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DIVISION 31.7. SAN FRANCISCO BAY AREA REGIONAL WATER SYSTEM FINANCING AUTHORITY [81600 - 81674]

  ( Division 31.7 added by Stats. 2002, Ch. 849, Sec. 1. )

CHAPTER 3. Government of Authority [81628 - 81643]

  ( Chapter 3 added by Stats. 2002, Ch. 849, Sec. 1. )

ARTICLE 1. Board of Directors [81628 - 81637]
  ( Article 1 added by Stats. 2002, Ch. 849, Sec. 1. )

81628.
  

The authority shall be governed by a board of directors.

(Added by Stats. 2002, Ch. 849, Sec. 1. Effective January 1, 2003.)

81629.
  

(a) The governing body of each member public entity, other than San Francisco, shall appoint one voting member to the board of the authority. Subject to Section 81673, the governing body of San Francisco shall appoint one nonvoting member to the board of the authority. Each director shall be a registered voter and reside within the boundaries of the member public entity whose governing board appoints him or her.

(b) For the purposes of subdivision (a), the governing body of a member public entity may appoint one of its own members to the board if the person otherwise meets the requirements of that subdivision.

(c) (1) The Board of Supervisors of San Mateo County shall appoint one voting member to the board who is a resident of San Mateo County, receives water from the California Water Service Company, and is not an officer or employee of the California Water Service Company.

(2) The Board of Supervisors of Santa Clara County shall appoint one voting member to the board who is a resident of Santa Clara County, receives water from Stanford University, and is not an officer or employee of Stanford University.

(d) If a person appointed pursuant to this section ceases to possess the qualifications for this office set forth in this section, the office shall become vacant and the vacancy shall be filled pursuant to subdivision (c) of Section 81631.

(e) No incompatibility of office shall result from an elected official serving on the board of the authority and on the governing board of a member public entity.

(f) The initial appointments shall be made not later than March 1, 2003.

(Added by Stats. 2002, Ch. 849, Sec. 1. Effective January 1, 2003.)

81630.
  

Each director, before entering upon the duties of his or her office, shall take the oath of office as provided for in the Constitution and laws of the state. The chairperson or vice chairperson of the board, or the secretary of the agency, may administer the oath.

(Amended by Stats. 2010, Ch. 63, Sec. 7. (AB 2488) Effective January 1, 2011.)

81631.
  

(a) Each director shall serve for a term of four years.

(b) Notwithstanding subdivision (a), the directors initially appointed to the board shall determine, by lot, that one-half plus one of their number shall serve for four years and the remaining directors shall serve for two years. Thereafter, each appointing authority shall appoint a person to replace its respective director or may reappoint its director for an unlimited number of terms.

(c) A vacancy on the board shall be filled by the respective appointing authority not later than 90 days from the date of the occurrence of the vacancy.

(Added by Stats. 2002, Ch. 849, Sec. 1. Effective January 1, 2003.)

81632.
  

Each director who is not an officer or employee of an appointing entity may receive compensation in an amount prescribed by the board, not to exceed one hundred dollars ($100) per day for each day’s attendance at meetings of the board, not to exceed four meetings in any calendar month. In addition, each director may be reimbursed for actual, necessary, and reasonable expenses incurred in the performance of duties performed at the request of the board. The compensation of directors may be increased pursuant to Chapter 2 (commencing with Section 20200) of Division 10.

(Added by Stats. 2002, Ch. 849, Sec. 1. Effective January 1, 2003.)

81633.
  

A majority of the voting members of the board constitutes a quorum for the transaction of business. The board may act only by ordinance, resolution, or motion.

(Added by Stats. 2002, Ch. 849, Sec. 1. Effective January 1, 2003.)

81634.
  

The board shall hold its first meeting as soon as possible after the appointment of the initial directors. At its first meeting, and at its first meeting in January each year thereafter, the board shall elect a chairperson and a vice-chairperson from among its members.

(Added by Stats. 2002, Ch. 849, Sec. 1. Effective January 1, 2003.)

81635.
  

The board shall provide for the time and place of holding its regular meetings. All meetings of the board shall be called and held in accordance with the Ralph M. Brown Act (Chapter 9 (commencing with Section 54950) of Part 1 of Division 2 of Title 5 of the Government Code).

(Added by Stats. 2002, Ch. 849, Sec. 1. Effective January 1, 2003.)

81636.
  

Each voting director has one vote on any ordinance, resolution, or motion before the board. Except as provided in Section 81653, the affirmative vote of a majority of all voting members of the board is necessary and sufficient to carry any motion, resolution, or ordinance.

(Added by Stats. 2002, Ch. 849, Sec. 1. Effective January 1, 2003.)

81637.
  

(a) On all ordinances and resolutions, the roll shall be called and ayes and noes recorded in the minutes of the proceedings of the board.

(b) Motions may be adopted by voice vote, except that the roll shall be called at the request of any director.

(Added by Stats. 2002, Ch. 849, Sec. 1. Effective January 1, 2003.)

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