Law:Title 7.55. San Diego Regional Government Efficiency Commission (California)

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Ca Codes (gov:67150-67150.6) Government Code Section 67150-67150.6



67150. This title shall be known and may be cited as the San Diego Regional Government Efficiency Commission Act.


67150.1. (a) The Legislature finds and declares all of the following: (1) The Legislature has established several separate limited-purpose agencies in the San Diego region. (2) The San Diego region's residents strongly support efforts to protect and enhance our quality of life, the environment, sustained economic development, and efforts to ensure the equitable distribution of the costs and benefits of environmental protection and economic development. (3) The problems facing the San Diego region include linking land use to transportation and the increasing congestion of airports, ports, and surface transportation routes caused by growth in the transportation of freight, goods, passengers, and commuters. (4) The opportunity facing the San Diego region is the ability of federal, state, regional, and local agencies to cooperate on solutions. (b) Accordingly, the Legislature further finds and declares that there is a need to improve coordination or restructure the governance of regional agencies within the San Diego region by January 1, 2003, so as to improve those agencies' authority, efficiency, and accountability. (c) Therefore, it is the intent of the Legislature in enacting this title to create a regional government efficiency commission to make recommendations to the Legislature regarding these problems, challenges, and opportunities. It is the intent of the Legislature that the commission have the task of developing a plan for the coordinated governance of regional agencies, and to submit that plan for adoption by the Legislature.


67150.2. There is hereby created the San Diego Regional Government Efficiency Commission, which consists of 11 members, as follows: (a) The Chair of the Joint Agency Negotiating Team on Consolidation, who shall also chair the commission. (b) The Chair of the Board of Directors of the San Diego Association of Governments, unless that board, by majority vote, appoints another person from among that board's members. (c) The Chair of the San Diego Metropolitan Transit Development Board, unless that board, by majority vote, appoints another person from among that board's members. (d) The Chair of the North San Diego County Transit Development Board, unless that board, by majority vote, appoints another person from among that board's members. (e) The Chair of the Board of Commissioners of the San Diego Unified Port District, unless that board, by majority vote, appoints another person from among that board's members. (f) The member of the legislative body authorized to govern the infrastructure financing district in the border development zone whose supervisorial district includes the San Ysidro and Otay Mesa border crossings. (g) Five persons who are residents of the San Diego region, appointed by the Governor. The Legislature encourages the Governor to appoint persons who are broadly representative of the diversity of the residents of the San Diego region.


67150.3. (a) On or before August 1, 2001, the commission shall submit to the Legislature both of the following: (1) A plan and draft legislation for the consolidation of regional agencies within the San Diego region. (2) A plan and draft legislation to improve coordination of regional agencies within the San Diego region. (b) The commission's plan and draft legislation shall accomplish the Legislature's intent as set forth in Section 67150.1. (c) To the extent it determines it to be necessary, the commission may prepare appropriate ballot propositions for individual jurisdictions. (d) The commission may evaluate specific land use authority alternatives in order to meet transportation goals as defined by the commission. (e) The commission may evaluate the consolidation of other regional agencies and functions. (f) Legislation implementing the commission's plan shall not become operative unless a ballot proposition containing that proposal is approved by a majority of the votes cast by the voters voting on that proposition at an election that shall be conducted by the County of San Diego in the San Diego region in either March 2002, or November 2002. The County of San Diego shall conduct that election in substantial compliance with the state laws pertaining to county referendum elections. If that proposition is approved by a majority of the votes cast at an election conducted in March 2002, the operative date of the legislation shall be July 1, 2002. If that proposition is approved by a majority of the votes cast at an election conducted in November 2002, the operative date of the legislation shall be January 1, 2003.


67150.4. (a) It is the intent of the Legislature that all state agencies, boards, and commissions, including, but not limited to, the California State University and the University of California, shall cooperate with the commission in carrying out its purposes. Further, it is the intent of the Legislature that the Regents of the University of California provide the commission with a venue to carry out its purposes at the University of California, San Diego. (b) All legislative committees, agencies, and offices shall cooperate with the commission in carrying out its purposes. (c) A majority of the commission shall constitute a quorum for the transaction of business. (d) A recorded vote of a majority of the total membership of the commission is required for any action, including, but not limited to, the selection of staff and other support services. (e) Meetings of the commission are subject to the Bagley-Keene Open Meeting Act (Chapter 9 (commencing with Section 11120) of Chapter 1 of Part 1 of Division 3 of Title 2). (f) The commission is subject to the Political Reform Act of 1974 (Title 9 (commencing with Section 81000)). The commission is a state agency, as defined in Section 82049. (g) No member of the commission, for a period of one year after leaving office, shall, for compensation, act as agent or attorney for, or otherwise represent, any other person by making any formal or informal appearance, or by making any oral or written communication, before the commission, any committee or subcommittee thereof, any present member of the commission, or any officer or employee thereof, if the appearance or communication is made for the purpose of influencing the commission's action.


67150.5. As used in this title, "San Diego region" means the territory located within the boundaries of the County of San Diego.


67150.6. (a) This title shall remain in effect only until the effective date of the legislation implementing the commission's plan and on that date this title is repealed. (b) The Secretary of State shall identify the effective date of the implementing legislation described in subdivision (a).


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