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  ( Division 18 added by Stats. 1955, Ch. 1514. )


  ( Part 3 added by Stats. 1955, Ch. 1514. )

CHAPTER 1. Directors [60130 - 60144]
  ( Chapter 1 added by Stats. 1955, Ch. 1514. )


If a majority of the votes cast at such election are in favor of organizing such district, the persons voted for as directors who receive the highest number of votes within the respective divisions shall be duly elected as directors of the district.

(Added by Stats. 1955, Ch. 1514.)


The board of a district organized under this act shall consist of five members, and one director, who shall be a resident of the division, shall be elected by the voters thereof, for each of the five divisions of such district, which divisions shall be numbered first, second, third, fourth and fifth, and shall be established as provided in Section 60110 of this act.

(Added by Stats. 1955, Ch. 1514.)


The board of directors shall, by resolution, adjust the boundaries of any divisions pursuant to Chapter 8 (commencing with Section 22000) of Division 21 of the Elections Code.

(Repealed and added by Stats. 1998, Ch. 435, Sec. 12. Effective January 1, 1999.)


The members of the first board shall be elected at the time and in the manner provided in Chapter 3 of Part 2 of this act, and their successors shall be elected or chosen at the times and in the manner hereinafter provided.

(Added by Stats. 1955, Ch. 1514.)


Each director shall hold office for the term of four (4) years from and after the date for his taking of office, as herein provided, and until the election and qualification of his successor, except that the five members of the first board shall classify themselves by lot so that two of them shall hold office until the qualification of, and taking office by, their successors elected at an election held in the next succeeding even-numbered year, and so that three shall hold office until the qualification of, and taking of office by, their successors elected at an election held in the second succeeding even-numbered year.

(Added by Stats. 1955, Ch. 1514.)


In the case of all districts (except as to the election of the first board) the elections of directors shall be held at the time of the general election and shall be consolidated therewith.

(Amended by Stats. 1984, Ch. 7, Sec. 1.5. Effective February 8, 1984.)


Each candidate for director who at the election of directors receives votes on a plurality of all the ballots cast for candidates for the office for which he or she seeks election shall be elected to that office.

(Amended by Stats. 1984, Ch. 7, Sec. 2. Effective February 8, 1984.)


Candidates shall declare their candidacy and shall be nominated, election returns shall be canvassed, the election shall be held and conducted, the results shall be declared, and the certificates of election shall be issued, in the same manner as the declaration of candidacy, nomination, election, canvassing of returns, declaration of results, and issuance of certificates of election for county officers are made, declared, held, and conducted, and issued, so far as consistent with the provisions of this act and except as otherwise herein expressly provided.

(Added by Stats. 1955, Ch. 1514.)


Directors elected hereunder, except the first board, shall take office at the same time provided by the Government Code for county officers.

(Added by Stats. 1955, Ch. 1514.)


The election of directors held at the time of the general election and consolidated therewith shall be known as the general water replenishment district election, and each other election which may be held by authority of this division or the Elections Code or other law applicable thereto shall be known as a special water replenishment district election.

(Amended by Stats. 1984, Ch. 7, Sec. 4. Effective February 8, 1984.)


If, on the sixty-fifth day prior to the day fixed for the district general election, only one person has been nominated for each office of member of the board to be filled at that election, said board shall by resolution entered in their minutes order that an election shall not be held, and shall immediately request that the board of supervisors of the principal county, at a regular or special meeting held prior to the day of election, appoint, and the board of supervisors shall thereupon appoint, to the office or offices the person or persons who have been nominated. The person appointed shall qualify and take office and serve exactly as if elected at a district general election.

In such case, the publication provided for in Section 60111 shall, instead of calling an election, state that no election is to be held but that the board of supervisors will appoint those nominated for the positions of directors.

(Added by Stats. 1955, Ch. 1514.)


Notice that such appointment may be made in the event that only one nomination is made, shall be published in a newspaper of general circulation in the district, once, not less than seven days and not more than 14 days prior to the final day on which nominations may be made.

(Added by Stats. 1961, Ch. 523.)


Each director shall receive compensation in an amount not exceeding one hundred dollars ($100) for each day’s attendance at 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, together with any expenses incurred in the performance of his or her duties required or authorized by the board. 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. 37. Effective January 1, 2006.)


Any vacancy in the board shall be filled pursuant to Section 1780 of the Government Code. The person so chosen shall be a resident of and otherwise qualified to be a director from the division in which the vacancy shall occur.

(Amended by Stats. 1975, Ch. 1059.)

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