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Mosquito Abatement and Vector Control Districts Principle Enabling Act

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  • California Health and Safety Code §2000 et seq.
  • Powers and Functions: Conduct effective programs for the surveillance, prevention, abatement and control of mosquitos and other vectors.
  • Formation: Any territory, whether incorporated or unincorporated, whether contiguous or noncontiguous and districts may not overlap.
  • Eight (8) Board members assigned to fixed 2-4 year terms*: Five (5) Trustees appointed by the County of Santa Barbara Board of Supervisors; one (1) each appointed by the City Councils of the City of Santa Barbara, Ciyt of Carpinteria and the City of Goleta.
  • *Health and Safety Code §2024 (a): “..., the term of office for a member of the board of trustees shall be for a term of two or four years, at the discretion of the appointing authority”

Read the full California Health & Safety Code here: 

California Health and Safety Code.pdf