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(a) The district has no authority to impose sales or special taxes, but may, with the concurrence of a majority of the member jurisdictions represented on the board of directors, cause to be submitted to voters of the district a ballot measure for the imposition of those taxes.
  (b) If approved as required by law, the district may impose and administer fees and other funding sources secured for transportation system operation, maintenance, and improvement.
  (c) The board of directors may set fares for public transit service by resolution or minute order.
The district may issue bonds not to exceed the amount of fifty million dollars ($50,000,000), payable in whole or in part from revenues of any enterprise acquired, constructed, or completed, or to be acquired, constructed, or completed, by the district, in the manner provided by the Revenue Bond Law of 1941 (Chapter 6 (commencing with Section 54300) of Part 1 of Division 2 of Title 5 of the Government Code), all of the provisions of which are applicable to the district, except that Article 3 (commencing with 54380) of Chapter 6 of Part 1 of Division 2 of Title 5 of the Government Code and the restrictions in that article, including, but not limited to, restrictions on the securing of bonds by the taxing power or the proceeds of taxation, do not apply to the issuance and sale of bonds pursuant to this article and, instead, the district shall authorize the issuance of those bonds by resolution of its governing board approved by a two-thirds vote of the board. The district is a local agency within the meaning of the Revenue Bond Law of 1941. The term "enterprise" as used in the Revenue Bond Law of 1941 shall, for all purposes of this section, include transit equipment or facilities and any and all additions and improvements thereto and all other equipment or facilities authorized to be acquired, constructed, or completed by the district, but only for a project or projects not located on or adjacent to the former Fort Ord, except a project or projects located entirely within the existing right-of-way of State Highway Route 1 owned by the Department of Transportation or within the existing right-of-way of the Monterey branch rail line owned by the Transportation Agency of Monterey County. Bonds issued for the acquisition of equipment shall be of a duration that does not exceed the useful life of the equipment. Any revenues or other income, receipts, or amounts made available to the district, including, but not limited to, the proceeds of a transactions and use tax, shall be deemed revenues of the enterprise for purposes of the Revenue Bond Law of 1941. Nothing in this article shall prevent the district from availing itself of, or making use of, any procedure provided in this part for the issuance of bonds of any type or character for any enterprise authorized under this part, and all proceedings may be carried on simultaneously or in the alternative, as the board may determine. As used in this section, "equipment" includes "vehicles."
The district may advocate and act on behalf of all district member jurisdictions with their concurrence to further Monterey County transportation system interests, funding, projects, and priorities.
The district may promulgate a plan for funding transportation projects within its jurisdiction.