SB 1472, as amended, Mendoza. 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 the County of Los Angeles. 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 one nonvoting member appointed by the Governor.
This bill would expand the board of directors to
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Los Angeles, one member appointed by the Speaker of the Assembly and one member appointed by the Senate Committee on begin delete Rulesend delete and would prohibit these members from residing in the same city as another member of the authority, as specified.
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
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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.
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13Council of the City of Los Angeles appointed by the Mayor of the
14City of Los Angeles.
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17 members, each of whom shall
18be a mayor or a member of a city council, appointed by the Los
19Angeles County City Selection Committee. For purposes of the
20selection of these
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21excluding the City of
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23(1) The North County/San Fernando Valley sector.
24(2) The Southwest Corridor sector.
P3 1(3) The San Gabriel Valley sector.
2(4) The Southeast
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3The League of California Cities, Los Angeles County Division,
4shall define the sectors. Every city within a sector shall be entitled
5to vote to nominate one or more candidates from that sector for
6consideration for appointment by the Los Angeles County City
7Selection Committee. A city’s vote shall be weighted in the same
8 proportion that its population bears to the total population of all
9cities within the sector.
10The members appointed pursuant to this subdivision shall be
11appointed by the Los Angeles County City Selection Committee
12upon an affirmative vote of its members which represent a majority
13of the population of all cities within the county, excluding the City
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15The members selected by the city selection committee shall serve
16four-year terms with no limitation on the number of terms that
17may be served by any individual. The city selection committee
18may shorten the initial four-year term for one or more of the
19members for the purpose of ensuring that the members will serve
22 If the population of the City of Los Angeles, at any time,
23becomes less than 35 percent of the combined population of all
24cities in the county, the position of one of the
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25members appointed pursuant to subdivision (c), as determined by
26the Mayor of the City of Los Angeles by lot, shall be vacated, and
27the vacant position shall be filled by appointment by the city
28selection committee pursuant to subdivision
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29represented by any other member appointed pursuant to subdivision
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32 Two members that reside in the County of Los
33member appointed by the Speaker of the Assembly and one
34member appointed by the Senate Committee on Rules. At the time
35a member is appointed pursuant to this subdivision, the member
36shall not reside in the same city as another member of the authority.
4 One nonvoting member appointed by the Governor.
If the Commission on State Mandates determines that
6this act contains costs mandated by the state, reimbursement to
7local agencies and school districts for those costs shall be made
8pursuant to Part 7 (commencing with Section 17500) of Division
94 of Title 2 of the Government Code.