(a) At the time and place fixed in the resolution for the meeting of the governing body, all sealed proposals that have been received shall, in public session, be opened, examined, and declared by the board. Except as provided in subdivision (b), of the proposals submitted that conform to all terms and conditions specified in the resolution of intention to sell or to lease and that are made by responsible bidders, the sealed proposal that is the highest, after deducting therefrom the commission, if any, to be paid a licensed real estate broker in connection therewith, shall be finally accepted, unless the board rejects all of these bids.
(b) Notwithstanding subdivision (a), the governing board of any community college district may apply to the Board of Governors of the California Community Colleges for a waiver of the requirement that the governing board accept the highest responsible bid for the sale or lease of real property. The board of governors may grant a waiver pursuant to this subdivision if it determines that the waiver is in the best interests of the community college district.
(Amended by Stats. 2009, Ch. 390, Sec. 3.)