Article 2. General Provisions of California Public Utilities Code >> Division 10. >> Part 5. >> Chapter 1. >> Article 2.

It is necessary that a transit district be established in the Stockton metropolitan area which includes the City of Stockton and adjacent territory situated in San Joaquin County in order to meet the transit problem of the area. The problem is unique in that presently there are several existing transportation facilities serving various parts of the area but independently operated, without interchange of transportation services, and without possibility of merger. The geographic location of the city to the area requiring transportation services makes it necessary to develop a single transit system to protect the public interest.
The San Joaquin Regional Transit District may be created as provided in this part and when so created may exercise the powers herein granted.
Except as otherwise provided in this part elections shall be held and conducted and the result ascertained, determined, and declared in, all respects as nearly as practicable in conformity with the general election laws of the State.
Except as otherwise provided in this part all ordinances and notices which are required to be published shall be published within the district pursuant to Section 6066 of the Government Code.
Whenever the signature of any officer or employee of a district or of any member of the retirement board or of any officer or employee of the retirement system is authorized or required under the provisions of this part, except in the single instance provided in Section 50243, the signature may be made by the use of a plate bearing facsimiles of such signatures.