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


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

CHAPTER 3. Board Meetings and Duties [40650 - 40659]
  ( Chapter 3 added by Stats. 1951, Ch. 391. )


The directors elected at the formation election shall on the first Tuesday after their election and qualification meet and organize as a board and designate an office of the board, which shall also be the office of the district, at which the board shall thereafter hold its meetings.

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


The board shall hold a regular meeting each month at the place selected as the district office.

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


The board may by resolution duly entered upon its minutes fix any other time or place for the regular monthly meeting, but no such change shall become effective until after the resolution making it has been published once a week for two successive weeks in the office county.

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


Special meetings of the board may be held as required for the proper transaction of the business of the district, but shall be ordered by a majority of the board.

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


The order calling a special meeting shall be entered of record and specify the business to be transacted. Five days’ notice of the order must be given to each director not joining in the order.

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


No other business than that specified in the order may be transacted at a special meeting unless all the members are present and consent to the consideration of any business not specified in the order.

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


All meetings of the board shall be public and a majority shall constitute a quorum for the transaction of business. A smaller number of directors than a quorum may adjourn from day to day.

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


All records of the board shall be open to public inspection during business hours.

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


A district may destroy a record pursuant to Chapter 7 (commencing with Section 60200) of Division 1 of Title 6 of the Government Code.

(Added by Stats. 2005, Ch. 158, Sec. 40. Effective January 1, 2006.)


The board shall manage and conduct the business of the district.

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


The board of a district in existence on the effective date of this section shall file a certificate with the Secretary of State on or before January 1, 1964, listing:

(a) The name of the district.

(b) The date of formation.

(c) The county or counties in which the district is located, and a description of the boundaries of the district, or reference to a map showing such boundaries, which map shall be attached to the certificate, or reference to the county recorder’s office where a description of such boundaries has been recorded.

If the order declaring the district formed contains all of the information required to be in the certificate, the board may file a copy of the order in lieu of the certificate.

(Added by Stats. 1963, Ch. 457.)

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