The Channel Islands Beach Community Services District (CIBCSD) is governed by a Board of Directors, who are elected representatives of the people who reside within the District.
The Board of Directors is composed of 5 members, elected at large, from among the electors of the District. Those individuals who live in properties located on the land in the Harbor are residents of the City of Oxnard and are therefore not within the politcal boundaries of the District and thus are not entitled to vote for the District Directors. Individuals who live aboard a boat in a public marina south of Channel Islands Boulevard are in fact residents of the District. Directors have a term of office of four years, staggered so that 2 Directors are elected in the first cycle and the other 3 Directors elected in the following cycle two years later. There is no limit on the number of terms of office a Director may serve.