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DIVISION 14. CALIFORNIA WATER STORAGE DISTRICT LAW [39000 - 48401]

  ( Division 14 added by Stats. 1951, Ch. 391. )

PART 3. INTERNAL ORGANIZATION [40300 - 40800]

  ( Part 3 added by Stats. 1951, Ch. 391. )

CHAPTER 1. Officers [40300 - 40383]

  ( Chapter 1 added by Stats. 1951, Ch. 391. )

ARTICLE 1. Qualification and Tenure [40300 - 40307]
  ( Article 1 added by Stats. 1951, Ch. 391. )

40300.
  

Directors, irrespective of the method of their selection, take office as soon as they qualify, except that directors elected at a general election take office at the commencement of the regular meeting of the board following their election.

(Amended by Stats. 1975, Ch. 830.)

40301.
  

Within 10 days after receiving his certificate of election or being appointed, each director shall take and subscribe the official oath, and file it in the office of the district and execute the bond required of him.

(Added by Stats. 1951, Ch. 391.)

40302.
  

The members of the board elected at the formation election shall at their first meeting classify themselves by lot into two classes as nearly equal in number as possible. The term of office of the class having the greater number shall expire at the commencement of the regular meeting of the board in April following the next general March election; and the term of office of the class having the lesser number shall expire at the commencement of the regular meeting of the board in April following the next general March election thereafter.

(Amended by Stats. 1975, Ch. 830.)

40303.
  

After such classification the board shall elect a president from their number and appoint a secretary and treasurer, each of whom shall hold office during the pleasure of the board.

(Added by Stats. 1951, Ch. 391.)

40304.
  

On the day of the regular meeting of the board in April next following each general election, the directors shall meet and organize as a board, elect a president and appoint a secretary and a treasurer, who shall each hold office during the pleasure of the board.

(Amended by Stats. 1975, Ch. 830.)

40305.
  

The board may elect a vice president and appoint an assistant secretary to serve during the pleasure of the board.

(Added by Stats. 1951, Ch. 391.)

40306.
  

The term of office of each director elected after the formation election shall be four years, and until his or her successor is elected and has qualified. Upon the district receiving actual written notice that a director or the entity the director represents no longer is a holder of title within the district or that the holder of title the director represents is withdrawing the director’s authorization, a vacancy shall be deemed to occur, but the director shall continue to serve until his or her successor is elected or appointed and qualified.

(Amended by Stats. 1990, Ch. 1593, Sec. 3. Effective September 30, 1990.)

40307.
  

In order to be nominated and eligible for the office of director, a candidate shall be a holder of title within the district. If a holder of title to land is not a natural person, the holder of title to land may designate a representative or representatives to be eligible to be elected or appointed as a director by filing with the district written evidence of that designation.

(Added by Stats. 1990, Ch. 1593, Sec. 4. Effective September 30, 1990.)

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