Article 3. Powers And Duties Of Directors of California Public Utilities Code >> Division 10. >> Part 5. >> Chapter 3. >> Article 3.
The board shall annually, in January, select one of its
members as chairperson to serve at the pleasure of the board. The
chairperson shall preside at all meetings of the board and shall vote
on the propositions passed upon by the board.
The first meeting of the board shall be held within 10 days
of the appointment of its chairman. 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
it may contract with the City of Stockton, or with any other public
or private agency, to operate the transit system for the district.
All new intercity, interregional, and rural services
provided outside the Stockton Metropolitan Area shall be subject to
open competitive bidding at least once every five years. For the
bidding, the district may be one of the bidders. The district shall
cause notice inviting bids to be published at least once in a
newspaper of general circulation within San Joaquin County, which
publication shall be made at least 10 days before bids are to be
received. The contract for service shall be let to the lowest
responsible bidder. The board may reject any and all bids and may
readvertise in its discretion.
The board may adopt a personnel system for the purpose of
recruiting and maintaining an effective working force with good
morale. The board shall by resolution determine and create such
number and character of positions as are necessary properly to carry
on the functions of the district and shall establish an appropriate
salary, salary range, or wage for each position so created. The board
may by resolution abolish any such position. Except as otherwise
provided, appointments to such positions shall be made by the general
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 shall have an annual audit made of all books and
accounts of the district by a certified public accountant or public
The board may provide by resolution, under such terms and
conditions as it sees fit, for the payment of demands against the
district without prior specific approval thereof by the board if the
demand is for a purpose for which an expenditure has been previously
approved by the board and in an amount no greater than the amount so
authorized, and if the demand is approved by the general manager.
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 established by the board and all payments from
any fund shall be reported to the board.