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Apportionment of school moneys to city schools.

CHAP. DLXXVI.-An Act to provide for the payment of school moneys into the city treasury of the City of Sacramento.

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

represented, do enact as follows: SECTION 1. It is hereby made the duty of the County Superintendent of Public Schools of Sacramento County, as soon as he shall make any apportionments of the school funds to the City of Sacramento, to immediately notify the Superintendent of Public Schools of said City of Sacramento of the amount so apportioned, and it shall then be the duty of said City Superintendent to draw his warrant upon the County Superintendent for such amounts, and thereupon the County Superintendent shall draw his warrant upon the County Treasurer, in favor of said city, for any such amount; and thereupon it shall be the duty of the County Treasurer to pay into the treasury of said Sacramento City all such sums of money. And as soon as any sum or sums of money are paid into said city treasury it shall be the duty of said Treasurer to notify the said City Superintendent of the amount so paid in.

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

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

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

Salaries of License Col. lector and deputies.

CHAP. DLXXIX.-An Act concerning the office of Collector of
Licenses for 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 Collector of Licenses, the Deputy Collector of Licenses, and the Assistant Collectors of Licenses of the City and County of San Francisco shall, from and after the first day of the month next succeeding the passage of this Act, receive as salaries, payable out of the General Fund, the following sums, namely: Collector of Licenses, the sum of two hundred dollars per month; the Deputy Collector of Licenses, one hundred and fifty dollars per month ; and the

Assistant Deputy Collector, one hundred and twenty-five dollars each, payable in the same manner as the salaries of the other city and county officers are paid.

SEC. 2. From and after the first day of the month next Number of succeeding the passage of this Act there shall be as many

deputies. Assistant Collectors of Licenses for the City and County of San Francisco as the Collector of Licenses, with the advice and consent of the Mayor, Auditor, and Treasurer, may deem necessary, not exceeding twelve in number, who, together with the Deputy Collector of Licenses, shall hold their offices by the appointment and during the pleasure of the Collector of Licenses of said city and county.

SEC. 3. Not more than thirty days prior to the first day in AppointJuly, eighteen hundred and seventy-seven, and biennially License thereafter, not more than thirty days prior to the first Mon- Collector. day in July of such biennial year, the Mayor, the Auditor, and the Treasurer of the said city and county shall appoint, subject to the confirmation by the Board of Supervisors of said city and county, a suitable person as Collector of Licenses for the City and County of San Francisco, who shall hold office for the term of two years from, on, and after the first Monday in July succeeding his appointment and confirmation, and until his successor shall, in the same manner, be appointed and confirmed, and shall have qualified.

SEC. 4. In case of a vacancy occurring, by death or other- Vacancy, wise, in the office of the Collector of Licenses of said city and how filled. county, holding his office under the provisions of the last preceding section, the same shall be filled for the remainder of the unexpired'term, by appointment of the Mayor, Treasurer, and Auditor, and confirmation of the Board of Supervisors of said city and county; and in case of the inability of said Collector of Licenses to act, his place shall, in the same manner, be temporarily filled until such disability is removed.

SEC. 5. All Acts and parts of Acts, so far as they are in conflict with this Act, are hereby repealed.

Sec. 6. This Act shall take effect and be in force immediately.

CHAP. DLXXX.- An Act to provide for the preservation and

improvement of Golden Gate Park, in 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 Tax for imCounty of San Francisco shall have the power to levy and

provement collect, in the mode prescribed by law for the assessment and Gate Park. collection of taxes, by tax each year, upon all property in said city and county, the sum of one and one-half cents upon each one hundred dollars' valuation of taxable property therein, for the purpose of preserving and improving Golden

of Golden

Superintendent, salary of.

Gate Park, in said city and county. Said sum of money so raised shall be so disbursed by the Park Commissioners for the purposes in like manner as the moneys heretofore disbursed by said Commissioners.

SEC. 2. The Park Commissioners shall employ one general Superintendent, who shall perform the duties of overseer and managing gardener, and shall receive a salary not to exceed the sum of two hundred dollars per month for his services. The City and County Surveyor shall be ex officio the Engineer for said park, and perform such engineering work as the Commissioners may require of him. Said Commissioners, in addition to said general Superintendent, may from time to time employ at wages such laborers and other workmen as may be necessary to properly carry on the duties herein provided for, and no others, except as provided in this Act. They shall in no year incur any greater liability or disburse moneys beyond the amount raised by the tax provided for in section one for such year. No employés shall be kept by said Commissioners except as herein prescribed.

SEC. 3. This Act shall take effect immediately.

Laborers.

Tax for im

CHAP. DLXXXI.-An Act to facilitate the construction of a canal for the improvement of Oakland Harbor.

[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 County of provement Alameda is hereby authorized and directed, during the pres

ent year, to levy, and cause to be collected, in the same manner as other county taxes, a special tax upon the property of said county, sufficient to raise the sum of twenty-five thousand dollars, which shall be set apart as a special fund, to be known as the “ Canal Fund," and if, from any cause, the said special tax shall not yield the full sum of twenty-five thousand dollars, the Treasurer of said county shall transfer from the General Fund to the Canal Fund a sufficient sum to make

up the deficiency. Payment for SEC. 2. The said sum, or so much thereof as may be neces

sary, shall be applied to the payment of any damages that may be finally awarded by judicial decree to the claimants of any lands that may be condemned and taken by the United States for the purposes of a canal between the Bay of San Leandro and the Estuary of San Antonio, for the improvement of the Oakland Harbor.

Sec. 3. Upon the certificate of the United States District Attorney for California, that on proceedings for condemnation damages have been awarded to the claimants of said lands, and that the decree concerning the same has become final, the Auditor of said county shall draw his warrant upon

condemned lands.

Same.

the said Canal Fund in favor of the Clerk of the Court in which such proceedings for condemnation were had, for the damages so awarded, and the Treasurer of said county shall pay the sum, not to exceed twenty-five thousand dollars, in gold coin; provided, that if the damages be made payable in the lawful currency of the United States, the Treasurer shall, before paying the same, exchange the gold coin in said fund for legal tender notes, at the current rates of premium and discount, and the Clerk of said Court shall pay the same to the parties respectively entitled thereto under the decree of condemnation.

SEC. 4. If, after paying the said damages, there shall re- Surplus main any unexpended balance in said Canal Fund, the Treasurer shall transfer the same to the General Fund.'

SEC. 5. This Act shall take effect immediately.

funds,

CHAP. DLXXXII.–An Act supplementary to an Act approved

March thirtieth, eighteen hundred and seventy-four, and entitled An Act to abolish the Board of City Hall Commissioners, and to provide for the continuance of the construction of the City Hall 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 Treasurer of the City and County of San Unpaid Francisco is hereby directed to ascertain the amount of out- warrants. standing and unpaid warrants drawn by the Board of City Hall Commissioners in accordance with the provisions of the Act of the Legislature of this State, approved April fourth, eighteen hundred and seventy, entitled “An Act to provide for the erection of a City Hall in the City and County of San Francisco," and which were presented for payment, and indorsed by the said Treasurer, in accordance with section thirteen of said Act, on or before the thirtieth day of April, eighteen hundred and seventy-four. The said Treasurer shall then compute the total amount of unpaid interest on said warrants up to the day fixed for the filing of bids or proposals, as provided for in section three of this Act.

SEC. 2. The Mayor, Auditor, and Treasurer of the City Commisand County of San Francisco, comprising the Board of Com- sell City Hall missioners of the funded debt of said city and county, are hereby authorized and directed to sell the City Hall construction bonds, authorized to be issued under the provisions of the Act to which this Act is supplementary.

SEC. 3. Before making such sale the Treasurer of said Notice of city and county shall invite sealed bids or proposals for the power pro

posals. purchase of the bonds authorized by this Act to be sold, by advertising for bids, for at least thirty days, in three daily newspapers printed and published in said city and county.

bonds.

awards.

Bonds to issue.

Treasurer to pay warrants.

Such advertisement shall specify the sum to be raised by said sale, and the day on or before which said proposals must be filed with the said Treasurer, which day shall not be less than thirty days from the first publication of said advertisement. Proposals may be filed for any portion of said bonds

not less than one thousand dollars. Opening SEC. 4. The said Commissioners, immediately after the of bids;

time for filing said proposals has expired, must publicly open all the proposals filed, and must award the sale of said bonds to the highest responsible bidder or bidders; provided, that the said Commissioners may reject any or all of said proposals, or any portion thereof, if, in the opinion of the said Commissioners, the sum bid for said bonds are not equal to their value. In the event of such rejection, then the said Treasurer must immediately readvertise for proposals for the purchase of said bonds, and thereupon the same proceedings provided for in case of the first advertisement must be had.

SEC. 5. Upon the acceptance of any of the proposals for the purchase of said bonds, the said bonds shall be issued to the purchaser upon the payment by him, within five days after the award of the sale to him, of the amount of his bid to the said Treasurer.

SEC. 6. As soon as any funds arising from the sale of said bonds are in the hands of the said Treasurer he shall publish a notice thereof for five days, in three daily newspapers printed and published in said city and county, and requiring the holders of said warrants to present them for payment. All said warrants shall cease to bear interest after the expiration of said five days. The said Treasurer shall pay said warrants, principal and interest, in the order of their presentation. All said warrants, as soon as paid by said Treasurer, shall be canceled by him, and delivered by him to the Auditor of said city and county, taking his receipt therefor. It shall be the duty of the Auditor to file and safely keep all said canceled warrants in his office.

SEC. 7. The balance of the proceeds of the sale of said ceeds, how bonds shall

be paid into the county treasury of said city and county, and shall be applied to the construction of the said New City Hall in accordance with any law in force for said construction when this Act takes effect, or which may become a law after this Act takes effect. Said proceeds shall be kept in a separate fund to be known as “The City Hall Construction Bond Fund," and shall be subject to the order of the Commissioners or officers charged with the construction of said New City Hall, under any law in force when this Act takes effect, or which may be passed thereafter, subject to such limitations and restrictions as may be contained in such Acts. Such funds shall be immediately applicable to the work of construction under such Acts.

SEC. 8. This Act shall take effect from and after its passage.

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