a speech given by a member, member of the board of an organizational unit, or designated employee, the lodging and subsistence expenses are limited to the day immediately preceding, the day of, and the day immediately following the speech, and the travel is within the United States.

(B) The travel is provided by a government, a governmental agency, a foreign government, a governmental authority, a bona fide public or private educational institution, as defined in Section 203 of the Revenue and Taxation Code, or a nonprofit charitable or religious organization which is exempt from taxation under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code, or by a person domiciled outside the United States which substantially satisfies the requirements for tax exempt status under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code.

(2) Gifts of travel not described in paragraph (1) are subject to the limits in this section.

(3) Paragraph (1) applies only to travel which is reported on the recipient’s statement of economic interest.

(4) For purposes of this section, a gift does not include travel which is provided by the Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority.

(5) (A) The policy shall specify appropriate penalties for violations by employees including, but not limited to, personnel action.

(B) The policy shall specify appropriate penalties for violations by members of the authority, and the members of the board of an organizational unit who are not subject to Chapter 9.5 (commencing with Section 89500) of Title 9 of the Government Code, which shall include, but not be limited to, removal from office by the appointing authority.

(Amended by Stats. 1997, Ch. 900, Sec. 5. Effective January 1, 1998.)

130051.18.
  

Prior to the approval of any contract by the Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority, or by any organizational unit of the authority, the authority shall adopt and implement an ordinance for the regulation of lobbying that shall include, at a minimum, the provisions of this section.

(a) For purposes of this section, the following terms are defined as follows:

(1) “Activity expense” means any expense incurred, or payment made, by a lobbyist, lobbying firm, or lobbyist employer, or arranged by a lobbyist, lobbying firm, or lobbyist employer, that benefits in whole or in part any authority official or a member of the immediate family of an authority official.

(2) “Administrative testimony” means influencing or attempting to influence authority action undertaken by any person or entity who does not seek to enter into a contract or other arrangement with the authority by acting as counsel in, appearing as a witness in, or providing written submissions, including answers to inquiries, which become a part of the record of, any proceeding of the authority that is conducted as an open public hearing for which public notice is given.

(3) “Authority” means the Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority and all of its organizational units as defined by Section 130051.11.

(4) “Authority action” means the drafting, introduction, consideration, modification, enactment, or defeat of an ordinance, resolution, contract, or report by the governing board of an organizational unit of the authority, or by an authority official, including any action taken, or required to be taken, by a vote of the members of the authority or by the members of the governing board of an organizational unit of the authority, except those actions relating to Article 10 (commencing with Section 30750) of Chapter 5 of Part 3 of Division 10.

(5) “Authority official” means any member of the authority, member of an organizational unit of the authority, or employee of the authority.

(6) “Contribution” means a payment, a forgiveness of a loan, a payment of a loan by a third party, or an enforceable promise to make a payment, except to the extent that full and adequate consideration is received, unless it is clear from the surrounding circumstances that it is not made for political purposes.

An expenditure made at the behest of a candidate, committee, or elected officer is a contribution to the candidate, committee, or elected officer unless full and adequate consideration is received for making the expenditure.

“Contribution” also includes the purchase of tickets for events such as dinners, luncheons, rallies, and similar fundraising events; the candidate’s own money or property used on behalf of his or her candidacy; the granting of discounts or rebates not extended to the public generally or the granting of discounts or rebates by television and radio stations and newspapers not extended on an equal basis to all candidates for the same office; the payment of compensation by any person for the personal services or expenses of any other person if those services are rendered or expenses are incurred on behalf of a candidate or committee without payment of full and adequate consideration.

“Contribution” also includes any transfer of anything of value received by a committee from another committee, unless full and adequate consideration is received.

“Contribution” does not include amounts received pursuant to an enforceable promise to the extent that those amounts have been previously reported as a contribution. However, the fact that those amounts have been received shall be indicated in the appropriate campaign statement.

“Contribution” does not include a payment made by an occupant of a home or office for costs related to any meeting or fundraising event held in the occupant’s home or office if the costs for the meeting or fundraising event are five hundred dollars ($500) or less.

“Contribution” does not include volunteer personal services or payments made by any individual for his or her own travel expenses if those payments are made voluntarily without any understanding or agreement that they shall be, directly or indirectly, repaid to him or her.

(7) “Employee of the authority” means anyone who receives compensation from the authority for full-time or part-time employment, and any contractor, subcontractor, consultant, expert, or adviser acting on behalf of, or providing advice to, the authority.

(8) “Filing officer” means the individual designated by the authority with whom statements and reports required by this section shall be filed.

(9) “Lobbying” means influencing or attempting to influence authority action through direct or indirect communication, other than administrative testimony, with an authority official.

(10) “Lobbying firm” means any business entity, including an individual lobbyist, that meets either of the following criteria:

(A) The business entity receives or becomes entitled to receive any compensation, other than reimbursement for reasonable travel expenses, for the purpose of influencing authority action on behalf of any other person, if any partner, owner, officer, or employee of the business entity is a lobbyist.

(B) The business entity receives or becomes entitled to receive any compensation, other than reimbursement for reasonable travel expenses, to communicate directly with any agency official for the purpose of influencing authority action on behalf of any other person, if a substantial or regular portion of the activities for which the business entity receives compensation is for the purpose of influencing authority action.

(11) “Lobbyist” means any individual who receives any economic consideration, other than reimbursement for reasonable travel expenses, for lobbying, including consultants and officers or employees of any business entity seeking to enter into a contract with the authority.

(12) “Lobbyist employer” means any person, other than a lobbying firm, who does either of the following:

(A) Employs one or more lobbyists for the purpose of influencing authority action.

(B) Contracts for the services of a lobbying firm for economic consideration for the purpose of influencing authority action.

(b) (1) Lobbyists, lobbying firms, and lobbyist employers shall register with the filing officer within 10 days after qualifying as a lobbyist, lobbying firm, or lobbyist employer. Registration shall be completed prior to the commencement of lobbying by the lobbyist. Registration shall include the filing of a registration statement, and the payment of any fees authorized by this section. Registration shall be renewed annually by the filing of a new registration statement and the payment of a fee.

(2) Each lobbyist, lobbying firm, and lobbyist employer required to register under this section may be charged a fee by the authority in an amount necessary to pay the direct costs of implementing this section.

(3) The lobbyist registration statement shall include all of the following:

(A) The name, address, and telephone number of the lobbyist.

(B) For each person from whom the lobbyist receives compensation to provide lobbying services, all of the following:

(i) The full name, business address, and telephone number of the person.

(ii) A written authorization signed by the person.

(iii) The time period of the contract or employment agreement.

(iv) The lobbying interests of the person.

(C) A statement signed by the lobbyist certifying that he or she has read and understands the prohibitions contained in subdivisions (f) and (g).

(4) The registration statement of a lobbying firm shall include all of the following:

(A) The full name, business address, and telephone number of the lobbying firm.

(B) A list of the lobbyists who are partners, owners, officers, or employees of the lobbying firm.

(C) For each person with whom the lobbying firm contracts to provide lobbying services, all of the following:

(i) The full name, business address, and telephone number of the person.

(ii) A written authorization signed by the person.

(iii) The time period of the contract.

(iv) Information sufficient to identify the lobbying interests of the person.

(D) A statement signed by the designated responsible person that he or she has read and understands the prohibitions contained in subdivisions (f) and (g).

(5) The registration statement of a lobbyist employer shall include all of the following:

(A) The full name, business address, and telephone number of the lobbyist employer.

(B) A list of the lobbyists who are employed by the lobbyist employer.

(C) The lobbying interests of the lobbyist employer, including identification of specific contracts or authority actions.

(D) A statement signed by the designated responsible person that he or she has read and understands the prohibitions contained in subdivisions (f) and (g).

(6) (A) The registration statement may be amended within 10 days of a change in the information included in the statement. However, if the change includes the name of a person by whom a lobbyist is retained, the registration statement shall be amended to show that change prior to the commencement of lobbying by the lobbying firm or the lobbyist.

(B) Lobbying firms and lobbyist employers upon ceasing all lobbying activity that required registration shall file a notice of termination within 30 days after the cessation.

(C) Lobbyists and lobbyist firms are subject to subdivisions (f) and (g) for 12 months after filing a notice of termination.

(c) Lobbyists, lobbying firms, and lobbyist employers that receive payments, make payments, or incur expenses, or expect to receive payments, make payments, or incur expenses, in connection with activities that are reportable pursuant to this section shall keep detailed accounts, records, bills, and receipts for four years, and shall make them reasonably available for inspection for the purposes of auditing for compliance with, or enforcement of, this section.

(d) When a person is required to report activity expenses pursuant to this section, all of the following information shall be provided:

(1) The date and amount of each activity expense.

(2) The full name and official position, if any, of the beneficiary of each expense, a description of the benefit, and the amount of the benefit.

(3) The full name of the payee of each expense if other than the beneficiary.

(e) (1) A lobbying firm shall file a periodic report containing all of the following:

(A) The full name, address, and telephone number of the lobbying firm.

(B) The full name, business address, and telephone number of each person who contracted with the lobbying firm for lobbying services, a description of the specific lobbying interests of the person, and the total payments, including fees and the reimbursement of expenses, received from the person for lobbying services during the reporting period.

(C) A copy of the periodic report completed and verified by each lobbyist in the lobbying firm pursuant to paragraph (2).

(D) Each activity expense incurred by the lobbying firm, including those reimbursed by a person who contracts with the lobbying firm for lobbying services.

(E) The date, amount, and the name of the recipient of any contribution of one hundred dollars ($100) or more made by the filer to an authority official.

(2) A lobbyist shall complete and verify a periodic report, and file his or her report with the filing officer, and a copy of the report with his or her lobbying firm or lobbyist employer. The periodic report shall contain all of the following:

(A) A report of all activity expenses by the lobbyist during the reporting period.

(B) A report of all contributions of one hundred dollars ($100) or more made or delivered by the lobbyist to any authority official during the reporting period.

(3) A lobbyist employer shall file a periodic report containing all of the following:

(A) The name, business address, and telephone number of the lobbyist employer.

(B) The total amount of payments to each lobbying firm.

(C) The total amount of all payments to lobbyists employed by the filer.

(D) A description of the specific lobbying interests of the filer.

(E) A periodic report, completed and verified by each lobbyist employed by a lobbyist employer pursuant to paragraph (1) of subdivision (e).

(F) Each activity expense of the filer and a total of all activity expenses of the filer.

(G) The date, amount, and the name of the recipient of any contribution of one hundred dollars ($100) or more made by the filer to an authority official.

(H) The total of all other payments to influence authority action.

(4) (A) The periodic reports shall be filed within 30 days after the end of each calendar quarter. The period covered shall be from the beginning of the calendar year through the last day of the calendar quarter prior to the 30-day period during which the report is filed, except that the period covered by the first report a person is required to file shall begin with the first day of the calendar quarter in which the filer first registered or qualified.

(B) The original and one copy of each report shall be filed with the filing officer, retained by the authority for a minimum of four years, and available for inspection by the public during regular working hours.

(f) (1) It is unlawful for a lobbyist, a lobbying firm, or a lobbyist employer to make gifts to an authority official aggregating more than ten dollars ($10) in a calendar month, to act as an agent or intermediary in the making of any gift, or to arrange for the making of any gift by any other person.

(2) It is unlawful for any authority official knowingly to receive any gift that is made unlawful by this section. For the purposes of this subdivision, “gift” has the same meaning as defined in Section 130051.17.

(g) No lobbyist or lobbying firm shall do any of the following:

(1) Do anything with the purpose of placing an authority official under personal obligation to the lobbyist, the lobbying firm, or the employer of the lobbyist or lobbying firm.

(2) Deceive or attempt to deceive any authority official with regard to any material fact pertinent to any authority action.

(3) Cause or influence any authority action for the purpose of thereafter being employed to secure its passage or defeat.

(4) Attempt to create a fictitious appearance of public favor or disfavor of any authority action, or cause any communications to be sent to any authority official in the name of any fictitious person or in the name of any real person, except with the consent of that real person.

(5) Represent falsely, either directly or indirectly, that the lobbyist or the lobbying firm can control any authority official.

(6) Accept or agree to accept any payment that is contingent upon the outcome of any authority action.

(h) Any person who knowingly or willfully violates any provision of this section is guilty of a misdemeanor.

(i) The District Attorney of the County of Los Angeles is responsible for the prosecution of violations of this section.

(j) Any person who violates any provision of this section is liable in a civil action brought by the civil prosecutor or by a person residing within the jurisdiction of the authority for an amount up to five hundred dollars ($500), or three times the amount of an unlawful gift or expenditure, whichever amount is greater.

(k) The authority shall reject any bid or other proposal to enter into a contract with the authority by any person or entity that has not complied with the registration and reporting requirements of this section.

(l) The provisions of this section are not applicable to any of the following:

(1) An elected public official who is acting in his or her official capacity to influence authority action.

(2) Any newspaper or other periodical of general circulation, book publisher, radio or television station that, in the ordinary course of business, publishes or broadcasts news items, editorials, or other documents, or paid advertisement, that directly or indirectly urges authority action, if the newspaper, periodical, book publisher, radio or television station engages in no further or other activities in connection with urging authority action other than to appear before the authority in support of, or in opposition to, the authority action.

(m) No former authority official shall become a lobbyist for a period of one year after leaving the authority.

(Amended by Stats. 1998, Ch. 485, Sec. 139. Effective January 1, 1999.)

130051.19.
  

(a) The Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority shall adopt an affirmative action plan for its management positions which reflects the ethnic demographics of the county, taking into consideration the availability of the work force in the various ethnic groups.

(b) The authority shall, prior to the approval of any contract by the authority or by its organization units, adopt and implement a disadvantaged business enterprise program which establishes participation goals of not less than 15 percent of the dollar value of all contracts by minority business enterprises and not less than 5 percent by women business enterprises.

(c) The authority shall establish a Transportation Business Advisory Council to advise it on matters regarding the disadvantaged business enterprise program to enable the authority to meet or exceed women and minority business enterprise participation goals. Members of the council shall be selected by the authority, and shall include representatives of professional organizations and other groups which advocate on behalf of greater participation of women and minority business enterprises in public contracts. The chairperson of the authority or his or her designee shall meet with the council, and the authority shall provide adequate staff support for the council, and shall consider all recommendations made by the council.

(Added by Stats. 1992, Ch. 60, Sec. 21. Effective January 1, 1993.)

130051.20.
  

(a) (1) No construction company, engineering firm, consultant, legal firm, or any company, vendor, or business entity seeking a contract with the Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority shall give to a member, alternate member, or employee of the authority, or to any member of their immediate families, a contribution of over ten dollars ($10) in value or amount. A “contribution” includes contributions to candidates or their committees in any federal, state, or local election.

(2) Neither the owner, an employee, or any member of their immediate families, of any construction company, engineering firm, consultant, legal firm, or any company, vendor, or business entity seeking a contract with the authority shall make a contribution of over ten dollars ($10) in value or amount to a member, alternate member, or employee of the authority, or to any member of their immediate families.

(3) No member, alternate member, or employee of the authority, or member of their immediate families, shall accept, solicit, or direct a contribution of over ten dollars ($10) in value or amount from any construction company, engineering firm, consultant, legal firm, or any company, vendor, or business entity seeking a contract with the authority.

(4) No member, alternate member, or employee of the authority shall make or participate in, or use his or her official position to influence, a contract decision if the member, alternate member, or employee has knowingly accepted a contribution of over ten dollars ($10) in value in the past four years from a participant, or its agent, involved in the contract decision.

(5) No member, alternate member, or employee of the authority, or member of their immediate families shall accept, solicit, or direct a contribution of over ten dollars ($10) in value or amount from a construction company, engineering firm, consultant, legal firm, or any company, vendor, or business entity that has contracted with the authority in the preceding four years.

(b) A member, alternate member, or employee of the authority who has participated as a decisionmaker in the preparation, evaluation, award, or implementation of a contract and who leaves the authority shall not, within three years of leaving the authority, accept employment with any company, vendor, or business entity that was awarded a contract as a result of his or her participation, evaluation, award, or implementation of that contract.

(Added by Stats. 1997, Ch. 657, Sec. 2. Effective January 1, 1998.)

130051.21.
  

The Los Angeles County Transportation Commission and the Southern California Rapid Transit District shall each cause a supplemental independent fiscal audit to be conducted for the period beginning July 1, 1992, and ending March 30, 1993, for the purpose of determining the financial condition of each agency prior to the abolishment of those agencies pursuant to Section 130051.13. Thereafter, the Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority shall cause an independent fiscal audit of the authority to be conducted annually and shall consider the results of the audit at a duly noticed public hearing.

(Added by Stats. 1992, Ch. 586, Sec. 8. Effective September 2, 1992.)

130051.22.
  

(a) The authority may establish and maintain a prequalification program for bidders on contracts not covered by subdivision (b).

(b) On public projects, as defined in subdivision (c) of Section 22002 of the Public Contract Code, the authority shall require, at a minimum, that prospective bidders for a construction contract complete and submit to the authority a prequalification standardized questionnaire and financial statement in a form specified by the authority, pursuant to subdivision (a) of Section 20101 of the Public Contract Code.

(Added by Stats. 2012, Ch. 703, Sec. 3. Effective January 1, 2013.)

130051.23.
  

Whenever the Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority by resolution determines that any record, map, book, or paper in the possession of the authority or any officer or employee thereof is of no further value to the authority, the board may authorize its sale, destruction, or other disposition. Documents significant to the activities of the authority, including, but not limited to, board and committee agendas, incoming and outgoing correspondence, and contractual documents, shall be microfilmed or otherwise preserved prior to the sale, destruction, or other disposition of the original.

(Added by Stats. 1994, Ch. 1220, Sec. 21. Effective September 30, 1994.)

130051.24.
  

(a) For the purposes of this section, the following terms have the following meanings, unless the context requires otherwise:

(1) The “authority” is the Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority.

(2) A “transportation zone” is a public agency or a public benefit corporation of which public agencies are the sole members established on or after January 1, 1999, that assumes any of the operating responsibilities described in paragraph (2) of subdivision (a) of Section 130051.11 on or after that date, regardless of whether the transportation zone is an included municipal operator, as defined in Section 99207, or an included transit district, as defined in Section 99208.

(b) (1) Except as authorized under paragraph (2), a transportation zone shall assume and be bound by the terms and conditions of employment set forth in any collective bargaining agreements between the authority and any labor organizations affected by the creation of the transportation zone as well as the duties, obligations, and liabilities arising from, or relating to, labor obligations imposed by state or federal law upon the authority.

(2) Notwithstanding paragraph (1), if the authority is engaged in collective bargaining with labor organizations representing employees who are subject to transfer to the transportation zone between the date of approval of the transportation zone and the date of the transfer of service to the transportation zone, the authority may consult with the transportation zone regarding matters within the scope of labor representation.

(c) (1) For a period of four years, commencing with the date of transfer of service by the authority to the transportation zone, or at the expiration date of any collective bargaining agreement that is in effect during that four-year period, whichever is later, employees of the transportation zone, together with like employees of the authority, shall constitute appropriate collective bargaining units. However, the transportation zone may be a separate employer for other purposes.

(2) Upon expiration of the period described in paragraph (1), employees of the transportation zone, at the option of the transportation zone, may constitute appropriate collective bargaining units that are independent of the collective bargaining units of the authority.

(3) If independent bargaining units are established as authorized under paragraph (2), the transportation zone may enter into agreements with labor organizations as a separate employer, regarding wages, benefits, and other terms and conditions of employment.

(4) The transportation zone shall maintain single employer collective bargaining units for transportation operations and maintenance employees. Those bargaining units shall contain classifications for employees that are identical to those that existed for the joint collective bargaining units of the authority and the transportation zone under paragraph (1), unless modified by mutual agreement between the transportation zone and the affected labor organizations.

(d) (1) The authority shall retain, for the period described in paragraph (1) of subdivision (c), the power of final approval of labor contracts negotiated by it and a transportation zone with those labor organizations representing collective bargaining units consisting of both employees of the authority and the employees of the transportation zone. However, the authority may not grant any final approval of a labor agreement unless it has first consulted with the transportation zone.

(2) Upon expiration of the period described in paragraph (1) of subdivision (c), the authority shall have no final approval power over any labor contract negotiated between a transportation zone and a labor organization representing the employees of the transportation zone.

(e) (1) A transportation zone shall maintain, as a cosponsor with the authority, any retirement system established and maintained under subdivision (b) of Section 130110, until participation in the retirement system or retirement benefits are modified under the collective bargaining process.

(2) The transportation zone may appoint at least one member to the retirement board of the retirement system. If the size of the board is increased pursuant to this section, an equivalent number of representatives of the labor organization representing the employees shall be appointed to the board to ensure that the board maintains an equal number of employer and labor organization members.

(3) Prior to the transfer of any service to a transportation zone, the plan administrator for the retirement system shall permit the transportation zone to perform an actuarial financial examination of the assets and liabilities of the retirement system and the benefits accrued under it.

(4) The liability of the transportation zone for obligations under the retirement system shall be limited to benefits accruing to employees of the transportation zone.

(f) (1) The transportation zone shall maintain the health care provisions contained in any assumed collective bargaining agreement, until those provisions are modified through the collective bargaining process.

(2) The transportation zone may not be held liable for financial obligations to any health care provider that arose prior to the direct transfer of employees from the authority to the transportation zone.

(g) Labor relations in a transportation zone shall be governed under Article 10 (commencing with Section 30750) of Chapter 4 of Part 3 of Division 10, except that whenever a duty or power is imposed upon or granted to the authority under those provisions, the duty or power, for the purposes of this section, shall be deemed to be imposed upon or granted to the transportation zone as well as the authority.

(h) Nothing in this section prohibits a transportation zone from contracting for managerial services that are not provided by any classification of any bargaining unit.

(i) A transportation zone is not an organizational unit of the authority.

(Added by Stats. 2000, Ch. 1080, Sec. 2. Effective January 1, 2001.)

130051.25.
  

(a) For the purpose of this section, “recordable injury” means any injury requiring treatment beyond simple first aid.

(b) A construction firm that contracts with the Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority shall report total recordable injuries to the authority on a monthly basis.

(c) The authority shall annually determine if the number of recordable injuries reported to the authority during the preceding calendar year exceeded the national average of similar injuries as reported by the Bureau of Labor Statistics for the most recent published year. If the authority determines that the number of recordable injuries reported to the authority during the preceding calendar year exceeded the national average, the authority shall not base any safety bonus program for contractors on injuries that result in lost time, and shall base such a program on the overall rate of recordable injuries.

(Added by Stats. 1997, Ch. 657, Sec. 3. Effective January 1, 1998.)

130051.28.
  

(a) The Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority shall appoint an inspector general to a term of office of four years. The inspector general shall be removed from office only if either or both of the following occur:

(1) A two-thirds majority of the members of the authority votes for removal.

(2) The inspector general violates a federal or state law or regulation, a local ordinance, or a policy or practice of the authority, relative to ethical practices, including, but not limited to, the acceptance of gifts or contributions.

(b) The inspector general shall, at a noticed public hearing of the authority, report quarterly on the expenditures of the authority for travel, meals and refreshments, private club dues, membership fees and other charges, and any other expenditures which are specified by the authority.

(c) Any investigatory file compiled by the inspector general is an investigatory file compiled by a local law enforcement agency subject to disclosure pursuant to subdivision (f) of Section 6254 of the Government Code.

(Added by Stats. 1997, Ch. 900, Sec. 7. Effective January 1, 1998.)

130052.
  

The Orange County Transportation Commission shall be known as the Orange County Transportation Authority and shall be governed by a board of directors consisting of 18 members appointed as follows:

(a) Five members of the Orange County Board of Supervisors appointed by that board. Terms of office of the five members of the board of supervisors shall be determined by the board of supervisors. A board of supervisors member’s term shall cease if he or she no longer serves as a member of the board of supervisors.

(b) (1) (A) Five city members, with one from each of the five supervisorial districts, elected by the Orange County City Selection Committee members within each supervisorial district on a population-weighted voting basis.

(B) Five city members, with one from each of the five supervisorial districts, elected on a “one city, one vote” basis by the Orange County City Selection Committee members within each supervisorial district.

(2) A city that is within more than one supervisorial district shall be considered part of the district where the highest percentage of the city’s population resides. Under this circumstance, the entire city’s population shall be used for population-weighted voting purposes. Each city member shall be a mayor or a city council member serving within the county. Terms of office of each city member shall be determined by the Orange County City Selection Committee. A city member’s term shall cease if he or she no longer serves as a member of a city council or as the mayor of a city.

(3) A city member serving on the authority on the effective date of the act amending this section in the 2003–04 Regular Session shall continue to serve until the earliest of either the expiration of his or her term or until he or she no longer serves as a mayor or member of a city council.

(c) Two public members appointed by a majority vote of the other 15 voting members of the authority. Each public member shall be a resident of Orange County who is not then serving, and has not within the last four years served, as an elected official of a city within the county, as an elected official of any agency or special district within Orange County, or as an elected official of the county. Each public member shall serve for a term of four years.

(d) The Director of Transportation, District 12, who shall be appointed by the Governor as a nonvoting member. The member shall serve for a term of four years.

(Amended by Stats. 2004, Ch. 469, Sec. 1. Effective January 1, 2005.)

130052.1.
  

The members of the Orange County Transportation Authority, comprised as specified by Section 130052, shall serve as the governing body of the Orange County Service Authority for Freeway Emergencies.

(Added by Stats. 1990, Ch. 983, Sec. 5. Operative December 1, 1991, or sooner, as prescribed by Sec. 8 of Ch. 983.)

130052.2.
  

Until July 1, 1996, any included municipal operator within the jurisdiction of the Orange County Transportation Authority shall annually be allocated a level of funding pursuant to the Mills-Alquist-Deddeh Act (Chapter 4 (commencing with Section 99200) of Part 11 of Division 10) which is not less than the amount allocated to that operator during the 1989–90 fiscal year adjusted by an amount equal to the previous year’s allocation multiplied by the Los Angeles-Anaheim-Riverside Consumer Price Index, if the apportionment under Section 99231 is not exceeded, and the operator complies with the expenditure limit prescribed by Section 99268.

(Added by Stats. 1990, Ch. 983, Sec. 6. Operative December 1, 1991, or sooner, as prescribed by Sec. 8 of Ch. 983.)

130052.3.
  

(a) The Orange County Transportation Commission, the Orange County Transit District, the Orange County Service Authority for Freeway Emergencies, and the Orange County Consolidated Transportation Services Agency shall jointly develop a comprehensive plan for consolidation of the functions of these agencies. The plan shall include, but not be limited to, all of the following:

(1) An institutional structure that provides for the consolidation of all functions of the agencies within a unified management structure responsible to a single policy board.

(2) A staffing plan that defines the personnel needs of the consolidated agencies.

(3) A financial plan that includes an estimate of the revenues available to the consolidated agencies, related restrictions or requirements, and an estimate of the expenditures under the consolidation plan.

(4) Recommendations for legislation necessary to implement the plan.

(b) The plan shall be approved by the Orange County Transportation Commission and the Board of Directors of the Orange County Transit District and shall be transmitted to the Legislature, the Governor, and the Controller on or before December 1, 1991.

(c) If the plan is not submitted by December 1, 1991, the Controller shall, during the 1992–93 fiscal year, withhold payments pursuant to Sections 2104, 2105, 2106, and 2107 of the Streets and Highways Code to every city in Orange County, and the County of Orange.

(d) Nothing in this section prohibits the Orange County Transportation Commission, the Orange County Transit District, the Orange County Service Authority for Freeway Emergencies, or the Orange County Consolidated Transportation Services Agency, pursuant to any authority which each respective agency possessed on January 1, 1991, from implementing all or part of the plan prior to its receipt by the Legislature.

(Added by Stats. 1990, Ch. 983, Sec. 7.)

130053.
  

The Riverside County Transportation Commission shall consist of the following regular members:

(a) Five members of the Riverside County Board of Supervisors.

(b) One member from each incorporated city in Riverside County, each of whom shall be a mayor or city council member.

(c) One nonvoting member appointed by the Governor.

(Amended by Stats. 1998, Ch. 387, Sec. 1. Effective January 1, 1999.)

130053.5.
  

(a) The Riverside County Board of Supervisors shall establish a procedure by which a member of that board may appoint an alternate member of the board of supervisors to represent the member for one meeting of the Riverside County Transportation Commission. Notice of the alternate appointment shall be made in writing to the clerk of the commission 24 hours prior to the meeting.

(b) Each incorporated city in Riverside County shall appoint one alternate member to the commission who shall represent the regular member of the commission who serves on behalf of the city, if the regular member is not in attendance at a meeting. Notice of the alternate appointment shall be made in writing to the clerk of the commission 24 hours prior to the meeting. If an incorporated city appoints an alternate member, the alternate member shall be either the mayor or a city council member of that incorporated city.

(Repealed and added by Stats. 1998, Ch. 387, Sec. 3. Effective January 1, 1999.)

130053.7.
  

(a) Except as specified in subdivision (b), each regular member of the Riverside County Transportation Commission, or an alternate member acting in the place of a regular member pursuant to Section 130053.5, shall have one vote at meetings of the commission.

(b) Notwithstanding subdivision (a), any member of the commission, immediately after a vote of the commission in accordance with subdivision (a), may call for a weighted vote. For an item to be passed by weighted vote, all of the following requirements shall be met:

(1) The item shall be approved by a majority of the commission members present at the meeting who represent the board of supervisors, who each shall have one vote.

(2) The item shall be approved by a majority of the commission members present at the meeting who represent cities in Riverside County, who each shall have one vote.

(3) The item shall be approved by commission members present at the meeting who represent cities in Riverside County representing a majority of the population of the county living in incorporated areas. For the purpose of this paragraph, each regular commission member at the meeting who represents a city in Riverside County shall be assigned votes based on the percentage of the population of incorporated areas of Riverside County represented by that member in relation to the total population of incorporated areas of Riverside County represented at the meeting. Population data shall be determined through Department of Finance estimates, adjusted annually.

(c) Notwithstanding Section 130102, a quorum of the Riverside County Transportation Commission shall be a majority of the total voting membership of the commission.

(Added by Stats. 1998, Ch. 387, Sec. 4. Effective January 1, 1999.)

130054.1.
  

The Ventura County Transportation Commission shall consist of the following members:

(a) Five members of the Ventura County Board of Supervisors.

(b) One member from each incorporated city within Ventura County who shall be the mayor of the city or a member of its city council. The term of a member under this subdivision terminates when he or she ceases to hold that office or when replaced by the city council.

(c) One citizen member appointed by the Ventura County Board of Supervisors, who shall not be an elected official, but who shall be a resident of Ventura County.

(d) One citizen member appointed by the Ventura County City Selection Committee, who shall not be an elected official, but who shall be a resident of Ventura County.

(e) One nonvoting member appointed by the Governor.

(Amended by Stats. 2005, Ch. 22, Sec. 174. Effective January 1, 2006.)

130054.8.
  

The Governor shall appoint a nonvoting member to each of the commissions to represent the interest of state.

The appointees shall serve terms of four years and until their successors are appointed and qualified.

No individual shall serve as a nonvoting member more than two terms on a commission.

(Amended by Stats. 1983, Ch. 904, Sec. 2.)

130055.
  

The commissions shall merge with, or otherwise join, any statutorily created multifunctional regional government organization, if it has transportation planning and programming responsibilities as specified in Article 5 (commencing with Section 130300) of Chapter 4, within one year of creation of such an organization.

(Added by Stats. 1976, Ch. 1333.)

130056.
  

The commissions shall rely to the maximum extent possible on existing state, regional, and local transportation planning and programming data and expertise, rather than on a large duplicative commission staff and set of plans.

The Legislature envisions the development of a small, but very capable, core staff able to provide the commissions with an objective analysis of the various options relative to plans and proposed projects of the regional and local transportation agencies and operators, and then translate those options into a short-range transportation improvement program to be developed and approved pursuant to subdivision (b) of Section 130303 in accordance with decisions made by the commissions.

(Added by Stats. 1976, Ch. 1333.)

130057.
  

It is the intent of the Legislature that, after the development and approval of the short-range transportation improvement program pursuant to subdivision (b) of Section 130303, the transportation agencies responsible for the implementation of the program shall be granted discretion on how to best implement the program. Any changes made in the program by such an agency in its implementation shall be consistent with the purposes of the program, and the commission shall be immediately notified of such changes.

(Added by Stats. 1976, Ch. 1333.)

130058.
  

It is the intent of the Legislature that, working through the multicounty designated transportation planning agency, the four commissions be encouraged to develop joint powers agreements or other contractual arrangements between themselves in the development of transportation facilities or for the provision of transportation services where the commissions feel such arrangements are in the public interest.

(Added by Stats. 1976, Ch. 1333.)

130059.
  

The multicounty designated transportation planning agency shall convene at least two meetings annually of representatives from each of the four commissions, the agency, and the Department of Transportation for the following purposes:

(a) To review and discuss the near-term transportation improvement programs prior to adoption by the commissions.

(b) To review and discuss the regional transportation plan prior to adoption by the agency pursuant to Chapter 2.5 (commencing with Section 65080) of Title 7 of the Government Code.

(c) To consider progress in the development of a regionwide and unified public transit system.

(d) To review and discuss any other matter of mutual concern.

(Amended by Stats. 1977, Ch. 950.)

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