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California Laws | Harbors and Navigation Code
Article 1. Levy, Assessment and Collection of Taxes (6940-6944)

(i) Notwithstanding any other provision of law, Division 4 (commencing with Section 2800) of the Streets and Highways Code shall not apply to any assessment levied by the district. (2836)

(j) Notwithstanding any other provision of law, no bond issued pursuant to this section shall be used to fund the routine maintenance dredging of channels. (2837)

(k) Any assessment levied pursuant to subdivision (a) or (d) to be payable in two or more installments over a period of greater than one year shall be authorized by a five-sevenths or greater vote of all of the members of the board. (2838)

Article 2. Claims and Demands (6960-6963) (2839)(Text)

6960. All claims for money or damages against the district are governed by Part 3 (commencing with Section 900) and Part 4 (commencing with Section 940) of Division 3.6 of Title 1 of the Government Code except as provided therein, or by other statutes or regulations expressly applicable thereto. All claims not governed thereby shall be filed with the auditor on forms and blanks prescribed by him. A claim shall not be paid without the endorsement of the auditor certifying to its correctness. (2840)

The auditor shall keep a record, which shall be a public one, of all claims against the district showing by whom made, for what purpose, the amount thereof and when paid. (2841)

6961. If there is not sufficient money in any fund to pay the claims made against the fund, the claim shall be registered in a book kept by the treasurer, showing its number, when presented, date, amount, name of payee, and on what account allowed and out of what fund payable. When so registered, the claim shall be returned to the party presenting it with the endorsement of the word "Registered" dated and signed by the treasurer. All registered claims are payable in the order of their registration. (2842)

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. (2843)

6962. Wages and salaries shall be paid at such intervals as the board may direct, but at least once each month. (2844)

6963. The provisions of Chapter I, Division II of the District Organization Act relating to notices shall govern and control this part. (2845)


CHAPTER 1. GENERAL PROVISIONS (7000-7005) (2847)(Text)

7000. This part shall be known and may be cited as the Small Craft Harbor District Law. (2848)

7001. 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. (2849)

7002. "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. (2850)

7003. "District" means any small craft harbor district formed pursuant to this part. (2851)

7004. "Board" means the board of directors of a district. (2852)

7005. "Develop" and "development" includes without limitation the acquisition, construction, repair, leasing improvement or any combination thereof necessary to create or develop a harbor. (2853)


Article 1. Petition (7010-7014) (2855)(Text)

7010. A district may be formed consisting of any portion or portions of a county, whether contiguous or not, lying entirely within a city or entirely within unincorporated territory of the county or wholly or partially including territory of all or part of one or more cities within the county, including within its boundaries the whole or some part of the harbor proposed to be developed. (2856)

7011. Fifty or more registered, qualified electors in a county residing within the proposed district may sign and present to the board of supervisors of the county a petition in writing for the formation of a district. (2857)

7012. The petition shall: (2858)

(a) Set forth the exterior boundaries of the proposed district. (2859)

(b) Generally describe the proposed harbor development. (2860)

(c) A request that the territory included within the described boundaries be formed into a district pursuant to this part. (2861)

7013. Within 10 days from the filing thereof the county registrar of voters, or if there be none, the county clerk, shall examine the petition and report in writing to the board of supervisors as to the sufficiency thereof. If the report shows the petition to be insufficient a supplemental petition may be filed within one month from the date of the report. (2862)

7014. If the report shows the petition to be sufficient the petition shall be published as provided in Section 6066 of the Government Code in a newspaper of general circulation in the county in which the proposed district is located together with a notice setting forth the day, hour and place at which the petition will be heard by the board of supervisors and stating that at the designated time and place all persons interested may appear and be heard. The notice shall also state that any interested person, including any owner of taxable real property within the proposed district, may file with the clerk of the body conducting the hearing at any time prior to the time fixed for the hearing a written protest or objection to the formation of the district. The names of only three signers of the petition need be published. The time fixed for the hearing shall not be less than 30 nor more than 60 days after the first publication of the petition and notice of hearing. (2863)

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