Article 5.5. Citizens’ Advisory Committees of California Public Utilities Code >> Division 10. >> Part 3. >> Chapter 5. >> Article 5.5.
Before the district takes action on a route, grades, or
station location, including parking and storage facilities, for any
portion of a rail transit system, the district may establish a
citizens' advisory committee in the area for any identifiable segment
of a rail transit system.
The citizens' advisory committee may advise the district of
the prevalent sentiments of its area and shall advise the board on
any and all related transit issues currently under the jurisdiction
of, or contemplated by, the district.
The district may establish a citizens' advisory committee in
any identifiable area in which rail transportation is not currently
contemplated, but in which the district determines that the board can
benefit from public communication, advice, and reaction to district
operations, policies, procedures, and plans.
(a) The district shall designate the area to be represented
by each citizens' advisory committee, with a separate area for any
identifiable segment of a rail transit system and for any
identifiable area in the district in which rail transportation is not
(b) "Identifiable segment of a rail transit system" means an area
of a communality of interest surrounding a station structure or
structures and the lines between structures.
A citizens' advisory committee shall consist of not less
than 15 persons and not more than 45 persons.
Every meeting of a citizens' advisory committee is open to
the general public. Minutes of the proceedings shall be kept and
shall be available for inspection at the district office.