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  ( Division 21 added by Stats. 1965, Ch. 75. )


  ( Part 3 added by Stats. 1965, Ch. 75. )

CHAPTER 2. The Board [74220 - 74229]
  ( Chapter 2 added by Stats. 1965, Ch. 75. )


On the first Tuesday next following the formation election, as to the first board, and at the first meeting of the board following the time of taking office of the directors elected in each subsequent general district election, but in no event later than the last day of December, the directors shall meet and organize as a board.

(Amended by Stats. 1991, Ch. 167, Sec. 3.)


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

(Added by Stats. 1965, Ch. 75.)


The office of the board may be established by it at some proper and convenient place within or near the district, but after the office is once established, it shall not be changed without giving notice thereof by posting in three public places in the district and by publishing a similar notice at least once a week for 30 days in some newspaper of general circulation published in the principal county.

(Added by Stats. 1965, Ch. 75.)


The board shall hold regular meetings in its office on the first Tuesday in March, June, September, and December, and such special meetings as may be required for the proper transaction of business. Upon a finding by the board for good cause, the board may, by resolution, increase the frequency and number of regular meetings.

(Amended by Stats. 1982, Ch. 183, Sec. 2.)


Notwithstanding Section 74223, the board may, by resolution, change the day and location for holding regular meetings. Notice of any change shall be published once a week for at least two consecutive weeks before the date for a regular meeting in a newspaper of general circulation circulated in the district.

(Amended by Stats. 1997, Ch. 566, Sec. 4. Effective September 29, 1997.)


Special meetings may be ordered by the president or by a majority of the members of the board, specifying in writing the business to be transacted. The order calling for a special meeting shall be entered in the minutes of the board. Three days’ notice shall be given by the secretary to any member not joining in the order, by mailing the notice to him at his last address. Only the business specified in the order shall be transacted at the special meeting.

(Added by Stats. 1965, Ch. 75.)


All meetings of the board shall be open to the public.

(Added by Stats. 1965, Ch. 75.)


A majority of the members of the board shall constitute a quorum for the transaction of business.

(Added by Stats. 1965, Ch. 75.)


A minute of all proceedings of the board shall be kept by the secretary.

(Amended by Stats. 1969, Ch. 371.)


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. 44. Effective January 1, 2006.)


The board shall, annually, make and render a verified statement of the financial condition of the district, showing particularly the receipts and disbursements of the last preceding year, together with the source of such receipts and purpose of such disbursements. This statement shall be placed on file in the office of the district.

(Amended by Stats. 1969, Ch. 371.)

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