(a) A board of supervisors that chooses to create an entirely new entity as an authority pursuant to Section 180050 shall determine the membership of the authority with the concurrence of a majority
of the cities having a majority of the population in the incorporated area of the
(b) Each member of the authority, and each alternate designated pursuant to subdivision (c), shall be an elected official of a local governmental entity within or partly within
the county. Members of the board of supervisors serving on an authority shall comprise less
than a majority of the authority.
(c)(1) Each member of the authority may have an alternate to vote or otherwise officially
participate on behalf of the member at meetings of the authority when the member is
not present. Either the member, or the alternate, but not both, may officially participate in
a meeting of the authority. An alternate shall be designated as follows:
(A) Except as specified in subparagraph (B), the local governmental entity that appointed
the member shall designate the alternate.
(B) A member who serves because the member holds a specified public office, as specified
in the county transportation expenditure plan, shall designate his or her own alternate.
(2) An alternate acting on behalf of a member has all of the rights, privileges, and
responsibilities of a member.
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