Chapter 2.350
DEPARTMENT OF INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY

Sections:

2.350.010    Purpose.

2.350.015    Legislative intent.

2.350.020    Definitions.

2.350.025    Department of information technology created.

2.350.030    Authority and functions.

2.350.040    Appointment of the director.

2.350.050    Authority of the director.

2.350.060    Rule making authority.

2.350.065    Strategic technology plan.

2.350.070    Information services plan.

2.350.075    Information services catalog.

2.350.080    Director to review contracts related to information services.

2.350.090    Review procedures.

2.350.100    Appealing decisions of the director.

2.350.110    Information Technology Strategy Advisory Board (SAB).

2.350.120    SAB authority and functions.

2.350.130    SAB membership.

2.350.140    Business advisory committee (BAC).

2.350.150    BAC authority and functions.

2.350.160    BAC membership.

2.350.170    Project oversight committee (POC).

2.350.180    POC authority and functions.

2.350.190    POC membership.

2.350.200    Rates and charges.

2.350.900    Severability.

Code reviser’s notes:

1. Amended Ordinance No. 11-004 shall take effect as provided in SCC 2.48.126, provided that the Department of Information Services shall have until June 1, 2011, to publish the information services catalog required by SCC 2.350.075. The cost allocation model used to develop the 2011 annual budget shall remain in effect until a new cost allocation model is approved by the County Council pursuant to SCC 2.350.200.

2. Amended Ordinance 14-076 amended the sunset date of Ordinance 13-016 to be October 6, 2014. Ordinance 13-016, adopted February 20, 2013, was in effect from February 20, 2013, until October 6, 2014.

2.350.010 Purpose.

The purpose of this chapter is to establish and set forth the authority and functions of the department of information technology and to provide for technology governance to advise the department, county executive, and county council in the prioritization, development, and delivery of information services.

(Added Ord. 88-026, § 2, April 27, 1988; Amended by Amended Ordinance No. 11-004, Feb. 16, 2011, Eff date Feb. 28, 2011; Amended by Ord. 16-040, June 22, 2016, Eff date July 3, 2016).

2.350.015 Legislative intent.

The department shall perform planning and management of county information and technology services which support other county departments. It is recognized that information systems, telecommunications, equipment, software, and services must satisfy the needs of end users and that many appropriate and cost-effective alternatives exist for meeting those needs, such as shared computing, shared telecommunications services, communication networks, departmental applications, and computer systems. It is the intent of this chapter that:

(1) Information be shared and administered in a coordinated manner, except when prevented by county department responsibilities for security, privacy, or confidentiality; and

(2) Resources be used in the most efficient manner; and

(3) A structure be created (a) to plan and manage telecommunications and computing network, (b) to increase agencies’ awareness of information sharing opportunities, and (c) to support and serve agencies by implementing such possibilities; and

(4) The acquisition of equipment, proprietary software, and related services be evaluated and reviewed to ensure conformity with county standards; and

(5) The county improve recruitment, training, and retention of professional staff; and

(6) Plans, proposals, and acquisitions for information services be reviewed from a technical, financial and management perspective as part of the budget process; and

(7) County elected officials be given meaningful opportunities to contribute to the prioritization, development, and delivery of information services to county departments.

(Added Ord. 88-026, § 2, April 27, 1988; Amended by Amended Ord. 11-004, Feb. 16, 2011, Eff date Feb. 28, 2011; Amended by Ord. 16-040, June 22, 2016, Eff date July 3, 2016).

2.350.020 Definitions.

The following definitions shall apply to terms used in this chapter, unless the context indicates otherwise:

(1) "Council" means the Snohomish county council;

(2) "Executive" means the Snohomish county executive;

(3) "Department" means the department of information technology;

(4) "Director and county chief information officer" means the director of the department of information technology;

(5) "Information processing" means the electronic capture, collection, storage, manipulation, transmission, retrieval, and presentation of information in the form of data, text, voice, or image and includes telecommunications and office automation functions;

(6) "Information services" means information processing, software operation, telecommunications, and office automation;

(7) "Equipment" means the machines, devices, and transmission facilities used in information processing, software operation, telecommunications, networking, and office automation;

(8) "Proprietary software" means that software offered for sale or license;

(9) "Telecommunications" means the transmission of information by wire, radio, optical cable, electromagnetic, or other means;

(10) "Backbone network" means the shared high-density portions of the county’s voice/data telecommunications transmission facilities. It includes specially conditioned high-speed communication carrier lines, modems, multiplexors, switches associated with such communications lines, and any equipment and software components necessary for management and control of the backbone network;

(11) "Purchased services" means services provided by a vendor to accomplish routine, continuing and necessary functions. This term includes, but is not limited to, services acquired for equipment maintenance and repair, operation of a physical plant, security, computer hardware and software installation and maintenance, data entry, programming services, training, consulting services and computer time-sharing;

(12) "Support services" are defined but not limited to the following:

(a) Copy and printing services that provide centralized photo copying and printing services for Snohomish county customers; and

(b) Mail service for Snohomish county customers; and

(c) Micrographic and digital scanning records management services that assist Snohomish county customers to provide for the proper control, production, disposition and retrieval of public records and reports in accordance with state archiving statutes. These services include surveying of records, planning for the conversion to digital formats, developing and enforcing standards for equipment, scanning to assure acceptable quality, eliminating or reducing reports, replacing computer-printed reports with computer-generated digital reports, and developing long-term management policies and procedures for records management;

(13) "Public agencies" means all state, municipal and quasi-municipal corporations and political subdivisions, and all agencies of such corporations and subdivisions authorized to contract separately and/or defined in RCW 39.34.020 of the interlocal cooperation act;

(14) "County department" means any Snohomish county office, executive department, court, board, commission or other organizational unit of the county;

(15) "Cash-on-delivery customer" means any person, business or other group not defined in this chapter;

(16) "Information services plan" means a plan adopted pursuant to SCC 2.350.070;

(17) "Information technology strategy advisory board" or "SAB" means the committee created by SCC 2.350.110;

(18) "Non-routine project" means an information service that is not a "routine project";

(19) "Routine project" means:

(a) incident or problem management intended to repair or restore an existing and previously deployed technology system;

(b) operation or maintenance of an existing and previously deployed technology system within its specifications; or

(c) any other service listed in an information services catalog adopted pursuant to SCC 2.350.075 that:

(i) costs less than $50,000 and requires less than 100 hours of staff time to deploy,

(ii) costs less than $10,000 and requires less than 20 hours of staff time to maintain in any single year, and

(iii) implements a new practice or policy that has been presented to and reviewed by the BAC;

(20) "Strategic technology plan" means a plan adopted pursuant to SCC 2.350.065;

(21) "Business advisory committee" or "BAC" means the committee created by SCC 2.350.140;

(22) "Project oversight committee" or "POC" means the committee created by SCC 2.350.170.

(Added Ord. 88-026, § 2, April 27, 1988; Amended by Amended Ord. 11-004, Feb. 16, 2011, Eff date Feb. 28, 2011; Amended by Ord. 16-040, June 22, 2016, Eff date July 3, 2016; Amended by Ord. 16-079, Oct. 19, 2016, Eff date Nov. 10, 2016).

2.350.025 Department of information technology created.

The department of information technology is hereby created.

(Added Ord. 88-026, § 2, April 27, 1988; Amended by Ord. 16-040, June 22, 2016, Eff date July 3, 2016).

2.350.030 Authority and functions.

The department shall provide for the planning, management, control, security, operation and use of information services, backbone network, telecommunications, information processing, equipment, data, computer workstations, connected devices, purchased services, and proprietary software. The department shall provide administration and management of centralized support services for the county and may include, in addition, such procedures as will generally promote more efficient management and utilization of such services. The department’s functions and responsibilities shall include the following functional areas:

(1) Management and operation of the county’s information systems and equipment;

(2) Management and administration of the IP network, distributed network(s), and telecommunication system;

(3) Management and operation of computer workstations, connected devices, and related support services for the county;

(4) Management and administration of the security of information services, equipment, data, and networks;

(5) In partnership with county departments and the county purchasing division, procurement of equipment, proprietary software and purchased services acquisitions from outside sources by the county;

(6) Provide for information services, information processing, proprietary software and purchased services as appropriate to county departments, public agencies and cash-on-delivery customers;

(7) Performing other functions and executing such other powers as may be prescribed by ordinance or delegated by the executive;

(8) The department’s authority shall not extend to systems mandated, supplied, controlled, and supported by the federal or state government or a public agency, except where there is a potential interface to department managed equipment, in which case the department shall be consulted in a timely manner.

(Added Ord. 88-026, § 2, April 27, 1988; Amended by Ord. 16-040, June 22, 2016, Eff date July 3, 2016).

2.350.040 Appointment of the director.

The director and county chief information officer shall be appointed by the executive with the advice and consent of a majority of the council. The director shall serve at the pleasure of the executive and shall be subject to the county exempt personnel system. The executive shall at least annually solicit comments from other department directors and agency elected officials regarding the director’s performance, which comments shall be summarized and addressed in the executive’s annual evaluation of the director under SCC 3.69.040.

(Added Ord. 88-026, § 2, April 27, 1988; Amended by Amended Ord. 11-004, Feb. 16, 2011, Eff date Feb. 28, 2011; Amended by Ord. 16-040, June 22, 2016, Eff date July 3, 2016).

2.350.050 Authority of the director.

The director shall manage and administer the activities of the department. The director may, upon delegation by the executive, execute contracts on behalf of the county to carry out the purposes of this chapter. The director shall appoint all officers and employees of the department in accordance with the rules of the county personnel system and exempt personnel system. The director may delegate functions, powers and duties to other officers and employees of the department as (s)he deems expedient to further the purpose of this chapter.

The director may create divisions and reassign positions and functions within the department; PROVIDED, That any budget changes required by such actions shall be in accordance with chapter 4.26 SCC and, FURTHER PROVIDED, That personnel changes shall be made in conformance with the requirements of the county personnel system and exempt personnel system.

(Added Ord. 88-026, § 2, April 27, 1988).

2.350.060 Rule making authority.

The director with the concurrence of the executive is authorized to adopt such rules and regulations as may be necessary to carry out the provisions of this chapter consistent with applicable laws. The director shall provide the BAC with a reasonable opportunity to review and comment on all rules and regulations prior to their adoption.

(Added Ord. 88-026, § 2, April 27, 1988; Amended by Amended Ord. 11-004, Feb. 16, 2011, Eff date Feb. 28, 2011; Amended by Ord. 16-079, Oct. 19, 2016, Eff date Nov. 10, 2016).

2.350.065 Strategic technology plan.

Beginning in 2017 and every three years thereafter, the director shall prepare and submit a strategic technology plan to the executive, which the executive shall submit to the council. The strategic technology plan will address the overall technology and information management strategy for the county covering a 36-month period and align such strategy to the business and service goals, strategies, objectives, and plans of the county and its departments. Prior to submitting the plan to the executive, the director shall submit the plan to the SAB for review. The plan must contain the following:

(1) A definition of strategic areas, explaining the current state of information technology at the county and the opportunities to be facilitated by the strategic technology plan;

(2) For each strategic area, a set of strategic objectives with descriptions and desired outcomes; and

(3) For each strategic objective, the intended approach to achieve the desired outcomes.

(Added by Ord. 16-079, Oct. 19, 2016, Eff date Nov. 10, 2016).

2.350.070 Information services plan.

(1) The director shall prepare and submit an annual information services plan to the executive which shall be submitted to the council with the annual budget estimates provided for in SCC 4.26.030. This plan must contain the following:

(a) A "state of information technology" element that describes the county’s current information technology environment, including the strengths, weaknesses, opportunities, and challenges of county information technology and services; identifies objectives for the next fiscal year or biennium; and evaluates whether strategic objectives identified in the strategic technology plan are being achieved;

(b) A "status of IT projects" element that includes the scope, schedule, budget, priority, and status for each non-routine project that was listed in the prior annual information services plan and not completed, or is scheduled to commence during the next 12-month period;

(c) A "technology replacement program" element that provides a recommended scope, schedule, budget, funding source, and priority for the replacement and maintenance of the county’s technology systems; and

(d) A "financing plan" element that includes:

(i) five-year financial projections for the information services fund (fund 505) created by SCC 4.114.010 and the data processing capital improvement fund (fund 315) created by SCC 4.66.010 in the standard county five-year projection format, updated as of May 1st; and

(ii) a table showing the amount and proposed allocations of resources of the data processing capital improvement fund (fund 315), including the most recent year-end fund balance, proposed expenditures, and expected year-end fund balance. The table must also include expenditures required for replacement of critical systems and actual or expected project completion dates.

(2) The information services plan shall be submitted to the executive with the annual budget estimates provided for in SCC 4.26.030. It shall cover the period from January 1st of the next fiscal year and the ensuing 12-month period. The priorities in the plan may be changed during the budget preparation process. Upon adoption of the budget the executive shall notify the director of any changes that must be made to the plan to be consistent with the adopted budget, and the appropriations that will be available to support the plan. The director shall publish a record of such changes with appropriate supporting documentation and shall furnish to the executive, council and all affected county departments a copy thereof.

(3) Prior to submitting the information services plan to the county executive pursuant to this section, the director shall solicit input on the plan from the BAC. By April 30th of each year the director shall submit a proposed information services plan to the BAC for review and comment. The BAC shall consider the proposed plan and recommend such revisions or additional work as it deems appropriate. Upon submission of the plan to the county executive, the director shall provide a report to the BAC of any recommendations that are not implemented and the reasons for not implementing them.

(Added Ord. 88-026, § 2, April 27, 1988; Amended Ord. 07-015, March 21, 2007, Eff date April 7, 2007; Amended by Amended Ord. 11-004, Feb. 16, 2011, Eff date Feb. 28, 2011; Amended by Ord. 16-079, Oct. 19, 2016, Eff date Nov. 10, 2016).

2.350.075 Information services catalog.

The department shall publish, update as needed, and distribute to each county department a catalog that lists the information technology services that are regularly available from the department or third-party providers and the conditions, if any, that a county department must satisfy to obtain each listed service. The department shall provide the BAC with a reasonable opportunity to review and comment on the information services catalog and any updates prior to their publication.

(Added by Amended Ord. 11-004, Feb. 16, 2011, Eff date Feb. 28, 2011; Amended by Ord. 16-079, Oct. 19, 2016, Eff date Nov. 10, 2016)

2.350.080 Director to review contracts related to information services.

Except as provided in the current information services catalog published pursuant to SCC 2.350.075, no county department shall requisition, order or otherwise contract for any equipment, proprietary software, or purchased services except through, or in accordance with guidelines, standards or procedures made by the director and after having secured written concurrence for any such procurement from the director or his/her designee. Director review shall be consistent with the purpose and legislative intent of this chapter. In conducting this review, the factors considered by the director shall include, but not be limited to, the following considerations: county-wide as well as county department long and short term costs; timeliness of service; multipurpose use of equipment and software programs; efficient utilization of existing county information processing equipment and software resources; uniformity and compatibility with existing and planned county equipment, software and proprietary software; functional redundancy of software or systems compared to existing systems operated by the county; and training requirements for supporting staff. The director’s decisions under this section shall be in writing and delivered to the requesting county departments.

(Added Ord. 88-026, § 2, April 27, 1988; Amended by Amended Ord. 11-004, Feb. 16, 2011, Eff date Feb. 28, 2011; Amended by Ord. 16-079, Oct. 19, 2016, Eff date Nov. 10, 2016).

2.350.090 Review procedures.

For efficient operation of the county’s business, the director shall review and approve or disapprove such requests and contracts in a timely manner. The director may develop, following review and comment by the BAC and subject to the concurrence of the executive, required equipment, systems, programs and services standards and, in connection therewith, develop multi-departmental equipment, systems, programs and service requests in single contracts. The director’s decisions should be documented when appropriate to explain the factors determining the decision. Documentation when possible or necessary should include considerations such as comparative cost data and the ability of the department to respond to the specifics of user’s request.

(Added Ord. 88-026, § 2, April 27, 1988; Amended by Amended Ord. 11-004, Feb. 16, 2011, Eff date Feb. 28, 2011; Amended by Ord. 16-079, Oct. 19, 2016, Eff date Nov. 10, 2016).

2.350.100 Appealing decisions of the director.

If a county department disagrees with the decision of the director and they still wish to pursue their action, they may appeal the director’s decision to the executive. They should submit their original request, with the director’s written response and their counter response to the executive. The executive may uphold or override the decision of the director.

(Added Ord. 88-026, § 2, April 27, 1988).

2.350.110 Information Technology Strategy Advisory Board (SAB).

There is hereby created the information technology strategy advisory board (SAB) to serve in an advisory capacity regarding the development and delivery of information technology strategy and goals.

(Added by Amended Ord. 11-004, Feb. 16, 2011, Eff date Feb. 28, 2011; Amended by Ord. 16-079, Oct. 19, 2016, Eff date Nov. 10, 2016)

2.350.120 SAB authority and functions.

(1) The SAB shall advise the department, county executive, and county council regarding the development of long-term strategic objectives, planning, and implementation for information technology and services countywide.

(2) The SAB may:

(a) Provide information about the technology mission, goals, and strategies of the county;

(b) Provide advice regarding emerging technology industry trends and strategies relevant to Snohomish County’s mission and goals;

(c) Provide advice in the development of technology strategies and strategic objectives for information technology and services countywide;

(d) Discuss proposed strategies related to information technology and services;

(e) Review the strategic technology plan and all updates to it; and

(f) Review, assess, and advise the executive and the director regarding large countywide information technology projects/proposals, which may include evaluating the business cases for such investments and determining alignment to the technology strategy.

(3) Staff support for the SAB shall be provided by the department.

(Added by Amended Ord. 11-004, Feb. 16, 2011, Eff date Feb. 28, 2011; Amended by Ord. 16-079, Oct. 19, 2016, Eff date Nov. 10, 2016)

2.350.130 SAB membership.

(1) The information technology strategy advisory board shall be composed of the county executive, two councilmembers appointed by the chairperson of the council, sheriff, prosecuting attorney, assessor, auditor, treasurer, clerk, the presiding judge of the superior court, the presiding judge of the district court, up to three external advisors from the private sector to be selected by the executive and the director, and up to three external advisors from the public sector to be selected by the executive and the director. The directors of the departments of information technology, finance and public works shall serve as non-voting members of the SAB and shall not be counted in determining a quorum.

(2) The county executive shall serve as the chairperson of the SAB.

(3) External advisors will each serve a three-year term. All members of the SAB including external advisors shall serve without compensation.

(4) The SAB shall meet twice per year, in March and September.

(5) Decisions and recommendations of the SAB shall be made by simple majority vote with each voting member having one vote.

(6) Eight voting members of the SAB shall constitute a quorum.

(Added by Amended Ord. 11-004, Feb. 16, 2011, Eff date Feb. 28, 2011; Amended by Ord. 16-079, Oct. 19, 2016, Eff date Nov. 10, 2016)

2.350.140 Business advisory committee (BAC).

There is hereby created the business advisory committee to serve in an advisory capacity to the director regarding the development and delivery of information technology and services to county departments.

(Added by Amended Ord. 11-004, Feb. 16, 2011, Eff date Feb. 28, 2011; Amended by Ord. 16-079, Oct. 19, 2016, Eff date Nov. 10, 2016)

2.350.150 BAC authority and functions.

(1) The business advisory committee shall advise the department director, county executive, and county council regarding the development and delivery of information technology and services to county departments, including review and comment on cost allocation, services, policy and rules, plans and objectives, and system deployment, operation, and maintenance.

(2) The BAC may:

(a) Participate in conversations related to business practices, operations, and services, specifically as those items may benefit from a shared approach to technology, information, services, data, platforms, and systems;

(b) Present and discuss the operational and business goals, strategies, and objectives of departments or shared cross-functional or enterprise services, for the purpose of discussing needs and requirements related to technology services;

(c) Advise the director regarding shared approaches to information services for the mutual benefit of county departments, agencies, and residents;

(d) Consider, discuss, and review the annual information service plan created by the department, and recommend revisions or additional work as it deems appropriate;

(e) Review and comment on revisions to the service catalog and the rate and cost allocation model associated with the services;

(f) Evaluate, discuss, and provide input to any rules and regulations proposed by the department prior to their adoption; and

(g) Review and comment enterprise programs and contracts presented by the director.

(3) The BAC shall meet no less than once per quarter, and no more than once per month. The BAC may establish sub-committees or work groups on either a standing or ad hoc basis, provided that the director or deputy director be the chair of such committees or work groups, and the results be reported back to the BAC.

(4) Staff support for the BAC shall be provided by the department.

(Added by Ord. 16-079, Oct. 19, 2016, Eff date Nov. 10, 2016)

2.350.160 BAC membership.

(1) The business advisory committee shall be composed of one representative from the following departments: assessor, auditor, clerk, council, district court, prosecuting attorney, sheriff, superior court, treasurer, airport, emergency management, facilities management, finance, human resources, human services, information technology, medical examiner, parks and recreation, planning and development services, public defense, and public works.

(2) Each department will designate one primary and one alternate representative, each of whom will be either the director, deputy director, chief of staff, finance manager, or operations manager of the department or their equivalent.

(3) The director of information technology will be the non-member facilitator of the BAC. The director will not have a vote.

(4) Decisions and recommendations of the BAC shall be made by simple majority vote with each office having one vote.

(5) Ten members of the BAC shall constitute a quorum.

(Added by Ord. 16-079, Oct. 19, 2016, Eff date Nov. 10, 2016)

2.350.170 Project oversight committee (POC).

There is hereby created the project oversight committee to serve in a performance review capacity regarding the selection, prioritization, and delivery of non-routine projects.

(Added by Ord. 16-079, Oct. 19, 2016, Eff date Nov. 10, 2016)

2.350.180 POC authority and functions.

(1) The project oversight committee shall provide review and quality control for the timely and effective implementation of non-routine technology projects. The POC will monitor projects and report status to the director. The POC will be supported in this effort by department staff.

(2) For non-routine projects, the POC shall:

(a) Propose and coordinate a process for information technology project initiation, including submittal and analysis of a business case;

(b) Develop requirements for the components of the business case, such as, but not limited to, the alignment of the project to the strategic technology plan, department/agency strategic business plan, program mission, and/or cost-benefit analysis;

(c) Review the information technology project initiation request, including business case analysis, to ensure that materials contain all required components and are supported by documentation;

(d) Develop criteria for determining which information technology projects (routine and non-routine) should be subject to monthly status monitoring, and establish reporting requirements and procedures to facilitate monitoring;

(e) Define the methodology to be used to evaluate project performance and progress, including phase gates, deliverables, and acceptance criteria; and

(f) Monitor projects during implementation relying on documentation that has been approved by the project’s steering committee.

(3) Prior to performing a non-routine technology project, the department planning such project shall present the non-routine project to the POC for review and comment prior to any expenditure or encumbrance of county resources for such services.

(4) For non-routine projects that are failing to meet the criteria for progress and success, the POC may assist in the recovery of the project, or escalate attention to the related issues inhibiting progress. Such actions may include ordering an independent quality/audit review of the project. In case where projects are experiencing significant challenges, the POC may recommend the suspension or general shutdown of the project in coordination with the director and the director/official sponsoring the project.

(5) The POC shall meet as required to perform its functions, based on the determination of the members.

(Added by Ord. 16-079, Oct. 19, 2016, Eff date Nov. 10, 2016)

2.350.190 POC membership.

(1) The POC shall be composed of three standing members, and one appointed member. The standing members shall be the deputy director of information technology, the controller from the department of finance and budget, and the chief deputy auditor. The appointed member will be determined by the standing members, and will serve for a single two-year term.

(2) The deputy director of information technology shall be the chairperson of the POC.

(3) Decisions and recommendations of the POC shall be made by simple majority vote with each member having one vote.

(4) Two members of the POC shall constitute a quorum.

(Added by Ord. 16-079, Oct. 19, 2016, Eff date Nov. 10, 2016)

2.350.200 Rates and charges.

(1) To promote equity and transparency in the allocation of costs associated with the delivery of information technology and services among county departments, the department shall at least once every five years and at such other times as determined by the BAC provide a presentation to the BAC of the current cost allocation model and any changes then proposed by the county executive or council. The presentation shall describe the criteria used to allocate costs among county departments in the preceding fiscal year or biennium and any fiscal impacts of the proposed changes, and of any changes proposed, in the next fiscal year or biennium.

(2) The budget for any fiscal year or biennium adopted pursuant to chapter 4.26 SCC shall allocate costs for information technology and services among county departments in accordance with the most recent cost allocation model approved by the county council. An approved cost allocation model shall take effect as directed by the council and remain in effect until rescinded or replaced. Council approval of a cost allocation model is an administrative act and may be taken by motion.

(3) Charges for information technology and services provided to public agencies will be negotiated by the department and approved by the executive and council through contracts with those public agencies. The director is authorized to establish and change as appropriate a table of charges for services provided for on demand services to cash-on-delivery customers, which charges shall be based upon actual cost of providing the service or as authorized by law.

(Added Ord. 88-026, § 2, April 27, 1988; Amended by Amended Ord. 11-004, Feb. 16, 2011, Eff date Feb. 28, 2011; Amended by Ord. 16-079, Oct. 19, 2016, Eff date Nov. 10, 2016).

2.350.900 Severability.

Should any section, subsection, paragraph, sentence, clause or phrase of this chapter be declared unconstitutional or invalid for any reason, such decision shall not affect the validity of the remaining portions of this chapter.

(Added Ord. 88-026, § 2, April 27, 1988).