Article 5. Officers of California Public Utilities Code >> Division 10. >> Part 2. >> Chapter 3. >> Article 5.
The officers of the district shall consist of the members of
the board of directors; a president and a vice president of the
board, each of whom shall be a member of the board; a secretary, a
general manager, a general counsel, a treasurer, a controller, and
such other or subordinate officers, assistants, and deputies as the
board may deem necessary and provide for by ordinance or resolution.
The general counsel shall be a person admitted to practice law in
the Supreme Court of California and shall have been actively engaged
in the practice of law for not less than ten (10) years next
preceding his appointment.
The person appointed controller shall have been actively engaged
in the practice of accounting for not less than seven (7) years next
preceding his appointment.
The secretary, general manager, general counsel, treasurer,
and controller shall be appointed by and may be removed by the
affirmative votes of a majority of the members of the board of
directors. All other officers and employees shall be appointed by the
general manager and shall serve at his pleasure, subject to the
provisions of this part relating to personnel.
The compensation of all district officers and employees,
except as otherwise provided in this part, shall be fixed by
ordinance or resolution of the directors.
The board may consolidate any of the district offices in one
The oath of office of all officers appointed by the board of
directors or by the general manager of the district shall be taken,
subscribed, and filed with the secretary of the district at any time
after the officer has notice of his appointment but not later than
fifteen (15) days after the commencement of his term of office. No
other filing is required.
Each officer shall give such bond and in such amount as the
board may require.
Article 4 (commencing at Section 1090), Chapter 1, Division
4, Title 1, of the Government Code shall apply to all officers and
contracts of the district.
The treasurer shall be the custodian of the funds of the
district and shall make payments only upon warrants duly and
regularly signed by the general manager. He shall keep an account of
all receipts and disbursements. With the approval of the board, the
treasurer and general manager may designate alternates to act for
With the consent of the board, the treasurer may:
(a) Authorize any state or national bank in this state, a
federally chartered or state chartered savings and loan association,
or a trust company authorized to act as such in this state, to
receive as his agent deposits of any securities acquired by the
(b) Place and maintain for safekeeping with any state or national
bank in this state, a federally chartered or state chartered savings
and loan association, or a trust company authorized to act as such in
this state, any securities owned by the district.
(c) Make deposits of securities for safekeeping pursuant to the
provisions of Section 53608 of the Government Code.
The financial institution selected shall have a total paid-in
capital of at least one million dollars ($1,000,000). The treasurer
shall take from the financial institution a receipt for the
securities, and neither the treasurer nor the district is responsible
for the custody and safe return of the securities until they are
withdrawn from the financial institution by the treasurer. Any
financial institution to which securities are delivered, either as
agent or depositary for the treasurer, shall make such disposition of
the securities as the treasurer directs and is responsible only for
strict compliance with written instructions given to it by the
treasurer. All such securities are at all times subject to the order
of the treasurer.