Article 2. Bond Election of California Harbors And Navigation Code >> Division 7. >> Chapter 2. >> Article 2.
With all diligence, the commission shall:
(a) Proceed to cause proper surveys to be made of any harbor
intended to be improved, developed or protected.
(b) Collect, compile and preserve all proper data and information
concerning the harbor, and the necessity, advantage and benefit to be
derived by its improvement, development or protection.
(c) Carefully investigate and examine the condition of the harbor.
(d) Ascertain the best, most feasible and practical plan and
system of improvement, development or protection to be used and
employed, and its cost.
If the commission, after a careful survey, investigation and
examination, finds and reports to the board that the improvement,
development or protection of the harbor is not practicable, or that
it would involve too great an expense, its report shall be filed, and
if it is approved by the board, the harbor commission shall cease to
If the commission finds that the harbor can be improved, developed
or protected, and that the public will be benefited by its
improvement, development or protection, and the cost will not be
disproportionate to the benefits to be derived, it shall provide
detailed plans and specifications for the best and most feasible plan
of improvement, development or protection of the harbor. It shall
estimate the cost and the amount necessary to be raised by the
issuance and sale of bonds to do the work, and it shall make a
complete, full and comprehensive report of its investigation and
examination and file it with the board of supervisors.
The board shall then fix a date for hearing the report which
is not more than thirty nor less than twenty days after the filing,
and it shall cause notice of the fact that the report has been filed,
and of the date fixed for the hearing to be published by at least
two publications in one or more newspapers published in the county.
On the day fixed the board shall hear the report, and it may
adjourn the hearing from time to time not exceeding four weeks in
all. It shall finally pass upon it, or may refer the report back to
the commission for further examination and investigation, or for
correction or amendment.
If the plans and specifications and report are finally
approved by the board, it shall adopt a resolution to that effect.
The resolution shall set forth:
(a) The harbor to be improved, developed or protected, designating
it by the name by which it is commonly called.
(b) The plan or system of improvement, development or protection
to be employed.
(c) The estimated cost, and the amount to be raised by the sale of
bonds to carry out the plan or system of improvement, development or
The board shall without delay call an election to determine
whether the bonds of the county shall be issued and sold in the
amount estimated by the commission in its report and set forth in the
resolution of the board adopting it.
The election shall be conducted, and the bonds issued and
sold and paid for, pursuant to the law concerning the issuance, sale
and payment of county bonds, and all proceedings had in regard to the
bonds shall be in accordance with these laws.
Every election held for the purpose of submitting the
question of the issuance and sale of bonds, authorized by this
chapter, shall be a special election and no question other than
propositions relating to the issuance and sale of bonds for one or
more purposes may be submitted.
For the holding of the special election the board may form
bond election precincts by adopting the precincts established for
general election purposes, or by consolidating such precincts inside
of incorporated cities and towns, to a number not exceeding six in
each bond election precinct. It shall appoint only one inspector, two
judges and one clerk for each bond election precinct.
It is sufficient to set forth the purpose for which the bonds
are to be issued and sold, to state that they are for the
improvement, development or protection of ____ harbor, naming the
harbor by the name by which it is commonly called. Any defect or
irregularity in the proceedings prior to the calling of the election
does not affect the validity of the bonds.