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DIVISION 7. PUBLIC UTILITY DISTRICT ACT [15501 - 18055]

  ( Division 7 added by Stats. 1953, Ch. 72. )

CHAPTER 3. Internal Organization of Districts [15951 - 16196]

  ( Chapter 3 added by Stats. 1953, Ch. 72. )

ARTICLE 2. Terms and Compensation of Directors [16001 - 16003]
  ( Article 2 added by Stats. 1953, Ch. 72. )

16001.
  

On the first Tuesday after their election and qualification, the directors shall meet and classify themselves by lot, so that the largest possible minority shall hold office for two years, and a majority for four years. Thereafter at each biennial district election their successors shall be elected for the term of four years.

(Added by Stats. 1953, Ch. 72.)

16002.
  

(a) Each member of the board may receive the compensation that the board by ordinance provides, not exceeding four thousand eight hundred dollars ($4,800) a year.

(b) (1) As an alternative to subdivision (a), the board may provide, by ordinance or resolution, that each of its members receive compensation in an amount not to exceed one hundred dollars ($100) for each day of service. A member of the board shall not receive compensation for more than 10 days of service in a month.

(2) For the purposes of this subdivision, a “day of service” means any of the following:

(A) A meeting conducted pursuant to the Ralph M. Brown Act (Chapter 9 (commencing with Section 54950) of Part 1 of Division 2 of Title 5 of the Government Code).

(B) Representation of the district at a public event, if that representation has been previously approved at a meeting of the board and the member delivers a written report regarding the member’s representation to the board at the board meeting immediately following the public event.

(C) Representation of the district at a public meeting or a public hearing conducted by another public agency, if that representation has been previously approved at a meeting of the board and the member delivers a written report regarding the member’s representation to the board at the board meeting immediately following the public meeting or public hearing.

(D) Representation of the district at a meeting of a public benefit nonprofit corporation on whose board the district has membership if that representation has been previously approved at a meeting of the district’s board and the member delivers a written report regarding the member’s representation to the board at the board meeting immediately following the corporation’s meeting.

(E) Participation in a training program on a topic that is directly related to the district if that representation has been previously approved at a meeting of the board and the member delivers a written report regarding the member’s participation to the board at the board meeting immediately following the training program.

(c) Notwithstanding subdivisions (a) and (b), the board of directors of a water district, as defined in Section 20200 of the Water Code, may increase the amount of compensation that may be received by members of the board by ordinance adopted pursuant to Chapter 2 (commencing with Section 20200) of Division 10 of the Water Code.

(d) The board may provide, by ordinance or resolution, that its members receive their actual and necessary traveling and incidental expenses incurred while on official business. Reimbursement for these expenses is subject to Sections 53232.2 and 53232.3 of the Government Code.

(e) A member of the board may waive any or all of the payments permitted by this section.

(f) For purposes of this section, the determination of whether a member’s activities on any specific day are compensable shall be made pursuant to Article 2.3 (commencing with Section 53232) of Chapter 2 of Part 1 of Division 2 of Title 5 of the Government Code.

(Amended by Stats. 2007, Ch. 213, Sec. 1. Effective January 1, 2008.)

16003.
  

A vacancy in the office of director shall be filled pursuant to Section 1780 of the Government Code.

(Amended by Stats. 1975, Ch. 1059.)

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