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 formation proceedings.
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 meeting.
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 secretary.
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.