Article 3. Powers And Duties Of Directors of California Public Utilities Code >> Division 10. >> Part 9. >> Chapter 3. >> Article 3.
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
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 act 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 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
accountant. The general manager shall cause copies of such audit to
be made available to the public at the cost of printing only.
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.