1:15 – 2:45 p.m.
BOARD MEMBER DO’S AND DON’TS: COMPENSATION AND CONFLICTS OF INTEREST
The California Government Code, through principle or special acts, generally provides special districts with the authority to compensate board members. Conflicts-of-interest laws were created with
the principle that personal or private financial considerations of government officials should not in any way affect the decision- making process. This session addresses the numerous complex and continually evolving California laws board members and special district executives (general managers, chief executive officers, executive directors) must adhere to, along with guidance to help foresee potential conflicts of interest that could arise in the day-to-day activities. Understand and learn the limits on board member compensation, health care, expense reimbursements, and other potential perks that special district leadership may be offered, including limits and when gifts and meals must be reported to the California Fair Political Practices Commission.