Article 1. Administrative Provisions of California Harbors And Navigation Code >> Division 8. >> Part 4. >> Chapter 2. >> Article 1.
The district shall be governed by a board of port
commissioners. The board consists of five members. Two of the
commissioners shall be appointed by the board of supervisors of the
county in which the district is located. Two of the commissioners
shall be appointed by the city council of the municipal corporation
situated in the district. The board of supervisors, together with
five members of the city council, appointed by the mayor of the
municipality in the district constitute a board of election to
appoint the other commissioner. This commissioner shall be chairman
of the board. A majority vote is necessary for the appointment of the
chairman of the board. An auditor shall be appointed by the board of
port commissioners and approved by the board of supervisors and the
(a) The Stockton Port District shall be governed by a board
of port commissioners consisting of seven members who shall have the
qualifications prescribed by Section 6244. Three of the
commissioners shall be appointed by the Board of Supervisors of San
Joaquin County and four of the commissioners shall be appointed by
the City Council of the City of Stockton.
(b) Commissioners may be removed from office during their term at
pleasure by a two-thirds vote of the appointing authority.
(c) The terms of members of the board of port commissioners in
office on the effective date of this section shall expire on the
succeeding calendar day. Within 10 days thereafter, members of the
board of port commissioners shall be appointed in the manner
prescribed by subdivision (a). The terms of office of the members of
the board of port commissioners shall be four years from the time of
appointment, unless removed from office during their term pursuant to
subdivision (b), except that the commissioners first appointed shall
classify themselves by lot, so that the terms of such initial
members shall expire, as follows:
(1) One member January 15, 1975.
(2) Two members January 15, 1976.
(3) Two members January 15, 1977.
(4) Two members January 15, 1978.
(d) At the first meeting of the board of port commissioners, the
board shall organize by electing one of its members chairman. The
members of the board of port commissioners shall annually elect a
chairman. A chairman shall not succeed himself in office.
The Santa Cruz Port District shall be governed by a board
of port commissioners consisting of five members, elected by the
district at large, each of whom shall be an elector of the district
at the time of his or her nomination or appointment and during his or
her entire term. The Uniform District Election Law (Part 4
(commencing with Section 10500) of Division 10 of the Elections Code)
shall govern all district elections for port commissioners.
All members of the board of port commissioners of the district
shall be elected at the general district election to be held in 1979
and shall take office as provided in the Uniform District Election
Law. The district shall continue to be governed by a board of port
commissioners appointed in accordance with this chapter until
succeeded by the board of port commissioners elected at such general
district election at noon on the last Friday in November next
following the election. The term of office of each commissioner is
four years, and as provided in the Uniform District Election Law,
except that the commissioners elected at the first general district
election shall classify themselves by lot so that the initial term of
office of two commissioners shall be two years and the initial term
of office of three commissioners shall be four years.
All vacancies occurring in the office of commissioner shall be
filled by appointment by a majority of the remaining commissioners
and as provided in Section 1780 of the Government Code.
At the first meeting of the board of port commissioners following
the general district election, the board shall organize by electing
one of its members chairperson. The members of the board of port
commissioners shall annually elect a chairperson. A chairperson shall
not succeed himself or herself in office.
These appointments shall be made within thirty days after the
formation of the district.
Port districts in Ventura County shall be governed by a
board of port commissioners consisting of five members appointed by
the mayor of the municipal corporation in the district, with the
approval of the city council.
The chairperson of the board shall be elected by the commissioners
for a term of two years. An auditor shall be appointed by the board
with the approval of the city council.
After a public hearing, the city council may remove commissioners
from office during their term for cause by a vote of not less than
five members of the city council.
A vacancy on the board shall be filled by the body which
appointed the commissioner whose office is vacated, and the new
appointee shall hold his office for the unexpired term.
Each commissioner shall, within ten days after his
appointment and before entering upon the discharge of the duties of
his office, take and subscribe to an oath or affirmation before an
officer authorized by law to administer oaths, that he will support
the Constitution of the United States and the Constitution of the
State of California, and will faithfully discharge the duties of his
office according to the best of his ability. The oaths or
affirmations shall be filed in the office of the district.
A person shall not be appointed a member of the board unless
he is, at the time of his appointment, a taxpayer within the district
and has resided within the district for at least one year.
The term of office of each commissioner is four years from
the time of his appointment, except that the chairman first appointed
shall hold office for two years, and the remaining commissioners
first appointed to the board shall classify themselves by lot, so
that they hold office respectively for one, two, three, and four
The chairman is the presiding officer of the board and he
shall vote on propositions passed upon by the board.
The first meeting of the board shall be held within ten days
of the appointment of its chairman. The board may make its own rules
of procedure and determine the place and time of its meeting.
The board shall select one of its members vice chairman, who
shall preside in the absence of the chairman.
The board shall provide for and select such officers, except the
auditor, as it deems necessary to conduct the affairs of the
The board may prescribe rules and regulations pertaining to
the selection of officers and employees of the district, other than
the auditor. It shall also fix the salary or wages of all officers
and employees of the district. The term of each officer appointed by
the board shall be during the pleasure of the board.
The board may adopt and carry into effect a contract or contracts
of group insurance or a system of group annuities or both for the
benefit of such of the officers and employees of the district as
accept the same and who have authorized the board to make deductions
from their compensation for the payment of a portion of the premium
thereon. Contracts of group insurance or systems of group annuities
which include benefits to dependents of officers and employees are
contracts of group insurance or systems of group annuities for the
benefit of officers and employees for the purpose of this section.
The board may make such deductions and may pay the remainder of such
premiums from any funds of the district not required to be devoted to
a specific purpose. The board may pay such portion of the premiums
thereon or attributable thereto as it determines to be advisable. The
board may arrange or contract for a contract or contracts of group
insurance or a system of group annuities or both with any public
agency or any insurance company or agent authorized by or pursuant to
law to transact such business within this State.
A corporation may be selected as treasurer or the board may
provide that the duties of the treasurer shall be performed by the
county treasurer of the county in which the district is located, or
by the city treasurer of the city within the district.
The commissioners shall serve without salary or compensation.
The auditor of the district shall hold office during the
pleasure of the board of election, and it shall fix his salary and
require him to file a bond for the faithful performance of his duties
in such amount as it may determine. The bonds shall be filed in the
office of the board.
The mayor of the city within the district, or the chairman of
the board of supervisors of the county in which the district is
located, may call meetings of the board of election.
The fiscal year of any district shall begin on the first day
of July of each year and shall end on the thirtieth day of June in
the following year, unless otherwise fixed with the consent of the
board of supervisors of the county in which the district is located.
The board shall annually file a report of the affairs and
financial condition of the district for the preceding year. This
report shall show the sources of all receipts and purposes of all
disbursements during the year.