The agency board shall appoint an executive director who shall act in accordance with agency policies and regulations and with applicable law. The agency shall appoint and discharge officers, counsel, and employees, consistent with applicable civil service laws, and shall fix the compensation of employees and prescribe their duties. The agency may contract for services that cannot be provided by its employees.

(Added November 3, 2020, by initiative Proposition 24, Sec. 24.5. Effective December 16, 2020. Operative December 16, 2020, pursuant to Sec. 31 of Proposition 24.)