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  ( Title 4 added by Stats. 1949, Ch. 79. )

DIVISION 3. OFFICERS [36501 - 41805]

  ( Division 3 added by Stats. 1949, Ch. 79. )

PART 2. LEGISLATIVE BODY [36801 - 40592]

  ( Part 2 added by Stats. 1949, Ch. 79. )

CHAPTER 15. Rivers, Streams, and Harbors [39900 - 39965]

  ( Chapter 15 added by Stats. 1949, Ch. 79. )

ARTICLE 3. Powers [39961 - 39965]
  ( Heading of Article 3 amended by Stats. 1955, Ch. 624. )


The legislative body may:

(a) Improve the rivers and streams flowing through or adjoining the city, widen, straighten, and deepen their channels, and remove obstructions from them.

(b) Acquire and improve public mooring places for water craft.

(c) Improve the city water front, including the ocean front, and build and construct breakwaters, jetties, and sea wall.

(d) Construct and maintain embankments and other works to protect the city from overflow.

(Added by Stats. 1949, Ch. 79.)


It may also acquire, own, construct, maintain, and operate wharves, chutes, piers, breakwaters, bathhouses, and life saving stations on lands bordering on a navigable bay, lake, inlet, river, creek, slough, or arm of the sea within the city limits or contiguous thereto.

(Added by Stats. 1949, Ch. 79.)


Pursuant to contract and through its legislative body, a city may join with another city of the same class or with a county in:

(a) Acquiring an existing ferry and franchise, wharf, or landing place necessary for its operation.

(b) Operating the ferry upon navigable waters within or adjacent to the limits of both cities or of the county and the city.

(Added by Stats. 1949, Ch. 79.)


Each contracting party may pay its proportionate share of the cost of acquiring and operating the ferry out of its general fund.

(Added by Stats. 1949, Ch. 79.)


In the discretion of the legislative bodies of the contracting parties, the ferry may be operated either as a toll or free ferry.

(Added by Stats. 1949, Ch. 79.)

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