STREETS AND HIGHWAYS CODE
18300. This part may be cited as the Street Lighting Act of 1931.
18301. This part shall be liberally construed in order to effectuate
18302. This part provides an alternative system for making the
improvements authorized by this part, and the provisions of this
part shall not apply to or affect any other provisions of this code.
When any proceedings are commenced under this part, the provisions
of this part and no others shall apply to all such proceedings.
18303. Unless the particular provision or the context otherwise
requires, the definitions and general provisions contained in this
chapter shall govern the construction of this part.
18304. "Street lighting system" or "system"
includes any or all appliances, poles, posts, electroliers, transformers,
lighting units, lamps, cables, wires, pipes, conduits, and other
suitable or necessary works or appliances for street lighting purposes.
Any such street lighting system may include all or any portion of
18305. "Service," and any of its variants, means the
electrical current or energy or other illuminating agent used to
light a street lighting system.
18306. "Maintenance" means the repair, replacement,
inspection, cleaning or painting of the posts and standards and
the equipment attached to or used in connection with such posts
and standards, and includes such incidental expenses incurred in
connection therewith as may be necessary.
18307. "Improvement," and any of its variants, includes
the maintenance or servicing, or both, of all or part of any one
or more street lighting systems.
18308. "Contract year" means a period of 12 months.
18309. "Installment assessment" means the amount levied
by the city council for the first or any subsequent contract year
to create a fund with which to pay for the improvement for the next
18310. "Clerk" or "city clerk" means any person
or officer who is or acts as clerk of the city council.
18311. "Street" includes alleys and other public places.
18312. "City" includes all corporations organized and
existing for municipal purposes.
18313. "City council" includes any body which by law
is the legislative department of the government of the city.