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Streets and Highways Code - SHC

DIVISION 9. CHANGE OF GRADE AND VACATION [8000 - 8363]

  ( Division 9 added by Stats. 1941, Ch. 79. )

PART 3. PUBLIC STREETS, HIGHWAYS, AND SERVICE EASEMENTS VACATION LAW [8300 - 8363]

  ( Part 3 repealed and added by Stats. 1980, Ch. 1050, Sec. 29. )

CHAPTER 1. Short Title and Definitions [8300 - 8309]
  ( Chapter 1 added by Stats. 1980, Ch. 1050, Sec. 29. )

8300.
  

This part may be cited as the Public Streets, Highways, and Service Easements Vacation Law.

(Repealed and added by Stats. 1980, Ch. 1050, Sec. 29.)

8301.
  

Unless the provision or context otherwise requires, the definitions in this chapter shall govern the construction of this part.

(Repealed and added by Stats. 1980, Ch. 1050, Sec. 29.)

8302.
  

“Adoption” of a resolution includes passage or enactment of a resolution.

(Repealed and added by Stats. 1980, Ch. 1050, Sec. 29.)

8303.
  

“Clerk” includes a person or officer who is the clerk of a legislative body.

(Repealed and added by Stats. 1980, Ch. 1050, Sec. 29.)

8304.
  

“Legislative body” means:

(a) In the case of a county or city and county, the board of supervisors.

(b) In the case of a city, the city council or other body which, by law, is the legislative body of the government of the city.

(c) In the case of the California Transportation Commission, the commission.

(Repealed and added by Stats. 1980, Ch. 1050, Sec. 29.)

8305.
  

“Local agency” means a county, city, or city and county.

(Repealed and added by Stats. 1980, Ch. 1050, Sec. 29.)

8305.5.
  

“Public entity” means a local agency or the California Transportation Commission.

(Added by Stats. 1980, Ch. 1050, Sec. 29.)

8306.
  

“Public service easement” includes all or part of, or any right in:

(a) A right-of-way, easement, or use restriction acquired for public use by dedication or otherwise for sewers, pipelines, polelines, electrical transmission and communication lines, pathways, storm drains, drainage, canal, water transmission lines, light and air, and other limited use public easements other than for street or highway purposes.

(b) An easement or right of a type described in Section 8340.

(Repealed and added by Stats. 1980, Ch. 1050, Sec. 29.)

8306.5.
  

“Public utility” means a public utility as defined in Section 216 of the Public Utilities Code.

(Added by Stats. 1980, Ch. 1050, Sec. 29.)

8307.
  

“Resolution” includes an ordinance.

(Repealed and added by Stats. 1980, Ch. 1050, Sec. 29.)

8308.
  

“Street” and “highway” include all or part of, or any right in, a state highway or other public highway, road, street, avenue, alley, lane, driveway, place, court, trail, or other public right-of-way or easement, or purported public street or highway, and rights connected therewith, including, but not limited to, restrictions of access or abutters’ rights, sloping easements, or other incidents to a street or highway.

(Repealed and added by Stats. 1980, Ch. 1050, Sec. 29.)

8309.
  

“Vacation” means the complete or partial abandonment or termination of the public right to use a street, highway, or public service easement.

(Added by Stats. 1980, Ch. 1050, Sec. 29.)

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