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 its meeting.
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 board.
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 transit district.
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.