AB 1941, as introduced, Holden. Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority.
Existing law creates the Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority with specified powers and duties relative to transportation planning, programming, and operations in Los Angeles County. The authority is governed by a 14-member board of directors, including the Mayor of the City of Los Angeles, 2 public members and one Los Angeles city council member appointed by the mayor, 4 members appointed from the other cities in the county, the 5 members of the board of supervisors, and a nonvoting member appointed by the Governor.
This bill would expand the board of directors to 16 members by adding members appointed by the Speaker of the Assembly and the Senate Committee on Rules.
By requiring the board membership to be expanded, the bill would thereby impose a state-mandated local program.
The California Constitution requires the state to reimburse local agencies and school districts for certain costs mandated by the state. Statutory provisions establish procedures for making that reimbursement.
This bill would provide that, if the Commission on State Mandates determines that the bill contains costs mandated by the state, reimbursement for those costs shall be made pursuant to these statutory provisions.
Vote: majority. Appropriation: no. Fiscal committee: yes. State-mandated local program: yes.
The people of the State of California do enact as follows:
Section 130051 of the Public Utilities Code is
2amended to read:
The Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation
4Authority consists of
begin delete 14end delete members, as follows:
5(a) Five members of the Los Angeles County Board of
7If the number of members of the Los Angeles County Board of
8Supervisors is increased, the authority shall, within 60 days of the
9increase, submit a plan to the Legislature for revising the
10composition of the authority.
11(b) The Mayor of the City of Los Angeles.
12(c) Two public members and one member of the City Council
13of the City of Los Angeles appointed by the Mayor of the City of
15(d) Four members, each of whom shall be a mayor or a member
16of a city council, appointed by the Los Angeles County City
17Selection Committee. For purposes of the selection of these four
18members, the County of Los Angeles, excluding the City of Los
19Angeles, shall be divided into the following four sectors:
20(1) The North County/San Fernando Valley sector.
21(2) The Southwest Corridor sector.
22(3) The San Gabriel Valley sector.
23(4) The Southeast Long Beach sector.
24The League of California Cities, Los Angeles County Division,
25shall define the sectors. Every city within a sector shall be entitled
26to vote to nominate one or more candidates from that sector for
27consideration for appointment by the Los Angeles County City
28Selection Committee. A city’s vote shall be weighted in the same
29proportion that its population bears to the total population of all
30cities within the sector.
31The members appointed pursuant to this subdivision shall be
32appointed by the Los Angeles County City Selection Committee
33upon an affirmative vote of its members which represent a majority
P3 1of the population of all cities within the county, excluding the City
2of Los Angeles.
3The members selected by the city selection committee shall serve
4four-year terms with no limitation on the number of terms that
5may be served by any individual. The city selection committee
6may shorten the initial four-year term for one or more of the
7members for the purpose of ensuring that the members will serve
9(e) If the population of the City of Los Angeles, at any time,
10becomes less than 35 percent of the combined population of all
11cities in the county, the position of one of the two public members
12appointed pursuant to subdivision (c), as determined by the Mayor
13of the City of Los Angeles by lot, shall be vacated, and the vacant
14position shall be filled by appointment by the city selection
15committee pursuant to subdivision (d) from a city not represented
16by any other member appointed pursuant to subdivision (d).
20 One nonvoting member appointed by the Governor.
If the Commission on State Mandates determines that
22this act contains costs mandated by the state, reimbursement to
23local agencies and school districts for those costs shall be made
24pursuant to Part 7 (commencing with Section 17500) of Division
254 of Title 2 of the Government Code.