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

It is necessary that a transit district be established in the Santa Cruz metropolitan area which includes the Cities of Santa Cruz and Capitola and adjacent unincorporated territory in order to remedy the public transit problem of the area. The geographic location of the city in relation to the adjacent unincorporated territory requiring transportation services makes it necessary to develop a single transit system to protect the public interest and welfare.
The Santa Cruz Metropolitan Transit System 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 98335, the signature may be made by the use of a plate bearing facsimiles of such signatures.