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of School Trustees in said district, by appointment made by the Board of Trustees of said school district, and then by election for the unexpired term.
SEC. 3. This Act shall take effect and be in force from and after its passage.
Issuance of bonds.
CHAP.-XCI.–An Act to provide for the funding of the levee
indebtedness of the City of Marysville.
[Approved February 18, 1876.) The People of the State of California, represented in Senate and
Assembly, do enact as follows : SECTION 1. The Funding Commissioners of the City of fund indebt. Marysville are hereby authorized and empowered to fund
the indebtedness represented by the warrants outstanding against the Levee Fund of said city on the first day of April, one thousand eight hundred and seventy-six, in the manner hereinafter provided.
SEC. 2. Said Commissioners shall cause to be prepared bonds of the denomination of five hundred dollars each, drawing interest at the rate of eight per cent. per annum from date of their issuance. The principal thereof shall be made payable on or before the first day of July, eighteen hundred and ninety-six, at the office of the Treasurer of said city. Both principal and interest shall be payable in United States gold coin. The interest accruing on said bonds shall be due and payable semi-annually on the first day of January and July of each year, at said Treasurer's office. Every bond must be signed by the said Commissioners and bear the impress of the corporate seal of said city. Each bond shall have coupons attached, numbered consecutively, provided for the semi-annual payment of the interest of the bond to which the coupons are attached, which shall be signed by the Mayor of said city. The first coupon on each bond shall provide for the payment of the interest thereon from the date of its issuance to the first day of July, eighteen hundred and seventy-six.
SEC. 3. All persons holding said warrants on the Levee changed for Fund must present the same to said Commissioners, and
shall receive in exchange bonds for the full amount of principal and interest due on said warrants up to the first day of April, eighteen hundred and seventy-six, and all warrants shall cease to draw interest after said date. The Commissioners shall give to each person having an amount less than the denomination of the bonds a certificate therefor, which certificate shall be received and funded in the same manner as the original warrants, when presented with other certificates or warrants in amounts equal to the denomination of the bonds. As soon as said Commissioners shall have funded all of the warrants on the Levee Fund and certificates which they may have issued therefor, which in the aggregate
Warrants to be ex
amount to the denomination of the bonds, should there still be an indebtedness outstanding less than said amount, they shall certify to the Common Council the amount of said outstanding indebtedness, who shall pay the same by warrants on the General Fund. It shall be the duty of said CancellaCommissioners to cause all such warrants for which bonds tion of shall be issued as herein provided, to be canceled immediately after issuing bonds therefor.
SEC. 4. Said Commissioners shall keep an account of the Duties of number and amount of all bonds signed by them, and also sionere a separate account of all such bonds, showing the number and date, and amount of said bonds, and to whom the same were issued.
SEC. 5. The duties of said Commissioners under this Act Same. shall be deemed a part of their official duties respectively, for the performance of which they shall be responsible individually, and on their bonds respectively. The expense of preparing and issuing said bonds shall be paid by the Common Council of said city out of the General Fund.
Sec. 6. At any time before the first day of March, eighteen Notice to be hundred and seventy-six, said Commissioners shall cause notice to be given by publication in some newspaper published in Marysville, Sacramento, or San Francisco, of their readiness to fund said indebtedness, which notice shall be published once a week for at least four weeks.
Sec. 7. For the payment within twenty years of the prin- Taxes to pay cipal and interest of the bonds issued under this Act, the forredempCommon Council are hereby authorized and it shall be their tion of duty to levy annually, at the same time and in the same manner as other city taxes are levied, a tax on all taxable property within the limits of the city levee sufficient to pay the interest on such bonds, and the amount collected therefrom shall be set apart as a special fund, and denominated the Levee Bond Interest Fund. After the expiration of ten years there shall be levied and collected annually, in like manner as the money for interest is provided to be collected, a sufficient amount to pay ten per cent. of the amount of bonds issued under the provisions of this Act, to create a fund for the final redemption of said bonds, and any moneys so collected shall be set apart and denominated the "Levee Bond Redemption Fund.” The Treasurer shall set apart from the first money paid into the treasury from the collection of taxes each year, the amounts required to pay interest, and for the final Redemption Fund provided for herein. Any moneys received from taxation as herein provided shall not be used for any purpose other than that for which it was levied.
SEC. 8. Whenever there is in said Redemption Fund ten Proposals for per cent of the amount of bonds issued, the Commissioners shall advertise in some newspaper printed in Marysville, Sacramento, or San Francisco, once a week, for three successive weeks, that they are prepared to receive proposals for the redemption of an amount of said bonds equal to the amount of money in said fund, specifying the time and place for opening said proposals. Said proposals shall be opened in
redemption of bonds.
public, provided that no bid above par value shall be considered, and the bonds shall accompany the bid. In case the proposals for the surrender of bonds at par value, or less, shall not absorb the whole amount in said Redemption Fund, then the Commissioners shall advertise in the same manner as provided for in this section for advertising for proposals for redemption of bonds, that they are prepared to redeem at par value a certain amount of said bonds in the numerical order in which they issued, stating the numbers. The interest on the bonds, so advertised, shall cease from and after the date of said advertisement.
SEC. 9. All bonds and coupons redeemed under the provisions of this Act shall be canceled by the Commissioners, and disposed of by them in the same manner as they are by law required to cancel and dispose of other bonds of said city.
SEC. 10. This Act shall take effect and be in force from and after its passage.
CHAP. XCII- An Act entitled an Act to district the City of
Oakland into wards.
[Approved February 19, 1876.]
Boundaries of wards.
The People of the State of California, represented in Senate and
Assembly, do enact as follows : SECTION 1. The City of Oakland is hereby districted into wards as follows, to wit:
First Ward-All that part of the City of Oakland lying west of Adeline Street.
Second Ward-All that part of the City of Oakland lying north of (20th) Twentieth Street and Delger Street, and east of Adeline Street.
Third Ward-All that part of the City of Oakland lying east of Adeline Street, south of (20th) Twentieth Street and Delger Street, west of Broadway Street, and north of (10th) Tenth Street.
Fourth Ward-All that part of the City of Oakland lying east of Adeline Street, west of Broadway Street, and south of (10th) Tenth Street, and north of the southerly charter line of the City of Oakland.
Fifth Ward-All that part of the City of Oakland lying east of Broadway Street, south of (20th) Twentieth Street and Delger Street, and north of (10th) Tenth Street, and west of the line which divides Oakland Township from Brooklyn Township.
Sixth Ward-All that part of the City of Oakland lying east of Broadway Street and south of (10th) Tenth Street.
Seventh Ward-All that part of the City of Oakland lying in Brooklyn Township and which is known as East Oakland.
An election shall be held in the Second, Third, and Sixth Election of Wards of said city on the second Monday of March, A. D. Councilmen eighteen hundred and seventy-six, at which said election one Directors. Councilman shall be elected for each of said wards, to serve without pay and hold office until the second Monday of March, A.D. one thousand eight hundred and seventy-seven. And at the same time there shall be an election held in the First, Second, and Third Wards of said city, at which election one School Director shall be elected for each of said wards, who shall serve without pay and hold office until the second Monday of March, A D. one thousand eight hundred and seventy-seven. And on the second Monday of March, A. D. eighteen hundred and seventy-seven, and every two years thereafter, one Councilman and one School Director shall be elected for each ward in the said City of Oakland, who shall hold office for two years and until their successors are elected and qualified; each and all of whom shall serve without pay. And no person shall vote at such election unless he is a qualified elector and has been a resident of the ward in which he casts his vote for at least thirty days immediately preceding such election. All other officers for said other city shall be elected, hold office, and receive pay in the same officers, manner and to the same extent as is now provided for by law. And the Mayor of said city, the City Marshal, and the Beard of Clerk of the city, shall constitute the Board of Equalization, ton. and said Clerk shall be the Clerk of said Board.
SEC. 2. No person shall be eligible to the office of Coun- Electors and cilman or School Director who shall not have been an elector and resident of the ward in which he is elected, for one to office. year immediately preceding his election. The City Council shall appoint a Board of Election in each of the wards in which an election is to be held under the provisions of this Act, consisting of one Inspector and two Judges, which Judges shall not be appointed from members of the same political party, and shall name a polling-place for each of said wards, and shall publish an election proclamation for four successive weeks immediately preceding said election, in one of the daily papers published in the City of Oakland; prorided, however, that at the first election held under the provisions of this Act, but ten days notice by publication shall be required.
SEC. 3. All officers elected under the provisions of this Act shall take office on the Monday next succeeding their election.
SEC. 4. If the members of the said City Council fail to Pollingdesignate the house or place for holding the election, or if places. it cannot be held at the house or place designated, the Justices of the Peace residing in said city must meet two days before the election, and by an order under their hand (copies of which they must at once post in three public places in each ward where the said City Council have so failed or neglected to name the place or house for holding said election), designate the house or place; and if the said City Council fail to appoint the Election Board, or if the members appointed do not attend at eight o'clock A. M. on the morning of the elec
residents only eligible fill places
Electors to tion, the electors of the ward present at that hour may absentees on appoint the Board, or supply the place of any absent mem
Sec. 5. In case of vacancy occurring in any of the offices which are herein provided for, the City Council shall, by a vote of said Council, have power to fill the same by appointing a person from the same ward in which the vacancy occurred to hold office until the next election held under
the provisions of this Act. Elections to SEC. 6. All elections held under this Act shall be held
and conducted in accordance with the provisions of the Political Code governing general elections, so far as the same are not in conflict with any of the provisions of this Act.
SEC. 7. All Acts and parts of Acts, in so far as they conflict with the provisions of this Act, are hereby repealed.
SEC. 8. This Act shall take effect from and after its passage.
be held under the Code.
CHAP. XCIII.-An Act for the relief of John Jackson, ex-Sheriff and ex officio Tax Collector of Trinity County.
[Approved February 24, 1876.] The People of the State of California, represented in Senate and
Assembly, do enact as follows: Appropria- SECTION 1. The sum of six thousand five hundred dollars claim. ciginto pay is hereby appropriated, out of any moneys in the General
Fund not otherwise appropriated, to pay John Jackson, exSheriff and ex officio Tax Collector of Trinity County, for sums expended and losses incurred by him in a certain prosecution against him in the United States Circuit Court, in the year eighteen hundred and seventy-one, for collecting “foreign miners' license taxes” under the laws of this State. The Controller is hereby directed to draw his warrant on the Treasurer in favor of the said John Jackson for said sum, and the Treasurer directed to pay the same.
SEC. 2. This Act shall take effect and be in force from and after its passage.
CHAP. XCIV.-An Act to fix the time for holding municipal
elections in the City of Oakland.
[Approved February 25, 1876.]
Assembly, do enact as follows:
Time of holding election,