ARIZONA HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
First Regular Session
HB 2774: county transportation planning assistant.
Sponsor: Representative Carroll, LD 22
Committee on Transportation
Requires the Board of Supervisors (BOS), in a county with 3,000,000 or more persons, to appoint a transportation planning assistant who must streamline bus service between the incorporated and unincorporated areas of the county.
The powers of a county must be exercised only by the board of supervisors or by agents and officers acting under its authority and authority of law (A.R.S. § 11-201). The board of supervisors, under such limitations and restrictions as are prescribed by law, may supervise the official conduct of all county officers and officers of all districts and other subdivisions of the county charged with assessing, collecting, safekeeping, managing or disbursing the public revenues, see that the officers faithfully perform their duties and direct prosecutions for delinquencies, and, when necessary, require the officers to renew their official bonds, make reports and present their books and accounts for inspection (A.R.S. § 28-251).
In addition to other authority granted by statute, any county or incorporated city or town may provide public transportation services directly or by contract with a private party, motor carrier or public service corporation, within or without the corporate limits, within or without the county boundaries or to any portion as determined by the board of supervisors or the mayor and council, and may expend public funds for such purposes. Any county, city or town may enter into contracts or agreements to provide public transportation services on a cooperative or contract basis with one another or may jointly form a nonprofit corporation to carry out public transportation services in their behalf directly or by contract with a private party, motor carrier or public service corporation (A.R.S. § 40-1152).
Maricopa County currently has an estimated population of 4,439,220 persons.
1. Requires the BOS, in a county with 3,000,000 or more persons, to appoint a transportation planning assistant who must streamline bus service between the incorporated and unincorporated areas of the county. (Sec. 2)
2. Makes a conforming change. (Sec. 1)
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