Chapter 1. General Provisions of California Harbors And Navigation Code >> Division 8. >> Part 7. >> Chapter 1.
This part shall be known and may be cited as the Small Craft
Harbor District Law.
This part and all of its provisions shall be liberally
construed to the end that its purpose may be effective. This part
does not affect any other law covering the same subject, nor apply to
any proceedings had thereunder, nor does it in any manner interfere
with existing harbors or prevent the formation, operation or
government of harbors within the State under any other law.
"Harbor" means a portion of the Pacific Ocean or inland
waters, including rivers, streams, lakes, bays, estuaries, inlets,
straits and other waters within the jurisdiction of the State,
naturally or artificially protected or capable of being artificially
protected so as to be a place of safety for vessels, including the
artificially protective works, the public lands underlying, washed
by, ashore of, or abutting any of said waters and the structures and
facilities provided within, beneath, abutting or ashore of any
enclosed body of any of said waters for any of the uses or purposes
set forth in Section 7149, including the moving and servicing of
vessels and the servicing of their crews and passengers.
"District" means any small craft harbor district formed
pursuant to this part.
"Board" means the board of directors of a district.
"Develop" and "development" includes without limitation the
acquisition, construction, repair, leasing improvement or any
combination thereof necessary to create or develop a harbor.