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EDUCATION CODE
SECTION 18440-18452



18440.  A board of library trustees may appoint, by resolution or
other order entered in the minutes of the board of library trustees,
a library commission consisting of five members to manage and operate
the library or libraries of the district. Before any board of
library trustees appoints a library commission as provided herein,
the board of library trustees shall hold at least one public hearing
on the matter of the creation of a library commission; notice of such
hearing shall be given by publication pursuant to Section 6066 of
the Government Code, in a newspaper designated by the board of
library trustees and circulated throughout the district, and by
posting of the notice in three public places in the district at least
15 days prior to the date of the public hearing.



18441.  The members of the library commission shall hold office for
three years from the first day of July next succeeding their
appointment and until their successors are appointed and qualified,
and shall serve without compensation.


18442.  The members of the first commission appointed shall be so
classified by the board of library trustees at the time of their
appointment that the term of office of one of the members shall
expire on the first day of July one year after the first day of July
next succeeding his appointment, two at the end of one additional
year thereafter, and two at the end of two additional years
thereafter.



18443.  Vacancies shall be filled by the board of library trustees
by appointment for the unexpired term.



18444.  Within 30 days after the members of the commission are first
appointed, and whenever vacancies in an office occur and are filled,
the commission shall meet and organize as a commission, electing a
president and a secretary from their number, after which they may
transact business. The commission shall meet at a time and place that
the commission determines by resolution. Regular and special
meetings shall be called and conducted as prescribed in Chapter 9
(commencing with Section 54950) of Part 1 of Division 2 of Title 5 of
the Government Code.


18445.  A majority of the commission shall constitute a quorum for
the transaction of business.



18446.  The commission shall act only by resolution or motion. A
majority vote of the members of the commission is required on each
action taken, and the vote thereon shall be recorded.



18447.  The commission shall cause a proper record of its
proceedings to be kept and maintained.



18448.  Members of the commission may be allowed actual necessary
traveling and incidental expenses incurred in the performance of
official business of the district as approved by the commission.



18449.  The commission shall do and perform any and all powers and
duties authorized or required of the board of library trustees in
Article 7 (commencing with Section 18400) of this chapter with the
exception of Section 18411, provided that the consent of the board of
library trustees shall be necessary before the commission may
dispose of property pursuant to Section 18401 and before the
purchase, erection, rental, and equipment of buildings or rooms
pursuant to Section 18404.



18450.  Upon the receipt by the county auditor of an order of the
library commission of the district, he shall issue his warrant upon
the county treasurer for the amount stated in the order if sufficient
funds be on deposit in the account of the district with the county
treasurer.


18451.  Annually, and on or before the first day of June of each and
every year, the commission shall submit or cause to be submitted to
the board of library trustees its proposed budget for the operating
and maintaining of the library or libraries of the district for the
ensuing fiscal year. The proposed budget shall include an estimate of
the cost of any or all of the following:
   (a) Leasing of temporary quarters;
   (b) Purchasing of suitable real property;
   (c) Procuring plans and specifications, and erecting a suitable
building or buildings;
   (d) Furnishing and equipping the library building, and fencing and
ornamenting the grounds for the accommodation of the public library.



18452.  The board of library trustees may dissolve the library
commission created under the provisions of this article effective as
of the 30th day of June next succeeding. Before taking action to
dissolve a library commission, the board of library trustees shall
hold at least one public hearing on the matter; notice of such
hearing shall be given by publication pursuant to Section 6066 of the
Government Code, in a newspaper designated by the board of library
trustees and circulated throughout the district, and by posting of
the notice in three public places in the district at least 15 days
prior to the date of the public hearing.