Article 1. Administrative Provisions of California Harbors And Navigation Code >> Division 8. >> Part 6. >> Chapter 2. >> Article 1.
The district shall be governed by a port commission, which
consists of five members. Two commissioners shall be appointed by the
board of supervisors of the county in which is located the largest
proportion in value of the lands within the district. Two
commissioners shall be appointed by the governing body of the
municipal corporation, having the largest proportion in value of
lands within the district. One commissioner shall be appointed by
joint action of the boards of supervisors of any other counties
located in the district.
Notwithstanding Section 6830, the Sacramento-Yolo Port
Commission shall be composed of five members selected and appointed
(a) Four commissioners shall be appointed by the City Council of
the City of West Sacramento, which commissioners may be members of
the city council, and notwithstanding Section 6835, shall be
residents of the City of West Sacramento. The appointments shall be
made in the manner set by law for appointments by the City of West
(b) One commissioner shall be appointed by the Board of
Supervisors of Yolo County, which commissioner may be a member of the
board of supervisors and, notwithstanding Section 6835, shall be a
resident of the City of West Sacramento. The appointment shall be
made in the manner set by law for appointments by the County of Yolo.
The boundaries of the Sacramento-Yolo Port District are
hereby established to coincide with the first supervisorial district
of the County of Yolo, as of October 1, 2005. The boundaries also
shall include all property owned by the Sacramento-Yolo Port District
in Solano County that was incorporated into the district by the
Sacramento County Local Agency Formation Commission on May 29, 1992.
(a) The mayor of the municipality in which is located the
largest proportion in value of the land within the district, or any
chairperson of any of the boards of supervisors of the counties in
which the district is located, may call meetings of the board of
(b) This section does not apply to the Sacramento-Yolo Port
Each commissioner shall, within ten days of 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 oath or affirmation shall
be filed in the office of the district.
A vacancy on the board shall be filled by the body which
appointed the member whose office is vacated, and the newly appointed
member shall hold his office for the unexpired term.
A person shall not be appointed a member of the board who is
not, at the time of his appointment, a taxpayer within the district
and who has not resided within the district for at least one year.
Notwithstanding any other provision of law, a person shall
not be ineligible for appointment to the board because he or she is
an elected official or employee of an appointing authority to the
board. The appointment of a person to the office of the board shall
not be deemed incompatible with being an elected official or employee
of an appointing authority to the board, and shall not prevent an
elected official or employee so appointed from acting on a proposal
before the board affecting the appointing authority. Any regulation
providing for the disqualification of a person for that reason is
null and void.
The members of the board shall serve without salary or
compensation, but are entitled to necessary traveling expenses
incurred in the performance of their duties.
The term of office of each member of the board is four years
from the time of his appointment, except that the first appointed
chairman holds office for two years, and the remaining members shall
classify themselves by lot, so that they hold office respectively for
one, two, three, and four years.
The chairman is the presiding officer.
The first meeting of the board shall be held within ten days
of the appointment of the chairman. The board shall make its own
rules of procedure and determine the place and time of its meeting.
The board shall select one of its members as chairperson and
select one of its members as vice chairperson, who shall preside in
the absence of the chairperson, and it may provide for and select the
officers it deems necessary to conduct the affairs of the district.
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 or the greater
portion is located.
The fiscal year of a district shall begin on the first day of
July of each year and shall end on the thirtieth day of June of the
The board shall annually file a report of the affairs and
financial condition of the district for the preceding year with the
governing body of every county or city, all or part of which is
included in the district. This report shall show the sources of all
receipts and the purposes of all disbursements.