(a) Except as otherwise provided in this code, money shall be paid from the funds of any community college district for the payment of the expenses of the district, only as provided in this article.
(b) The Legislature reaffirms the status of the California Community Colleges as a segment of public higher education and the role of the Board of Governors of the California Community Colleges in providing general supervision over community college districts. The Legislature also reaffirms its grant of substantial fiscal autonomy to community college districts. It is the intent of the Legislature to provide for certain relationships between county offices and community college districts while confirming that governance authority over the community college districts rests with district governing boards and the board of governors.
(Amended by Stats. 1990, Ch. 1372, Sec. 699.)