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  ( Division 19 added by Stats. 1987, Ch. 786, Sec. 1. )

CHAPTER 3. Administration [180100 - 180111]
  ( Chapter 3 added by Stats. 1987, Ch. 786, Sec. 1. )


The authority at its first meeting, and thereafter annually at the meeting designated by the authority, shall elect a chairperson who shall preside at all meetings, and a vice chairperson who shall preside in the absence of the chairperson. 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 all the authority of the chairperson.

(Amended by Stats. 1988, Ch. 878, Sec. 4.)


The authority shall adopt rules for its proceedings consistent with the laws of the state.

(Added by Stats. 1987, Ch. 786, Sec. 1.)


A majority of the members of the authority constitutes a quorum for the transaction of business, and all official acts of the authority requires the affirmative vote of a majority of the members of the authority.

(Added by Stats. 1987, Ch. 786, Sec. 1.)


The acts of the authority shall be expressed by motion, resolution, or ordinance.

(Added by Stats. 1987, Ch. 786, Sec. 1.)


All meetings of the authority shall be conducted pursuant to Chapter 9 (commencing with Section 54950) of Part 1 of Division 2 of Title 5 of the Government Code.

(Added by Stats. 1987, Ch. 786, Sec. 1.)


The authority shall do all the following:

(a) Adopt an annual budget.

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

(c) Cause a postaudit of the financial transactions and records of the authority to be made at least annually by a certified public accountant.

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

The authority may appoint a policy advisory committee.

(Added by Stats. 1987, Ch. 786, Sec. 1.)


(a) The authority may hire an independent staff of its own or contract with any department or agency of the United States or with any public agency to implement this division.

(b) The authority may contract with private entities in conformance with applicable procurement procedures for the procurement of engineering, project management, and contract management services.

(Amended by Stats. 1989, Ch. 665, Sec. 1.)


The authority shall fix the compensation of its officers and employees.

(Added by Stats. 1987, Ch. 786, Sec. 1.)


(a) Notice of the time and place of a public hearing on the adoption of the annual budget shall be published pursuant to Section 6061 of the Government Code not later than the 15th day prior to the day of the hearing.

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

(Added by Stats. 1987, Ch. 786, Sec. 1.)


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

(b) The authority shall not expend more than 1 percent of the funds generated pursuant to this division in any year for salary and benefits of its staff.

(Added by Stats. 1987, Ch. 786, Sec. 1.)


The authority shall consult with, and coordinate its actions to secure funding for the completion and improvement of the priority regional highways, with the cities in the county, the board of supervisors, and the Department of Transportation, for the purpose of integrating its planned highway improvements with the highway and other transportation improvement plans and operations of other transportation agencies impacting the county.

(Added by Stats. 1987, Ch. 786, Sec. 1.)


The authority shall prepare and adopt an annual report each year on progress made to achieve the objective of improving transportation conditions related to priority highway operations and local transportation needs.

(Added by Stats. 1987, Ch. 786, Sec. 1.)

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