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STREETS AND HIGHWAYS CODE
SECTION 5875-5883



5875.  The owners of lots or portions of lots fronting on any public
street or place when that street or place has been improved by the
construction of sidewalks or curbs for a total frontage of more than
fifty percent (50%) on one side of such street or place in any block,
or where a petition signed by the owners of more than sixty percent
(60%) of the front footage of the block has been filed with the city
clerk requesting the installation of such improvements, or where a
petition signed by the owners of more than sixty percent (60%) of the
front footage of any part of an unimproved portion or portions of a
block has been filed with the city clerk requesting the installation
of such improvements in front of said part, or whenever the
legislative body of the city upon its own motion orders the
installation of such improvements in front of said part, shall have
the duty of constructing or causing the construction of sidewalks or
curbs in front of their properties upon notice so to do by the
superintendent of streets.


5876.  When the superintendent of streets finds that sidewalks or
curbs have been constructed, or that their construction has been
guaranteed to his satisfaction, in front of properties constituting
more than fifty percent (50%) of the frontage in any block, or where
a petition signed by the owners of more than sixty percent (60%) of
the front footage of the block has been filed with the city clerk
requesting the installation of such improvements, or where a petition
signed by the owners of more than sixty percent (60%) of the front
footage of any part of an unimproved portion or portions of a block
has been filed with the city clerk requesting the installation of
such improvements in front of said part, or whenever the legislative
body of the city upon its own motion has ordered the installation of
such improvements in front of said part, said superintendent of
streets may, and upon the instructions of the legislative body of the
city shall, notify the owner or person in possession of the property
fronting on that portion of the street in such block in which no
sidewalks or curbs have been constructed theretofore, to construct or
cause to be constructed sidewalks or curbs in front of his property.




5877.  Notice to construct may be given by delivering a written
notice personally to the owner or to the person in possession of the
property facing upon the sidewalks or curbs to be constructed or by
mailing a postal card, postage prepaid, to the person in possession
of such property, or to the owner thereof at his last known address
as the same appears on the last equalized assessment rolls of such
city or to the name and address of the person owning such property as
shown in the records of the office of the clerk.



5878.  The postal card shall contain a notice to construct the
sidewalks or curbs as the case may be, and the superintendent of
streets shall, immediately upon the mailing of the notice, cause a
copy thereof, printed on a card of not less than 8 inches by 10
inches in size, to be posted in a conspicuous place on the property.




5878.1.  The notice shall also specify the day, hour, and place when
the legislative body will hear and pass upon objections or protests,
if any, which may be raised by any property owner or other
interested persons, but in no case shall the hearing be sooner than
10 days after giving of notice. Upon the day and hour fixed for the
hearing, the legislative body shall hear and pass upon objections or
protests in accordance with Chapter 8 (commencing with Section 5220).
   The hearing required by this section is in addition to the hearing
required by Section 5881.



5879.  The notice shall particularly specify what work is required
to be done, and how it is to be done, and what materials shall be
used in the construction and shall further specify that if the
construction is not commenced within 60 days after notice is given
and diligently and without interruption prosecuted to completion, the
superintendent of streets shall cause the construction to be done,
and the cost of the same shall be a lien on the property. However,
upon petition by all of the affected property owners, the 60-day
period may be waived and the superintendent of streets may
immediately cause the construction to be done, and the cost of the
same shall be a lien upon the property.



5879.1.  The legislative body may adopt a resolution determining
that bonds shall be issued and assessments collected and enforced
pursuant to Part 5 of this division. In such event, the notice shall
also specify that bonds shall be issued to represent the security of
the unpaid assessments, payable over a period of not to exceed 10
years, and shall further recite a maximum rate of interest to be paid
on the indebtedness, which shall not exceed 7 percent a year,
payable semiannually.



5880.  If the construction is not commenced and prosecuted to
completion with due diligence, as required by the notice or by the
legislative body after the hearing required by Section 5878.1 of this
chapter, the superintendent of streets shall forthwith construct the
sidewalks or curbs.



5881.  Upon the completion of the construction, the superintendent
of streets shall cause notice of the cost of the construction to be
given in the manner specified in this article for the giving of
notice to construct, which notice shall specify the day, hour and
place when the legislative body will hear and pass upon a report by
the superintendent of streets of the cost of the construction,
together with any objections or protests, if any, which may be raised
by any property owner liable to be assessed for the cost of such
construction and any other interested persons. In no case shall the
hearing provided for in this section be sooner than 10 days after
giving of notice. If bonds are to be issued, the notice shall also
contain the information required by Section 5879.1.
   The cost of the construction may include a proportionate share, as
determined by the legislative body, of the cost of improvements
constructed in a place other than in front of a parcel of property
which are required for the proper functioning of the improvements in
front of the parcel.



5882.  Upon the completion of the construction, the superintendent
of streets shall prepare and file with the legislative body a report
specifying the work which has been done, the cost of construction, a
description of the real property in front of which the work has been
done and the assessment against each lot or parcel of land proposed
to be levied to pay the cost or portion thereof. The report may
include work done in front of any number of parcels of property,
whether contiguous to each other or not. In determining the amount of
the assessment against each lot or parcel of land, the
superintendent shall assess the same portion of the total cost of the
work against each lot or parcel as that parcel will receive of the
total benefit from the work.



5883.  Upon the day and hour fixed for the hearing the legislative
body shall hear and pass upon the report of the superintendent of
streets, together with any objections or protests which may be raised
by any of the property owners liable to be assessed for such
construction and any other interested persons. Thereupon the
legislative body may make such revision, correction or modifications
in the report as it may deem just, after which, by motion or
resolution, the report as submitted, or as revised, corrected or
modified, shall be confirmed. The legislative body may adjourn the
hearings from time to time. The decisions of the legislative body on
all protests and objections which may be made, shall be final and
conclusive.