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Traveling herds liable.

Misdemeanor.

under this Act shall be the same as allowed for similar services in other civil actions.

SEC. 8. Drivers of all kinds of animals named in this Act, traveling through said county, shal Iconfine their herds, as much as possible, within the limits of the public road and highways, and when found on private property shall be subject to all the conditions and penalties of this Act.

SEC. 9. Any person who shall drive any animal or animals from outside land upon his own land for the purpose of taking advantage of the provisions of this Act, and any person who shall be found with any animal or animals on the land or possessory claim of another, and the owner or agent of said land or possessory claim shall give said person verbal or written notice that he will take into possession said animal or animals, and accordingly proceeds to take possession of the same, and should the person having possession of said animal or animals attempt, after receiving said notice, to rescue the same, or take from the possession of the taker up, any animal or animals, or cause the same to be done without having paid the compensation, fees, and damages claimed or awarded, or having given security for such payment, or any officer violating any of the provisions of this Act shall be deemed guilty of misdemeanor, and shall, upon conviction thereof, be punished accordingly.

SEC. 10. All Acts and parts of Acts in conflict with this Act are hereby repealed.

SEC. 11. This Act shall take effect and be in force from and after its passage.

CHAP. CCCXXXI.- An Act for the payment of the claim of

Laura De Force Gordon against Swamp Land District Number Five.

[Approved March 24, 1876.] The People of the State of California, represented in Senate and

Assembly, do enact as follows : Appropria- SECTION 1. The sum of four hundred and fifty-nine doltant to pay lars is hereby appropriated out of any funds belonging to

Swamp Land District Number Five (which district is situated in the County of San Joaquin, State of California), for the payment of the claim of Laura De Force Gordon, for publishing in the Daily Evening Leader, at Stockton, in said county and State, the delinquent list of purchasers of swamp and overflowed land in said District Number Five.

SEC. 2. The Controller of the State is hereby authorized and directed to draw his warrant for the sum of four hundred and fifty-nine dollars in favor of Laura De Force Gordon against said fund, and the Treasurer of the State is directed to pay the same out of any money belonging to said Swamp Land District Number Five.

SEC. 3. This Act shall take effect from and after its passage.

Controller to draw warrant.

CHAP. CCCXXXII.—[See volume of Amendments to the Codes.]

CHAP. CCCXXXIII.—[See volume of Amendments to the

Codes.]

CHAP. CCCXXXIV.–An Act to provide for the completion of

the building in the City and County of San Francisco known as the New City Hall.

[Approved March 24, 1876.] The People of the State of California, represented in Senate and

Assembly, do enact as follows : SECTION 1. The Mayor. City and County Attorney, and Mayor, City Auditor of the City and County of San Francisco, and their atdot successors in office, are hereby authorized to act as a Board to be Hall to be known as the Board of New City Hall Commissioners sioners. for the City and County of San Francisco. And the said Board are hereby authorized, empowered, and directed to take possession of the premises bounded by Larkin Street on General the west, McAllister Street on the north, and Park Avenue powers. on the south and southeast, and the improvements thereon, and to proceed with the construction of the building on said premises known as the New City Hall, according to the plans heretofore adopted for a permanent building, as contemplated by "An Act of the Legislature of the State of California to provide for the erection of a city hall in the City and County of San Francisco," approved April fourth, eighteen hundred and seventy. And the Board of Supervisors of the City and County of San Francsico are hereby authorized, empowered, and directed to turn over and deliver to the Board of New City Hall Commissioners, all and singular, the site, superstructure, and material of said City Hall, as well as all the plans, specifications, books, papers, contract rights, privileges, machinery, tools and appliances, and property of every description and nature belonging to the same.

SEC. 2. Before entering upon the discharge of their duties, Commisthe said Commissioners shall take and subscribe, before an officer authorized to administer oaths, the oath of office; and shall each give a bond in the sum of ten thousand dollars, with two good and sufficient sureties, to be approved by the Judge of the Municipal Court of the City and County of San Francisco, conditioned for the faithful discharge of the duties as herein prescribed; and the said oaths of office and bonds shall be filed in the office of the County Treasurer of the City and County of San Francisco.

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SEC. 3. As soon as said Commissioners are qualified as herein provided, they shall proceed to organize the Board. The Mayor shall be President of the Board, and keep a record of its proceedings until a Secretary is duly appointed and qualified. The Board shall appoint a Secretary, in the manner herein provided, who shall take the oath of office, and give a bond, conditioned for the faithful discharge of his duties, in the sum of five thousand dollars, with two good and sufficient sureties, to be approved by the Judge of the Municipal Court of the City and County of San Francisco; which bond shall be filed in the office of the County Treasurer of said city and county. The Secretary shall hold office at the pleasure of the Board.

Sec. 4. As soon after the organization of the Board as the

Commissioners may deem expedient, they shall proceed to internet appoint an Architect and a Superintendent of Works, who

shall hold their respective offices at the pleasure of the Board. The Architect and Superintendent of Works shall each take and subscribe the oath of office, and each shall give a bond; the Architect in the sum of twenty-five thousand dollars, and the Superintendent of Works in the sum of twenty thousand dollars, with two good and sufficient sureties, to be approved by the Judge of the Municipal Court, conditioned for the faithful discharge of their respective duties. The Superintendent of Works shall be a master builder, and have been a resident of the City and County of San Francisco for at least five years.

SEC. 5. It shall be the duty of the Secretary to take charge of and safely keep the books, papers, and records of the Board of Commissioners, to attend all meetings of the Board, and keep full and correct minutes of their proceedings, to keep an accurate account of the receipts and disbursements of the Commission, keep an accurate account with each officer, clerk, contractor, and employé, and perform such other services as are herein provided, and such as may be required of him by the Board of Commissioners. He shall keep his office open every day (Sundays and holidays excepted), from eight o'clock A. M. until five o'clock P. M.

SEC. 6. It shall be the duty of the Architect, under the direction and control of the Commissioners, to draw specifications of the work to be done, to make the necessary drawings for the same, to judge of the quality and durability of the materials that may be furnished for the construction of the said City Hall, and to take special care that all work be done in a good, substantial, and workmanlike manner, and in accordance with the specifications.

SEC. 7. It shall be the duty of the Superintendent of Works, herein authorized to be appointed, when work is being done upon said building, or materials to be used in the construction are being furnished, to be in constant attendance at the said building to see that the work is done in a good, and substantial, and workmanlike manner, and that the materials used are of the description and quality called for by the specifications. All work upon the said building shall be done under the immediate supervision of

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the Superintendent of Works, and all materials used in its construction shall also be furnished under his immediate supervision. He shall also perform such other and further duties connected with the construction of said City Hall as shall be required of him by the Board of Commissioners hereby created.

SEC. 8. The salary of each Commissioner shall be one hun- Salaries of dred dollars per month. The salary of the Secretary shall be Commissionone hundred and fifty dollars per month. The salary of the tary, archiArchitect shall be two hundred and fifty dollars per month. SuperinThe salary of the Superintendent shall be two hundred and fifty dollars per month. The salaries herein provided shall be in full compensation for all services rendered under this Act, and no other or greater compensation shall at any time be allowed or paid to either of the officers herein named.

SEC. 9. All meetings of the Board shall be held in the Meetings of room in which the meetings of the Board of Supervisors of the City and County of San Francisco are held, and shall be public; and the records and proceedings of the Board shall be open to the inspection of the public at any time during office hours.

SEC. 10. The Board shall appoint officers, award con- Resolutions, tracts, allow claims, and authorize the expenditure of the of money, by resolutions entered in the minutes of the Board. All resolutions appointing an officer, awarding a contract, allowing a claim, or authorizing the expenditure of money, after its introduction, and before it is finally acted upon by the Board, shall be published for at least five successive days (Sundays and holidays excepted), in at least two daily newspapers, published in the City and County of San Francisco, of general circulation. At any time after the first and before the last publication of a resolution, as herein provided, any citizen may protest in writing against the adoption of such resolution by the Board, and the Board shall consider and dispose of such protest before acting upon the resolution. All resolutions shall be voted upon by ayes and nays, which shall be entered in the minutes of the Board.

SEC. 11. In the event that the Board of Supervisors of supervisors the City and County of San Francisco shall deem it expedient to continue the construction of the New City Hall in for constructhe mode and manner prescribed by this Act, they are hereby authorized and empowered to express such judgment by resolution or order, in such form as they may deem proper. And for the purpose of raising the money necessary to complete said building, the said Board of Supervisors are hereby authorized and empowered to levy and collect annually, for the fiscal year commencing July first, eighteen hundred and seventy-six, and ending June thirtieth, eighteen hundred and seventy-seven, and each and every fiscal year thereafter, during the four fiscal years next ensuing, in the same manner and at the same times as other taxes in said city and county are levied and collected, an ad valorem property tax, on real and personal property within said city and county, of fifteen cents on each one hundred dollars of value, as

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shown by the assessment roll of said city and county for the current fiscal year.

SEC. 12. The money arising from the tax hereby authorHall Fund, ized to be levied and collected shall be kept by the City and how applied.

County Treasurer in a fund to be known as the “New City Hall Fund," and out of which said fund all claims for work, labor, and materials used in the construction of said building, and the salaries of the Commissioners, the Secretary, the Architect, the Superintendent of Works, and others employed in and about the construction of said building, and necessary office expenses of the Board of Commissioners, shall be paid. All claims against the said fund shall be allowed by the Board of Commissioners, by resolution entered upon their minutes, before the Auditor shall be authorized to audit the same, and in no case shall any portion of said fund be used or expended for any other purpose than that herein indicated, nor shall any part of the cost of the construction of said building be paid out of any other or different fund; nor shall any lien for work, labor, or material at any time attach to the said building, nor the land upon which the same is located, in any manner whatever. The Board of Commissioners, in each fiscal year, may make contracts and expend in the construction of said building a sum equal to the estimated receipts of the fund during the current fiscal year, but no larger or greater sum.

SEC. 13. The first moneys coming into the fund hereby Records.

authorized to be created shall be applied by the said Board of Commissioners to completing, so that it may be immediately occupied, that part of the said City Hall which is intended to be used as the Hall of Records, or office of the City and County Recorder, and other moneys coming into the said fund shall be expended, as far as practicable, without increasing the cost of the work, in completing, from time to time, other parts of the said building; and the parts so completed shall be used for the purposes for which they were

constructed, as soon as they are ready for occupancy. Commission- SEC. 14. When work is to be done upon said building, or ers to receive materials to be furnished, it shall be the duty of the Board doing work, of Commissioners to advertise, for at least thirty days, in the ment must official paper, and in the morning and the evening newspa

pers published in said city and county, having the largest circulation, for sealed proposals for doing said work or furnishing said material, or for doing both said work and furnishing said material, as they may deem best. The said work and materials shall be of the best quality. The advertisement shall contain a general description of the work to be done and the materials to be furnished, the time within which the same is to be done or furnished, and may refer to plans and specifications for such other details as may be necessary to give a correct understanding regarding the work or materials. The advertisement shall also state the day and an hour on said day within which bids will be received. At the time named in the advertisement the Board shall assemble and remain in session for at least one hour, and all bids shall be delivered to the Board whilst it is in session, and within the

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