CERTIFICATION APPEARING IN ORIGINAL CHARTER WHICH INCLUDED SECTIONS 1 TO 164 INCLUSIVE
IN WITNESS WHEREOF, We have hereunto set our hands at the City of Bakersfield, County of Kern, State of California, the thirty-first day of August, 1914.
LOUIS V. OLCESE
ELBERT E. McCLURE
Endorsed): Filed Sept. 3, 1914.
A.G. JONES, City Clerk.
STATE OF CALIFORNIA,
County of Kern,
City of Bakersfield.
I, W.V. Matlack, president of the board of trustees of the City of Bakersfield, State of California, do hereby certify that I now am, and at all times herein mentioned was, the duly elected, qualified and acting president of the board of trustees of said city; that S.F. Smith, Louis V. Olcese, C.L. Taylor; Joseph Redlick, Gus Schamblin, E.A. Wheeler, H.E. Metzner, W.G. Hudlow, E.B. Duncan, A.G. Little, Ray Stevenson, W.A. Starr, J.B. Crandall, Elbert E. McClure and Geo. Hay, a majority of those names appear signed to the foregoing proposed charter were, and each of them as on the 5th day of May, 1914, at a special election held in the City of Bakersfield on said day duly elected by the qualified voters of the city as a board of free-holders to prepare and propose a charter for said City of Bakersfield; that each of said persons so elected was a freeholder and was at the time of said election and had been continuously for more than five years immediately prior thereto a quali-fied elector of said City of Bakersfield; that the foregoing is a full, true and correct copy of said charter prepared by said board of freeholders, and filed in the office of the City Clerk of said City of Bakersfield on the 3rd day of September, 1914, and within 120 days after the result of said election was declared by the said board of trustees as required by Section 8 of Article XI of the constitution of this state; that said proposed charter was then published in the Bakersfield Californian, which at all times herein mentioned was, and now is a daily newspaper of general circulation, printed, published and circulat-ed in said City of Bakersfield; that said proposed charter was published ten times in said newspaper on the following days of publication, to-wit: September 17, 18, 19, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26 and 28, 1914; that the first publication thereof was made on the 17th day of September 1914, and within fifteen days after the fling of a copy of said charter as aforesaid in the office of the City Clerk of said City of Bakersfield; that, as required by Section 8, Article XI of said constitution, a special election was held in said city not less than twenty days, nor more than forty days after the completion of the publication or said charter, to-wit; on the 7th day of November, 1914, for the purpose of ratifying said proposed charter as a whole; that by a majority of the votes of the qualified electors voting at said election said proposed charter was ratified as a whole. That the returns of said election were duly canvassed by the board of trustees of the City of Bakersfield on the 11th day of November, 1914, and the result thereof declared as above set forth; and that in all matters and things pertaining to said proposed charter all provisions of said section of the constitution and the laws of the State of California pertaining to the adoption of said charter have been fully complied with in every particular.
IN WITNESS WHEREOF. I hereunto set my hand and caused the corporate seal of the City of Bakersfield to be af-fixed this 2nd day of January, 1915.
M. V. MATLACK,
President of the Board of Trustees
of the City of Bakersfield.
Attest: A. G. Jones
(Seal) City Clerk of the City of Bakersfield.
AND WHEREAS. The said charter of the City of Bakersfield so ratified is now submitted to the legislature of the State of California, for approval or rejection without power of alteration or amendment in accordance with Section Eight of Article Eleven of the Constitution of the State of California. Now therefore, be it
RESOLVED BY THE ASSEMBLY OF THE STATE OF CALIFORNIA, THE SENATE THEREOF CONCURRING (a majority of all members elected to each house voting for the adoption of this resolution and concurring therein), That said charter of the said City of Bakersfield hereinbefore set forth as presented and submitted to and adopted and ratified by the qualified electors of the said City of Bakersfield be, and the same is, hereby approved as a whole for and as the charter of the said City of Bakersfield.