Article 1. General of California Public Utilities Code >> Division 10. >> Part 13. >> Chapter 4. >> Article 1.
The government of the district shall be vested in a board
of directors of five members.
Each director shall be a resident of the district. Members
of the board of supervisors and members of the City Council of the
City of Bakersfield shall not be eligible for appointment as members
of the board.
Except for the first members of the board, the term of
office of each director shall be four years commencing at noon on the
first Monday following the first day of January and until the
appointment and qualification of his successor.
The board of directors shall be appointed as follows:
(a) Two members shall be appointed by the board of supervisors.
(b) Two members shall be appointed by the City Council of the City
(c) One member shall be appointed by majority vote of the other
four members of the board.
If the majority of the four members of the board appointed
pursuant to subdivisions (a) and (b) of Section 101103 fail to
appoint the fifth member of the board within 30 days after the
appointment of such four members, then the fifth member shall be
appointed within 30 days thereafter by the majority vote of a
conference committee composed of five members selected as follows:
two members of the board of supervisors chosen by that board, two
members of the City Council of the City of Bakersfield chosen by the
council, and one member chosen by the majority of the four other
members so appointed.
Within the 30 days next preceding the date of expiration of
the term of any director, a successor shall be appointed to succeed
the director whose term is expiring. The appointment shall be made by
the body which is authorized, pursuant to Section 101103, to make
the appointment of the particular class of director whose term is
Not later than the 10th day after the commencement of his
term of office and before entering upon the discharge of his official
duties, each director shall take and file his oath of office
pursuant to Sections 1360 and 1363 of the Government Code.