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County of Napa for the keeping of the city prisoners in the jail of said county; and said Sheriff is hereby authorized to contract with said Trustees for the keeping of said city prisoners. And in case of such contract being made, the County Jail of said County of Napa shall be the city prison, and the Sheriff shall be the City Jailer, with like duties and powers as are vested in him in relation to the prisoners committed to his custody under the statute.
Nineteenth-To build or rent buildings for the use of said Public city, and for the use of the fire and police department thereof.
Twentieth--To provide for the formation of a chain-gang Chain-gang. for persons convicted of crimes or misdemeanors, or breach or violation of city ordinances, and for their proper employment for the benefit of the city.
Twenty-first-The Board of Trustees may provide for the Justices to punishment, by fine or imprisonment, or both, of an act jurise prohibited by an ordinance, in which case such act may be prosecuted by the City Attorney, in the name of the people of the State of California, before any Justice of the Peace having his office within the corporate limits of the City of Napa, in like manner as misdemeanors created by statute. And said Justice's Court shall have jurisdiction over breaches and violation of city ordinances, and noncompliance therewith; and the proceedings in such cases shall be in the name of the people of the State of California, and in like form as the proceedings in criminal cases, created by statute; provided, that no fine for any one offense shall Fines. exceed one hundred dollars, and no judgment of imprisonment for any one offense shall exceed one hundred days. An alternative judgment may be rendered, imposing a fine, and, on failure to pay the same, imprisoning the person one day for each dollar of such fine; such imprisonment shall be in the City Prison. In proceedings for the breach, violation of, or non-compliance with any city ordinance, Justices of the Peace, Constables, and police officers may receive the same fees as are allowed for similar services in cases of mis- Fees. demeanor prosecuted under the statute, and all fines and penalties imposed and collected in proceedings for breach or violation of, or non-compliance with a city ordinance, shall be applied to the payment of the costs of the proceedings, including the sum of ten dollars, which the City Attorney shall receive as his fee, and the balance, if any, shall be paid into the city treasury.
Twenty-second-- And, in addition to the powers herein expressly granted, the Board of Trustees shall have power to pass such other by-laws and ordinances for the regulation and police of the city as they may, from time to time, deem necessary.
Twenty-third—To provide for the opening and closing of Drawthe draw and repairs of Third-street Bridge, not to exceed bridge. four hundred dollars per annum.
SEC. 7. Section eighteen of said Act is hereby amended so Expenses of as to read as follows: Section 18. The City of Napa shall srading, etc. not pay for establishing the grade, grading, working, improving, or repairing streets, avenues, or alleys, sidewalks or
Petitions for improvements.
crossings, but all such expenses shall be assessed upon the property fronting on such streets, avenues, and alleys, as hereinafter provided.
SEC. 8. Section nineteen of said Act is hereby amended so as to read as follows: Section 19. When the owners of more than one-half in frontage of the property fronting on any street, avenue, or alley, or portion thereof, between the centre line of two cross-streets, or between the centre line of a cross-street and the terminus of such street, avenue, or alley, shall desire to have the grade established, or to grade, fill, plank, pave, macadamize, or gravel the same, construct sidewalks along or sewers therein, or otherwise improve or repair the same, and shall petition the Board of Trustees in writing, asking that the same may be done, the Board may order said work to be performed, as requested, at the expense of the property fronting on said street, avenue, or alley, or portion thereof, to be assessed upon it in proportion to the number of front feet of the several lots, except as hereinafter provided in relation to the expense of constructing sewers in said streets; provided, that the expense of working the portion of said streets, avenues, or alleys, crossed by other streets, avenues, or alleys, including culverts and street crossings therein, shall be borne by the property constituting the frontage of the quarter block on the two streets adjoining and cornering upon the improvement done upon ground common to both streets, and shall be assessed upon the several lots in proportion to the number of front feet in each, except as hereinafter provided in relation to constructing sewers; and provided further, that when any of the petitioners for any such improvement of any street, avenue, or alley, shall have already, at their own expense, constructed the proposed improvement in front of their lots and to the center of the street, no part of the cost of the work to be done shall be assessed to them or on their property, but they shall be assessed with their proportional share of the expense of the proceedings only.
SEC. 9. Section twenty of said Act is hereby amended so as to read as follows: Section 20. Whenever a petition shall be presented to the Board, as provided for in the preceding section, they shall, if necessary, order a survey of the proposed improvement to be made by some competent person selected by them, and such person shall make and report specifications in detail of the work necessary to be done. If
such report be satisfactory to the Board, they shall cause contractors. notice to be given in some newspaper published in the city,
for at least two weeks, inviting sealed proposals for the construction of said work, within a time specified, according to such specifications or petition, to be filed with the Clerk on or before a day mentioned in such notice. Each bid shall be accompanied by a bond, with at least two responsible sureties, in an amount to be fixed by the Board, conditioned that the bidder will enter into a contract with the Board for the performance of said work, should his bid be accepted. All bids should be in such form that the sum to be paid for any portion of the work, less than the whole, may be easily
computed; provided, that when the petition is for establishing the grade of a street, avenue, or alley, the Board may, in the first instance, appoint some competent surveyor to survey and establish such grade; and provided further, that when the petition shall sufficiently specify the work to be done, the Board may immediately invite bids to perform the work specified in the petition.
SEC. 10. Section twenty-three of said Act is hereby re- Section pealed.
SEC. 11. Section twenty-four of said Act is hereby amended Contracts. so as to read as follows: Section 24. The Board shall enter into a contract with the successful bidder for the construction of all of said work, and they shall require of said contractor a bond to the corporation, with two sufficient sure- Bond. ties to be approved by them, in a sum equal to the contract price of the work to be done, conditioned that the contractor will perform the work faithfully, within a time to be named therein.
SEC. 12. Section thirty of said Act is hereby amended so Trustees as to read as follows: Section 30. The Board of Trustees may proceed may at any time, without petition, by an order entered in petition. the journal of their proceedings, provide for grading, filling, planking, paving, macadamizing, or graveling streets, avenues, and alleys, or portions thereof, constructing sidewalks along or sewer therein, or otherwise improving or repairing the same, and shall proceed, in letting contracts, and in assessing the expense of such work upon the property chargeable therewith, as hereinafter provided, and in enforcing the same, in the same manner as in cases of assessments made upon petition; provided, that when the Board of Trustees shall make an order for the construction of a sewer in any street or avenue, whether upon petition or otherwise, and shall ascertain the average cost thereof per lineal foot for the whole street or avenue, or portion thereof, so ordered to be constructed, said Board shall proceed, in assessing the expense of such work equally upon the property fronting on said street or avenue, or portion thereof, thus ordered to be improved, to an amount not exceeding two dollars per running or lineal foot of said sewer, and in enforcing the same, in the same manner as in cases of assessments made upon petition, and the cost of such sewer in excess of two dollars per running or lineal foot thereof shall be paid out of the Sewer Fund; and the Board of Trustees are empowered to levy and collect annually, a tax on all property in the city Tax for not exceeding fifty cents on each one hundred dollars of the Sewer Fund. assessment valuation thereof, and to prescribe the manner of making such assessment, and of collecting such tax, which tax, when collected, shall constitute the Sewer Fund; and provided further, that the said Board of Trustees shall first give notice of its intention to make such improvement, which notice shall be published at least ten days in some newspaper Notice of published in said city; and provided further, that at least two-intention. thirds of the owners in frontage of lots and lands fronting on such street, avenue, or alley shall not remonstrate, in a written protest, against the making of the proposed improve
ment, within three days after the completion of the publication of such notice of intention. In case such remonstrance shall be made, the improvement shall not be made until after the expiration of six months, and then only after publication
of like notice of intention as aforesaid. Moneys, how SEC. 13. Section thirty-five of said Act is hereby amended
so as to read as follows: Section 35. All moneys paid into the city treasury shall be expended and paid out as hereinbefore provided in this Act.
Sec. 14. Section thirty-six of said Act is hereby amended so as to read as follows: Section 36. All taxes levied upon property or persons within the limits of the corporation for road purposes, under the laws of the County of Napa, except such taxes as may be levied for the Contingent Road Fund, and to pay off existing indebtedness, and all moneys received from the sale of licenses for business within the said corporation under the laws of the State, shall be paid by the Tax Collector of the county into the city treasury at the same time as is required by law for payment of taxes into the county treasury, and he shall take the receipt of the City Treasurer, and file the same with the County Auditor, who shall credit the Collector with the amount thereof.
SEC. 15. This Act shall take effect and be in force from and after its passage.
CHAP. CCCXCVIII.- An Act to provide for the government of
the County of San Diego.
[Approved March 30, 1876.] The People of the State of California, represented in Senate and
Assembly, do enact as follows: Supervisors. SECTION 1. The Board of Supervisors of San Diego County
shall consist of three members. They shall have and exercise such powers as are conferred upon Boards of Supervisors by the general laws of this State, and also such further pow
ers as are hereinafter mentioned. Election of
At the general election in the year one thousand eight hundred and seventy-seven, and biennially thereafter, there shall be elected three Supervisors by the electors of said county, who shall enter upon their duties on the first Monday of the month next succeeding their election, and shall hold office for the term of two years, and until their successors are elected and qualified. At their first meeting after their election they shall elect one of their number Chairman, who shall be Chairman of the Board of Supervisors for two
SEC. 3. The regular term of the Board of Supervisors shall
be held at the county seat on the first Monday of January, Salary and April, July, and October of each year. Each member shall mileage.
receive the sum of five dollars per day for each and every day actually and necessarily employed in attending the meet
ings of said Board, and twenty-five cents for each mile necessarily traveled, in going only, to county seat; provided, that no charge shall be made
for more than one trip going to each term or special meeting of said Board; and provided further, that no Supervisor shall receive any pay or compensation whatever other than is herein provided, excepting when he is sitting as a member of the Board of Equalization, for which he shall receive the same mileage and per diem herein allowed; that if the Board of Supervisors and the Board of Equalization are both in session on the same day but one mileage or per diem shall be allowed; and provided further, that the salary of the Supervisors shall not exceed the sum of three hundred dollars for each member per annum, exclusive of mileage.
SEC. 4. There shall be elected at the general election of County the year one thousand eight hundred and seventy-seven, and efficted to be every two years thereafter, in the County of San Diego, the following county officers: A Sheriff (who shall be ex officio Tax Collector), a County Clerk (who shall be ex officio Clerk of the Board of Supervisors, Clerk of the Board of Equalization, and Clerk of the District, County, and Probate Courts in said county), a County Recorder (who shall be ex officio Auditor), a Treasurer, à District Attorney, a Coroner (who shall be ex officio Public Administrator), a County Surveyor, and a Superintendent of Common Schools, and two Constables for each political township. The persons so elected shall take office on the first Monday of March next succeeding their election, and hold for two years, and until their successors are elected and qualified.
SEC. 5. The Board of Supervisors are hereby authorized Annual tax, and required, on the first Monday of April in each year, to levy an annual tax, not to exceed the sum of one dollar and seventy-five cents upon every one hundred dollars' valuation of real and personal property within the county, which tax shall be collected in the manner prescribed by law, and when paid into the county treasury shall be distributed into funds as follows: Five per cent. into a hospital fund, to be applied to the payment of the expenses of the County Hospital. Ten per cent into a school fund. Ten per cent. into a road fund. Thirty per cent into a contingent fund. Nine per cent. into an interest and building fund, to be applied in payment of the principal and interest of the bonds issued pursuant to an Act entitled “An Act to authorize the issue of bonds by the County of San Diego,” approved March twenty-ninth, eighteen hundred and seventy, A. D., as in said Act provided, and to be in lieu of the tax authorized to be levied by said Act. Eighteen per cent. into an interest fund to be known as the Interest and Sinking Fund of eighteen hundred and seventy-two, to be applied in payment of the principal and interest of all county bonds issued under the Act of March second, eighteen hundred and seventy-two, and also of all bonds of said county issued at any time previous thereto, the payment of which is not herein specially provided for. Eighteen per cent into a salary fund, to be used in payment of salaries of county officers. The Floating Debt Redemp
how appor tioned.