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Water Code - WAT

DIVISION 20. MUNICIPAL WATER DISTRICTS [71000 - 73001]

  ( Division 20 added by Stats. 1963, Ch. 156. )

PART 3. INTERNAL ORGANIZATION [71250 - 71365]

  ( Part 3 added by Stats. 1963, Ch. 156. )

CHAPTER 2. The Board [71270 - 71314]

  ( Chapter 2 added by Stats. 1963, Ch. 156. )

ARTICLE 1. In General [71270 - 71282]
  ( Article 1 added by Stats. 1963, Ch. 156. )

71270.
  

The board is the governing body of the district.

(Added by Stats. 1963, Ch. 156.)

71271.
  

The board shall hold its first meeting as soon as possible after the election and certification of the first board of directors and not later than the sixth Monday after the date of the formation election.

(Added by Stats. 1963, Ch. 156.)

71272.
  

At its first meeting, the board shall provide for the time and place of holding its meetings and the manner in which its special meetings may be called.

(Added by Stats. 1963, Ch. 156.)

71273.
  

At its first meeting, and at its first meeting in the month of January of each odd-numbered year, the board shall elect one of its members president. The board may at any meeting elect one of its members vice president. If the president is absent or unable to act, the vice president shall exercise the powers of the president granted in this division.

(Amended by Stats. 1965, Ch. 132.)

71274.
  

A majority of the board shall constitute a quorum for the transaction of business; however, no ordinance, motion or resolution shall be passed to become effective without the affirmative vote of a majority of the members of the board.

(Amended by Stats. 1963, Ch. 1151.)

71276.
  

The board shall act only by ordinance, resolution, or motion.

(Added by Stats. 1963, Ch. 156.)

71277.
  

On all ordinances the roll shall be called and the ayes and noes recorded in the journal of the proceedings of the board.

(Added by Stats. 1963, Ch. 156.)

71278.
  

Resolutions and motions may be adopted by voice vote, but on demand of any member of the board the roll shall be called.

(Amended by Stats. 1963, Ch. 1151.)

71279.
  

Votes of the members of the board shall not be cast or exercised by proxy.

(Amended by Stats. 1963, Ch. 1151.)

71280.
  

The enacting clause of all ordinances passed by the board shall be: “Be it ordained by the Board of Directors of ____ Municipal Water District as follows:”.

(Added by Stats. 1963, Ch. 156.)

71281.
  

The board may enact any ordinance which adopts any code by reference following the procedures, definitions and provisions of Article 2 (commencing with Section 50020) of Chapter 1, Part 1, Division 1, Title 5 of the Government Code so far as they may be applicable.

(Added by Stats. 1969, Ch. 71.)

71282.
  

A district may destroy a record pursuant to Chapter 7 (commencing with Section 60200) of Division 1 of Title 6 of the Government Code.

(Added by Stats. 2005, Ch. 158, Sec. 43. Effective January 1, 2006.)

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