Chapter 1.04
GENERAL PROVISIONS

1.04.000    Chapter Contents

Sections:

1.04.010    Definitions.

1.04.010 Definitions

The following words and phrases, whenever used in the ordinances of the City of Olympia, shall be construed as defined in this section, unless from the context a different meaning is intended or unless a different meaning is specifically defined and more particularly directed to the use of such words or phrases:

A.    "City" means the City of Olympia or the area within the limits of the City of Olympia, and such area outside the City over which the City has jurisdiction or control by virtue of any constitutional or statutory provision.

B.    "Council" means the City Council of the City of Olympia. "All its members" or "all commissioners" means the total number of councilmembers holding office.

C.    "City Council" means the City Council of the City of Olympia. "All its members" or "all councilmembers" means the total number of councilmembers holding office.

D.    "County" means the county of Thurston.

E.    "Law" denotes applicable federal law, the Constitution and statutes of the state of Washington, the ordinances of the City of Olympia, and, when appropriate, any and all rules and regulations which may be promulgated thereunder.

F.    "Master Meter" means a common meter which provides water service to a community or number of individual users.

G.    "May" is permissive.

H.    "Month" means a calendar month.

I.    "Must" and "shall" are each mandatory.

J.    "Oath" includes an affirmation or declaration in all cases in which, by law, an affirmation may be substituted for an oath, and in such cases the words "swear" and "sworn" shall be equivalent to the words "affirm" and "affirmed."

K.    "Owner," applied to a building or land, includes any part owner, joint owner, tenant in common, joint tenant, or tenant by the entirety of the whole or a part of such building or land.

L.    "Person" includes a natural person, joint venture, joint stock company, partnership, association, club, company, corporation, business, trust, organization, or the manager, lessee, agent, servant, officer or employee of any of them.

M.    "Personal property" includes money, goods, chattels, things in action and evidences of debt.

N.    "Preceding" and "following" mean next before and next after, respectively.

O.    "Property" includes real and personal property.

P.    "Real property" includes lands, tenements and hereditaments.

Q.    "Sexual orientation" means heterosexuality, homosexuality, bisexuality, and gender expression or identity. As used in this definition, "gender expression or identity" means having or being perceived as having a gender identity, self-image, appearance, behavior, or expression, whether or not that gender identity, self-image, appearance, behavior, or expression is different from that traditionally associated with the sex assigned to that person at birth.

R.    "Sidewalk" means that portion of a street between the curb line and the adjacent property line intended for the use of pedestrians.

S.    "State" means the state of Washington.

T.    "Street" includes all streets, highways, avenues, lanes, alleys, courts, places, squares, curbs, or other public ways in this city which have been or may hereafter be dedicated and open to public use, or such other public property so designated in any law of this state.

U.    "Tenant" and "occupant," applied to a building or land, include any person who occupies the whole or a part of such building or land, whether alone or with others.

V.    "Written" includes printed, typewritten, mimeographed, multi-graphed, or otherwise reproduced in permanent visible form.

W.    "Year" means a calendar year.

(Ord. 6914 §1, 2014; Ord. 6886 §1, 2013; Ord. 6774 §1, 2011; Ord. 4221 §1, 1980).