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Opening of bids.

Award of contract.

Contractor to give bonds.

proposed sureties, and be accompanied by their written consent to become sureties in case of acceptance of the bid.

SEC. 5. Within one week after the expiration of the time specified in the said advertisement for the presentation of said proposals, the Board of Supervisors shall meet, and, having declared the time for receiving said bids closed, in public open all proposals that may have been received for the construction of said County Jail, and shall proceed to consider the said proposals, and shall cause the same to be published, for at least twenty days, in some daily newspaper published in the City of Los Angeles, and shall, at the expiration of said twenty days' publication, and upon the filing of the bond hereinafter provided for, award the contract for the construction of said County Jail to the lowest responsible bidder or bidders; provided always, that the Board shall have power to reject any and all bids received; and provided, that no party to whom the contract may be awarded shall have the right to sub-contract the work of the building contracted for to any other person or persons, under penalty of a forfeiture of his bonds.

SEC. 6. The person or persons to whom the contract for the construction of said County Jail may be awarded shall file a good and sufficient bond, with two or more sureties, in double the amount of their respective bids, to be approved by said Board, and conditioned to the effect that the obligors will well and truly, and in a workmanlike manner, cause the said building to be constructed and completed within such time after the bid shall have been accepted as the Board may fix, in accordance with the plans and specifications adopted by said Board; and provided further, that not more than seventy-five (75) per cent. of the amount agreed upon to be paid for said work shall be paid as the work of construction progresses, and the remainder shall be paid when the work is completed and accepted by the Board of Supervisors.

SEC. 7. For the purpose of providing means for the construction of said County Jail, the said Board of Supervisors are hereby authorized to cause to be prepared suitable bonds of said county, to be denominated on their face " The Los Angeles County Jail Bonds," of the denomination of five hundred dollars ($500) each, gold coin of the United States, bearing interest at the rate of seven (7) per cent. per annum from the date of their issue, which shall be the date of their delivery, at which time the date shall be therein inserted, in like gold coin, payable at the office of the County Treasurer of Los Angeles County, upon the first day of January of each year, and the principal sum thereof payable at the said County Treasurer's office, in the City of Los Angeles, upon the first day of January, A. D. eighteen hundred and ninetysix. Said bonds shall be signed by the Chairman of the Board of Supervisors, and countersigned by the County Treasurer and County Auditor, and shall have the seal of the Auditor of said county stamped thereon, and shall have coupons attached, the first for the interest from the date of their issue for the term ending on the last day of December

Supervisors to issue bonds,

When payable.

following, the remainder for one year's interest each thereafter, to be consecutively numbered and attached thereto, so as to be removed without injury or mutilation to the bond, which coupons shall be signed by the County Treasurer.

SEC. 8. It shall be the duty of the Chairman of the Board Record of of Supervisors, the County Auditor, and the County Treas. tunde. urer of said county, each to keep a separate record of all bonds signed by them, which bonds shall remain with the County Treasurer.

SEC. 9. The bonds issued in pursuance of this Act shall sale of be given and received exclusively in payment for the con

bonds, etc. struction of said County Jail; provided, however, that, if in the judgment of the Board of Supervisors, it shall be deemed for the best interest of the county, they may sell any and all of said bonds at such time or times as they may deem proper, after having published a notice for thirty days in one newspaper published in the City of Los Angeles and a newspaper published in the City of San Francisco, inviting proposals for the purchase of the same upon a day to be named in the said published notice. The Board of Supervisors shall meet to consider said proposals, and they shall deliver said bonds, with coupons attached, to the person or persons bidding the highest therefor, in gold coin of the United States; provided, the said Board of Supervisors shall have power to reject any and all bids.

Sec. 10. For the payment of the principal and interest Interest and of the bonds issued in pursuance of this Act, there shall, redemption until the same are paid and discharged, be annually levied and collected, in the same manner as is or may be provided by law for the collection of State and county taxes, a special tax not exceeding six cents on each one hundred dollars of the value of real and personal property in said county, and the fund derived from this tax shall be set aside and applied exclusively to the payment of the interest and the final redemption of bonds issued in pursuance of this Act, which shall be paid into the “Los Angeles County Jail Interest and Sinking Fund.”

SEC. 11. Whenever, on the first day of February in any Treasurer to year, after the payment of the interest as herein provided five notice of for, there shall remain in said “Los Angeles County Jail Interest and Sinking Fund” a surplus exceeding one thousand dollars ($1,000), it shall be the duty of the County Treasurer of said county to advertise for one month in some newspaper published in said county for sealed proposals, to be opened one week after the expiration of said publication, by the Treasurer, at his office, in the presence of the Chairman of the Board of Supervisors, and of the County Auditor of said county, for the surrender of bonds issued under this Act, which advertisement shall state the amount of money the Treasurer has on hand for the purpose of redemption, and shall require said proposals to be accompanied by good and sufficient security that the same shall be carried out within fifteen days after acceptance; the class and form of which security may be prescribed by the County Treasurer. When said proposals are opened, they shall accept the lowest

Auditor to keep record.

proposals, at rates not exceeding the par value, as may redeem the greatest amount of bonds, until the cash on hand is exhausted.

SEC. 12. Immediately after any bonds shall have been redeemed, as herein provided, it shall be the duty of the County Auditor to take the numbers of the bonds so redeemed, to whom issued, and when redeemed, and to make a record of the same in his office; for that purpose the County Treasurer shall, upon demand, exhibit said bonds to him, and shall permit him to deface the same in such a manner that neither they nor their coupons can again be put in circulation.

SEC. 13. This Act shall take effect from and after its passage.

CHAP. CCCLXXV.-An Act to fix the terms of the County

Court in the County of El Dorado.

[Approved March 28, 1876.] The People of the State of California, represented in Senate and

Assembly, do enact as follows: SECTION 1. The regular terms of the County Court, in and for the County of El Dorado, shall commence on the second Monday in February, May, September, and November in each year.

SEC. 2. This Act shall be in force from and after its passage.

Terms fixed.

Fees to be paid into Salary Fund.

CHAP. CCCLXXVI.- An Act relating to fees and salaries of

certain officers in Yuba County.

[Approved March 28, 1876.] The People of the State of California, represented in Senate and

Assembly, do enact as follows: SECTION 1. All fees collected or received by the county officers of Yuba County, named in sections three, four, five, six, and seven of an Act entitled “An Act to fix the salaries and compensation of certain officers in Yuba County," approved February seventeenth, eighteen hundred and seventyfour, which they are required to account for, shall, on the first Monday of every month, pay the same into the county treasury of said county, and the Treasurer is hereby directed and empowered to place the same to the credit of a fund to be known as the County Salary Fund.

SEC. 2. The Board of Supervisors shall, on the first day of their meeting at the May term, eighteen hundred and seventy-six, make an order directing the County Treasurer

Deficiencies in Salary Fund.

salaries,

to borrow from such fund as to them it may appear can best spare the same, an amount sufficient to cover all estimated deficiencies in the County Salary Fund, which sum shall be by said Treasurer so taken and placed in the County Salary Fund; and at the time of making up their annual levy of taxes for the fiscal year eighteen hundred and seventysix-seven, they shall include therein an amount sufficient to cover all estimated deficiencies in the County Salary Fund, together with the amount so as aforesaid borrowed into said fund, which said amounts, when collected, shall be apportioned accordingly; and annually thereafter, at the time of making up their annual levy of taxes, shall include therein an amount sufficient to cover all estimated deficiencies in the County Salary Fund, which said amount, when collected, shall be apportioned to the County Salary Fund.

SEC. 3. It shall be the duty of the County Auditor, on Monthly the first Monday of every month, to issue to the County Clerk, Sheriff, Recorder, Assessor, Treasurer, and County Superintendent of Schools a warrant payable out of the County Salary Fund, for the amount of his salary for the last month; said monthly salary is hereby declared to be the one-twelfth part of his annual salary, which shall include the salary allowed him as an ex officio officer of any other office; provided, that if any officer who is required to pay into the county treasury certain fees and commissions by him collected, and shall fail so to do, or to present his feebook to the Board of Supervisors, as is required by section eight of the Act quoted in section one of this Act, he shall be deemed guilty of a misdemeanor, and on conviction shall Miulebe fined in a sum not to exceed one thousand dollars, and in meanor. addition thereto, the Auditor shall withhold such officer's warrant.

SEC. 4. The Board of Supervisors shall be entitled to Supervisors' receive a warrant for their salaries, payable quarterly, out of salaries. the County Salary Fund.

SEC. 5. All Acts and parts of Acts in conflict with this Act are hereby repealed.

Sec. 6. This Act shall take effect immediately.

CHAP. CCCLXXVII.- An Act to amend an Act entitled "An

Act to reincorporate the City of Stockton," approved March twenty-seventh, eighteen hundred and seventy-two.

[Approved March 28, 1876.] The People of the State of California, represented in Senate and

Assembly, do enact us follows: SECTION 1. Section four of said Act is hereby amended so City officers as to read as follows: Section 4. The officers of the City of tu consist of. Stockton shall consist of a Mayor, twelve Councilmen, a l'ollector, who shall also be Street Commissioner, an Assessor,

Police.

Charter elections.

Treasurer, City Clerk, Police Judge, City Attorney, and Chief of Police; also two School Trustees for each ward, and a Superintendent of Public Schools. The City Council may appoint a City Surveyor, and any other officers herein authorized to be appointed, and may, by ordinance, prescribe the duties of all city officers and their compensation. The Mayor, Police Judge, and Chief of Police shall constitute a Police Commission, and shall from time to time appoint such policemen as may be authorized by the City Council, who shall hold office subject to the will of said Police Commission.

SEC. 2. Section five of said Act is hereby amended so as to read as follows: Section 5. On the first Monday in May of every year, a charter election shall be held, at which the qualified voters of said city shall elect a Mayor, an Assessor, and a Collector and Street Commissioner, a Police Judge, a City Attorney, and a Chief of Police, who shall each hold office for one year, and until the qualification of his successor; six members of the City Council, and one School Trustee for each ward, to be voted for by the wards they may respectively represent, and each second year, a Superintendent of Public Schools, who shall each hold his office for two years, and until the qualification of a successor.

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

C'ity government,

CHAP. CCCLXXVIII.- An Act to amend an Act entitled an

Act to reincorporate the City of Sonora, approved April tenth, eighteen hundred and sixty-two, and amended Varch twentysixth, eighteen hundred and seventy, A. D.

[Approved March 28, 1876.] The People of the State of California, represented in Senate and

Assembly, do enact as follows: SECTION 1. Section three of an Act entitled an Act to of Trustees reincorporate the City of Sonora, approved April tenth,

eighteen hundred and sixty-two, is amended so as to read as follows: Section 3. The government of said city shall be vested in a Board of five Trustees, who shall hold their offices for two years. They shall be annually elected two and three alternately. Elections to be held on the first Monday in March of each year; and said Trustees shall, within ten days after the election, take the oath of office, and organize as a Board by choosing a President from among their number. There shall also be elected, biennially, an Assessor and a Collector, who shall hold oflice for two years.

SEC. 2. Section four of said Act is hereby amended to read appoint.

as follows: Section 4. The Trustees shall have power to
appoint:

First-A Clerk.
Second—Such minor officers as may be necessary for the

Trustees to

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