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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 5. Meetings and Legislation [11907 - 11912]
  ( Article 5 enacted by Stats. 1951, Ch. 764. )

11907.
  

A majority of the board constitutes a quorum for the transaction of business.

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

11908.
  

The board shall establish rules for its proceedings and may provide, by ordinance or resolution, that each member shall receive for each attendance at the meetings of the board, or for each day’s service rendered as a director by request of the board, the sum of one hundred dollars ($100). No director shall receive any other compensation, nor receive pay for more than six days in any one calendar month. 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.

(Amended by Stats. 2005, Ch. 700, Sec. 22. Effective January 1, 2006.)

11908.1.
  

(a) Notwithstanding Section 11908, a district with a board having seven directors may provide, by resolution or ordinance, that each director shall receive compensation in an amount not to exceed one hundred dollars ($100) per day for each day’s attendance at public meetings of the board or for each day’s service rendered as a director by request of the board, not exceeding a total of six days in any calendar month, or, in lieu of that compensation, a salary of not to exceed six hundred dollars ($600) per month subject to annual adjustments pursuant to subdivision (b), together with any expenses incurred in the performance of his or her duties required or authorized by the board. No resolution or ordinance establishing compensation pursuant to this subdivision shall provide for any automatic increase in that compensation.

(b) Any district which adopts salaries for directors pursuant to subdivision (a) may increase those salaries by not more than 5 percent for each calendar year following the operative date of the last adjustment, commencing with the calendar year following adoption of the salary or increase.

(c) Reimbursement for these expenses is subject to Sections 53232.2 and 53232.3 of the Government Code.

(Amended by Stats. 2005, Ch. 700, Sec. 23. Effective January 1, 2006.)

11908.2.
  

Notwithstanding Section 11908, the board of a district which has owned and operated an electric distribution system for at least eight years and has a population of 250,000 or more may provide, by ordinance or resolution, that each director shall receive compensation in an amount not to exceed one hundred dollars ($100) per day for each day’s attendance at public meetings of the board or for each day’s service rendered as a director by request of the board, not exceeding a total of 10 days in any calendar month, together with any expenses incurred in the performance of his or her duties required or authorized by the board. The board may, by resolution or ordinance, increase the compensation per day by not more than 5 percent for each calendar year following the operative date of the last adjustment, commencing with the 1988 calendar year. No resolution or ordinance establishing compensation pursuant to this subdivision shall provide for any automatic increase in that compensation. 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. 24. Effective January 1, 2006.)

11909.
  

The acts of the board shall be expressed by motion, resolution, or ordinance. No ordinance, resolution, or motion shall have any validity or effect unless passed by the affirmative votes of at least three directors of a five-ward district, or at least four directors of a seven-ward district.

(Amended by Stats. 1987, Ch. 692, Sec. 9.)

11910.
  

(a) No ordinance shall be passed by the board within five days of the day of its introduction or at any time other than a regular or adjourned regular meeting. All ordinances or summaries of ordinances shall be published after passage.

(b) The publication of ordinances, as required by subdivision (a), may be satisfied by either of the following actions:

(1) Within 15 days after adoption of the ordinance or amendment to an ordinance, the board of directors shall publish a summary of the ordinance or amendment with the names of those directors voting for and against the ordinance or amendment and the secretary shall post in the office of the secretary of the board of directors a certified copy of the full text of the adopted ordinance or amendment along with the names of those directors voting for and against the ordinance or amendment.

(2) If the general manager determines that it is not feasible to prepare a fair and adequate summary of the adopted ordinance or amendment, and if the board of directors so orders, within 15 days after adoption of the ordinance or amendment to an ordinance, a display advertisement of at least one-quarter of a page shall be published. The advertisement shall indicate the general nature of, and provide information about, the proposed or adopted ordinance or amendment, including information sufficient to enable the public to obtain copies of the complete text of the ordinance or amendment, and the names of those directors voting for and against the ordinance or amendment.

(Amended by Stats. 2004, Ch. 118, Sec. 26. Effective January 1, 2005.)

11911.
  

The enacting clause of all ordinances shall be as follows:

“Be it enacted by the board of directors of ________ municipal utility district:”

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

11912.
  

All ordinances shall be signed by the president of the board or the vice president, and attested by the secretary.

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

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