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TITLE 3. GOVERNMENT OF COUNTIES [23000 - 33205]

  ( Title 3 added by Stats. 1947, Ch. 424. )

DIVISION 3. FINANCIAL PROVISIONS [29000 - 30608]

  ( Division 3 added by Stats. 1947, Ch. 424. )

CHAPTER 2. Funds [29300 - 29553]

  ( Chapter 2 added by Stats. 1947, Ch. 424. )

ARTICLE 11. Transportation Fund [29530 - 29536]
  ( Article 11 added by Stats. 1971, Ch. 1400. )

29530.
  

(a) If the board of supervisors so agrees by contract with the State Board of Equalization, the board of supervisors shall establish a local transportation fund in the county treasury and shall deposit in the fund all revenues transmitted to the county by the State Board of Equalization under Section 7204 of the Revenue and Taxation Code, which are derived from that portion of the taxes imposed by the county at a rate in excess of 1 percent, and on and after July 1, 2004, until the rate modifications in subdivision (a) of Section 7203.1 of the Revenue and Taxation Code cease to apply, at a rate in excess of three-quarters of 1 percent, pursuant to Part 1.5 (commencing with Section 7200) of Division 2 of that code, less an allocation of the cost of the services of the State Board of Equalization in administering the sales and use tax ordinance related to the rate in excess of 1 percent, and on and after July 1, 2004, until the rate modifications in subdivision (a) of Section 7203.1 of the Revenue and Taxation Code cease to apply, to the rate in excess of three-quarters of 1 percent, and of the Director of Transportation and the Controller in administering the responsibilities assigned to him or her in Chapter 4 (commencing with Section 99200) of Part 11 of Division 10 of the Public Utilities Code.

(b) Any interest or other income earned by investment or otherwise of the local transportation fund shall accrue to and be a part of the fund.

(Repealed and added by Stats. 2003, 5th Ex. Sess., Ch. 2, Sec. 1.25. Effective December 12, 2003. Operative March 3, 2004, pursuant to Sec. 8 of Ch. 2.)

29530.2.
  

(a) Notwithstanding any other provision of law, the board of supervisors for any county of the first class may, upon the adoption of a resolution approved by a majority of all of its members, modify, for one fiscal year, its contract with the State Board of Equalization, as described in Section 29530, to require that not more than sixty million dollars ($60,000,000) of the county sales and use tax revenues described in Section 29530 be deposited in the county general fund. No deposit in a county general fund made under this subdivision shall exceed the total of a court-ordered refund of deposits in the county general fund made under Section 29530.3 and any interest accruing thereon. No portion of any amount deposited in the county general fund under this subdivision shall be subject to repayment under Section 2106.4 of the Streets and Highways Code or any other provision of law.

(b) Funds deposited in the local transportation fund pursuant to the final determination specified in subdivision (d) shall be allocated exclusively to a county transportation authority created under Division 12 (commencing with Section 130000) of the Public Utilities Code, in addition to any other funds that would otherwise be allocated to that authority.

(c) Any refund pursuant to the final determination specified in subdivision (d) that is made directly to a county transportation authority created under Division 12 (commencing with Section 130000) of the Public Utilities Code shall be expended in accordance with the requirements of Article 3 (commencing with Section 99230) of Chapter 4 of Part 11 of Division 10 of the Public Utilities Code.

(d) This section shall become operative on the date that a court of appellate jurisdiction renders a final determination invalidating Chapter 518 of the Statutes of 1995 to the extent that the final determination requires repayment of the funds transferred under that chapter.

(Added by Stats. 1997, Ch. 123, Sec. 1. Effective July 28, 1997. Section conditionally operative by its own provisions.)

29531.
  

The board of supervisors shall continuously appropriate the money in such fund for expenditure for the purposes specified in this article and in Chapter 4 (commencing with Section 99200) of Part 11 of Division 10 of the Public Utilities Code.

(Added by Stats. 1971, Ch. 1400.)

29532.
  

From funds appropriated pursuant to Section 29531, the county auditor shall pay to public transportation entities the amounts allocated by the transportation planning agencies designated by the Director of Transportation as follows:

(a) For a county included within the jurisdiction of a statutorily created regional transportation planning agency, that agency.

(b) For a county which is not included within the jurisdiction of a statutorily created regional transportation planning agency but for which there is a council of governments, and an election has not been made pursuant to Section 29536, that council. For a county which is not included within the jurisdiction of a statutorily created regional transportation planning agency but for which there is a council of governments for which an election has been made under Section 29536 to form a local transportation commission, the local transportation commission authorized in Section 29535.

(c) For a county not within the jurisdiction of a statutorily created regional transportation planning agency or a council of governments, the local transportation commission authorized in Section 29535.

(d) Upon the request of a county within the jurisdiction of the multicounty designated transportation planning agency, as defined in Section 130004 of the Public Utilities Code, that agency.

(Amended by Stats. 1992, Ch. 1172, Sec. 1. Effective September 30, 1992.)

29532.1.
  

Pursuant to subdivision (a) of Section 29532, each of the following entities is designated the transportation planning agency for its respective area:

(a) The Metropolitan Transportation Commission created by Title 7.1 (commencing with Section 66500).

(b) The Tahoe Regional Planning Agency created by interstate compact and ratified by Title 7.4 (commencing with Section 66800).

(c) The Placer County Transportation Planning Agency created by Title 7.91 (commencing with Section 67910).

(d) The Nevada County Transportation Planning Agency created by Title 7.92 (commencing with Section 67920).

(e) The Transportation Agency of Monterey County created pursuant to Title 7.93 (commencing with Section 67930).

(f) The Santa Cruz County Regional Transportation Commission created by Title 7.94 (commencing with Section 67940).

(g) The El Dorado County Transportation Planning Agency created by Title 7.95 (commencing with Section 67950).

(h) The consolidated agency created by Chapter 3 (commencing with Section 132350) of Division 12.7 of the Public Utilities Code.

(Amended by Stats. 2002, Ch. 743, Sec. 2. Effective January 1, 2003.)

29532.4.
  

(a) Notwithstanding subdivision (d) of Section 29532, the county transportation commission created in the Counties of Los Angeles, Orange, Riverside, and San Bernardino by Division 12 (commencing with Section 130000) of the Public Utilities Code shall not be designated by the Director of Transportation as the transportation planning agency for the area under its jurisdiction, and the Imperial Valley Association of Governments in Imperial County shall not be designated the transportation planning agency for the area under its jurisdiction.

(b) Notwithstanding Section 29532, for the purposes of Chapter 4 (commencing with Section 99200) of Part 11 of Division 10 of the Public Utilities Code, “transportation planning agency” means the county transportation commission created in the Counties of Los Angeles, Orange, Riverside, San Bernardino, and Ventura by Division 12 (commencing with Section 130000) of the Public Utilities Code, and also includes the County Transportation Commission in Imperial County. The county auditor in each of those counties shall pay to the public transportation entities in the county the amounts allocated by the respective commissions or that association of governments, as the case may be.

(Amended by Stats. 2012, Ch. 769, Sec. 3. (AB 2679) Effective January 1, 2013.)

29533.
  

In the event that any allocation, if approved in accordance with Section 29532, would cause the county to incur any indebtedness or liability in any year in excess of the money in the local transportation fund for such year, the board of supervisors shall, upon notification from the transportation planning agency designated in Section 29532, call an election pursuant to Article 7 (commencing with Section 99320) of Chapter 4 of Part 11 of Division 10 of the Public Utilities Code. Such election may be consolidated with a general election or a direct primary election. The cost of such election shall, upon approval of the transportation planning agency designated in Section 29532, be paid from the transportation fund.

(Amended by Stats. 1972, Ch. 1408.)

29534.
  

The county auditor shall keep records and make reports concerning the local transportation fund as the Director of Transportation or the Controller shall prescribe.

This section shall become operative on July 1, 1987.

(Repealed (in Sec. 2) and added by Stats. 1986, Ch. 988, Sec. 3. Section operative July 1, 1987, by its own provisions.)

29535.
  

Within each county which is not within the jurisdiction of a statutorily created regional transportation planning agency or a council of governments, a local transportation commission shall be established and composed of three members appointed by the board of supervisors, three members appointed by the city selection committee of the county or by the city council in any county in which there is only one incorporated city, and, where applicable, three members appointed by a transit district and one member representing, collectively, the other transit operators in the county.

However, in a county in which there are no incorporated cities, five members may be appointed to the commission by the board of supervisors. The appointments to the commission may include members of the board of supervisors, the city councils, the transit district, and other local transit operators.

The appointing authority, for each regular member it appoints, may appoint an alternate member to serve in place of the regular member when the regular member is absent or disqualified from participating in a meeting of the commission.

A local transportation commission may employ staff, enter into contracts, and conduct other activities necessary to fulfill its responsibilities as a regional transportation planning agency and local transportation commission.

(Amended by Stats. 1996, Ch. 10, Sec. 3. Effective February 9, 1996.)

29536.
  

A county that is not included within the jurisdiction of a statutorily created regional transportation agency but for which there is a council of governments may, pursuant to this section, elect, with the concurrence of a majority of the cities which include at least 50 percent of the incorporated population within the county, to form a local transportation commission pursuant to Section 29535. Applications for funds may be allocated by the local transportation commission only if the council of governments has not objected to the application. For those counties with a population of 500,000 or more, as determined under Section 28020 of the Government Code, as now or hereafter amended, but excluding counties with more than 4,500 miles of maintained county roads as of 1970, the members appointed by the city selection committee of the county from a city for which a transit service is provided and the members appointed by a transit district and the member representing other transit operators shall have no vote in the approval of the claims filed under Article 8 (commencing with Section 99400), Chapter 4, Part 11, Division 10 of the Public Utilities Code. For those counties with a population of less than 500,000, as determined under Section 28020 of the Government Code, as now and hereafter amended, and for counties with a population of 500,000 or more, as determined under Section 28020 of the Government Code, as now or hereafter amended, and with more than 4,500 miles of maintained county roads as of 1970, the members appointed by the city selection committee of the county from a city for which all of the proportion of the total revenues placed by the county in the local transportation fund that the city’s population bears to the total of the county population is used to pay approved claims filed under Article 4 (commencing with Section 99260), Chapter 4, Part 11, Division 10 of the Public Utilities Code, and the members appointed by a transit district, and the member representing other transit operators shall have no vote in the approval of the claims filed under Article 8 (commencing with Section 99400), Chapter 4, Part 11, Division 10 of the Public Utilities Code.

Applications for funds shall be submitted to both the local transportation commission and the council of governments, which shall have 60 days after the receipt of applications to notify the local transportation commission and the county auditor of any objection. If neither the local transportation commission nor the county auditor receive notice of objection, the approval of the council of governments shall be presumed. Applications for funds to which the council of governments has objected shall not be paid by the county auditor until the objection has been removed.

(Amended by Stats. 1981, Ch. 799, Sec. 1.)

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