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
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
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
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
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.