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CHAP. DLXVI.-An Act imposing certain duties upon the

Governor of the State.

[Approved April 3, 1876.1 The People of the State of California, represented in Senate and

Assembly, do enact as follows : SECTION 1. The Governor shall offer a standing reward Reward for of three hundred dollars ($300) for the arrest of each person robbers. engaged in the robbery of, or in an attempt to rob any person or persons upon, or having in charge, in whole or in part, any stage coach, wagon, railroad train, or other conveyance engaged at the time in carrying passengers, or any private conveyance within this State; the reward to be paid to the person or persons making the arrest, immediately upon the conviction of the person or persons so arrested; but no reward shall be paid except after such conviction.

SEC. 2. This Act shall take effect from and after its passage.

CHAP. DLXVII.- An Act to repeal an Act to authorize the con

struction and maintenance of a public bridge across Napa River, at Napa City, approved March thirtieth, eighteen húndred and seventy-two.

[Approved April 3, 1876.] The People of the State of California, represented in Senate and

Assembly, do enact as follows: SECTION 1. An Act to authorize the construction and Act repealed. maintenance of a public bridge across Napa River, at Napa City, approved March thirtieth, eighteen hundred and seventy-two, is hereby repealed; provided, however, that nothing in this Act shall be so construed as to take away or impair the right to maintain said bridge under the general road law of Napa County.

SEC. 2. This Act to take effect from and after its passage.

CHAP. DLXVIII.-An Act concerning the Justices' Courts of the

City and County of San Francisco, and the service of summons issued therefrom.

[Approved April 3, 1876.] The People of the State of California, represented in Senate and

Assembly, do enact as follows: SECTION 1. The summons issued from the Justices' Courts Summons. may be served and returned as provided in Title Five, Part Second of the Code of Civil Procedure.

SEC. 2. This Act shall take effect from and after its passage.

Prosecuting Attorney to appoint clerk.

CHAP. DLXIX.–An Act to authorize the Prosecuting Attorney

of the Police Judge's Court of the City and County of San Francisco to appoint a clerk.

[Approved April 3, 1876.) The People of the State of California, represented in Senate and

Assembly, do enact as follows: SECTION 1. The Prosecuting Attorney for the Police Judge's Court of the City and County of San Francisco is hereby authorized to appoint a clerk. Such clerk shall perform such duties as may be required of him by said Prosecuting Attorney, and shall receive for his services as such clerk, a salary of one hundred and twenty-five dollars per month, payable in the same manner and out of the same fund as the salary of said Prosecuting Attorney is paid.

SEC. 2. This Act shall take effect immediately.

Board of Public Works.

Powers and duties of.

CHAP. DLXX.-An Act to create a Board of Public Works in

and for the City of Los Angeles.

[Approved April 3, 1876.] The People of the State of California, represented in Senate and

Assembly, do enact as follows: SECTION 1. A Board of Public Works in and for the City of Los Angeles is hereby created and established; the said Board to consist of three members, who shall be chosen as hereinafter specified, and whose powers and duties shall be:

First-To have complete and exclusive control over and management of the construction, repairs, and maintenance of all zanjas, dams, bridges, streets, sewers, alleys, gas and gas-works, water and water-works, public parks, and buildings, and all other public works, and of everything pertaining thereto.

Second-To have the exclusive power to contract for the construction and repairs of all public works embraced within the provisions of this Act, and complete control over the expenditure of all moneys expended for the purposes in this Act contemplated.

Third-To have full and complete control over all city officers (the City Attorney alone excepted), so far as is necessary to carry out the object of this Act.

FourthTo appoint a City Engineer, who shall be ex officio Street Superintendent.

Fifth-To appoint a Secretary for the Board.

Sixth-In the event of a vacancy occurring in the Board, to fill such vacancy or vacancies by appointment or election; the appointee to hold office until the next succeeding election, or until his successor has been elected and qualified as hereinafter provided.

appoint.

SEC. 2. All power and control over and management by Transfer of the Mayor and Council of each, every, and all the subjects powers. enumerated in this Act is hereby annulled, vacated, and set aside, and the same vested exclusively in the Board of Public Works hereby created and established.

Sec. 3. The term of office of the members of the Board, Terms of except as hereinafter provided, shall be three years, or until office. their successors are elected and duly qualified; and until the next municipal election, the Board shall consist of three persons, to be appointed by the Governor on or before the first Governor to day of May, A. D. eighteen hundred and seventy-six.

SEC. 4. Each member of the Board shall, before entering Official upon the duties of his office, execute a bond for the faithful bonds. performance of his official duties; said bond to be in the sum of fifty thousand dollars ($50,000), and to be approved by the District Judge of the Seventeenth Judicial District.

SEC. 5. Immediately upon the passage of this Act, and Long and the qualification of the members appointed by the Governor, short terms. as herein provided, the said members shall meet and draw lots for terms of one, two, and three years. The member holding the shortest term shall be Chairman of the Board. At the first annual election for municipal officers occurring after the passage of this Act, there shall be elected one member of the Board, to fill the place of the member who holds for the shortest term; it being provided, that the member holding for the short term shall hold only until the said next municipal election, or until the election and qualification of his successor. At each annual municipal election subsequent to that of eighteen hundred and seventy-six, there shall be elected one member of the Board, to hold office for three years.

SEC. 6. Each member of the Board shall receive, in full Salaries. compensation for all official services for each and every day spent in official duty, the same compensation as is allowed the Board of Supervisors for Los Angeles County.

SEC. 7. The said Board shall keep, or cause to be kept, Records. true and correct books of record and accounts, in which shall be entered all official acts of the Board, and said books shall be open to public inspection during ordinary office hours, when not in actual use.

Sec. 8. All moneys expended under the provisions of Moneys. this Act shall be paid by the City Treasurer, upon warrants of the Board, properly drawn and audited, and signed by the President and Secretary.

SEC. 9. No member of the Board or the City Engineer Felony shall be interested in any contract let under the provisions of this Act. A violation of the provisions of this section shall be deemed a felony.

SEC. 10. All Acts or parts of Acts in conflict with the provisions of this Act are hereby repealed.

SEC. 11. This Act shall take effect immediately.

CHAP. DLXXI.-[See volume of Amendments to the Codes.]

CHAP. DLXXII.-An Act supplemental to an Act concerning public roads in Lassen County, passed March twenty-ninth, eighteen hundred seventy-six.

[Approved April 3, 1876.] The People of the State of California, represented in Senate and

Assembly, do enact as follows: SECTION 1. All poll and property taxes provided for in the Act to which this Act is supplemental shall be collected at the same time and in the same manner as other poll and property taxes are collected.

SEC. 2. This Act shall take effect immediately.

Collection of taxes.

CHAP. DLXXIII.- An Act to confer further powers on the

Board of Supervisors of the City and County of San Francisco, and upon the Auditor and Treasurer thereof.

[Approved April 3, 1876.] The People of the State of California, represented in Senate and

Assembly, do enact as follows: Appropria- SECTION 1. The Board of Supervisors of the City and brute fourth County of San Francisco are hereby authorized and emof July. powered to appropriate, allow, and order paid, out of the

General Fund of said city and county, a sum not exceeding ten thousand dollars, to be expended by the said Board of Supervisors for the celebration of the approaching centennial anniversary of American independence in said city and county.

SEC. 2. The Auditor of said city and county is hereby authorized and directed to audit and allow, and the Treasurer thereof to pay, any such sums of money appropriated by the said Board of Supervisors under the provisions of this Act, not exceeding the sum of fifteen thousand dollars.

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

Auditor to draw warrant.

CHAP. DLXXIV.-An Act to confer additional power on the

Board of Supervisors of the City and County of San Francisco.

[Approved April 3, 1876.]
The People of the State of California, represented in Senate and

Assembly, do enact as follows:
SECTION 1. The Board of Supervisors of the City and
County of San Francisco are hereby authorized and directed

Appropriation for public parks.

to appropriate, from the General Fund of said city and county, the sum of five thousand dollars for the improvement of Hamilton Square of said city and county; also, to allow and order paid, out of the General Fund, the sum of fifteen thousand dollars for the maintenance of the Golden Gate Park, said sum to be expended in such manner as the Board of Park Commissioners may direct.

SEC. 2. The Auditor of said city and county is hereby Auditor to directed to audit, and the Treasurer of said city and county Warrants

. is hereby directed to pay out of the General Fund of said city and county, upon the order of the Board of Supervisors of said city and county, in accordance with the provisions of section one of this Act.

SEC. 3. This Act shall take effect immediately.

CHAP. DLXXV.-An Act to confer further powers upon the

Board of Supervisors of the City and County of San Francisco.

[Approved April 3, 1876.] The People of the State of California, represented in Senate and

Assembly, do enact as follows: SECTION 1. The Board of Supervisors of the City and supervisors County of San Francisco are hereby authorized and em-certan pubpowered to appropriate and order to be paid, out of the lic squares. General Fund of said city and county, the following sums, for the purposes hereinafter named: Ten thousand dollars for grading and otherwise improving Jefferson Square, in said city and county; ten thousand dollars ($10,000) "for grading, fencing, and otherwise improving Alta Plaza, in said city and county; five thousand dollars ($5,000) for fencing and otherwise improving Pioneer Park, on Telegraph Hill, in said city and county, provided, that the absolute title to said park shall be first granted to the said city and county by deed of gift; and provided further, that no money be appropriated or paid out of any fund for the purchase of said Pioneer Park.

SEC. 2. The Auditor of said city and county is directed Auditor to to audit, and the Treasurer of said city and county to pay, warrant. upon the order of the said Board, the several sums hereinbefore mentioned, for the purposes specified.

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

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