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TAMC Authorizing Status


  ( Heading of Title 7.89 renumbered from Title 7.93 by Stats. 1996, Ch. 124, Sec. 47. ) 


   (a) The Transportation Agency of Monterey County is hereby created, as a local area agency and not as a part of the executive branch of the state government, to provide regional transportation planning and development for the area of Monterey County. The agency may be known by any other name it chooses. 

(b) The governing body shall be composed of the members of the county board of supervisors and one member appointed by the city council of each incorporated city in the county. A member of the board of supervisors and a city council appointing a member may each designate up to two alternate members to act in the place of the regular member. 

(Added by Stats. 1994, Ch. 1103, Sec. 7. Effective January 1, 1995.) 


   (a) The agency is the legal successor to the Monterey County Transportation Commission for all purposes, including those set forth in Part 11.5 (commencing with Section 99600) of Division 10 of the Public Utilities Code, and particularly Section 99638. 

(b) The agency has all of the powers expressed or implied, necessary to carry out the intent of that Part 1.5, including the power of eminent domain and the power to preserve, acquire, construct, or improve any of the following: 

(1) Rights-of-way for rail purposes. 

(2) Rail terminals and stations. 

(3) Rolling stock, including locomotives, passenger cars, and related rail equipment and facilities. 

(4) Grade separation and other improvements along rail rights-of-way for rail purposes. 

(5) Rail maintenance facilities. 

(6) Other capital facilities deemed necessary for a rail service, including soundwalls. 

(c) The agency may contract for the operation of rail service in Monterey County and for connections with rail service in adjacent and neighboring counties and cities. 

(Amended by Stats. 1995, Ch. 91, Sec. 58. Effective January 1, 1996.)