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CHARTER APPROVAL

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Assembly Concurrent Resolution No. 3, Relative to Approving Charter of the City of Bakersfield, County of Kern, State of California, Voted for and Ratified by the Qualified Voters of Said City at a Special Municipal Election Held Therein for That Purpose on the Seventh Day of November, 1914.

Whereas, The City of Bakersfield, a municipal corporation of the County of Kern, State of California, now is and was at all times herein referred to, a city containing a population of more than three thousand five hundred inhabitants, as ascertained and established by the census of 1910 taken under the direction of Congress of the United States; and

Whereas, At a special election duly held in said City of the fifth day of May, 1914, under and in accordance with the law and the provisions of section 8, article XI, of the Constitution of the State of California, a board of fifteen freeholders, duly qualified, was elected in and by said City by the qualified electors then propose a charter for the government of said City; and

Whereas, Said board of freeholders did, within one hundred and twenty days after the result of said election was declared, prepare and propose a charter for the government of the City of Bakersfield; and

Whereas, Said charter was on the 31st day of August 1914, signed in duplicate by a majority of said board of freeholders, and was thereupon duly returned and filed, one copy with the City clerk of the said City of Bakersfield, and the other copy with the County Recorder of the County of Kern; and

Whereas, Said proposed charter was thereafter published ten times in The Bakersfield Californian daily newspaper of general circulation, printed, published and circulated in the City of Bakersfield on the following days or publication, to wit: September 17, 18, 19, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, and 28; the first publication thereof having been made within fifteen days after the filing of the copy thereof on the third day of September, 1914, in the office of said City Clerk; and;

Whereas, Said proposed charter was, not less than twenty days nor more than forty days after the completion of said publication, to wit: on the seventh day of November 1914, submitted by the board of trustees of the City of Bakersfield to the qualified electors of said City at a special election duly called and held therein; and

Whereas, At said last mentioned special election a majority of the qualified electors of said City, voting at said special election, voted in favor of and duly ratified said charter as proposed as a whole; and

Whereas, Said board of trustees. after canvassing the return of said last mentioned special election, duly found and declared that a majority of said qualified electors voting at said special election had voted for, and ratified said charter as above specified; and

Whereas, Said charter was ratified in the words and figures following, to-wit:

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