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  ( Division 9 repealed and added by Stats. 1975, Ch. 513. )

CHAPTER 4. District Finance [9501 - 9546]

  ( Chapter 4 added by Stats. 1975, Ch. 513. )

ARTICLE 2. District Fiscal Procedure [9521 - 9530]
  ( Article 2 added by Stats. 1975, Ch. 513. )


(a) Except as provided in subdivision (b), the treasury of the principal county is the depository of all of the funds of the district.

(b) As an alternative to using the county treasury as depository, a district may adopt a resolution transferring responsibility for the district treasury to the board of directors of the district, which shall deposit district funds as provided in Article 2 (commencing with Section 53630) of Chapter 4 of Part 1 of Division 2 of Title 5 of the Government Code. Following adoption of the resolution, the provisions of this article relating to the county treasurer and county treasury shall not apply to the district.

(Amended by Stats. 1991, Ch. 831, Sec. 29.)


The treasurer of the principal county shall receive and receipt for all money of the district and place the same to the credit of the district. He is responsible on his official bond for the safekeeping and disbursement, in the manner provided in this article, of the money of the district held by him.

(Added by Stats. 1975, Ch. 513.)


The treasurer shall pay out money of the district only upon warrants approved by the county auditor, drawn upon order of the board of directors signed by the president and attested by the secretary.

Whenever two or more districts enter into a joint powers agreement, or whenever a district enters into a joint powers agreement with other agencies of the state, the agency or entity administering the agreement shall determine where its funds shall be deposited and how such funds shall be paid out.

(Added by Stats. 1975, Ch. 513.)


The treasurer shall report in writing at each regular meeting of the directors and as often at other times as the directors may request the amount of money on hand, and the receipts and disbursements since his last report. The report shall be verified and filed with the secretary.

(Added by Stats. 1975, Ch. 513.)


The directors or other officers or employees of a district shall have no power to incur any indebtedness or liability in excess of the amount of money available under the provisions of this division. Any debt or liability incurred in excess of the express provisions of this division is void. Except, however, that nothing in this section shall prevent the directors from borrowing from such federal, state, county, public or private funds which are, or which may in the future become, available to the directors for the furthering of the work of the district in any manner or by the sale of bonds payable solely from any revenue of the district, if the assets acquired by such a loan or bond constitute the entire security for the loan or bond and if no indebtedness or liability is incurred by the directors in excess of the amount of the assets acquired.

(Added by Stats. 1975, Ch. 513.)


The directors at their regular monthly meeting in July of each year shall make and file with the secretary a verified statement of the financial condition of the district showing particularly the receipts and disbursements of the preceding fiscal year together with the source of the receipts and the purposes of the disbursements.

(Added by Stats. 1975, Ch. 513.)


The annual financial statement shall be posted or published as the directors may determine. Such posting or publication shall be commenced within 10 days after the financial statement is filed with the secretary. If it is posted it shall be posted at the place of regular meeting of the directors and copies thereof shall be made available for delivery to any landowner in the district upon his request to the secretary. If the statement is published, it shall be published pursuant to Section 6066 of the Government Code in the principal county and in each other county in which any part of the district lies.

(Added by Stats. 1975, Ch. 513.)


An annual audit of the books, accounts, records, papers, money, and securities shall be made as required by Section 26909 of the Government Code.

(Added by Stats. 1975, Ch. 513.)


The directors of the district may, at such times as they deem necessary, determine whether any portion of the money on deposit in the treasury of the principal county is not necessary for immediate use; and if so, it shall determine the amount, which amount shall thereupon be designated as “surplus money” and transferred to a “surplus money account” in the treasury of the principal county.

(Added by Stats. 1975, Ch. 513.)


(a) “Surplus moneys,” as determined pursuant to Section 9529, shall be invested exclusively in bonds or interest-bearing notes or obligations of the United States, or those for which the faith and credit of the United States are pledged for the payment of principal and interest.

(b) Interest earned and other increment derived from any investment under this section shall be credited to the surplus money account for investment under this section.

(Added by Stats. 1975, Ch. 513.)

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