Law:Title 7.96. North Lake Tahoe Transportation Authority (California)

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Chapter 1. General Provisions And Definitions

Ca Codes (gov:67960-67962) Government Code Section 67960-67962



67960. This title shall be known and may be cited as the North Lake Tahoe Transportation Authority Act.


67962. Unless the context otherwise requires, the following terms have the following meanings: (a) "Association" means the North Tahoe Resort Association. (b) "Authority" means the North Lake Tahoe Transportation Authority created under this title. (c) "Board" means the board of directors of the authority. (d) "Management association" means the Truckee-North Lake Tahoe Transportation Management Association.


Chapter 2. Creation Of The Authority

Ca Codes (gov:67964-67968) Government Code Section 67964-67968



67964. The North Lake Tahoe Transportation Authority may be created upon approval of a resolution calling for the creation of the authority by a majority vote of the membership of the board of supervisors of each county that has territory within the authority.


67966. The boundaries of the authority begin at the southwest corner of Section 30, T14N, R16E, M.D.B.& M., being a point on the Placer-El Dorado County line, and run thence north along section lines to the northwest corner of Section 6, T15N, R16E, M.D.B.& M., being a point on the south line of Section 36, T16N, R15E; thence east along the south line of Section 36, T16N, R15E, to the southeast corner thereof; thence north along section lines to the quarter-section corner on the east line of Section 25, T16N, R15E; thence westerly along the east-west centerlines (the half section lines) of Sections 25, 26, and 27, T16N, R15E, 2 3/4 miles more or less to an intersection with a branch of the North Fork of the American River located in Section 27, T16N, R15E; thence northwesterly and westerly along that branch of the river, 9 1/2 miles more or less to the north-south centerline of Section 20, T16N, R14E, M.D.B.&M. thence north along the north-south centerline of Sections 20, 17, 8, and 5, T16N, R14E, and along the north-south centerline of Sections 32 and 29, T17N, R14E, M.D.B.& M., to the north line of Placer County, thence easterly along the north line of Placer County to the northeast corner of that county, a point on the east line of the State of California; thence south along the east line of the State of California; and the east line of Placer County to the southeast corner of that county; thence west and south along the south line of Placer County to the point of beginning.


67968. (a) The authority shall have a board of directors consisting of five persons elected to staggered four-year terms by a majority of the electors residing within the boundaries of the authority and voting in the election. (b) The initial terms of office shall be established by the board of supervisors at the time of the call of the election. (c) The Tahoe Transportation District may appoint one person to serve as a sixth, ex officio member of the board in a nonvoting capacity.


Chapter 3. Powers And Functions Of The Authority

Ca Codes (gov:67969-67980) Government Code Section 67969-67980



67969. (a) (1) Before the date on which the voters approve the tax ordinance proposed under Section 67970, the association shall function as an advisor to the authority and shall be provided full opportunity to participate in the activities and decisions of the authority. (2) On and after the date on which the voters approve the tax ordinance proposed under Section 67970, the management association shall function as an advisor to the authority and shall be provided full opportunity to participate in the activities and decisions of the authority. (b) The authority, the association, and the management association shall confer to establish written procedures and policies governing the participation of the association and the management association.


67970. (a) A retail transactions and use tax ordinance applicable within the boundaries of the authority may be imposed by the authority in accordance with this chapter and Part 1.6 (commencing with Section 7251) of Division 2 of the Revenue and Taxation Code, if all of the following occur: (1) The tax ordinance is adopted by a majority vote of the board. (2) Imposition of the tax is approved by a two-thirds vote of the voters voting on the measure at a special election called for that purpose by the board. (3) A transportation expenditure plan is adopted by the authority pursuant to Section 67978. (b) The retail transactions and use tax shall remain in effect for not longer than 20 years, or any lesser period of time specified in the tax ordinance. The tax may be continued in effect, or reimposed, by a tax ordinance adopted by a majority vote of the authority, if the reimposition of the tax is approved by a two-thirds vote of the voters.


67972. (a) In the ordinance, the authority shall do all of the following: (1) State the nature of the tax to be imposed. (2) Provide the tax rate or the maximum tax rate. (3) Specify the period during which the tax will be imposed. (4) Specify the purposes for which the revenue derived from the tax will be used. (b) The tax rate may be in .25 percent increments and may not exceed a maximum tax rate of .50 percent.


67974. (a) The special election shall be called and conducted in the same manner as provided by law for the conduct of special elections by a county. (b) The sample ballot to be mailed to the voters, pursuant to Section 13303 of the Elections Code, shall be the full proposition, as set forth in the ordinance calling the election. The voter information handbook shall include the entire transportation expenditure plan adopted under Section 67978.


67976. (a) Any transactions and use tax ordinance adopted pursuant to this chapter shall be operative on the first day of the first calendar quarter commencing more than 120 days after adoption of the ordinance. (b) Prior to the operative date of the ordinance, the authority shall contract with the State Board of Equalization to perform all functions incidental to the administration and operation of the ordinance.


67978. (a) Prior to calling the election required under Section 67970, the authority shall adopt a transportation expenditure plan consisting of the North Lake Tahoe Long Range Transit Implementation Study, dated September 30, 1997, and other transit plans for serving local residents that were in effect on January 1, 1998. The plan shall give due consideration to the needs of both local residents of, and visitors to, the North Lake Tahoe region, and shall provide for the coordination, operation, and expansion of transit services that are beneficial to the local economy, attractive to visitors, and convenient to residents. (b) (1) The authority shall annually review and may propose amendments to the transportation expenditure plan to provide for the use of available federal, state, and local transportation funds, to account for unexpected revenues, or to take into consideration unforeseen circumstances. (2) Any amendments proposed under paragraph (1) shall be developed in cooperation with the Tahoe Transportation District and the Tahoe Regional Planning Agency and shall be for the purpose of implementing transportation programs and not for transportation planning, except where that planning is necessary to the creation of a joint powers or other similar agreement with governmental agencies located outside the boundaries of the authority. (3) The authority shall refer all amendments proposed under paragraph (1) to the association, the management association, and any other organization interested in transit issues in the North Lake Tahoe region for comment and recommendations, prior to adoption of those amendments and not less than 45 days prior to the effective date of the amendments.


67980. Expenditure of the revenues derived from the tax imposed pursuant to this chapter, together with other federal, state, and local funds made available to the authority for transportation improvements, shall be in accordance with the transportation expenditure plan.


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