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FOR THE

CITY AND COUNTY

OF

SAN FRANCISCO

PROPOSED BY THE

BOARD OF FREEHOLDERS,

Elected in pursuance of the provisions of Section 8, Article

XI, of the Constitution of the State of California.

SAN FRANCISCO:
PRINTED BY P. J. THOMAS, 505 CLAY STREET,

1883.

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JOHN S. HAGER, PRESIDENT. JAMES B. STETSON, GEO. T. MARYE, JR., FISHER AMES,

W. F. MONUTT, A. J. BRYANT,

IRA P. RANKIN, W. C. BURNETT,

N. B. STONE,
E. N. TORREY,

JOHN F. SWIFT,
PATRICK HARRINGTON, ROBERT TOBIN,
CHAS. KOHLER,
OHLER,

RUSSELL J. WILSON.

A. E. T. WORLEY,

Secretary

CHARTER Prepared and proposed for the City and County of

San Francisco

BY THE

BOARD OF FIFTEEN FREEHOLDERS

Elected November 7, 1882, in pursuance of the provisions of Section 8, Article

XI, of the Constitution of the State of California.

ARTICLE I.

Boundary and Rights, Duties and Liabilities of the Municipality.

CHAPTER 1.

SECTION 1. The corporation, or body politic and corporate, now existing, and known as the City and County of San Francisco, shall remain and continue to be a body politic and corporate, in name and in fact, by the name of the City and County of San Francisco, and by that name, shall have perpetual succession, may sue and defend in all courts and places, and in all matters and proceedings whatever, and may have and may use a common seal, and the same may alter at pleasure, and may purchase, receive, hold and enjoy real and personal property within and without the City and County of San Francisco, and sell, convey, mortgage and dispose of the same for the common benefit; receive bequests, gifts and donations of all kinds of property within and without the city, and county in fee simple and in absolute ownership, or in trust for charitable or other purposes, and do all acts necessary to carry out the purposes of such gifts, bequests and donations, with power to manage, sell, lease, or otherwise dispose of the same, in accordance with the terms of the gift, bequest or trust; and such corporation, shall not be deemed or construed to be a new or different corporation from the present existing one, with all its rights and liabilities remaining in full force and effect.

The boundaries of the City, and County of San Francisco shall be as follows:

Beginning at the southwest corner of the City and County of San Francisco, being the northwest corner of San Mateo County in the Pacific Ocean, and on the line of the western boundary of the State of California, three miles from shore, and also on the extension of the northern line of township three (3), South of Mount Diablo Base and Meridian; thence northerly along the western boundary of the State of California, to the southwest corner of Marin County, as now established by Section 3957 of the Political Code ; thence to the westerly extension of low water line on the northern side of the entrance to San Francisco Bay, and on the south line of Marin County; thence easterly through Point Bonita and Point Caballo, (or Cavallo,) to the most southeastern point of Angel Island, all on the southern line of Marin County, as now established in said Section 3957 of the Political Code; thence northerly along the easterly line of Marin County to the northwest point of Golden Rock (also known as Red Rock), being a common corner of Marin, Contra Costa and San Francisco counties; thence due southeast four and one-half miles, more or less, to a point distant three statute miles from the natural high water mark on the eastern shore of San Francisco Bay, being a common corner of Contra Costa, Alameda and San Francisco counties; thence southerly and southeasterly and along the western boundary of Alameda County, as now established by Section 3953 of the Political Code, to a point on the extension of the northern line of township three (3) South of Mount Diablo Base and Meridian (considered as extended across said Bay); thence west along the line last above named to the place of begin

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The Islands in said Bay, known as Alcatraces and Yerba Buena, and the Islands in said Ocean known as Farallones, shall be attached to and form a part of said city and county.

SEC. 2. The public buildings, lands and property, all rights of property and rights of action, all moneys, revenues, and income belonging or appertaining to the City and County of San Francisco, are hereby declared to be vested in the said City and County of San Francisco.

SEC. 3. The said City and County of San Francisco shall continue to have, hold and enjoy all public buildings, lands and property, real and personal, rights of property, rights of action, suits and actions, money, revenue, income, books, documents, records, archives, claims, demands, and things in possession and action of every nature and description, and shall be liable to all its debts, liabilities, dues and duties.

Sec. 4. Suits, actions and proceedings may be brought in the name of the said city and county, for the recovery of any property, money or thing belonging thereto, or dedicated to

public use therein, or the enforcement of any rights or contracts with said city and county, whether made or arising or accruing either before or after the adoption of this Charter, and all existing suits, actions and proceedings in the Courts or elsewhere shall be continued to be carried on by or against the said city and county; and in any suits or actions to which the said city and county may at any time be a party, or on appeal "from any judgment rendered therein, or in any legal proceedings of any kind whatsoever, the said city and county shall not be required to file or execute any bond or undertaking of any kind, but in all cases where a bond or undertaking is required by law, the said city and county shall have and enjoy the same rights, privileges and benefits as fully in all respects as if such bond or undertaking had been executed or filed by the said city and county.

CHAPTER II.

OF WARDS. SECTION 1. The City and County of San Francisco is . hereby divided into twelve wards, the lines and boundaries of which are fixed and defined as follows:

The First Ward shall be bounded on the north by Sacramento street; on the east by the Bay of San Francisco; on the south by Harrison street; and on the west by Third and Kearny streets.

The Second Ward shall be bounded on the north by Sutter street; on the east by Kearny and Third streets; on the south by Harrison street; and on the west by Fifth to Market, Market to Mason, and Mason to Sutter street.

The Third Ward shall be bounded on the north by Sutter. street; on the east by Mason to Market, Market to Fifth, Fifth to Harrison street; on the south by Harrison street; and on the west by Seventh to Market, Market to McAllister, McAllister to Leavenworth, Leavenworth to Sutter street.

The Fourth Ward shall be bounded on the north by Sutter street; on the east by Leavenworth to McAllister, McAllister to Market, Market to Seventh, Seventh to Bryant street; on the south by Bryant street; and on the west by Eleventh street to Market, Market to Van Ness avenue, Van Ness avenue to Sutter street.

The Fifth Ward shall be bounded on the north by Vallejo street: on the east by the Bay of San Francisco from Vallejo to Sacramento street; on the south by Sacramento to Kearny, Kearny to Sutter, Sutter to Powell street; and on the west by Powell to Vallejo street. '

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