Article 2. Powers And Duties Of Directors of California Public Utilities Code >> Division 10. >> Part 4. >> Chapter 3. >> Article 2.
The chairman is the presiding officer of the board and he
shall vote on the propositions passed upon by the board.
The first meeting of the board shall be held within 10 days
after the board of supervisors certifies the results of the election
to the Secretary of State pursuant to Section 40050. The board may
make its own rules of procedure and determine the place and time of
The board shall select one of its members vice chairman, who
shall preside in the absence of its chairman. The board shall
provide for and select such officers as it deems necessary to conduct
the affairs of the district.
All matters and things necessary for the proper
administration of the affairs of the district which are not provided
for in this part shall be provided for by the board.
The board shall supervise and regulate every transit
facility owned and operated by the district, including the fixing of
rates, rentals, charges and classifications, 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.
The board may either operate the transit system itself or a
part thereof or it may contract with any other public or private
agency or corporation to operate all or part of the transit system
for the district or it may contract with any other public or private
agency or corporation for the improvement in transit services,
facilities, equipment or operations being operated and conducted by
said agency or corporation in, and, or, out of, the district.
The board may, from time to time, contract for or employ any
professional service required by the district or for the performance
of work or services which cannot satisfactorily be performed by the
regular employees of the district.
The board may contract for the services of a treasurer, auditor,
counsel, clerk, and general manager.
(a) The Auditor of the County of Orange shall provide the
board with an annual audit of all books and accounts of the district,
unless an audit by a certified public accountant or public
accountant is otherwise provided by the board. The county auditor may
make, or may contract with a certified public accountant or public
accountant to make, the annual audit. Any costs incurred by the
county auditor, including contracts with or employment of, a
certified public accountant or public accountant, in making the audit
pursuant to this section shall be borne by the district.
(b) Where an audit of the district's accounts and records is made
by a certified public accountant or public accountant, the minimum
requirements of the audit shall be prescribed by the State Controller
and shall conform to generally accepted auditing standards. A report
shall be filed with the Auditor of the County of Orange within 12
months of the end of the fiscal year under examination.
Payment of claims against the district and disbursement of
district funds shall be in the manner provided for claims against a
county and disbursements of funds of a county.
The board, however, may provide by resolution for the payment of
claims against the district without the prior specific approval
thereof by the board, subject to such conditions as prescribed by the
None of the territory which is within the district shall be
annexed to any other transit district unless the board, by
resolution, approves the annexation of such territory to such other
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 adopted by the board, and all payments from any
fund shall be reported to the board.