Article 1. Directors of California Harbors And Navigation Code >> Division 8. >> Part 7. >> Chapter 3. >> Article 1.
Each district shall have a board of five directors all of
whom shall be registered electors residing within the boundaries of
the district and all of whom shall be elected at large. The directors
first elected upon the formation of the district shall classify
themselves by lot so that two of them shall hold office until the
election and qualification of their successors at the first
succeeding general district election, and three of them shall hold
office until the election and qualification of their successors in
the second general district election.
The term of office of each director, other than directors
first elected or directors appointed to fill an unexpired term, shall
be four years.
If a person elected fails to qualify, the office shall be
filled as if there were a vacancy in the office.
All vacancies occurring in the office of director shall be
filled by appointment by the remaining directors.
An appointment to fill a vacancy in the office of director
shall be for the unexpired term of the office in which the vacancy
Each director elected or appointed shall hold office until
his successor qualifies.
If and when the territory included within the district lies
entirely within a single city, the legislative body of such city
shall be ex officio the board of directors of the district. In such a
case, the presiding officer of such legislative body shall be ex
officio the president of the district.
Each director shall receive a sum as may be fixed by the
board, not exceeding fifty dollars ($50) for each meeting of the
board attended by him or her, for not exceeding four meetings in any
calendar month. A director may also receive traveling and other
expenses incurred by him or her when performing duties for the
district other than attending board meetings. 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.
Before entering upon the duties of his office each director
shall take and subscribe the official oath and file it with the
secretary. The oath of office may be taken before the secretary, any
member of the board of directors, or any officers authorized by law
to administer oaths.