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  ( Division 10 repealed and added by Stats. 1955, Ch. 1036. )


  ( Part 18 added by Stats. 2013, Ch. 503, Sec. 1. )

CHAPTER 3. Government of the District [107010- 107010.]
  ( Chapter 3 added by Stats. 2013, Ch. 503, Sec. 1. )


(a) The district shall be governed by a board composed of a minimum of five directors, which may be expanded with the addition of new member cities but shall not exceed 11 directors. One director shall be appointed by the governing body of each member. Each director shall serve at the pleasure of the director’s appointing authority. Directors appointed pursuant to the joint powers agreement, which is superseded by formation of the district, shall continue to serve at the pleasure of the director’s appointing authority. Each director shall at all times during the director’s term be a member of the governing body of the member that appointed the director.

(b) The governing body of each member shall also appoint an alternate director, who shall serve on the board during the absence or disability of the member’s regular director. The alternate director shall meet the same qualifications and shall serve upon the same conditions and for the same term as the regular director. Whenever the alternate director serves on the board, the alternate director shall have all the powers of a regular director.

(c) The board may designate one or more ex officio members based on district adopted procedures. The duties and responsibilities of such nonvoting ex officio members shall be set forth in the adopted bylaws.

(d) All actions of the board shall be by majority vote on a one director, one vote formula with the exception of votes on the annual budget, midyear budget changes and amendments, and capital expenditures of five million dollars ($5,000,000) or more. The vote for these specific issues shall be weighted, as set forth in subdivision (e).

(e) Where this subdivision is applicable, a director appointed by a member whose population is under 100,000 shall have a vote whose value and effect is equal to 1.0 vote and a director appointed by a member whose population is 100,000 or more shall have a vote whose value and effect is equal to 2.0 votes. The annual population estimates of the Department of Finance shall be used with an updated formula presented to the board annually at the first board meeting after release of the estimates. The weighted vote of any single director shall not, of itself, be given the value or effect of a majority vote. A weighted vote may not be split by any director.

(f) The board shall adopt bylaws for its proceedings consistent with the laws of the state.

(g) The board shall do all of the following:

(1) Adopt an annual budget.

(2) Adopt an administrative code, by ordinance, which prescribes the powers and duties of the district officers, the method of appointment of the district employees, and the methods, procedures, and systems of operation and management of the district.

(3) Make determination of policy for the district.

(4) Adopt a conflict-of-interest code.

(5) Cause a postaudit of the financial transactions and records of the district to be made at least annually by a certified public accountant.

(6) Create and administer funds of the district.

(7) Adopt priorities reflecting the district’s goals.

(8) Do any and all things necessary to carry out the purposes of this part.

(Added by Stats. 2013, Ch. 503, Sec. 1. (AB 664) Effective January 1, 2014.)

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