Chapter 1.02


1.02.010    Definitions.

1.02.020    Grammatical interpretation.

1.02.030    Prohibited acting includes aiding or concealing.

1.02.040    Official time.

1.02.050    Official holidays.

1.02.010 Definitions.

In the construction or interpretation of this code the following definitions and rules shall be used, unless such definitions or rules would be inconsistent with the manifest intent of the language or the context clearly otherwise requires, or unless a contrary definition is provided in the portion of this code being construed:

“City” or “the City” means the City of Dixon, California, a municipal corporation, and all of the territory within its boundaries.

“Clerk” or “City Clerk” means the Administrative City Clerk, or his or her designee, unless required by State law or this code as duties of the Elected City Clerk.

“Code” shall mean this Dixon Municipal Code, as distinguished from prior codes which codified the ordinances of the City, including the Dixon City Code (also known as the “City Code” or the “1974 Code”).

“Council” shall mean the City Council of the City.

“County” shall mean Solano County, State of California.

“Day” means a calendar day.

“Elected City Clerk” means the Elected City Clerk pursuant to Measure T, approved by City voters at the November 2020 general municipal election, or any individual duly appointed to fill the position in the event of a vacancy.

“Manager” or “City Manager” means the City Manager of the City or his or her designee.

“Month” means a calendar month.

“Oath” shall include affirmations as provided by law.

“Owner” shall include any part owner, joint owner, tenant in common, joint tenant or tenant of the entirety, of the whole or of the part.

“Person” means any natural person, joint venture, limited liability company, joint stock company, partnership (whether general or limited), association (whether or not incorporated), club, company, corporation, business, trust, or any other organization.

“Property” includes both real and personal property.

“Shall” is mandatory, “must” is mandatory, and “may” is permissive.

“State” means the State of California.

“Week” means a period of seven (7) consecutive days.

“Year” means a calendar year.

All words and phrases shall be construed and understood according to their common, general usage of the language, but technical words and phrases and others as may have acquired a particular and appropriate meaning in the law shall be construed and understood according to such particular and appropriate meaning. [Ord. 21-001 § 1.]

1.02.020 Grammatical interpretation.

A. Designation of the form of any gender includes the masculine, the feminine, and the neuter genders.

B. The singular number includes the plural and the plural includes the singular.

C. Words used in the present tense include the past and future, and vice versa, unless manifestly inapplicable. [Ord. 03-006.]

1.02.030 Prohibited acting includes aiding or concealing.

Whenever any act or omission is made unlawful by this code, the prohibition shall include causing, allowing, permitting, aiding, abetting, or concealing the fact of such act or omission. [Ord. 03-006.]

1.02.040 Official time.

Whenever certain hours of the day are specified in this code, they shall mean Pacific Standard Time or Daylight Savings Time, whichever is then in current use in the State. [Ord. 03-006.]

1.02.050 Official holidays.

The holidays of the City of Dixon shall be those set forth in the personnel rules of the City of Dixon, as amended from time to time by resolution of the City Council. [Ord. 03-006; Ord. 07-002; City Code § 2.6.1.]