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DIVISION 12.5. COUNTY TRAFFIC AND TRANSPORTATION FUNDING IN THE NINE-COUNTY SAN FRANCISCO BAY AREA [131000 - 131304]

  ( Division 12.5 added by Stats. 1986, Ch. 301, Sec. 3. )

CHAPTER 5. County Transportation Authority [131240 - 131304]

  ( Chapter 5 added by Stats. 1986, Ch. 301, Sec. 3. )

ARTICLE 2. Administration [131260 - 131269]
  ( Article 2 added by Stats. 1986, Ch. 301, Sec. 3. )

131260.
  

A county transportation authority at its first meeting, and thereafter, after the first complete calendar year, annually at the first meeting in January, shall elect a chairperson who shall preside at all meetings, and a vice chairperson who shall preside in his or her absence. In the event of their absence or inability to act, the members present, by an order entered in the minutes, shall select one of their members to act as chairperson pro tempore, who, while so acting, shall have the authority of the chairperson.

(Added by Stats. 1986, Ch. 301, Sec. 3. Effective July 14, 1986.)

131262.
  

The majority of the members of a county transportation authority constitutes a quorum for the transaction of business, and all official acts of the authority require the affirmative vote of a majority of the members of the authority.

(Added by Stats. 1986, Ch. 301, Sec. 3. Effective July 14, 1986.)

131263.
  

The acts of a county transportation authority shall be expressed by motion, resolution, or ordinance.

(Added by Stats. 1986, Ch. 301, Sec. 3. Effective July 14, 1986.)

131264.
  

All meetings of a county transportation authority shall be conducted in the manner prescribed by the Ralph M. Brown Act (Chapter 9 (commencing with Section 54950) of Part 1 of Division 2 of Title 5 of the Government Code).

(Added by Stats. 1986, Ch. 301, Sec. 3. Effective July 14, 1986.)

131265.
  

A county transportation authority shall do all of the following:

(a) Adopt an annual budget and fix the compensation of its officers and employees.

(b) Adopt an administrative code, by ordinance, which prescribes the powers and duties of its officers, the method of appointment of its employees, and its methods, procedures, and systems of operation and management.

(c) Cause a post audit of its financial transactions and records at least annually by a certified public accountant.

(d) Appoint an advisory committee, which membership reflects a board spectrum of interests and geographic areas of the county. Members of the staff of the county transportation authority, as determined by the county transportation authority, shall be available to aid the advisory committee in its work.

(e) Appoint other advisory committees that it deems necessary.

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

(Added by Stats. 1986, Ch. 301, Sec. 3. Effective July 14, 1986.)

131266.
  

Notice of the time and place of the public hearing for the adoption of the annual budget of a county transportation authority shall be published pursuant to Section 6061 of the Government Code, and shall be published not later than the 15th day prior to the date of the hearing.

The proposed annual budget shall be available for public inspection at least 15 days prior to the hearing.

(Added by Stats. 1986, Ch. 301, Sec. 3. Effective July 14, 1986.)

131267.
  

A county transportation authority may appoint officers that it deems necessary to carry out its duties and functions.

(Added by Stats. 1986, Ch. 301, Sec. 3. Effective July 14, 1986.)

131268.
  

Each member of a county transportation authority shall be compensated at the rate of one hundred dollars ($100) for each day attending the business of the authority, but not to exceed four hundred dollars ($400) in any month, and necessary traveling and personal expenses incurred in the performance of his or her duties as authorized by the county transportation authority.

(Amended by Stats. 1999, Ch. 724, Sec. 11. Effective January 1, 2000.)

131269.
  

A county transportation authority may enter into a contract with the Board of Administration of the Public Employees’ Retirement System, and the board may enter into the contract to include all of the employees of the county transportation authority in that retirement system. The employees may be entitled to the same health benefits as are state employees pursuant to Part 5 (commencing with Section 22750) of Division 5 of Title 2 of the Government Code or any other retirement system that the authority determines is in the best interest of its employees.

(Amended by Stats. 2004, Ch. 69, Sec. 38. Effective June 24, 2004.)

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