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diately call a session of the same in such manner as shall be provided by ordinance. The Mayor shall present written charges against such suspended officer to the Board, and furnish a copy of the same to said officer, who shall have the right to appear with counsel before the Board in his defense. If by an affirmative vote of not less than nine Supervisors, taken by ayes and noes and entered on its record, the action of the Mayor is approved, then the suspended officer shall thereby be removed from office; but if the action of the Mayor is not so approved, such suspended officer shall be immediately reinstated.
Sec. 20. When the Mayor shall remove an appointed officer from office for cause, he shall immediately notify the Board of Supervisors of such removal, and furnish it a statement of the cause thereof, which statement shall be entered in the record of its proceedings. If the Mayor fail or refuse for thirty days to make a new appointment, then the Board of Supervisors may elect a suitable person to fill the office for the unexpired term.
Sec. 21. Unless otherwise provided by law or this Charter, any Officer, Board or Department authorized to appoint any deputy, clerk, assistant or employee shall have the right to remove any person so appointed.
SEC. 22. All appointments of officers, deputies and clerks to be made under any provision of this Charter must be made in writing and in triplicate, authenticated by the person or persons, Board or Officer making the same. One of said triplicates must be filed with the Clerk of the Supervisors, another with the Auditor, and the third with the Civil Service Commission.
SEC. 23. Wherever it is provided in this Charter that the members of any Board, Department or Commission shall so classify themselves by lot that their terms of office shall expire at different times, such members shall, on the day of making such classification, cause the same to be entered in the records of their proceedings, and a copy thereof, certified by the Secretary thereof and signed by all of said members, shall be filed with the Clerk of the Supervisors.
Sec. 24. All franchises and privileges heretofore granted by said city and county, which are not in actual nse or enjoyment, or which the grantees thereof have not in good faith commenced to exercise, are hereby declared forfeited and of no validity unless said grantees or their assigns shall within one year after this Charter takes effect, in good faith commence the exercise and enjoyment of such privilege or franchise.
SEC. 25. All ordinances or resolutions for the improvement of any street, for which no contract shall have been entered into at the time this Charter goes into effect, are hereby repealed.
Sec. 26. Every office, except those which are by this Charter made elective, shall become vacant immediately on the taking effect of this Charter; and the Mayor shall thereupon forthwith make the appointments provided by this Charter to be made by him. Every officer holding an office which is, by this Charter made elective, who is in office at the time this Charter shall take effect, shall hold his office until the expiration of the term for which he was elected to said office; but this shall not apply to the office of the Superintendent of Public Streets, Highways and Squares, nor to the office of City and County Surveyor, but said offices shall be abolished on the taking effect of this Charter.
Sec. 27. All officers, Boards and Commissioners shall each turn over and deliver to their respective successors designated in this Charter of the City and County of San Francisco, all papers, books, documents, records and archives in their possession or under their control respectively, or belonging to their respective offices or departments; and the respective officers or Boards to whom the same shall be delivered, must give therefor duplicate certificates, one of which shall be immediately Giled in the office of the Auditor.
Sec. 28. Until the Supervisors shall by ordinance establish the number of deputies, clerks and employees to be employed in the service of the city and county in the various offices and departments thereof, the said officers and departments, respectively, may appoint and employ the same number of deputies, clerks, assistants and employees as authorized to be employed in the service of said city and county at the time this Charter takes effect.
SEC. 29. All ordinances, orders and resolutions of the City and County of San Francisco in force at the time this Charter takes effect, and not inconsistent therewith, shall continue in force until amended or repealed.
SEC. 30. Whenever at any time the Constitution and laws of the State of California sball have been so altered and amended as to permit the appointment, in lieu of the election, in the City and County of San Francisco of the Justices of the Peace, Judges of the Police Court, Board of Education, County Clerk, County Recorder, Tax Collector, Public Administrator and Coroner, it is hereby declared to be the duty of the Mayor to appoint and he shall thereafter appoint the said Justices, Judges, Board of Education and other officers and each of them to hold office for the following terms, respectively, to wit: the Justices of the Peace, Judges of the Police Court and the Board of Education for the term of four years, and the County Clerk, County Recorder, Tax Col. lector, Public Administrator and Coroner each for the term of two years. In case the Constitution and laws shall be so altered and amended as aforesaid before this Charter shall go into effect, then the said Justices, Judges and officers, and each of them, shall be appointed by the Mayor at the time the city and county shall be reorganized under this Charter for the terms aforesaid.
SECTION 1. This Charter shall be published for twenty days in the “San Francisco Chronicle” and in the “Evening Bulletin,” two daily papers of general circulation in the City and County of San Francisco, and after such publication, viz.. on Tuesday, the sixteenth day of April, A. D. 1895, it shall be submitted to the qualified electors of said City and County of San Francisco, at a special election which shail be held on that day, for the purpose of voting upon the adoption of the same; provided, that if for any reason a special election can not be held at said time, then this Charter shall be submitted to the qualified electors of said City and County of San Francisco at the next general election to be held in the month of November, 1896; and if a majority of the qualified electors of said city and county voting at said election shall ratify the same it shall be submitted to the Legislature of the State of California for its approval or rejection. If the Legislature shall approve the same, it shall take effect and be in force on and after the first Monday after the first day of January, A. D. 1899; provided, that if such approval be made prior to the first day of April, A. D. 1897, it shall take effect and be in force on and after the first Monday after the first day of July, A. D. 1897, and shall thereupon become the Charter and organic law of the City and County of San Francisco, and shall supersede the existing Charter of said city and county, and all amendments thereof, and all special laws inconsistent with this Charter. The form of ballots at said election shall be:
" For the New Charter,"
Against the New Charter." For the sole purpose of the election of the Officers directed in this Charter to be elected by the people, the said Charter shall take effect immediately after its approval by the Legislature, and the election of such officers shall be managed, conducted and controlled by the Board of Election Commissioners in and for said city and county in office at the time of such election, and shall be in all respects conducted in accordance with the then existing laws in relation to elections in said city and county.
At the first election to be held for municipal officers provided under this charter, and at each succeeding general election, all officers designated by this Charter shall be chosen at the election preceding the expiration of the term of office of the present incumbents of those offices.
BE IT KNOWN, That the City and County of San Francisco, containing a population of more than two hundred thousand in habitants, on the sixth day of November, A. D. 1894, at a general election, and under and in accordance with the provisions of Section 8, Article XI, of the Constitution of this State, did elect the undersigned a Board of Freeholders, to prepare and propose a Charter for said city and county; and we, the members of said Board, in pursuance of such provisions of the Constitution, and within a period of ninety days after such election, have prepared and do propose the foregoing, signed in duplicate, as and for the Charter for said City and County of San Francisco.
IN WITNESS WHEREOF, we have hereunto set our hands in duplicate, this fourth day of February, in the year one thousand eight hundred and ninety-five.