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COMMITTEES.

1. Boundary, including Rights and Liabilities of the existing Mu

nicipality:

Messrs. Umbsen, Anderson and Gibson. 2. The Legislative Department, its Powers and Mode of Procedure: Messrs. Truman, Boyd, *Menzies, Gibson and Clement. 3. Finance, Revenue and Taxation:

Messrs. Boyd, Truman and Marye. 4. The Executive Department, including the duties of the Municipal

Officers thereof:

Messrs. *Menzies, Umbsen and Sloss. 5. The Judicial Department, including the duties of Officers con

nected with the administration of Law:

Messrs. Clement, Gibson and Marye. 6. Department of Public Works, including Streets, Squares and

Parks, and the regulation of Harbor and Wharves:

Messrs. Scott, Sloss and *Menzies. 7. Public Schools and Libraries :

Messrs. Gibson, Anderson and O'Brien. 8. Public Institutions of Charity and Correction:

Messrs. Britton, Umbsen and Anderson. 9. Public Order and Police:

Messrs. Marye, Scott and Clement. 10. The Fire Department:

Messrs. Hecht, O'Brien and Scott. 11. The Health Department:

Messrs. Anderson, Boyd and Hecht. 12. Department of Elections:

Messrs. Sloss, Marye and Hecht. 13. Civil Service:

Messrs. O'Brien, Truman and Scott. 14. Salaries :

Messrs. O'Brien, *Menzies and Hecht. 15. Miscellaneous Provisions and Schedule:

Messrs. Gibson, Scott and Boyd. 16. Revision:

Messrs. Clement, Gibson and Marye. The President, Joseph BRITTON, Ex Officio Member

of all Committees.

* Resigned January 21, 1895.

CHARTER

Prepared and Proposed for the City and County of

San Francisco

BY THE

BOARD OF FREEHOLDERS

Elected November 6, 1894, in pursuance of the provisions of Section 8,

Article XI, of the Constitution of the State of California.

ARTICLE I. Boundaries, Rights and Liabilities of the Existing

Municipality. SECTION 1. The municipal corporation, now existing, known as the City and County of San Francisco, shall remain and continue a body politic and corporate, in name and in fact, by the name of the City and County of San Francisco, and by that name, shall have perpetual succession, may sue and defend in all Courts and places, and in all matters and proceedings whatever, and may have and use a common seal, and the same alter at pleasure, and may purchase, receive, hold and enjoy real and personal property within and without the City and County of San Francisco, and sell, convey, mortgage and dispose of the same for the common benefit; receive bequests, gifts and donations of all kinds of property within and without the city and county, in fee simple, or in trust for charitable or other purposes, and do all acts necessary to carry out the purposes of such gifts, bequests and donations, with power to manage, sell, lease, or otherwise dispose of the same in accordance with the terms of the gift, bequest or

trust.

SEC. 2. The boundaries of the City and County of San Francisco shall be as follows:

Beginning at the southwest corner of the City and County of San Francisco, being the northwest corner of San Mateo county in the Pacific Ocean, and on the line of the western boundary of the State of California three miles from shore, and also on the extension of the northern line of Township Three South, Mount Diablo Base and Meridian; thence northerly along the western boundary of the State of California to the southwest corner of Marin county as now established by section 3957 of the Political Code; thence easterly to the western extension of low water line on the northern side of the entrance to San Francisco Bay, and on the south line of Marin county; thence easterly through Point Bonita and Point Caballo (or Cavallo), to the most southeastern point of Angel Island, all on the southern line of Marin county, as now established in said section 3957 of the Political Code; thence northerly along the easterly line of Marin county to the northwest point of Golden Rock (also known as Red Rock), being a common corner of Marin, Contra Costa and San Francisco counties; thence due southeast four and one-half miles, more or less, to a point distant three statute miles from the natural high water mark on the eastern shore of San Francisco Bay, being a common corner of Contra Costa, Alameda and San Francisco counties; thence southerly and southeasterly and along the western boundary of Alameda county as now established by section 3953 of the Political Code, to a point on the extension of the northern line of Township Three South, Mount Diablo Base and Meridian (considered as extending across said Bay); thence west along the last named line to the place of beginning.

The Islands in said Bay, known as Alcatraces, Yerba Buena and Mission Rock, and the Islands in said Ocean known as Farallones, shall be a part of said city and county.

SEC. 3. The public buildings, lands and property, all rights of property and rights of action, all moneys, revenues, and income belonging or appertaining to the City and County of San Francisco, are hereby declared to be vested in the said City and County of San Francisco.

SEC. 4. The said City and County of San Francisco shall continue to have, hold and enjoy all public buildings, lands, wharves, waters, property real and personal, rights of property, rights of action, suits, actions, moneys, revenue, income, books, documents, records,

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