California Business and Professions Code > Bus. & Prof. Code §11270. Governing Body of Association
(a) The governing body shall consist of three directors for an association that does not contemplate more than 100 members and either five or seven directors for an association that contemplates more than 100 members.
(b) (1) The first governing body shall consist of directors appointed by the developer. These directors shall serve until the first meeting of the association at which time an election of all of the directors for the association shall be conducted.
(2) A special procedure shall be established by the governing instruments to assure that at the first election of the governing body, and at all times thereafter, at least one of the incumbent directors has been elected solely by the votes of members other than the developer.
(3) A director who has been elected to office solely by the votes of the members of the association other than the developer may be removed from the governing body prior to the expiration of his or her term of office only by a vote of a prescribed percentage of the voting power residing in members other than the developer.
(c) The terms of office of governing body members may be staggered provided that no person may serve a term of more than three years without standing for reelection.
(d) For board of director members serving at the appointment of the developer, the developer may change the designated board member without the need of any further consent by the association. However, the term of the applicable director’s seat on the governing body shall not be affected by that change.