(a) The Board of Trustees of the Santa Paula Union High School District in Ventura County may, by resolution, provide that the Santa Paula Union High School Public Library District shall be governed by a separate board of trustees. Upon adoption, the resolution shall be filed with the County Clerk of the County of Ventura. The effective date of the resolution shall not be earlier than January 1, 1996.
(b) Upon the effective date of the resolution adopted pursuant to subdivision (a), the name of the Santa Paula Union High School Public Library District shall be the Blanchard/Santa Paula Library District.
(c) The governing board shall consist of five members, each of whom shall be a registered voter residing within the library district.
(d) Except for the initial board, members appointed pursuant to paragraph (1) of subdivision (f), and members described in subdivision (h), of the governing board shall hold office for a fixed term of four years, beginning on the last Friday in November next succeeding their appointment or election.
(e) Within 60 days after filing with the County Clerk of the County of Ventura of the resolution adopted pursuant to subdivision (a), the Board of Supervisors of the County of Ventura shall appoint the initial governing board of the library district. The appointments shall be made from the membership of the Library Commission of the Santa Paula Union High School Public Library District.
(f) The first board of trustee shall, at their first meeting, so classify themselves by lot that their terms shall expire:
(1) Two on the last Friday in November of the first even-numbered calendar year succeeding his or her appointment.
(2) Three on the last Friday of November of the second succeeding even-numbered calendar year.
(g) The district shall continue to receive revenues, including apportioned property taxes and authorized special taxes as if it were still the Santa Paula Union High School Public Library District. There shall be no change in district powers or responsibilities.
(h) Notwithstanding any other provision of law, those persons elected to the board of trustees in 1997 shall hold office for a fixed five-year term.
(Amended by Stats. 1998, Ch. 829, Sec. 21.)