Article 1. Board Of Supervisors of California Public Utilities Code >> Division 10. >> Part 12. >> Chapter 4. >> Article 1.
(a) The government of the district 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 of the City of San Jose, appointed
by the city council.
(3) Five city council members selected from among the city
councils 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, 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
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 successor. A successor shall be appointed
not later than 30 days immediately upon the expiration of a director'
s term. The first directors shall include those who are members of
the board of directors of the Santa Clara County Congestion
Management Agency as of January 1, 1995, and their terms shall be
equal to the time that otherwise would remain in their congestion
management agency offices. A vacancy exists whenever a director
ceases to hold office on the city council or board of supervisors
from which he or she was 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.
The board of directors shall annually elect a chairperson
who shall preside at all meetings. The board of directors shall also
annually elect a vice chairperson, who, in the event of the
chairperson's absence or inability to act, shall act as chairperson,
and while so acting, shall have all of the authority of the
The board shall establish rules for its proceedings. A
majority of the members of the board shall constitute a quorum for
the transaction of business and no act of the board shall be valid
unless at least seven concur therein. The acts of the board shall be
expressed by motion, resolution, or ordinance. All meetings of the
board shall be conducted in the manner prescribed by the Ralph M.
Brown Act, Chapter 9 (commencing with Section 54950), Part 1,
Division 2, Title 5 of the Government Code.
(a) No ordinance, except an urgency ordinance, shall be
passed by the board on the day of its introduction, nor within three
days thereafter, nor at any time other than at a regular or adjourned
regular meeting. The enacting clause of all ordinances shall be as
"The Board of Directors of the Santa Clara County Transit District
ordains as follows:"
(b) All ordinances shall be signed by the chairperson of the board
or the vice chairperson and attested by the secretary. Before the
expiration of 15 days after the passage of an ordinance, it shall be
published once in a newspaper of general circulation in the district
as provided by law for ordinances adopted by counties. An order
entered in the minutes of the board that the ordinance has been duly
published is prima facie proof of publication.
(c) Urgency ordinances shall be adopted in the same manner as
provided by law for the adoption of urgency ordinances by counties.
The board may fix the amount of compensation to be paid
each member of the board for services and for each meeting attended
by the member. The compensation shall not exceed one hundred dollars
($100) for each meeting of the board attended by the member or for
each day's service rendered as a member by request of the board, not
exceeding a total of six days in any calendar month, together with
any expenses incident thereto.