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California Laws | Harbors and Navigation Code
CHAPTER 5. FINANCES AND TAXATION
Article 2. Claims and Demands (6370-6372)

This section does not prevent the payment by the treasurer of bonds of the district or of any city or county, and interest coupons thereof, in accordance with the Constitution of this State and the provisions of this part authorizing the issuance and payment of such bonds. (2696)

6372. Wages and salaries shall be paid at such intervals as the board may direct, but at least once each month. (2697)

PART 6. RIVER PORT DISTRICTS (2698)(Text)

GENERAL PROVISIONS (6800-6805) (2699)(Text)

6800. "District," as used in this part, means any river port district formed pursuant to this part. (2700)

6801. "Board," as used in this part, means the port commission described in Chapter 2 (commencing with Section 6830). (2701)

6802. 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 provisions. (2702)

6803. 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 land 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 providing for the transfer of lands from the State to the city. A city which is governed by a freeholders charter may only transfer or turn over such property if authorized so to do by the provisons of its charter or by amendment thereof. (2703)

6804. 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 and objects for which the district was organized. If the lands are not used or held for these purposes, they revert to the State. (2704)

6805. If a district is dissolved, all land granted to it by a municipal corporation, reverts to and is revested in the municipal corporation granting it to the district. (2705)

CHAPTER 1. FORMATION (2706)(Text)

Article 1. Petition and Hearing (6810-6812) (2707)(Text)

6810. A district may be organized pursuant to this part. A district may include any contiguous territory in one or more counties, contiguous to a navigable river or to any channel connected with a navigable river, but a municipal corporation shall not be divided in the formation of a district, and territory situated in a county in which there is located a duly organized and existing port district, created pursuant to Part IV of this division, may not be included. Territory situated within the boundaries of any port or harbor district, organized or designated and existing under the provisions of any city charter, shall not be included. Any territory, annexed to a municipal corporation, which is in a district, becomes a part of the district. (2708)

6811. Whenever the formation of a district is desired, a petition may be presented at a regular meeting of the board of supervisors of each county in which is located any portion of land within the proposed district. The petition may consist of any number of instruments and shall be signed by not less than five per cent of the registered voters residing within the district, who voted at the last preceding general election at which a Governor was elected. The original petition need not be filed with the board of supervisors of each county, but a certified copy of the original shall be filed. (2709)

6812. The provisions of Chapters I and II of Division I of the District Organization Act shall govern and control the proceedings for the filing and hearing of the petition and the proceedings for final hearing of the petition and the formation of the district. The "supervising authority" as used in the District Organization Act means the board of supervisors of each county in which is located any portion of land within the proposed district. (2710)

All proceedings necessary for the formation of the district, as provided in Chapters I and II of Division I of the District Organization Act, shall be had in each county in which is located any portion of land within the proposed district. Land lying within any county within the proposed district shall not be included unless a majority of the electors in that portion of the district within the county vote in favor thereof. (2711)

CHAPTER 2. PORT COMMISSION (2712)(Text)

Article 1. Administrative Provisions (6830-6844) (2713)(Text)

6830. The district shall be governed by a port commission, which consists of five members. Two commissioners shall be appointed by the board of supervisors of the county in which is located the largest proportion in value of the lands within the district. Two commissioners shall be appointed by the governing body of the municipal corporation, having the largest proportion in value of lands within the district. One commissioner shall be appointed by joint action of the boards of supervisors of any other counties located in the district. (2714)

6830.1. Notwithstanding Section 6830, the Sacramento-Yolo Port Commission shall be composed of five members selected and appointed as follows: (2715)

(a) Four commissioners shall be appointed by the City Council of the City of West Sacramento, which commissioners may be members of the city council, and notwithstanding Section 6835, shall be residents of the City of West Sacramento. The appointments shall be made in the manner set by law for appointments by the City of West Sacramento. (2716)

(b) One commissioner shall be appointed by the Board of Supervisors of Yolo County, which commissioner may be a member of the board of supervisors and, notwithstanding Section 6835, shall be a resident of the City of West Sacramento. The appointment shall be made in the manner set by law for appointments by the County of Yolo. (2717)

6830.2. The boundaries of the Sacramento-Yolo Port District are hereby established to coincide with the first supervisorial district of the County of Yolo, as of October 1, 2005. The boundaries also shall include all property owned by the Sacramento-Yolo Port District in Solano County that was incorporated into the district by the Sacramento County Local Agency Formation Commission on May 29, 1992. (2718)

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