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given in a deed of conveyance, made and executed by R. G. de la Riva et als. to Ventura County, dated September fourteenth, A. D. eighteen hundred and seventy-seven, and recorded in Book Five of Deeds, pages four hundred and fifty-six et seq., of Ventura County Records.
SEC. 9. The Board of Supervisors of said County of Ven- Duties of tura shall, within thirty days after passage of this Act, tendent. appoint a competent Superintendent, whose duty it shall be to divide the distance of said proposed road into sections of two miles each, each section to be designated by a stake plainly marked and numbered, and to superintend the construction of said road. Said road shall be at least sixty feet wide, at least fifteen feet thereof upon solid ground. The Board of Supervisors of said county shall have the power to establish the grade of said road, but the grade, or ascent and descent, shall not exceed eighteen inches to the rod.
SEC. 10. Within thirty days after the sale of the said Supervisors bonds herein before mentioned, it shall be the duty of the to advertise Board of Supervisors to meet at their regular place of meet- als." ing in said County of Ventura. At such meeting they shall advertise for sealed proposals for the construction of said road in accordance with the provisions of this Act, the said Board fixing the time within which the work shall be completed. Said advertisement shall be published for three consecutive weeks in some newspaper published in said County of Ventura, and shall call for separate bids for each section of the road; shall state the manner in which the work is to be done, the time allowed for the completion, and state at the date therein named, at ten o'clock A. M., the Board will proceed to consider the bids. At the time named in the advertisement for opening the bids, each bidder shall furnish the Board of Supervisors with the names of the persons he can give as security for the performance of the contract, with the written consent of the persons to become such security.
SEC. 11. All contracts for the construction of said road Awarding of shall be awarded to the lowest responsible bidder; provided, the Board of Supervisors shall have the power to reject any and all bids which are greatly in excess of the cost of constructing any section of said road.
SEC. 12. Each bidder to whom a contract shall be awarded Bidders to shall execute a bond, with two good and sufficient sureties, bonds. to be approved by the Board of Supervisors, made payable to the County of Ventura, in a penal sum equal to the amount bid, conditional for the faithful performance of the work. But no contract shall be withheld if the bidder shall, within five days after a bond has been rejected, tender another and sufficient surety.
SEC. 13. When any contract shall have been completed, Supervisors the Board of Supervisors shall, within twenty days after the work." receiving notice thereof, examine the work, and, if it is done in accordance with the contract, accept the same, whereupon the Board of Supervisors shall order warrants drawn on the Treasurer, payable out of the Casitas Pass Road Fund, for all moneys due on said contract.
Compensation of Superintendent.
SEC. 14. The compensation of the Superintendent shall be fixed by the Board of Supervisors, in a sum not to exceed five dollars per diem for the time actually employed.
SEC. 15. This Act shall take effect and be in force from and after its passage.
ister to be used.
CHAP. XV.-An Act concerning the special election to be held in the Fourteenth Senatorial District on the twenty-second day of January, eighteen hundred and seventy-eight.
[Approved January 14, 1878.]
The People of the State of California, represented in Senate and
SECTION 1. At the special election to be held in the FourGreat Reg teenth Senatorial District on the twenty-second day of January, eighteen hundred and seventy-eight, copies of the Great Register of Alameda County, which were printed before the general election in eighteen hundred and seventy-seven, shall be used.
Supervisors to furnish copies of Great Register.
to be used.
SEC. 2. The Board of Supervisors of Alameda County must furnish the Board of Election of each precinct in the county, before the day on which said special election is appointed to be held, at least one copy of the aforesaid printed Great Register. If the Board cannot otherwise obtain a sufficient number of copies of the register for the purpose, it must take the copies filed in the office of the County Clerk in pursuance of section one thousand two hundred and sixty-eight of the Political Code.
SEC. 3. If the copy of the register which shall be furnished. to any precinct shall have been used at a previous election, the letter "V" may be used instead of the word "Voted," as required by section one thousand two hundred and twentyeight of the Political Code.
SEC. 4. It shall not be the duty of the Board of Election to to post copies post copies of the Great Register as required by section one thousand one hundred and forty-nine of the Political Code.
SEC. 5. The voter, when he offers his ballot at a polling Manner of place, shall not be required to announce his number on the Great Register as provided for in section one thousand two hundred and twenty-five of the Political Code.
SEC. 6. This Act shall take effect immediately.
CHAP. XVI.—An Act to preserve the name of a street in the City of San Francisco.
[Approved January 15, 1878.]
The People of the State of California, represented in Senate and
SECTION 1. The street in San Francisco heretofore known Dupont as Dupont Street, and running from Market Street to the Street bay, shall hereafter be known by that name through the entire length thereof, notwithstanding any attempt by the Board of Supervisors of said city and county to change the
SEC. 2. This Act shall take effect immediately.
CHAP. XVII.—An Act to re-incorporate the City of Sonora,
[Approved January 16, 1878.]
The People of the State of California, represented in Senate and
SECTION 1. The people of the City of Sonora shall continue to be a body politic and corporate, under the style of the Trustees of the City of Sonora, and by that name they shall have succession, may sue and defend in all Courts and in all actions and proceedings, purchase and hold property, and sell or otherwise dispose of the same for the benefit of said city.
SEC. 2. The boundary line of the City of Sonora shall Boundary hereafter be as follows, viz.: Beginning at the section post of City of at the southeast corner of section thirty-six, township two north, range number fourteen east of Mount Diablo meridian; thence running due north along the section line to the northeast corner of said section thirty-six, which shall be the northeast corner of the city; thence west along the line of said section three-quarters of a mile to the northeast corner of the northwest quarter of the northwest quarter of said section thirty-six; thence south one-quarter of a mile to the southeast corner of the northwest quarter of the northwest quarter of said section; thence west to the southwest corner of the northwest quarter of the northwest quarter of section thirty-six; thence south three-quarters of a mile to the southwest corner of said section thirty-six; thence due east to the place of beginning.
Board of five
SEC. 3. The government of said city shall be vested in a Government Board of five Trustees, who shall hold their office for two vested in a years from the first Monday in March after their election, Trustees. and until their successors are elected and qualified. There Election of shall be an annual election for City Trustees of said city
Board to ap
on the third Wednesday of February in each year, at which election in each even year there shall be elected two Trustees, and in each odd year three Trustees. Said Trustees shall, within ten days after their election, take the oath of office, and shall, on the first Monday in March after their election, meet and organize as a Board by choosing a President from among their number. They shall have power to point Clerk appoint the Treasurer and Clerk from among their number, or from any of the qualified electors of said city, and also to appoint all such minor officers as may be necessary for the preservation of order and good government in said city, and to provide for the compensation of, and security to be furnished by, the officers elected by the city, or appointed, as is in this section provided. At each odd year of said elections there shall be elected an Assessor and a Collector for said city, who shall hold their offices for two years from the first Monday in March after their election and until their successors are elected and qualified. The Trustees and the Assessor and Collector elected at the election of said city on the first Monday of March, eighteen hundred and seventyseven, shall hold their respective offices until the first Monday of March, eighteen hundred and seventy-nine.
Duty of Clerk.
SEC. 4. The Clerk shall keep regular minutes of the meetings and proceedings of said Board of Trustees, with the names of the Trustees present at each meeting, and shall enter ayes and nays when demanded by any member of said Board. The minutes and records shall be open to public inspection during all business hours.
SEC. 5. The meetings of the Board shall be public, and shall be held on the first Monday of each month and at such other times as the Board may appoint, and shall be held at such places as said Board may direct.
SEC. 6. The Board of Trustees shall hold in trust all the property belonging to said city of every description, with power to sell, lease, or otherwise dispose of the same for the benefit thereof. They shall have power to bring or defend any suit or proceedings relative to said city, either at law or in equity, civil or criminal, in any Court of this State, or of the United States; to open, alter, repair, regulate, or change any street or sidewalk, drain or alley in said city; to provide for the impounding and sale of stock found running at large in said city; to regulate the fire department, and designate the proper officers thereof, and define their duties and powers, and provide a time for their election by the members of said department; to provide for the preservation of health, and the enforcement of good order therein, and generally to pass such ordinances as may be necessary for the proper government and regulation of said city, not inconsistent with the Constitution and laws of the United States or of this State. Penalty for The breach of any such ordinance is declared to be a misdemeanor, and said Board shall have power to impose a fine for any such breach not exceeding fifty dollars, which fine may be enforced in the same manner as other fines under the laws of this State.
SEC. 7. Every such ordinance shall be published in some
newspaper printed in said city for the space of two weeks, at the expiration of which time it shall take effect.
levy tax for
SEC. 8. The Trustees shall have power, and it shall be Power to their duty, on the first Monday in October in each and every expetises. year, to levy a tax for the necessary expenses of said city, and for the expenses of the fire department thereof, on all the real and personal property therein, not to exceed one per cent. per annum; but no indebtedness whatever shall be created by said Trustees beyond the amount of taxes levied for the current year, and the Trustees who vote to incur any debt in excess thereof shall be personally responsible for any and all indebtedness created in excess of such tax levy, and the said corporation shall not be responsible for the whole or any portion of any such indebtedness. The assessment for said tax, and the collection of the same, shall be governed so far as practicable by the State laws existing at the time in relation to the assessment for and collection of State and county taxes.
SEC. 9. The Trustees shall also, on or before the first Mon- Poll tax day of April in each year, levy a tax, not exceeding three dollars per capita, upon each and every able-bodied male inhabitant residing in said city between the ages of twentyone and sixty years, which tax shall be kept apart from the other funds of said city, and shall be expended under the Application direction of the Trustees only for the repair and improvement of the streets, sewers, bridges, and drains of said city. Said tax shall become delinquent and may be collected on When delinand after the first Monday in May in each year. All taxes quent. shall be paid in United States gold and silver coin.
SEC. 10. The Justices of the Peace and Constables of the Duties of township in which said city is situated shall be conservators the Peace of the peace in said city, and shall have jurisdiction in all and Constacivil and criminal cases not inconsistent with their jurisdiction as otherwise established by law.
SEC. 11. A majority of the Trustees shall form a quorum A quorum. for the transaction of business, but a smaller number may compel the attendance of absent members; and no tax or assessment shall be levied except by a vote of a majority of all the Trustees.
SEC. 12. The Trustees shall report and post in their office A report of in said city, every three months, an account of the financial cal affairs thereof.
An Act entitled an Act to re-incorporate the Acts reCity of Sonora, approved April tenth, eighteen hundred and pealed. sixty-two, and all Acts amendatory thereof and supplementary thereto, and also an Act directing the Board of Trustees of the City of Sonora to levy a special tax for the benefit of the fire department, approved April first, eighteen hundred and sixty-four, are hereby repealed; provided, that said repeal shall not affect any valid ordinance of said city now in force. SEC. 14. This Act shall take effect from and after its passage.