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SB 268 (Mendoza) Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority

Position:Watch
Status:Amended
Summary:
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 that consists of 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 Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors, and a nonvoting member appointed by the Governor.
 
Existing law requires the authority to submit a plan to the Legislature for revising the composition of the authority, if the number of members of the board of supervisors is increased, within 60 days of the increase.
 
This bill would require the authority, the Los Angeles County Division of the League of California Cities, the California Contract Cities Association, and the Los Angeles County City Selection Committee to prepare and provide to the Legislature by December 1, 2018, a plan agreed to by at least 3 of these entities, for reorganizing the membership of the authority to include 22 members, and to provide equitable and proportional voting representation for each area of the county on the authority, including more representation for cities other than the City of Los Angeles. The bill would require the plan to provide for the reconstitution of the authority no later than January 1, 2020. The bill, commencing on January 1, 2020, would require the membership of the authority to be reconstituted pursuant to the plan. The bill, if a plan is not submitted or is not implemented, would, commencing on January 1, 2020, provide for the authority to consist of 22 members, including the 5 members of the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors, the Mayor of the City of Los Angeles, 5 members of the Los Angeles City Council and one public member appointed by the mayor, one member appointed by the City of Long Beach, 8 members from cities other than Los Angeles appointed by the Los Angeles County City Selection Committee, and one nonvoting member appointed by the Governor. The bill would require every appointee to serve a 4-year term without limitation or until the expiration of the term of his or her elected office. The bill would also delete, on January 1, 2020, the requirement for the authority to submit a plan to the Legislature if the number of members of the board of supervisors is increased.
 
By imposing new duties on local government within the County of Los Angeles, the bill would 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 the statutory provisions noted above.

 

 

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Last Updated:September 11, 2017