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HEALTH AND SAFETY CODE
SECTION 34130-34131

34130. (a) When the legislative body adopts an ordinance declaring
the need for a commission, the mayor or chairman of the board of
supervisors or similar official, with the approval of the legislative
body, shall appoint the number of resident electors of the community
as commissioners as the legislative body prescribe by ordinance.
The legislative body by ordinance may increase or decrease the number
of commissioners. The legislative body, except as otherwise
expressly provided in subdivision (b), shall establish and provide
for the terms, compensation, and removal of the commissioners. The
legislative body shall provide procedures for appointment or election
of the officers of the commission.
(b) Two of the commissioners shall be tenants of the housing
authority if the housing authority has tenants. One such tenant
commissioner shall be over the age of 62 years if the housing
authority has tenants of such age. If the housing authority does not
have tenants, the legislative body shall, by ordinance, provide for
appointment to the commission of two tenants of the housing authority
within one year after the housing authority first does have tenants.
The term of any tenant commissioner appointed pursuant to this
subdivision shall be two years from the date of appointment. If a
tenant commissioner ceases to be a tenant of the housing authority,
he shall be disqualified from serving as a commissioner and another
tenant of the housing authority shall be appointed to serve the
remainder of the unexpired term. A tenant commissioner shall have
all the powers, duties, privileges, and immunities of any other
commissioner.
(c) Upon the appointment and qualification of a majority of the
commissioners, the commission shall be vested with all the powers,
duties, and responsibilities of the members of the redevelopment
agency and, if the legislative body so elects, the commissioners of
the housing authority. Members of the redevelopment agency and
commissioners of a housing authority which has been placed under the
jurisdiction of the commission shall have no powers, duties, and
responsibilities as long as the commission functions.

34131. A commissioner, unless the legislative body is the
commission, may not be an elective officer or an employee of the
community, but may be a member, commissioner, or employee of any
other agency or authority in the community.

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