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Public Utilities Code - PUC


  ( Division 10 repealed and added by Stats. 1955, Ch. 1036. )


  ( Part 14 added by Stats. 1971, Ch. 1374. )

CHAPTER 4. Government of District [102100.1 - 102180]

  ( Chapter 4 added by Stats. 1971, Ch. 1374. )

ARTICLE 2. Powers and Duties of Board of Directors [102120 - 102122]
  ( Article 2 added by Stats. 1971, Ch. 1374. )


The board of directors is the legislative body of the district and shall determine all questions of district policy.

(Added by Stats. 1971, Ch. 1374.)


It shall be the duty of the board of directors and it shall have the power to:

(a) Determine the transit facilities to be acquired and constructed by the district, the manner of operation, and the means to finance them.

(b) Adopt an annual budget for the district and fix the compensation of its officers and employees. The board may provide in the budget for a reasonable replacement reserve.

(c) Fix rates, rentals, charges, and classifications of transit service operated by the district.

(d) Adopt an administrative code which shall prescribe the powers and duties of district officers, the method of appointment of district employees, and methods, procedures, and systems of operation and management of the district.

(e) Adopt rules and regulations governing the use of transit facilities owned or operated by the district.

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

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

(Added by Stats. 1971, Ch. 1374.)


(a) The board of directors may adopt ordinances that do any of the following:

(1) Prohibit persons from knowingly giving false identification to a district employee engaged in the enforcement of district ordinances or state law, or otherwise obstructing the issuance of a citation for violation of district ordinances or state law.

(2) Prohibit unauthorized operation of, interference with, entry into, climbing upon, attaching to, or loitering on or in, transit facilities or other transit property.

(3) Prohibit the removal, displacement, injury, destruction, or obstruction of any part of any track, switch, turnout, bridge, culvert, or any other district structure or fixture.

(4) Specify conditions under which a passenger may board a district vehicle with a bicycle and where the bicycle may be stowed.

(b) The board may provide that a violation of any ordinance adopted pursuant to subdivision (a) is an infraction punishable by a fine not exceeding seventy-five dollars ($75), and that a violation by a person after the second conviction is punishable by a fine not to exceed two hundred fifty dollars ($250) and by community service for a total time not to exceed 48 hours over a period not to exceed 30 days which do not conflict with the violator’s hours of school attendance or employment.

(c) This section does not prohibit any person from engaging in activities that are protected under the laws of the United States or of California, including, but not limited to, picketing, demonstrating, or distributing handbills.

(d) A district employee may enforce any ordinance that is adopted pursuant to this section as provided in subdivision (e) of Section 830.14 of the Penal Code.

(e) Nothing in this section shall affect any rights or immunities conferred pursuant to Section 836.5 of the Penal Code.

(Amended (as added by Stats. 2008, Ch. 528, Sec. 4) by Stats. 2011, Ch. 534, Sec. 5. (AB 716) Effective January 1, 2012.)

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