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TITLE 5. LOCAL AGENCIES [50001 - 57607]

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

DIVISION 2. CITIES, COUNTIES, AND OTHER AGENCIES [53000 - 55821]

  ( Division 2 added by Stats. 1949, Ch. 81. )

PART 1. POWERS AND DUTIES COMMON TO CITIES, COUNTIES, AND OTHER AGENCIES [53000 - 54999.7]

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

CHAPTER 2. Officers and Employees [53200 - 53299]

  ( Chapter 2 added by Stats. 1949, Ch. 81. )

ARTICLE 4. Transfer of Public Functions [53290 - 53293]
  ( Article 4 added by Stats. 1957, Ch. 2399. )

53290.
  

As used in this article:

(a) “Local agency” means city, county, or district.

(b) “Legislative body” means the board of supervisors in the case of a county or a city and county, the city council or board of trustees in the case of a city, and the board of directors or other governing body in the case of a district.

(Added by Stats. 1957, Ch. 2399.)

53291.
  

Notwithstanding any law to the contrary, whenever a local agency takes over or assumes any of the functions of another local agency under a law which provides that all or any employees of such other local agency become employees of the local agency assuming the function, the governing body of the local agency assuming the function may prescribe the qualifications and conditions under which such employees will become employees of the local agency. Any employees who do not meet such qualifications or conditions shall not become employees of the local agency.

(Added by Stats. 1957, Ch. 2399.)

53292.
  

(a) Whenever a special district or joint powers agency that provides fire protection or a city fire department is dissolved or the area it serves is decreased by reason of a consolidation, merger, incorporation, annexation, or contract, and the district, joint powers agency, or city fire department taking over the duties of the dissolved or decreased district, joint powers agency, or department decides to hire additional firefighters, it shall give first choice for the positions to be filled to firefighters employed by the dissolved or decreased district, joint powers agency, or department. As nearly as possible, the firefighters who are hired shall be given positions with a rank comparable to that which they held in the dissolved or decreased district, joint powers agency, or department. No firefighter shall be hired who is over the mandatory retirement age of the district, joint powers agency, or city fire department which is taking over the duties of the dissolved or decreased district, joint powers agency, or department.

(b) Notwithstanding any other provision of law, where firefighters are hired as a result of the consolidation, merger, incorporation, annexation, or contract, the seniority or other employment rights of the employees of the district, joint powers agency, or fire department taking over the duties of the dissolved or decreased district, joint powers agency, or department shall not be impaired as a result of the consolidation, merger, incorporation, annexation, or contract, except as otherwise agreed upon in a county, other than a county of the first class, in a memorandum of understanding with each employee organization, which has been recognized pursuant to Chapter 10 (commencing with Section 3500) of Division 4 of Title 1, and which represents employees of the district, joint powers agency, or department taking over the duties of the dissolved or decreased district, joint powers agency, or department who are in classes affected by the consolidation, merger, incorporation, annexation, or contract.

(Amended by Stats. 1999, Ch. 394, Sec. 1. Effective January 1, 2000.)

53293.
  

No agency of the state, formed pursuant to general law or special act, for the local performance of governmental or proprietary functions within limited boundaries and which has as its primary function the control and conservation of floodwaters, shall contract to provide engineering or surveying services, as defined by Chapter 7 (commencing with Section 6700) and Chapter 15 (commencing with Section 8700), respectively, of Division 3 of the Business and Professions Code, except with another governmental agency whose boundaries encompass all or a portion of the agency performing the services, or where the agencies have a mutual interest in the project or area of service for which such engineering or surveying services are to be performed.

The provisions of this section shall not be applicable to any contract executed by any such agency prior to the effective date of this section.

(Added by Stats. 1970, Ch. 817.)

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