General Provisions of California Harbors And Navigation Code >> Division 8. >> Part 4.
"District," as used in this part, refers to any port district
formed pursuant to this part.
"Board," as used in this part, means the board of port
commissioners described in Chapter 2 (commencing with Section 6240).
This part does not repeal, modify or otherwise affect the
provisions of any other law relating to port or harbor districts, and
no other law providing for the creation of port or harbor districts
repeals, modifies or otherwise affects this part or any of its
Any property owned by any city which is used or held for the
purpose of aiding or developing navigation, commerce or fishing may
be transferred to the district to be used for the same purposes, and
any lands of the State which may have been transferred to any such
city may be transferred to the district subject to the trusts and
other provisions for the transfer of the lands from the State to the
city. A city which is governed by a freeholders charter may only
transfer or turn over property if authorized by the provisions of its
charter or an amendment thereof.
If any land under a navigable stream is by virtue of any work
or improvement by the United States or the State, freed from the
easement of navigation and fishing, it reverts to the district, to be
used for the purposes for which the district was organized. But if
any land is not used or held for such purposes, it reverts to the
If the district is dissolved, lands which were granted to it
by a municipal corporation revert to that municipal corporation.