Chapter 1.06


1.06.010    Preparation of ordinances.

1.06.020    Enacting clause.

1.06.030    Signature and attestation.

1.06.040    Publication and notice of ordinances.

1.06.050    Reading of ordinances and resolutions.

1.06.060    Ordinances – Adoption.

1.06.070    Effective date.

1.06.080    Correction of documents.

1.06.010 Preparation of ordinances.

All ordinances shall be prepared by the City Attorney. No ordinance shall be prepared for presentation to the Council unless requested by a Councilmember, the Mayor, City Manager, or prepared by the City Attorney on his own initiative. (Ord. 1394 § 2, 2010)

1.06.020 Enacting clause.

The enacting clause of ordinances shall be: “The City Council of the City of Palmdale does ordain as follows:”. (Ord. 1394 § 2, 2010)

1.06.030 Signature and attestation.

Ordinances shall be signed by the Mayor and attested by the City Clerk. (Ord. 1394 § 2, 2010)

1.06.040 Publication and notice of ordinances.

(A) Prior to Adoption. The full text of proposed ordinances may be published on the City of Palmdale website and available for review in the office of the City Clerk, five days prior to adoption by the City Council. A notice of the public hearing at which an ordinance will be considered by the City Council together with a summary of the proposed ordinance may be posted at least 72 hours prior to said public hearing at the same three public places at which the City Council agenda is posted.

(B) The requirements of California Government Code Section 36933 also apply. (Ord. 1394 § 2, 2010)

1.06.050 Reading of ordinances and resolutions.

At the time of introduction or adoption of an ordinance or adoption of a resolution, the same shall not be read in full unless, after the reading of the title, further reading is requested by a member of the City Council. If any Councilmember so requests, the ordinance or resolution shall be read in full. Unless a Councilmember requests reading in full, the City Council shall be deemed to have voted, by majority vote, to waive such reading. (Ord. 1394 § 2, 2010)

1.06.060 Ordinances – Adoption.

An ordinance shall be introduced by motion after a reading of the title. If the motion to introduce is passed, public comment shall be received and after such public comment period is closed, such ordinance may be adopted at that same meeting, by a majority vote of the City Council. (Ord. 1394 § 2, 2010)

1.06.070 Effective date.

Ordinances take effect 30 days after their adoption by the City Council. An ordinance takes effect immediately, if it is an ordinance:

(A) Relating to an election.

(B) For the immediate preservation of the public peace, health or safety, containing a declaration of the facts constituting the urgency, and is passed by a four-fifths vote of the City Council.

(C) Relating to street improvement proceedings.

(D) Relating to taxes for the usual and current expenses of the City.

(E) Covered by particular provisions of law prescribing a different effective date. (Ord. 1394 § 2, 2010)

1.06.080 Correction of documents.

Upon occasion, ordinances or other documents are submitted in draft form, or on the spot amendments occur, or typographical or other technical errors are found which necessitate retyping of the document; such redraft, when properly executed, shall become the original document, to be effective and to be retained in the files of the City Clerk. (Ord. 1394 § 2, 2010)