Article 8. Other Officers of California Public Utilities Code >> Division 10. >> Part 13. >> Chapter 4. >> Article 8.
Prior to the time the district has operated, controlled, or
used transit facilities, or any part thereof, for the transportation
of passengers under the provisions of this part for a period of six
months, the board may, but is not required to, appoint a general
manager. A general manager appointed during such time shall hold
office at the pleasure of the majority of the board.
After the district has operated, controlled, or used
transit facilities, or any part thereof, for the transportation of
passengers under the provisions of this part for a period of six
months, the board shall forthwith appoint a general manager.
All other things being equal, the board shall appoint as
general manager a person who has had experience in the acquisition,
construction, or management of transit facilities.
Except as otherwise provided in this part, and subject to
the policies established by the board, the general manager shall have
the responsibility and the authority for the proper administration
of the affairs of the district and the maintenance and operation of
the transit facilities of the district.
The general manager may be removed from office by
resolution. Before the general manager may be removed, he shall, if
he so demands, be given a written statement of the grounds for his
removal, and he shall have the right to be publicly heard thereon at
a meeting of the board prior to the final vote on the resolution
providing for his removal. Pending and during such hearing, the board
may suspend him from office, and without payment of salary, for a
period of not to exceed 30 days. The board may not reduce the salary
of the general manager below the amount currently being received by
him, except upon the adoption of a resolution after a like
opportunity to be publicly heard. The action of the board in
suspending or removing the general manager, or reducing his salary,
The board shall appoint a secretary and an attorney to
serve as legal counsel to the district. These officers shall serve at
the pleasure of the board.
If the moneys of the district, or any part thereof, are
deposited in a depositary other than the county treasury, the board
shall appoint a treasurer who shall be responsible for the
safekeeping and disbursing of all district moneys and funds held by
him. The treasurer shall serve at the pleasure of the board.
No member of the board of directors, and no county or city
officer or employee of the county or a city located within the
county, shall be eligible for appointment to any of the offices
provided for in this article.
Within 10 days after his appointment and before entering
upon the discharge of his official duties, each of the officers
appointed under the provisions of this article shall take and file
his oath of office pursuant to Sections 1360 and 1363 of the
The board may consolidate any of the district offices
provided for by this article.
The treasurer of the district, if one is appointed by the
board, shall give bond for the faithful performance of his or her
duties. The board may require any other officer to give a similar
bond. The amount of each bond shall be fixed by the board. All bonds
shall be approved by the board and shall be recorded in the office of
the county recorder and filed in the office of the clerk of the
The secretary shall maintain and preserve a permanent
written record of all of the official acts of the board as evidenced
by minute order, resolution, or ordinance.
The board shall fix the compensation of the officers
provided for in this article.
The premium upon any bond required under this article is a
charge against the district.