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Public Utilities Code - PUC

DIVISION 6. MUNICIPAL UTILITY DISTRICT ACT [11501 - 14403.5]

  ( Division 6 enacted by Stats. 1951, Ch. 764. )

CHAPTER 3. Internal Organization of Districts [11801 - 11950]

  ( Chapter 3 enacted by Stats. 1951, Ch. 764. )

ARTICLE 3. Terms of Office of Directors [11861 - 11865]
  ( Article 3 enacted by Stats. 1951, Ch. 764. )

11861.
  

The directors elected at the formation election shall hold their respective offices only until the first day of January next following the next general election and until their successors are elected and qualified.

(Amended by Stats. 1985, Ch. 985, Sec. 24.)

11862.
  

Of the directors elected at the first election following the formation election, those three elected by the highest vote shall hold office for four years, and the other two for two years, and until their successors are elected and qualified. Thereafter, at each biennial general election, a number of directors corresponding to the number whose terms of office expire shall be elected for the term of four years.

(Enacted by Stats. 1951, Ch. 764.)

11863.
  

Directors elected at the formation election shall enter upon their official duties immediately upon the filing of the order declaring the result of the election with the Secretary of State, after qualifying according to law. The terms of directors elected after the formation election shall commence on the first day of January next following their election.

(Amended by Stats. 1985, Ch. 985, Sec. 25.)

11865.
  

Vacancies on the board shall be filled as provided in this section:

(a) The remaining board members may fill the vacancy by appointment until the next district general election that is scheduled 90 or more days after the effective date of the vacancy. The appointment shall be made within a period of 60 days immediately subsequent to the effective date of such vacancy. A notice of such vacancy shall be posted in three or more conspicuous places in the district at least 15 days before the appointment is made.

In lieu of making an appointment, the remaining members of the board may within 60 days of the vacancy call a special election to fill the vacancy. The person elected at such special election shall hold office for the remainder of the term in which the vacancy occurred.

(b) If the vacancy is not filled by appointment as provided in subdivision (a), or if the board has not called for an election within 60 days of the vacancy, the board of supervisors of the county representing the larger portion of the district area in which the election to fill the vacancy will be held may fill the vacancy by appointment within 90 days of the effective date of the vacancy or may order the district to call a special election to fill the vacancy.

(c) If within 90 days of the effective date of the vacancy, the remaining members of the board or the appropriate board of supervisors have not filled the vacancy by appointment and no election has been called for, the district shall call a special election to fill the vacancy.

(d) A person elected at an election to fill a position to which an appointment was made pursuant to this section shall take office immediately upon issuance of the certificate of election by the secretary of the district, after qualifying according to law, and shall hold office for the remainder of the term in which the vacancy occurs.

(Repealed and added by Stats. 1978, Ch. 573.)

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