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DIVISION 19. LEVEE DISTRICTS [70000 - 70272]

  ( Division 19 added by Stats. 1959, Ch. 370. )

PART 1. LEVEE DISTRICT LAW OF 1959 [70000 - 70272]

  ( Part 1 added by Stats. 1959, Ch. 370. )

CHAPTER 3. Internal Organization [70070 - 70093]

  ( Chapter 3 added by Stats. 1959, Ch. 370. )

ARTICLE 1. The Board of Directors [70070 - 70078]
  ( Article 1 added by Stats. 1959, Ch. 370. )

70070.
  

A district shall have a board of three directors, each of whom shall be an elector of the district. The term of office of the directors shall be four years except that the directors first elected, upon the formation of the district, who shall serve only until their successors are elected and qualified.

(Added by Stats. 1959, Ch. 370.)

70071.
  

The three directors elected at the election held pursuant to the provisions of the Uniform District Election Law (Part 4 (commencing with Section 10500) of Division 10 of the Elections Code), or appointed pursuant to Section 10515 of the Elections Code, shall take office at 12 o'clock noon on the first Monday after the January 1st succeeding their election. Directors shall hold office until their successors are elected and qualified.

(Amended by Stats. 1994, Ch. 923, Sec. 259. Effective January 1, 1995.)

70072.
  

Any vacancies in the offices of the directors shall be filled pursuant to Section 1780 of the Government Code.

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

70073.
  

Each director shall, before entering upon the duties of his office, take an oath of office and file the same with the county clerk. The directors shall, at their first meeting after taking office, elect a chairman and a clerk from their own membership.

(Added by Stats. 1959, Ch. 370.)

70074.
  

The majority of the members of the board of directors shall constitute a quorum for the transaction of business.

(Added by Stats. 1959, Ch. 370.)

70075.
  

The directors shall keep a minute book in which shall be entered the proceedings of all meetings and shall keep an office for the transaction of the district’s business.

(Added by Stats. 1959, Ch. 370.)

70076.
  

The directors shall hold regular meetings on the second Monday of each and every month. Special meetings may be held when all members are present or may be ordered by a majority of the directors by an order in writing, signed by the directors calling such meeting. A one day’s notice of a special meeting must be given to the member of the board not joining in the order. All meetings must be held at the office of the district.

(Added by Stats. 1959, Ch. 370.)

70078.
  

Each member of the board shall receive compensation for services actually and necessarily performed, as the board determines to be just and reasonable, and shall be reimbursed for expenses necessarily incurred in the performance of his or her duties as director. The salaries of all officers and employees of the district shall be fixed and determined by the directors. The board of directors shall fix the compensation that the election officers shall receive for district elections. For purposes of this section, the determination of whether a director’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. Reimbursement for these expenses is subject to Sections 53232.2 and 53232.3 of the Government Code.

(Amended by Stats. 2005, Ch. 700, Sec. 38. Effective January 1, 2006.)

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