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DIVISION 12.8. Imperial County Transportation Commission [132800 - 132824]

  ( Division 12.8 added by Stats. 2009, Ch. 56, Sec. 1. )

CHAPTER 3. Powers and Functions [132820 - 132824]
  ( Chapter 3 added by Stats. 2009, Ch. 56, Sec. 1. )


The commission may do any of the following:

(a) Use up to 3 percent of the revenues in the local transportation fund for purposes of carrying out its transportation planning and programming responsibilities.

(b) Sue and be sued.

(c) Enter into contracts with qualified vendors to further the purposes of the commission.

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

(Amended by Stats. 2019, Ch. 11, Sec. 1. (AB 335) Effective January 1, 2020.)


(a) The commission, in cooperation with local agencies that elect to participate, may, within the boundaries of the County of Imperial, assist those agencies in the coordination, administration, and implementation of programs and policies.

(b) (1) The commission may evaluate, develop, and implement nontransportation programs that it determines would provide local benefits by consolidating and sharing costs and resources, by facilitating local agency cooperation, or by operating under the commission’s management. These nontransportation programs include providing animal control services, waste management services, emergency response services, and multiagency communication services during countywide natural disasters such as earthquakes, fires, and floods.

(2) The commission may develop or implement a nontransportation program only upon a majority vote of, and the adoption of a resolution by, the commission’s board.

(c) Consistent with this section, the commission may function as a regional agency for purposes of Article 3 (commencing with Section 40970) of Chapter 1 of Part 2 of Division 30 of the Public Resources Code.

(d) Consistent with this section, the commission, upon adoption of a resolution by its board, may function as the service authority for freeway emergencies for the County of Imperial pursuant to Section 2551 of the Streets and Highways Code.

(e) The commission may apply for, and receive, moneys and grants available to carry out its functions.

(f) (1) The commission shall not use transportation moneys for nontransportation purposes.

(2) Revenues from the County of Imperial sales tax extended pursuant to local Measure D, which was approved by voters at the November 4, 2008, statewide general election, shall not be used for purposes of this section.

(g) For purposes of this section, “local agency” means a county, city, whether general law or chartered, city and county, town, municipal corporation, district, political subdivision, or any board, commission, or agency thereof, or other local public agency.

(Added by Stats. 2019, Ch. 11, Sec. 2. (AB 335) Effective January 1, 2020.)


The commission shall undertake the following:

(a)  Prepare a short-range transportation plan that includes the development and approval of a three- to five-year transportation improvement program, as follows:

(1) The transportation improvement program shall apply to all projects funded with federal, state, and local funds.

(2) The transportation improvement program shall be developed in coordination and consultation with the multicounty designated transportation planning agency, and shall be consistent with that agency’s regional transportation plan.

(3) The county commission and the multicounty designated transportation planning agency shall enter into a memorandum of understanding specifying the process for preparing the transportation improvement program.

(4) The commission shall consult with its member agencies, the Department of Transportation, adjacent counties, and other entities public and private when preparing its short-range plan and transportation improvement program.

(b)  The commission shall be responsible for administering the funds deposited in the local transportation fund according to the terms and conditions of the Mills-Alquist-Deddeh Act (Chapter 4 (commencing with Section 99200) of Part 11 of Division 10), which is also known as the Transportation Development Act, or any successor to that act.

(c) The commission shall be responsible for preparing the short-range transit plan required by the Transportation Development Act.

(Added by Stats. 2009, Ch. 56, Sec. 1. (SB 607) Effective January 1, 2010.)

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