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Streets and Highways Code - SHC

DIVISION 2. COUNTY HIGHWAYS [900 - 1757]

  ( Division 2 enacted by Stats. 1935, Ch. 29. )

CHAPTER 8. Highway Funds [1580 - 1654]

  ( Chapter 8 enacted by Stats. 1935, Ch. 29. )

ARTICLE 3. Other Highway Funds [1622 - 1630]
  ( Article 3 enacted by Stats. 1935, Ch. 29. )

1622.
  

All amounts paid to each county, out of money derived from the Highway Users Tax Fund shall be deposited in a “road fund” which each board of supervisors shall establish for that purpose.

Interest received by a county from the investment of money in its road fund shall be deposited in the fund and shall be used for road purposes.

(Amended by Stats. 1969, Ch. 344.)

1623.
  

The board of supervisors of any county may expend any portion of the amounts thus received by that county in the construction, maintenance, improvement or repair of streets, bridges, and culverts within those cities in the county the governing bodies of which by ordinance or resolution authorize such work of acquisition of any real property or interest therein, or rights-of-way, construction, maintenance, improvement or repair. For this purpose each board of supervisors shall provide by ordinance the basis and conditions upon which allocations will be made from its road fund for expenditure upon streets, bridges, and culverts in cities within the county.

(Amended by Stats. 1961, Ch. 801.)

1623.5.
  

None of the amounts paid to the counties shall be used for the construction or improvement of any highway or street if the contract for such construction or improvement specifies the use of any patented or proprietary paving material, unless the contract has been awarded to the lowest responsible bidder therefor after alternate bids have been called for and opportunity afforded for bids to be submitted for nonpatented or nonproprietary paving material in competition with an equal thickness and like design of such patented or proprietary paving material. This section shall not be deemed nor construed to prohibit the use of any patented or proprietary paving material in the maintenance of any highway or street when such highway or street has been constructed of such material and, in the opinion of the body, board or officer ordering such maintenance, it would be impractical to use a different paving material for such maintenance.

(Added by Stats. 1943, Ch. 891.)

1624.
  

The board of supervisors of any county may, as provided in Section 1625, expend any portion of the amounts paid to that county, and deposited in the road fund, for the acquisition of rights-of-way and the construction of any public highway outside of its county limits, whenever such construction is authorized by ordinance or resolution of the board of supervisors of the county in which the highway is to be constructed or for the acquisition of rights-of-way for, or the construction, improvement or maintenance of, any State highway pursuant to a contract made as provided in Section 130.

(Amended by Stats. 1961, Ch. 801.)

1625.
  

Where such authorization is given, the board of supervisors of the county desiring the construction may:

(a) Expend, through its own officers or agencies, the amounts authorized by section 1624.

(b) By resolution transfer such amounts to the account of the commission or to the account of the Secretary of Agriculture of the United States, and may by such resolution specify and determine the location and type of construction of such highway. The amount thus transferred shall, if accepted by the Commission or the Secretary of Agriculture, be expended exclusively for the purpose specified and determined in the resolution.

(Enacted by Stats. 1935, Ch. 29.)

1626.
  

Power hereby is granted to the board of supervisors of any county, to construct, maintain, improve and repair any county highway which in whole or in part forms the boundary line between said county and another county in this State or any other state, or which in its meanderings crosses and recrosses such boundary line; and to acquire by purchase or condemnation any lands or rights-of-way within this State, necessary for such boundary highway; and to enter into joint contracts with authorities of adjoining counties within or without the State, for the construction, maintenance, improvement and repair of such highways. Any such highway shall be considered a county highway and expenditures may be made thereon from funds received by the county from the Highway Users Tax Fund to the extent provided by law for county highways.

(Added by Stats. 1951, Ch. 1124.)

1627.
  

The board of supervisors of any county, by resolution adopted by four-fifths of the members thereof, may establish a county highway right of way acquisition revolving fund, to be used in acquiring rights of way for county highway purposes through purchase or condemnation. Money on deposit in said fund shall at no time exceed one-half of 1 percent of the assessed valuation of the county.

(Added by Stats. 1957, Ch. 1478.)

1628.
  

The board of supervisors of any county which has established a county highway right of way acquisition revolving fund, may by resolution call an election to obtain authorization for the issuance and sale of bonds to finance the acquisition of rights of way for county highway purposes. Such bonds may be issued if approved by two-thirds of the electors voting at any regular or special election called for such purpose, and shall be limited in amount to one-half of 1 percent of the current assessed valuation of the county.

(Added by Stats. 1957, Ch. 1478.)

1629.
  

The board of supervisors of any county which has established a county highway right of way acquisition revolving fund may place on deposit in such fund any moneys available to such county for county highway purposes.

(Added by Stats. 1957, Ch. 1478.)

1630.
  

The board of supervisors may use any appropriate method of funding the planning, designing, acquisition, construction, reconstruction, rehabilitation, maintenance, and operation of the county expressway system designated pursuant to Section 941.4.

(Added by Stats. 1989, Ch. 367, Sec. 5.)

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