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Sec. 804.  Compensation.
 
   The total compensation for members of the Board of Education shall be set by a compensation committee provided in this section:
 
   (a)   The committee shall be constituted as follows:
 
   (1)   The committee shall be comprised of a total of seven members.
 
   (2)   Each member of the committee shall reside within the Los Angeles Unified School District.
 
   (3)   Two members of the committee shall be parents or guardians of pupils who attend a school within the Los Angeles Unified School District:
 
   (A)   One of whom shall be a parent or guardian of a pupil who attends a school within the boundaries of the City of Los Angeles;
 
   (B)   One of whom shall be a parent or guardian of a pupil who attends a school outside of the boundaries of the City of Los Angeles.
 
   (4)   One member of the committee shall have expertise in the area of compensation, such as an economist, market researcher or personnel manager;
 
   (5)   Two members of the committee shall have experience in the business community:
 
   (A)   One of whom is an executive of a corporation, incorporated in California and located within the Los Angeles Unified School District, which ranks among the largest private sector employers in the Los Angeles Unified School District;
 
   (B)   One of whom is an owner of a small business (of less than 25 employees) located within the Los Angeles Unified School District.
 
   (6)   Two members of the committee shall be members or officers of a labor organization or union.
 
   (b)   The appointments shall be made as follows:
 
   (1)   The Mayor of the City of Los Angeles shall appoint the member referenced in Subdivision (a)(5)(A) and one of the two members referenced in Subdivision (a)(6);
 
   (2)   The Mayors of Cities of Bell, Cudahy, Huntington Park, Maywood and South Gate shall collectively appoint the member referenced in Subdivision (a)(5)(B);
 
   (3)   The Mayors of the Cities of Gardena, Carson, Lomita, Moneterey Park, San Fernando and West Hollywood shall collectively appoint one of the two members referenced in Subdivision (a)(4);
 
   (4)   The Chair of the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors shall appoint the member referenced in Subdivision (a)(3)(B);
 
   (5)   The President of the Los Angeles City Council shall appoint the member referenced in (a)(3)(A) and one of the two members referenced in Subdivision (a)(6).
 
   All appointments shall be subject to confirmation by a majority vote of the Los Angeles City Council.  Within 10 days of any vacancy, the appointing authority shall appoint a person to serve the unexpired portion of the term.  Within 15 days of the appointment of a member to fill a vacancy, the appointment shall be subject to confirmation by a majority vote of the Los Angeles City Council.
 
   (c)   The appointing authorities shall strive insofar as practicable to provide a balanced representation of the geographic, gender, racial and ethnic and other diversity of the Los Angeles Unified School District in appointing committee members.
 
   (d)   Not later than 30 days after the effective date of this Charter section, the appointing authorities shall appoint the committee members.  The Council shall approve or disapprove the appointments not later than 15 days after the appointments are received.  Every five years, thereafter, beginning on the first Monday following April 1, 2007, a new committee shall be appointed.
 
   (e)   Ninety days after the Council confirms the committee members, the committee shall, by a single resolution adopted by a majority of the membership of the committee, establish the annual salary and the medical, dental, insurance and other similar benefits of the Board of Education members.  The committee shall be dissolved 60 days after adoption of the resolution.
   (f)   In establishing the annual salary and other benefits, the committee shall consider all of the following:
 
   (1)   The amount of time members of the Board of Education serve, directly or indirectly related to the performance of his or her duties.
 
   (2)   The amount of the annual salary and other benefits for other elected and appointed officers and officials in the State of California with comparable responsibilities, the judiciary, and to the extent practicable the private educational sector, recognizing, however, that public officers do not receive, and do not expect to receive, compensation at the same levels as individuals in the private sector with comparable experience and responsibilities.
 
   (g)   The annual salary and benefits specified in that resolution shall become effective on the date the committee is dissolved as provided in Subsection (e).
 
   (h)   On an annual basis, in years when the committee is not performing a compensation review, the Board of Education may increase the compensation and other benefits of individual or all Board members beyond the amount established by the committee, in an amount not to exceed two percent of the applicable total combined amount of compensation and benefits.  Any increase made pursuant to this subsection shall be effective upon approval by the Board of Education.
 
   (i)   The salary and benefits for members of the Board of Education shall be payable out of the funds of the Los Angeles Unified School District.
 
   (j)   All committee members shall receive their actual and necessary expenses incurred in the performance of their duties, paid by funds from the Los Angeles Unified School District.  The committee members shall receive no other compensation for the performance of their services as committee members.
 
   (k)   Public notice shall be given of all meetings of the committee, and the meetings shall be open to the public pursuant to the Ralph M. Brown Act, Government Code Section 54950, et seq., or its successor open meeting legislation.
 
SECTION HISTORY
 
Amended by:  Charter Amendment L, approved March 6, 2007, effective April 4, 2007.