Article 2. General Provisions of California Public Utilities Code >> Division 10. >> Part 9. >> Chapter 1. >> Article 2.
It is necessary that a transit district be established in
the Santa Barbara metropolitan area which includes the City of Santa
Barbara and adjacent territory, including but not limited to the
Carpinteria, Summerland, Montecito and Goleta areas, all situated in
Santa Barbara County, in order to meet the public transit problem of
the area. The geographic location of the city in relation to the
adjacent territory requiring transportation services makes it
necessary to develop a single transit system to protect the public
interest and welfare.
The Santa Barbara Metropolitan Transit District may be
created as provided in this act and when so created may exercise the
powers herein granted.
Except as otherwise provided in this act 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 act, except in the single instance provided in
Section 96443, the signature may be made by the use of a plate
bearing facsimiles of such signatures.
The boundaries of the district shall not be affected by
reason of the incorporation of any territory wholly or partly within
the boundaries of the district, or by reason of annexation to or
detachment from any city of territory wholly or partly within the
boundaries of the district, except as provided in this part.
Where territory outside the district is annexed to any city
included in the district, said territory shall, upon the completion
of such annexation proceeding, be deemed incorporated into and
annexed to the district; provided that, where territory which is
incorporated as a new city is partly within and partly outside the
district, that territory which is outside the district shall, upon
the completion of such incorporation proceeding, be deemed
incorporated into and annexed to the district; and provided further
that no incorporated city now lying entirely outside the boundaries
of the district shall be included within the district without the
consent of the legislative body of said city, and any territory
annexed by such city, if such annexed territory is then within the
district, shall be automatically excluded from the district, unless
the legislative body of the city shall otherwise declare in its
ordinance of annexation.
Whenever territory is deemed incorporated into and annexed to the
district pursuant to this section, such territory shall be subject to
taxation, in accordance with the assessable valuation of the
property thereof, for general district purposes and for the payment
of any indebtedness theretofore or thereafter incurred by the