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 president.
The president shall sign all contracts on behalf of the district and perform such other duties as may be imposed by the board.
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 person.
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 situated.
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 Government Code.