Article 1. Government of California Public Utilities Code >> Division 10. >> Part 9. >> Chapter 3. >> Article 1.
The government of the district shall be vested in a board of
seven members. Two of the directors shall be appointed by the Board
of Supervisors of the County of Santa Barbara. Two of the directors
shall be appointed by the City Council of the City of Santa Barbara.
One of the directors shall be appointed by the City Council of the
City of Carpinteria. One of the directors shall be appointed by the
City Council of the City of Goleta. The six directors so appointed
shall choose and appoint the seventh director. The board shall elect
its chairman, and a majority vote is necessary for the election of
the chairman of the board.
These appointments shall be made within 30 days after the
formation of the district.
Any vacancy on the board, including any caused by the death
or resignation of a member, shall be filled by the body which
appointed the director whose office is vacated and the new appointee
shall hold his office for the unexpired term.
Any vacancy created by the expiration of a term shall likewise be
filled by the body which appointed the director whose term has
Each director shall, within 10 days after his appointment,
and before entering upon the discharge of his duties of his office,
take and subscribe to an oath in the form set forth in Section 3 of
Article XX of the Constitution of California before an officer
authorized by law to administer oaths. The oaths shall be filed in
the office of the district.
A person shall not be appointed to or be a member of the
board unless he is a resident of the district and has resided within
the district at least one year immediately prior to his appointment
to the board.