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.