Article 3. Powers And Duties Of Directors of California Public Utilities Code >> Division 10. >> Part 3. >> Chapter 3. >> Article 3.

Each director, before entering upon the duties of his office, shall take the oath of office. The oath shall be filed with the Secretary of State and a copy thereof with the secretary of the district.
The board of directors is the legislative body of the district and, consistent with the provisions of this part, shall determine all questions of district policy.
The board may contract and take any and all actions and proceedings and do any and all other things necessary to carry out the purposes of this part.
The board shall determine what transit facilities should be acquired, constructed, developed, jointly developed, leased, or disposed of, by means including, but not limited to, lease, sale, purchase, option, gift, devise, condemnation, grant, or otherwise.
In order to provide orderly transition from the Los Angeles Metropolitan Transit Authority (herein sometimes referred to as "authority") to the district, it may be desirable for certain members or former members of the authority or the officers, advisors and staff thereof, or both, to serve in an advisory capacity to the board. The board may, in its discretion, establish an advisory board of the above-named persons or any others that it sees fit, provided that each member of such advisory board shall consent to serve and also that there shall be no compensation paid by the district to members of such advisory board.
The board shall supervise and regulate every transit facility owned and operated by the district, including the fixing of rates, fares, rentals, charges, and classifications thereof, and the making and enforcement of rules, regulations, contracts, practices, and schedules, for or in connection with any transit facility owned or controlled by the district.
Subject to the provisions of Article 10 (commencing with Section 30750), Chapter 5 of this part, the board may adopt a personnel system for the purpose of recruiting and maintaining an effective working force with good morale. The board shall by resolution determine and create such number and character of positions as are necessary properly to carry on the functions of the district. The board shall establish an appropriate salary, salary range, or wage for each position so created, except for positions in a bargaining unit represented by a labor organization. The board may also establish health and other fringe benefits. The board may by resolution abolish any such position. Except as otherwise provided in this part, appointments to such positions shall be made by the general manager.
The board may contract for or employ any professional services required by the district or for the performance of work or services for the district which, in the opinion of the board, cannot satisfactorily be performed by the officers or employees of the district.
The board shall have an annual audit made of all books and accounts of the district by an independent certified public accountant or public accountant.
As soon as practicable after the close of each fiscal year the board shall submit to the chief administrative officers and legislative bodies of cities and counties within the district a financial report showing the result of operations during the preceding fiscal year and the financial status of the district on the final day thereof. Copies of the report shall be supplied to the general public upon request in the quantity deemed appropriate by the board.
The board may provide by resolution, under such terms and conditions as it sees fit, for the payment of demands against the district without prior specific approval thereof by the board if the demand is for a purpose for which an expenditure has been previously approved by the board and in an amount no greater than the amount so authorized, and if the demand is approved by the general manager or such other officer or deputy as the board may prescribe.
To facilitate the business of the district, the board may provide for the creation and administration of such funds as the needs of the district may require. The funds shall be disbursed in accordance with rules established by the board and all payments from any fund shall be reported to the board.
The board may hold public hearings, subpoena witnesses, and perform all other acts necessary to properly carry out its duties. The board may delegate such authority to other officers of the district who shall report thereon to the board.
Each director may administer oaths and affirmations in any district investigation or proceeding.