Article 1. Corporate Power of California Public Utilities Code >> Division 10. >> Part 3. >> Chapter 5. >> Article 1.
The district has perpetual succession and may adopt a seal
and alter it at pleasure.
The district and its officers may sue and be sued in all
actions and proceedings, in all courts and tribunals of competent
The district may levy, and collect or cause to be collected,
taxes for any lawful purpose, as provided in Chapter 6 (commencing
with Section 30800) of this part.
The district may exercise the right of eminent domain within
the boundaries of the district to take any property necessary,
incidental, or convenient to the exercise of the powers granted in
The district is authorized to maintain a suitable security
force comprised of transit police officers and security guards.
Persons designated as transit police officers are peace officers
pursuant to Section 830.33 of the Penal Code. The district shall
adhere to the standards for recruitment and training of peace
officers established by the Commission on Peace Officer Standards and
Training pursuant to Title 4 (commencing with Section 13500) of Part
4 of the Penal Code in the recruitment and training of its transit
police officers. Every transit police officer employed by the
district shall conform to the standards for peace officers of the
Commission on Peace Officer Standards and Training and the commanding
officer of the unit shall, not later than July 1, 1979, (1) have at
least 10 years of active law enforcement experience in a capacity of
employment requiring peace officer status and (2) have met the
requirements for the advanced certificate of the Commission on Peace
Officer Standards and Training, (3) have attended a POST-approved law
enforcement management course, and (4) have an associate of arts
degree or higher. Any such officer who fails to conform to such
standards by July 1, 1979, shall not continue to have the powers of a
The district is entitled to the benefit of any reservation
or grant, in all cases, where any right has been reserved or granted
to the State or any agency or political subdivision thereof or any
public corporation to construct or maintain roads, highways or other
crossings over any public or private lands.
The district may exercise any and all powers granted by any
other law which by its terms is applicable to districts generally, to
public corporations generally, or to any classification of districts
or public corporations which includes a district of the type
provided for in this part, but no such power shall be exercised
contrary to any express provision of this part.
Prior to the time the district incurs any bonded
indebtedness, the district shall insofar as possible follow the
budgetary control procedures for counties, pursuant to Articles 1 to
8, inclusive (commencing with Section 29000), Chapter 1, Division 3,
Title 3 of the Government Code. Transfers of funds within, or
revisions of, a budget adopted by the district, whether before or
after the incurring of any bonded indebtedness, may be made by
appropriate act of the board at a regular, adjourned regular or
special meeting. After the district incurs any bonded indebtedness
the district shall establish suitable budgetary procedures and
thereafter copies of each proposed annual budget shall be available
to interested persons a reasonable time before the adoption thereof
and copies of the final budget shall likewise be available to
interested persons. Copies of any special budgets shall be furnished
to interested parties on request.