Article 3. Powers And Duties Of Directors of California Public Utilities Code >> Division 7. >> Chapter 3. >> Article 3.
Except as otherwise provided in this division, the powers of
the district shall be exercised by the board of directors.
The board of directors shall choose one of its members
The president shall sign all contracts on behalf of the
district and perform such other duties as may be imposed by the
The board may from time to time contract for or employ any
professional services required by the district, the board, or any
officers of the district.
At the first meeting of the board, after the board has
qualified and organized, it shall appoint the clerk, accountant,
general manager, and treasurer.
In lieu of appointing a treasurer, the board may elect that
the duties of treasurer be performed by the treasurer of the county
in which the district, or the greater part of its population, is
situated. Whenever the board by ordinance so determines, such duties
shall be performed by the county treasurer. The ordinance shall also
prescribe the manner in which money is to be drawn out of the various
funds belonging to the district in the hands of the treasurer. The
treasurer shall be served with a certified copy of the ordinance.
The board may consolidate two or more offices in the same
The board may provide for an assistant to any officer of the
district who may perform the acts his principal may perform, when
authorized so to do by the board.
At the first meeting after the end of each fiscal year, the
board shall render and immediately cause to be published a verified
statement of the financial condition of the district.
The financial statement shall show particularly the receipts
and disbursements since the publication of the last preceding
statement and of the last preceding fiscal year and the source of
such receipts and the purpose of such disbursements.
Publication of the financial statement shall be made
pursuant to Section 6066 of the Government Code in a newspaper of
general circulation printed and published in the district, or if
there is no such newspaper, in a newspaper of general circulation
printed and published in a county where any part of the district is
A neglect or refusal of the board to comply with Sections
16601 to 16614, inclusive, 16644 to 16659, inclusive, and 16467 is
cause for removal from office.
No director or other officer of the district shall in any
manner be interested, directly or indirectly, in any contract awarded
or to be awarded by the board, or in the profits to be derived from
it. Violation of this section is a misdemeanor and a director or
officer convicted shall forfeit his office, and shall be punished by
a fine not exceeding one thousand dollars ($1,000), or by
imprisonment in the county jail not exceeding six months, or by both
such fine and imprisonment.
A district may destroy a record pursuant to Chapter 7
(commencing with Section 60200) of Division 1 of Title 6 of the