Article 2. General Provisions of California Public Utilities Code >> Division 10. >> Part 8. >> Chapter 1. >> Article 2.
It is hereby declared to be the policy of the State of
California to develop transit system districts in the various
metropolitan areas within the state for the benefit of the people. A
necessity exists within San Diego County for such a system. Because
there is no general law under which this district could perform this
distinct function, only a specially created district can operate
effectively in the San Diego metropolitan area. Because of the unique
problem presented by that metropolitan area, the adoption of a
special act and the creation of a special district is required.
The San Diego County Transit District may be created as
provided in this part and when so created may exercise the powers
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 elections 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 90623, the signature may be made by the use of a plate
bearing facsimiles of such signatures.
The district is hereby designated a rapid transit district
and the transit facilities and services the district is authorized to
acquire, own, operate, control, or use are designated a rapid
transit system, for the purposes of Part 15 (commencing with Section
35001) and Part 16 (commencing with Section 36000) of Division 2 of
the Revenue and Taxation Code.