California Public Contract Code
The provisions of this article shall apply to contracts by the Mojave Water Agency, as provided for in Chapter 2146 of the Statutes of 1959.
Subject to the limitations in Section 14 of Chapter 166 of the Statutes of 1967, the agency may join with one or more public agencies, private corporations, or other persons for the purpose of carrying out any of the powers of the agency, and for that purpose to contract with the other public agencies, private corporations, or persons for the purpose of financing the acquisitions, constructions, and operations. The contract may provide for contributions to be made by each party to the contract, the division and apportionment of the expenses of acquisitions and operations, and the division and apportionment of the benefits and the services and products therefrom, may provide for any agency to effect the acquisitions and to carry on those operations, and shall provide, in the powers and methods of procedure for the agency, the method by which the agency may contract. The contracts with other public agencies, private corporations, or persons may contain any other and further covenants and agreements that may be necessary or convenient to accomplish the purposes of the contracts. As used in this section, "public agency" shall be deemed to mean and include the United States or any department or agency thereof, the State of California or any department or agency thereof, or a county, city, public corporation, or other public district of this state. As used in this section, "private corporation" shall be deemed to mean and include any private corporation organized under the laws of the United States or of this or any other state. Contracts mentioned in this section include those made with the United States, under the Federal Reclamation Act of June 17, 1902, and all acts amendatory thereof or supplementary thereto, or any other act of Congress heretofore or hereafter enacted permitting cooperation. Any such contract with the United States or any department or agency thereof, or with any private corporation organized under the laws of the United States, by which the Mojave Water Agency, or any improvement district thereof, incurs an indebtedness or liability exceeding in any year the income and revenue for that year shall not be executed without the assent of two-thirds of the qualified electors of the agency, or an improvement district thereof, voting at a special election to be held for that purpose. The special election shall be called and held, so far as practicable, in the same manner as bond elections for the agency. The exact form of the contract need not be available at the time of the special election, but all of the following shall be known and included in the proposition or measure submitted to the qualified electors of the agency, or an improvement district thereof, at the special election:
(a) Purpose of the contract.
(b) Maximum amount of the indebtedness created by the contract.
(c) Maximum term of repayment.
(d) Maximum interest rate on the indebtedness created by the contract.
In case of an emergency, if notice for bids to let contracts will not be given, the agency shall respond to the emergency pursuant to Chapter 2.5 (commencing with Section 22050).