California Water Code Section 1009.5

CA Water Code § 1009.5 (2017)  

(a) A water district and the district attorney of any county in which the water district is located may enter into an agreement authorizing the attorney for the water district to act as a special prosecutor appointed by and under the supervision and direction of the district attorney for the purpose of prosecuting a violation of an ordinance of the district or a violation of a statute that is a misdemeanor or an infraction, or a violation of a resolution or ordinance adopted pursuant to Section 375, subject to all of the following limitations:

(1) The ordinance, resolution, or statute relates to water pollution, including waste water and stormwater, or to water conservation.

(2) The district attorney shall prescribe the scope of, and any limitations on, the subpoena power of the attorney for the water district.

(3) The district attorney may designate any ordinance, resolution, or statute that the attorney for the water district is authorized to prosecute.

(b) A water district, for purposes of this section, means a water district as defined in Section 20200.

(Added by Stats. 1992, Ch. 766, Sec. 1. Effective January 1, 1993.)

Last modified: October 25, 2018