Chapter 1.01


1.01.010    Adoption.

1.01.020    Title, citation, reference.

1.01.030    Codification authority.

1.01.040    Effect of catchlines.

1.01.050    Effect on past actions and obligations.

1.01.060    References to ordinances in matters of record.

1.01.070    Severability.

1.01.080    Ordinances passed before code adoption.

1.01.090    Publication and posting.

1.01.100    Hearing—Effective date of this ordinance.

    Prior legislation: Ords. 3735 and 4619.

1.01.010 Adoption.

Pursuant to the provisions of Sections 50022.1 through 50022.8 and Section 50022.10 of the California Government Code, there is hereby adopted the “Santa Cruz County Code,” as revised, reformatted, indexed, codified, compiled, edited, and republished by Code Publishing Company, Seattle, Washington. [Ord. 5143 § 1, 2013].

1.01.020 Title, citation, reference.

This code shall be known as the Santa Cruz County Code and it shall be sufficient to refer to it as the Santa Cruz County Code in any prosecution for any violation of any its prohibitions or offenses or in any proceeding at law or in equity. [Ord. 5143 § 2, 2013].

1.01.030 Codification authority.

This code consists of all regulatory, penalty, and administrative ordinances of Santa Cruz County, California, of a general and permanent character. Pursuant to Sections 50022.1 through 50022.8 and Section 50022.10 of the California Government Code, Code Publishing Company of Seattle, Washington, is hereby authorized to revise, index, reformat and republish such as this code of ordinances and to make and publish future editorial amendments, technical corrections, revisions, reformats and supplements that do not affect the substantive meaning of this code for the County. [Ord. 5143 § 3, 2013].

1.01.040 Effect of catchlines.

Title, chapter and section headings shall not be deemed to govern, limit, modify or affect the scope, meaning or intention of any section, chapter, or title of this code. [Ord. 5143 § 4, 2013].

1.01.050 Effect on past actions and obligations.

Neither the adoption of this code nor the repeal or amendments of any ordinance or part or portion of any ordinance shall affect the prosecution for ordinance violations that were committed prior to the effective date of this code adoption. The adoption of this code shall not be construed as a waiver of any license, fee, penalty, debt, forfeiture or obligation due and unpaid to the County on the date this code takes effect. All rights, fines, entitlements, duties, and proceedings existing pursuant to any ordinance on the date of the adoption of this code shall remain in effect unless specifically repealed in this code adoption. No bonds or cash required to be posted, filed or deposited pursuant to any ordinance shall in any way be made invalid by this code adoption. [Ord. 5143 § 5, 2013].

1.01.060 References to ordinances in matters of record.

Any reference in matters of record to any ordinance existing prior to the adoption of this code shall be construed to apply to the corresponding code provisions in effect at the time of codification. Pursuant to Section 50022.8 of the California Government Code, copies of this code that have been duly certified by the Clerk of the Board shall be received without further proof as prima facie evidence of the provisions of such code in all courts and administrative tribunals of this State. [Ord. 5143 § 6, 2013].

1.01.070 Severability.

It is hereby declared to be the intention of the Board of Supervisors that the sections, paragraphs, sentences, clauses and phrases of this code are severable, and if any phrase, clause, sentence, paragraph or section of this code is declared unconstitutional or without effect by any final judgment or decree of a court of competent jurisdiction, such judgment or decree shall not affect any of the remaining phrases, clauses, sentences, paragraphs and sections of this code. [Ord. 5143 § 7, 2013].

1.01.080 Ordinances passed before code adoption.

The last ordinance included in the Santa Cruz County Code is Ordinance 5127 of 2012, passed May 15, 2012. The following ordinances, which have been published, posted, and passed as provided by law, but prior to the adoption of this code, are hereby adopted and made a part of this code:

Ordinance No. 5128


Ordinance No. 5129


Ordinance No. 5130


Ordinance No. 5131


Ordinance No. 5132


Ordinance No. 5133


Ordinance No. 5134


Ordinance No. 5135


Ordinance No. 5136


Ordinance No. 5137


Ordinance No. 5138


Ordinance No. 5139


Ordinance No. 5140


Ordinance No. 5141


[Ord. 5143 § 8, 2013].

1.01.090 Publication and posting.

Pursuant to Section 50022.3 of the California Government Code, copies of this code are on file with the Clerk of the Board and are open to public inspection but need not be published with the ordinance codified in this chapter; however, the ordinance adopting the revision, codification and/or compilation of these ordinances shall be published or posted pursuant to Section 50022.5 of the California Government Code. [Ord. 5143 § 9, 2013].

1.01.100 Hearing—Effective date of this ordinance.

This code shall take effect on the date that the ordinance adopting this code becomes effective. [Ord. 5143 § 10, 2013].