Article 5. Vacancies of California Public Utilities Code >> Division 10. >> Part 13. >> Chapter 4. >> Article 5.

Any vacancy in the membership of the board shall be filled for the unexpired term of the member whose office has become vacant, and shall be made by appointment by the body which is authorized, pursuant to Section 101103, to make the appointment of the particular class of director whose office has become vacant.
The appointment to fill a vacancy shall be made within 30 days after the creation of the vacancy. In the event the vacancy is in the class of member provided for in subdivision (c) of Section 101103, and if the remaining members of the board fail to fill the vacancy within that time, then, within 30 days thereafter, the vacancy shall be filled 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 city council, and one member chosen by the majority vote of the four members so selected.