6240.

The district shall be governed by a board of port commissioners. The board consists of five members. Two of the commissioners shall be appointed by the board of supervisors of the county in which the district is located. Two of the commissioners shall be appointed by the city council of the municipal corporation situated in the district. The board of supervisors, together with five members of the city council, appointed by the mayor of the municipality in the district constitute a board of election to appoint the other commissioner. This commissioner shall be chairman of the board. A majority vote is necessary for the appointment of the chairman of the board. An auditor shall be appointed by the board of port commissioners and approved by the board of supervisors and the city council.

6240.3  

(a) The Stockton Port District shall be governed by a board of port commissioners consisting of seven members who shall have the qualifications prescribed by Section 6244. Three of the commissioners shall be appointed by the Board of Supervisors of San Joaquin County and four of the commissioners shall be appointed by the City Council of the City of Stockton.

(b) Commissioners may be removed from office during their term at pleasure by a two-thirds vote of the appointing authority.

(c) The terms of members of the board of port commissioners in office on the effective date of this section shall expire on the succeeding calendar day. Within 10 days thereafter, members of the board of port commissioners shall be appointed in the manner prescribed by subdivision (a). The terms of office of the members of the board of port commissioners shall be four years from the time of appointment, unless removed from office during their term pursuant to subdivision (b), except that the commissioners first appointed shall classify themselves by lot, so that the terms of such initial members shall expire, as follows:

(1) One member January 15, 1975.

(2) Two members January 15, 1976.

(3) Two members January 15, 1977.

(4) Two members January 15, 1978.

(d) At the first meeting of the board of port commissioners, the board shall organize by electing one of its members chairman. The members of the board of port commissioners shall annually elect a chairman. A chairman shall not succeed himself in office.

6240.5

The Santa Cruz Port District shall be governed by a board of port commissioners consisting of five members, elected by the district at large, each of whom shall be an elector of the district at the time of his or her nomination or appointment and during his or her entire term. The Uniform District Election Law (Part 4 (commencing with Section 10500) of Division 10 of the Elections Code) shall govern all district elections for port commissioners.

All members of the board of port commissioners of the district shall be elected at the general district election to be held in 1979 and shall take office as provided in the Uniform District Election Law. The district shall continue to be governed by a board of port commissioners appointed in accordance with this chapter until succeeded by the board of port commissioners elected at such general district election at noon on the last Friday in November next following the election. The term of office of each commissioner is four years, and as provided in the Uniform District Election Law, except that the commissioners elected at the first general district election shall classify themselves by lot so that the initial term of office of two commissioners shall be two years and the initial term of office of three commissioners shall be four years.

All vacancies occurring in the office of commissioner shall be filled by appointment by a majority of the remaining commissioners and as provided in Section 1780 of the Government Code.

At the first meeting of the board of port commissioners following the general district election, the board shall organize by electing one of its members chairperson. The members of the board of port commissioners shall annually elect a chairperson. A chairperson shall not succeed himself or herself in office.

6241.

These appointments shall be made within thirty days after the formation of the district.

6241.1  

Port districts in Ventura County shall be governed by a board of port commissioners consisting of five members appointed by the mayor of the municipal corporation in the district, with the approval of the city council.

The chairperson of the board shall be elected by the commissioners for a term of two years. An auditor shall be appointed by the board with the approval of the city council.

After a public hearing, the city council may remove commissioners from office during their term for cause by a vote of not less than five members of the city council.

6242.

A vacancy on the board shall be filled by the body which appointed the commissioner whose office is vacated, and the new appointee shall hold his office for the unexpired term.

6243.

Each commissioner shall, within ten days after his appointment and before entering upon the discharge of the duties of his office, take and subscribe to an oath or affirmation before an officer authorized by law to administer oaths, that he will support the Constitution of the United States and the Constitution of the State of California, and will faithfully discharge the duties of his office according to the best of his ability. The oaths or affirmations shall be filed in the office of the district.

6244.

A person shall not be appointed a member of the board unless he is, at the time of his appointment, a taxpayer within the district and has resided within the district for at least one year.

6245.

The term of office of each commissioner is four years from the time of his appointment, except that the chairman first appointed shall hold office for two years, and the remaining commissioners first appointed to the board shall classify themselves by lot, so that they hold office respectively for one, two, three, and four years.

6246.

The chairman is the presiding officer of the board and he shall vote on propositions passed upon by the board.

6247.

The first meeting of the board shall be held within ten days of the appointment of its chairman. The board may make its own rules of procedure and determine the place and time of its meeting.

6248.

The board shall select one of its members vice chairman, who shall preside in the absence of the chairman.The board shall provide for and select such officers, except the auditor, as it deems necessary to conduct the affairs of the district.

6249.  

The board may prescribe rules and regulations pertaining to the selection of officers and employees of the district, other than the auditor. It shall also fix the salary or wages of all officers and employees of the district. The term of each officer appointed by the board shall be during the pleasure of the board.

The board may adopt and carry into effect a contract or contracts of group insurance or a system of group annuities or both for the benefit of such of the officers and employees of the district as accept the same and who have authorized the board to make deductions from their compensation for the payment of a portion of the premium thereon. Contracts of group insurance or systems of group annuities which include benefits to dependents of officers and employees are contracts of group insurance or systems of group annuities for the benefit of officers and employees for the purpose of this section. The board may make such deductions and may pay the remainder of such premiums from any funds of the district not required to be devoted to a specific purpose. The board may pay such portion of the premiums thereon or attributable thereto as it determines to be advisable. The board may arrange or contract for a contract or contracts of group insurance or a system of group annuities or both with any public agency or any insurance company or agent authorized by or pursuant to law to transact such business within this State.

6250.

A corporation may be selected as treasurer or the board may provide that the duties of the treasurer shall be performed by the county treasurer of the county in which the district is located, or by the city treasurer of the city within the district.

6251.  

The commissioners shall serve without salary or compensation.

6252.

The auditor of the district shall hold office during the pleasure of the board of election, and it shall fix his salary and require him to file a bond for the faithful performance of his duties in such amount as it may determine. The bonds shall be filed in the office of the board.

6253.

The mayor of the city within the district, or the chairman of the board of supervisors of the county in which the district is located, may call meetings of the board of election.

6254.

The fiscal year of any district shall begin on the first day of July of each year and shall end on the thirtieth day of June in the following year, unless otherwise fixed with the consent of the board of supervisors of the county in which the district is located.

6255.

The board shall annually file a report of the affairs and financial condition of the district for the preceding year. This report shall show the sources of all receipts and purposes of all disbursements during the year.