With all diligence, the commission shall:
(a) Proceed to cause proper surveys to be made of any harbor intended to be improved, developed or protected.
(b) Collect, compile and preserve all proper data and information concerning the harbor, and the necessity, advantage and benefit to be derived by its improvement, development or protection.
(c) Carefully investigate and examine the condition of the harbor.
(d) Ascertain the best, most feasible and practical plan and system of improvement, development or protection to be used and employed, and its cost.
If the commission, after a careful survey, investigation and examination, finds and reports to the board that the improvement, development or protection of the harbor is not practicable, or that it would involve too great an expense, its report shall be filed, and if it is approved by the board, the harbor commission shall cease to exist.
If the commission finds that the harbor can be improved, developed or protected, and that the public will be benefited by its improvement, development or protection, and the cost will not be disproportionate to the benefits to be derived, it shall provide detailed plans and specifications for the best and most feasible plan of improvement, development or protection of the harbor. It shall estimate the cost and the amount necessary to be raised by the issuance and sale of bonds to do the work, and it shall make a complete, full and comprehensive report of its investigation and examination and file it with the board of supervisors.
The board shall then fix a date for hearing the report which is not more than thirty nor less than twenty days after the filing, and it shall cause notice of the fact that the report has been filed, and of the date fixed for the hearing to be published by at least two publications in one or more newspapers published in the county.
On the day fixed the board shall hear the report, and it may adjourn the hearing from time to time not exceeding four weeks in all. It shall finally pass upon it, or may refer the report back to the commission for further examination and investigation, or for correction or amendment.
If the plans and specifications and report are finally approved by the board, it shall adopt a resolution to that effect. The resolution shall set forth:
(a) The harbor to be improved, developed or protected, designating it by the name by which it is commonly called.
(b) The plan or system of improvement, development or protection to be employed.
(c) The estimated cost, and the amount to be raised by the sale of bonds to carry out the plan or system of improvement, development or protection.
The board shall without delay call an election to determine whether the bonds of the county shall be issued and sold in the amount estimated by the commission in its report and set forth in the resolution of the board adopting it.
The election shall be conducted, and the bonds issued and sold and paid for, pursuant to the law concerning the issuance, sale and payment of county bonds, and all proceedings had in regard to the bonds shall be in accordance with these laws.
Every election held for the purpose of submitting the question of the issuance and sale of bonds, authorized by this chapter, shall be a special election and no question other than propositions relating to the issuance and sale of bonds for one or more purposes may be submitted.
For the holding of the special election the board may form bond election precincts by adopting the precincts established for general election purposes, or by consolidating such precincts inside of incorporated cities and towns, to a number not exceeding six in each bond election precinct. It shall appoint only one inspector, two judges and one clerk for each bond election precinct.
It is sufficient to set forth the purpose for which the bonds are to be issued and sold, to state that they are for the improvement, development or protection of ____ harbor, naming the harbor by the name by which it is commonly called. Any defect or irregularity in the proceedings prior to the calling of the election does not affect the validity of the bonds.