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AB-1091 Santa Clara Valley Transportation Authority: board of directors.(2021-2022)

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Date Published: 02/18/2021 09:00 PM
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Revised  May 06, 2021

CALIFORNIA LEGISLATURE— 2021–2022 REGULAR SESSION

Assembly Bill
No. 1091


Introduced by Assembly Member Berman
(Coauthor: Assembly Member Lee)

February 18, 2021


An act to amend, repeal, and add Sections 100060 and 100060.2 of the Public Utilities Code, relating to transportation.


LEGISLATIVE COUNSEL'S DIGEST


AB 1091, as introduced, Berman. Santa Clara Valley Transportation Authority: board of directors.
Existing law creates the Santa Clara Valley Transportation Authority (VTA) with various powers and duties relative to transportation projects and services and the operation of public transit in the County of Santa Clara. Existing law vests the government of the VTA in a 12-member board of directors whose terms of office are two years. Under existing law, only members of the county board of supervisors and city council members and mayors of cities in the county are authorized to serve on the board. Existing law provides for the appointment of the board members by those local governments, as specified.
This bill, on and after July 1, 2022, would reduce the size of the board to 9 members, increase their terms of office to 4 years, and provide for residents living in the county, rather than local officials, to serve on the board, as specified. The bill would require that expertise, experience, or knowledge relative to transportation, infrastructure or project management, accounting or finance, and executive management are represented on the board.
Vote: MAJORITY   Appropriation: NO   Fiscal Committee: NO   Local Program: NO  

The people of the State of California do enact as follows:


SECTION 1.

 Section 100060 of the Public Utilities Code is amended to read:

100060.
 (a) The government of the VTA shall be vested in a board of directors which shall consist of 12 members, as follows:
(1) Two representatives of the county and one alternate who shall be members of the board of supervisors of the county, appointed by the board of supervisors.
(2) Five representatives of the City of San Jose and one alternate who shall be city council members or the mayor of the City of San Jose, appointed by the city council.
(3) Five city council members or mayors selected from among the city councils and mayors of all of the cities in the county, other than the City of San Jose, as provided by agreements among those cities. The agreements may provide for the appointment of alternates, who shall be city council members or mayors, for those city representatives.
(b) An alternate may vote in the place of a director represented by that alternate if the director is absent.
(c) To the extent possible, the appointing powers shall appoint individuals who have expertise, experience, or knowledge relative to transportation issues.
(d) This section shall become inoperative on July 1, 2022, and, as of January 1, 2023, is repealed.

SEC. 2.

 Section 100060 is added to the Public Utilities Code, to read:

100060.
 (a) The government of VTA shall be vested in a board of directors that consists of nine members, as follows:
(1) One resident of each county supervisorial district, nominated by the supervisor and confirmed by the board of supervisors.
(2) Two residents of the City of San Jose, nominated by the mayor and confirmed by the city council.
(3) Two residents of cities in the county, other than the City of San Jose, consistent with the following:
(A) One resident of the City of Los Altos, Los Altos Hills, Mountain View, Milpitas, Palo Alto, or Sunnyvale.
(B) One resident of the City of Campbell, Cupertino, Gilroy, Los Gatos, Monte Serreno, Morgan Hill, Santa Clara, or Saratoga.
(b) A board member shall not simultaneously serve as an elected official.
(c) The nominating authorities shall ensure that expertise, experience, or knowledge relative to transportation, infrastructure or project management, accounting or finance, and executive management are represented on the board.
(d) This section shall become operative on July 1, 2022.

SEC. 3.

 Section 100060.2 of the Public Utilities Code is amended to read:

100060.2.
 (a) Except as otherwise provided, the term of office for each director shall be two years and until the appointment and qualification of his or her their successor. A successor shall be appointed not later than 30 days immediately upon the expiration of a director’s term. A vacancy exists whenever a director ceases to hold office on the city council or board of supervisors from which he or she was they were appointed. Any vacancy shall, within 60 days of its occurrence, be filled for the balance of the term by the body that made the original appointment.
(b) This section shall become inoperative on July 1, 2022, and, as of January 1, 2023, is repealed.

SEC. 4.

 Section 100060.2 is added to the Public Utilities Code, to read:

100060.2.
 (a) Except as otherwise provided, the term of office for each director shall be four years and until the appointment and qualification of their successor. A successor shall be appointed not later than 30 days immediately upon the expiration of a director’s term. Any vacancy shall, within 60 days of its occurrence, be filled for the balance of the term by the original appointing authority.
(b) This section shall become operative on July 1, 2022.

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