STREETS AND HIGHWAYS CODE
18600. This part may be cited as the Municipal Lighting Maintenance
District Act of 1927.
18601. This part shall be liberally construed in order to effectuate
18602. This part provides an alternative system for the maintenance
and operation of a street lighting system within cities, and the
provisions of this part shall not apply to nor 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.
18603. 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.
18604. "City" includes all corporations organized and
existing for municipal purposes.
18605. "Street lighting system" or "system"
includes any or all appliances, poles, posts, pipes, conduits, lamps
and other necessary works or appliances used for street lighting
18606. "Maintaining and operating" or any of its variants,
when used with relation to a street lighting system, includes the
cost of necessary repairs, replacements, fuel, power and all other
items necessary for the proper maintenance and operation of a street
lighting system, or the expense of any one or more of those items.
18607. "City council" includes any body which by law
is the legislative department of the government of the city.
18608. "Clerk" or "city clerk" means any person
or officer who is or acts as clerk of the city council.
18609. "Public way" includes all public highways, roads,
streets, avenues, boulevards, alleys, parkways and other rights
of way of the public, or any portion thereof, within a city.