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Counties containing a population of eight thousand three hundred and under nine thousand shall belong to and be known as counties of the forty-second class.

Counties containing a population of eight thousand and under eight thousand three hundred shall belong to and be known as counties of the forty-third class.

Counties containing a population of seven thousand seven hundred and under eight thousand shall belong to and be known as counties of the forty-fourth class.

Counties containing a population of seven thousand four hundred and under seven thousand seven hundred shall belong to and be known as counties of the forty-fifth class.

Counties containing a population of seven thousand and under seven thousand four hundred shall belong to and be known as counties of the forty-sixth class.

Counties containing a population of six thousand five hundred and under seven thousand shall belong to and be known as counties of the forty-seventh class.

Counties containing a population of six thousand three hundred and under six thousand five hundred shall belong to and be known as counties of the forty-eighth class.

Counties containing a population of six thousand and under six thousand three hundred shall belong to and be known as counties of the forty-ninth class.

Counties containing a population of five thousand three hundred and under six thousand shall belong to and be known as counties of the fiftieth class.

Counties containing a population of five thousand and under five thou. sand three hundred shall belong to and be known as counties of the fifty. first class.

Counties containing a population of four thousand five hundred and under five thousand shall belong to and be known as counties of the fifty. second class.

Counties containing a population of four thousand and under four thousand five hundred shall belong to and be known as counties of the fifty-third class.

Counties containing a population of three thousand five hundred and under four thousand shall belong to and be known as counties of the fifty-fourth class.

Counties containing a population of three thousand and under three thousand five hundred shall belong to and be known as counties of the fifty-fifth class.

Counties containing a population of two thousand four hundred and under three thousand shall belong to and be known as counties of the fifty-sixth class.

Counties containing a population of two thousand and under two thousand four hundred shall belong to and be known as counties of the fiftyseventh class.

Counties containing a population less than two thousand shall belong to and be known as counties of the fifty-eighth class. (Amendment approved 1911; Stats. 1911, p. 98.]

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Legislation $ 4006. 1. Enacted March 12, 1872. 2. Amended by Code Amdts. 1880, p. 94. 3. Repealed by Stats. 1907, p. 354. 4. Enacted by Stats. 1907, p. 356; same as former County Gov. Act 1897, § 157, as amended by Stats. 1901, p. 687. 5. Amended by Stats. 1909,

6. By Stats. 1911, p. 98. § 4006a. Change of classification. Counties created or organized after July first, nineteen hundred and seven, shall immediately come under and be governed by the provisions of this title so far as the same are applicable thereto. When the population of any existing county shall have been reduced, by reason of the creation of any new county from the territory thereof, below the class and rank first assumed hereunder, it shall be the duty of the board of supervisors of such -county to desig. nate by order the class to which such county has been reduced by reason thereof, and such county shall thereafter enter the list of such class; provided, that the salary of county officers shall not be affected by reason of such division of the county or order of the board, for the term for which they were elected and qualified. In any newly created county, for the purpose of fixing the salaries and fees of county and township officers, the board of supervisors of such new county shall classify such new county according to the population thereof. In each case the population shall be munerically fixed, and when so fixed shall be certified to the secretary of state by the board fixing the same.

Legislation § 4006a. Added by Stats. 1907, p. 360. § 4007. Federal census. Whenever a new Federal census is taken, the counties are not by operation of law reclassified under such census, but shall remain in the old classification until reclassified by the legislature. | Amendment approved 1909; Stats. 1909, p. 460.]

Legislation $ 4007. 1. Enacted March 12, 1872. 2. Repealed by Stats. 1907, p. 354. 3. Enacted Stats. 1907, p. 360. 4. Amended by Stats. 1909, p. 160.

CHAPTER III.

Classification and Election of Officers.
Article I. County Officers. $ 4013.

II. Township Officers. $$ 4014-4016.
III. Consolidation of Oflices. $$ 4017-4020.
IV. Election for and Qualification of Officers. $$ 4021-4026.

ARTICLE I.

County Officers.

$ 4013. Officers of a county.
$ 4013. Officers of a county. The officers of a county are:

1. A district attorney;
2. A sheriff;
3. A county clerk;
4. An auditor;
5. A treasurer;
6. A recorder;
7. A license collector;
8. A tax-collector, who shall be ex officio license collector;

9. An assessor; 10. A superintendent of schools; 11. A public administrator; 12. A coroner; 13. A surveyor; 14. Members of the board of supervisors; 15. A livestock inspector; 16. A fish and game warden; 17. A registrar of voters; 18. A sealer of weights and measures;

19. Such other officers as may be provided by law. [ Amendment approved 1912; Stats. Ex. Sess. 1911, p. 206.]

Legislation & 4013. 1. Enacted by Stats. 1907, p. 361; based on old § 4105 (enacted March 12, 1872; amended by Code Amdts. 1880, p. 100; repealed by Stats. 1907, p. 354); portion of former County Gov. Act 1897, $ 55. 2. Amended by Stats. ex sess. 1911, p. 206.

ARTICLE II.

Township Officers.
$ 4014. Township officers. Additional officers.
$ 4015. Supervisors shall divide county into townships.

$ 4016. This article not to affect incumbent. § 4014.

Township officers. Additional officers. The officers of a township are, two justices of the peace, two constables, and such subordinate officers as are provided by law. In townships containing cities, or parts of cities, of the second, third, fourth, or fifth class, in which city justices or recorders are elected or appointed, there shall be but one justice of the peace, and in townships having a population of les than seven thousand seven hundred fifty, there shall be but one justice of the peace and one constable; provided, however, that in townships containing cities of the first and one-half class there shall be four justices of the peace and four constables. For the purpose of this section, the population of townships in the state of California is hereby determined to be the population of such townships as shown by the federal census taken in the year A. D. nineteen hundred and ten, or by a subsequent census taken as in section 4055 of this code provided.

Provided, however, that appointments to fill any additional offices created by this section shall not be made by the board of supervisors except upon the presentation of a petition therefor to said board, signed by not less than forty per cent of the qualified electors residents of such townships, whose names appear upon the great register of the county at the last general election. [Amendment approved 1911; Stats. 1911, p. 12.)

Legislation & 4014. 1. Enacted by Stats. 1907, p. 361; based on old § 4104 (enacted March 12, 1872; amended by Code Amdts. 1880, p. 100; repealed by Stats. 1907, p. 354); substituted for former County Gov. Act 1897, § 56 (first portion). 2. Amended by Stats. 1911, p. 12.

§ 4015. Supervisors shall divide county into townships. The board of supervisors of each county, as public convenience may require, shall divide their respective counties into townships for the purpose of electing justices of the peace and constables; provided, however, that in the

establishment of townships that may be hereafter established no incorporated city shall be divided so as to lie partly within one township and partly within another.

Legislation & 4015. Enacted by Stats. 1907, p. 361; portion of former County Gov. Act 1897, $ 56, as amended by Stats. 1903, p. 29.

§ 4016. This article not to affect incumbent. The provisions of this article shall not affect any incumbent of the office of justice of the peace or constable.

Legislation & 4016. Enacted by Stats. 1907, p. 361; portion of former County Gov. Art 1897, $ 56, as amended by Stats. 1903, p. 29.

ARTICLE III.

Consolidation of Offices.
$ 4017. Consolidation of county offices.
$ 4018. Consolidated offices separated, how.
$ 4019. Officer filling consolidated offices, duty of.

§ 4020. Offices not consolidated must be filled. § 4017. Consolidation of county offices. In counties where the board of supervisors by proper ordinance so elect, except as otherwise provided in this title, the duties of certain of the officers mentioned in section 4013 are hereby consolidated as follows: sheriff and tax-collector; anditor and recorder; county clerk, auditor and recorder; county clerk and recorder; county •clerk and auditor; treasurer and tax-collector; treasurer and recorder; assessor and tax-collector; public administrator and coroner; district attorney and coroner; sheriff and public administrator. (Amendment approved 1913; Stats. 1913, p. 436.]

Legislation & 4017. 1. Enacted by Stats. 1907, p. 361; portion of former County Gov. Act 1897, p. 473, $ 55, as amended by Stats. 1905, p. 722; subject matter of section treated in old § 4105 (enacted March 12, 1872; repealed by Stats. 1907, p. 354). 2. Amended by Stats, ex, sess. 1911, p. 216. 3. By Stats. 1913, p. 436.

§ 4018. Consolidated offices separated, how. In counties where the duties of said officers have been, or may hereafter be, consolidated in any manner designated in the preceding section, the board of supervisors thereof, by proper ordinance, may elect to separate the duties so con solidated, and reconsolidate them in any other manner above provided, or may separate said duties without reconsolidation, and provide that the duties of each office shall be performed by a separate person, whenever, in their discretion, the public interest will be best subserved thereby.

Legislation 4018. Enacted by Stats. 1907, p. 362; portion of former County Gov. Act, p. 473, § 55, as amended by Stats 1905, p. 722; sub. ject matter of section treated in old § 4106 (enacted March 12, 1872; repealed by Stats. 1907, p. 354).

$ 4019. Officer filling consolidated offices, duty of. When offices are united and consolidated, the person elected to fill the offices so united and consolidated must take the oath and give the bond required for each, discharge all the duties pertaining to each, and receive the compensation of the offices consolidated.

Legislation § 4019. Enacted by Stats. 1907, p. 362; same as last sentence of $ 55, of former County Gov. Act 1897, p. 473, as amended by Stats. 1905, p. 722; similar to old § 4108 (enacted March 12, 1872; repealed by Stats. 1907, p. 354.)

§ 4020. Offices not consolidated must be filled. When there is an omission by the board of supervisors to consolidate and to advertise the consolidation of offices as in this article authorized, each office not so consolidated must be filled by an election or an appointment in the man. ner provided by law. [Amendment approved 1912; Stats. Ex. Sess. 1911, p. 217.]

Legislation § 4020. 1. Enacted by Stats. 1907, p. 362; substantially same as old $ 4107 (enacted March 12, 1872; repealed by Stats. 1907, p. 354). 2. Amended by Stats. ex. sess. 1911, p. 217.

ARTICLE IV.

Election for and Qualification of Officers. $ 1021. Election of county and township officers. When county charter

is adopted. $ 1021a. Recall of officers of counties or subdivisions thereof. Petition

for removal. Examination by clerk. Supplemental petition. Election. Nominations. Contents of ballot. Successor to

officer removed. Duty of registrar of voters. $ 4022. Official bonds. $ 4023. Qualifications necessary to hold office. $ 4024. Appointment of deputies. $ 4025. County clerk must provide books of affidavits, etc. $ 4026. Canvass of elections. O

[Repealed.] $ 4021. Election of county and township officers. When county charter is adopted. All elective county and township officers, except otherwise provided for in this title and by law, shall be elected at the general election at which the governor is elected, and shall take office at 12 o'clock meridian on the first Monday after the first day of January next succeeding their election. All officers elected under the provisions of this title shall hold office until their successors are elected or appointed and qualified. Supervisors shall be elected at the general election prior to expiration of the term of the incumbent. The supervisors of any county created after the first day of July, nineteen hundred and seven, shall, within six months after the first general election succeeiling the creation of such county, classify themselves by lot into two classes, as nearly equal in number as possible, and the term of office of the class having the greater number shall expire in two years from such general election, and the term of office of the class having the lesser number shall terminate in four years from such general election; provided, that whenever any county has heretofore framed and adopted a charter for its own government, under the provisions of section 71.of article 11 of the constitution of this state, and such charter has been heretofore approved by the legislature, as provided in said section of the constitution, and such charter shall provide for the appointment of all or any of such county or township officers, then such officers first to be appointed under the provisions of such charter shall be deemed the suecessors of the like elective officers in office at the time of the approval

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