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TITLE 5. LOCAL AGENCIES [50001 - 57550]

  ( Title 5 added by Stats. 1949, Ch. 81. )

DIVISION 1. CITIES AND COUNTIES [50001 - 52203]

  ( Division 1 added by Stats. 1949, Ch. 81. )

PART 1. POWERS AND DUTIES COMMON TO CITIES AND COUNTIES [50001 - 51298.5]

  ( Part 1 added by Stats. 1949, Ch. 81. )

CHAPTER 1. General [50001 - 50290]

  ( Chapter 1 added by Stats. 1949, Ch. 81. )

ARTICLE 11. City Selection Committees [50270 - 50279.2]
  ( Article 11 added by Stats. 1972, Ch. 1232. )

50270.
  

In any county in which two or more cities are incorporated there is hereby created a city selection committee the purpose of which shall be to appoint city representatives to boards, commissions, and agencies as required by law. The membership of each such city selection committee shall consist of the mayor of each city within the county.

(Added by Stats. 1972, Ch. 1232.)

50270.5.
  

As used in this article, “clerk” means the clerk of a county or the legislative body thereof. Where the office of county clerk is separate from the office of clerk of the board of supervisors, “clerk” means the clerk of the board of supervisors.

(Added by Stats. 1973, Ch. 43.)

50271.
  

(a) When the mayor is unable to attend a meeting of a city selection committee, the mayor shall designate another member of the city’s legislative body to attend and vote at the meeting as the mayor’s representative.

(b) For the city selection committee in the County of Los Angeles, the following shall apply when the mayor or the mayor’s designated member is unable to attend a meeting of the city selection committee:

(1) The vice mayor or mayor pro tempore shall serve as the voting member and shall be entitled to one vote.

(2) (A) In the absence of the mayor and the vice mayor or mayor pro tempore, the next ranking council member shall serve as the voting member and shall be entitled to one vote.

(B) The ranking council member shall be determined by seniority of service on the council.

(Amended by Stats. 2015, Ch. 361, Sec. 1. Effective January 1, 2016.)

50272.
  

Representatives of a majority of the number of cities within a county entitled to representation on the city selection committee shall constitute a quorum of the committee; provided, however, that a majority vote of the representatives of the number of cities within a county entitled to representation on the committee is necessary to appoint representatives to boards, commissions, or agencies. Whenever a quorum is not present at a meeting of any city selection committee, the meeting shall be postponed or adjourned to a subsequent time and place, as determined by the chairman.

(Amended by Stats. 1973, Ch. 43.)

50273.
  

In order to provide for initial organization of a city selection committee pursuant to this article, an organizational meeting of each committee shall be held within 60 days after the effective date of this article. The clerk of each county shall act as temporary chairman of the city selection committee.

As temporary chairman of the city selection committee, the clerk shall fix a time and place for the organizational meeting of the committee and shall give notice of such date and time to the mayor of each city incorporated within the county.

Each selection committee shall meet on the date and at the time designated by the clerk. After the organizational meeting, a selection committee shall meet on such dates and at such times as it may determine or as are required by law.

(Amended by Stats. 1973, Ch. 43.)

50274.
  

(a) At the first organizational meeting of a city selection committee held pursuant to Section 50273, it shall select from among its members a permanent chairman and vice chairman, and such other officers as it deems necessary. The term of office of the chairman and vice chairman shall be not less than one year nor more than four years as determined in the rules and regulations adopted by a city selection committee pursuant to Section 50275. At least 60 days prior to the expiration of the term of office of the chairman and vice chairman, or as otherwise provided in the rules and regulations adopted by a city selection committee pursuant to Section 50275, the city selection committee shall meet and select a successor to the chairman and to the vice chairman.

(b) The officers of the County of San Mateo’s City Selection Committee may be the same as San Mateo County’s Council of Cities. Any person elected to serve as chairman, vice chairman, or officer may serve his or her entire term of office on San Mateo County’s City Selection Committee, provided that the person continues to serve on a city council. If a city selection committee officer is not a mayor, that person may preside, but not vote on any matters before San Mateo County’s City Selection Committee unless authorized pursuant to Section 50271.

(Amended by Stats. 1997, Ch. 489, Sec. 6. Effective January 1, 1998.)

50275.
  

In order to carry out the provisions and purposes of this article, a city selection committee shall formulate and adopt rules and regulations to govern the conduct of their meetings and the selection of city representatives. Such rules and regulations shall include, but not be limited to, the term of office of the chairman and vice chairman of the city selection committee, such term to be not less than one year nor more than four years, the time and place of the committee’s regular meetings, a procedure for nominating and selecting city representatives, and the manner in which voting by the city selection committee shall be conducted.

(Amended by Stats. 1973, Ch. 43.)

50276.
  

The clerk of each county shall act as the permanent secretary and recording officer of the city selection committee organized within such county. All meetings of a city selection committee shall be conducted in the presence of the clerk of the county in which the committee is organized or his deputy. All votes and action taken by a city selection committee shall be recorded in writing by the secretary of the committee. The written record of any vote or action taken by the selection committee shall include the name of each member voting and how he voted. Written records and minutes of a selection committee’s secretary are public records.

(Amended by Stats. 1973, Ch. 43.)

50277.
  

A city selection committee shall conduct regular meetings at the times specified by it in its rules and regulations, and shall also meet upon the call of its chairman. The chairman of a selection committee may call a special meeting of the committee at any time, and the chairman shall call a special meeting of the selection committee upon the written request of 50 percent of the members of the city selection committee. When a chairman is required to call a special meeting of a city selection committee pursuant to this section, such a meeting shall be called and held within 60 days after receipt of such written request. Within three weeks prior to the date fixed for a special meeting of the committee, the chairman of the committee shall notify the committee secretary of the date, time, and place of the special meeting.

(Added by Stats. 1972, Ch. 1232.)

50278.
  

At least two weeks prior to the date of any meeting of a city selection committee, the secretary of the committee shall give notice of the meeting to each member of the committee. The secretary shall also give reasonable notice to each member of a selection committee of the time, date, and place to which a meeting of the committee is continued.

(Added by Stats. 1972, Ch. 1232.)

50279.
  

Members of a city selection committee shall serve without compensation.

(Added by Stats. 1972, Ch. 1232.)

50279.2.
  

Notwithstanding any other provision of this article, in any county in which there is only one incorporated city, the legislative body of such city is hereby created and shall serve as the city selection committee in the county for the purpose of appointing city representatives to boards, commissions and agencies as required by law.

A majority of the members of the legislative body of a city which is created as a city selection committee pursuant to this section shall constitute a quorum of the committee. In order for the city selection committee to make appointments, or in any other manner conduct business of the committee, a quorum shall be required.

The presiding officer of the legislative body of a city which is created as a city selection committee pursuant to this section, shall serve as chairman of the committee. The clerk of the legislative body shall act as permanent secretary and recording officer of the city selection committee and, as permanent secretary and recording officer, shall perform all the duties specified in Section 50276.

(Added by renumbering Section 50280 (as added by Stats. 1972, Ch. 1232) by Stats. 1979, Ch. 373.)

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