As used in this article:
(a) "Financial transaction" means any agreement or arrangement entered into between a local agency or the treasurer of a local agency and any party or parties for the performance of required financial services or duties by either the local agency or the other party or parties, or both. "Financial transaction" includes, but is not limited to, financial affairs of a local agency, as provided in Chapter 3 (commencing with Section 53400 and Chapter 4 (commencing with Section 53600)).
(b) "Legislative body" means the elected or appointed governing body or authority of a local agency.
(c) "Local agency" means a city, county, city and county, including a chartered city, county, or city and county, redevelopment agency, special district, school district, community college district, county board of education, county superintendent of schools, or any agency of the state formed for the local performance of governmental or proprietary functions within limited boundaries.
(d) "Obligation of contract" has the same meaning and shall be subject to the same interpretation as "obligation of contract" has in Section 9 of Article I of the Constitution.
(e) "Treasurer" means the treasurer of the local agency.
(Amended by Stats. 1989, Ch. 356, Sec. 1.)