Article 2. Powers And Duties Of Directors of California Public Utilities Code >> Division 10. >> Part 10. >> Chapter 3. >> Article 2.
The chairman is the presiding officer of the board.
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 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 or economically be
performed by the regular employees of the district.
The board shall have an annual audit of all books and
accounts of the district made by a certified public accountant or
public accountant or by the county auditor, for whose services the
county will be reimbursed. A copy of the annual audit shall be sent
to the board of supervisors and to the city council of each city
within the district.
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.
None of the territory which is within the district shall be
annexed to any other transit district unless the board, by
resolution, approves the annexation of such territory to such other