Q The county has a utility district, the commissioners of which are appointed by the board of supervisors to staggered terms. May the board end the current commissioners’ terms and assume and exercise the powers and duties of the board of commissioners?

A There is no authority to end the terms of the appointed commissioners, as they have been appointed for a specific term of office, or for the supervisors to appoint themselves to replace the commissioners. (Attorney General Opinion to Dulaney, October 11, 2013)