The Santa Barbara Metropolitan Transit District (MTD) provides fixed-route transit service within the cities of Santa Barbara, Goleta, Montecito and Carpinteria along 23 routes. The main terminal (Transit Center at 1020 Chapala Street) and maintenance facility is located in Santa Barbara; an auxiliary dispatching and maintenance terminal in Goleta has been in use since early 1978.
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The objectives of the Board of Directors are to (1) provide overall policy guidance, and (2) maintain financial accountability for the use of public funds. In providing overall policy guidance, the Board and the general manager have developed and adopted goals and objectives for the Santa Barbara MTD. The goals include the following:
|Membership||7 Members, as follows:
|Qualifications||Must be residents within the Santa Barbara MTD.|
|Length of Term||Four years, staggered so that terms do not all terminate on the same date. If a vacancy occurs prior to completion of a term of office, an appointment is made by the appropriate appointing authority for the portion of the unexpired term.|
|Meeting Schedule||The Board meets every other Tuesday at 8:30 a.m., or at 5:30 p.m. quarterly, at the Santa Barbara MTD Office, 550 Olive Street.|
|Time Involved||Average of 9 - 12 hours per month. Additional time commitment may be required for review of agenda materials, other MTD Board duties, liaison meetings with other public entities, etc.|
|Financial Disclosure Requirement||None|
|Compensation||$60 per attended meeting, not to exceed $180 in any calendar month|
|Staff||General Manager, Santa Barbara MTD, (805) 963-3364|
|Reference||Santa Barbara MTD Act of 1965 adopted by the State Legislature (Public Utilities Code 95400 - 95404, and 95491 - 95495).|