Article 1. General of California Harbors And Navigation Code >> Division 8. >> Part 7. >> Chapter 6. >> Article 1.
A district may borrow money, incur indebtedness, and issue
bonds or other evidences of indebtedness as provided in this part.
A district may issue warrants payable in not to exceed two
years from their date, to pay the formation expenses of the district,
which warrants may bear interest at a rate of not exceeding 6
percent per annum from date of issue until paid, which formation
expenses may include fees of attorneys and others employed to conduct
All claims for money or damages against the district are
governed by Part 3 (commencing with Section 900) and Part 4
(commencing with Section 940) of Division 3.6 of Title 1 of the
Government Code except as provided therein, or by other statutes or
regulations expressly applicable thereto. Except for bonds and
interest coupons which shall be paid when due, all claims shall be
approved in writing by the president or a member of the board
designated for such purpose, or approved by the board in open
Warrants shall be drawn by the treasurer and signed by the
president, or a member of the board designated for the purpose and by
The treasurer shall install and maintain a system of auditing
and accounting that shall completely and at all times show the
financial condition of the district.
The treasurer shall make annual, or oftener if the board so
orders, written reports to the board as to the receipts and
disbursements and balances in the several accounts under his control.
The report shall be signed by him and filed with the secretary. At
least yearly the books and accounts of the district shall be audited
by an independent certified public accountant or public accountant or
firm of certified public accountants or public accountants employed
by the district.
A bank may act as depositary, paying agent or fiscal agent
for the holding or handling of district funds, notwithstanding the
fact that a member of the board is an officer, employee or
stockholder of the bank, or of a holding company that owns any of the
stock of the bank.