Chapter 3. Definitions

Sec. 1-3.01 Definitions.

For the purpose of this Code, certain words and phrases are defined and certain provisions shall be construed as in this chapter set out, unless it shall be apparent from their context that 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.

Sec. 1-3.02 City.

“City” is the City of Hercules.

Sec. 1-3.03 Council.

“Council” is the Council of the City of Hercules.

Sec. 1-3.04 County.

“County” is the County of Contra Costa.

Sec. 1-3.05 Oath.

“Oath” includes affirmation.

Sec. 1-3.06 Owner.

“Owner” applied to a building or land, shall include any part owner, joint owner, tenant in common, joint tenant, of the whole or a part of such building or land.

Sec. 1-3.07 Person.

“Person” includes any person, firm, association, organization, partnership, business trust, company, corporation, club or society.

Sec. 1-3.08 State.

“State” is the State of California.

Sec. 1-3.09 Street.

“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.

Sec. 1-3.10 Tenant or Occupant.

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

Sec. 1-3.11 Town.

Whenever the word “Town” is used, it shall mean “City.” The name of the Town of Hercules is hereby changed to the City of Hercules.