Chapter 1.04


1.04.010    Short title.

1.04.020    Codification authority.

1.04.030    Effective date.

1.04.040    Effect of code on past actions and obligations.

1.04.050    Reference to specific ordinances.

1.04.060    Validity of code.

1.04.070    Repeal of conflicting ordinances.

1.04.080    Distribution of code.

1.04.090    Notation of amendments.

1.04.100    Printing amendments.

1.04.010 Short title.

This code shall be known as the “San Luis Obispo Municipal Code,” and it shall be sufficient to refer to the code as the San Luis Obispo Municipal Code in any prosecution for the violation of any provisions thereof. It shall also be sufficient to designate any ordinance adding to, amending or repealing the code, or portions thereof, as an addition or amendment to, or a repeal of, the San Luis Obispo Municipal Code, or a portion thereof. (Prior code § 1100)

1.04.020 Codification authority.

This code consists of all of the regulatory and penal and of certain of the administrative ordinances of the city of San Luis Obispo, codified pursuant to the Government Code of the State of California. (Prior code § 1101)

1.04.030 Effective date.

This code takes effect upon the effective date of the ordinances of the council whereby this code is adopted by reference. (Prior code § 1102)

1.04.040 Effect of code on past actions and obligations.

Neither the adoption of this code nor the repeal hereby of any ordinance of this city shall in any manner affect the prosecution for violations of ordinances, which violations were committed prior to the effective date hereof, nor be construed as a waiver of any license or penalty at the effective date due and unpaid under such ordinances, nor be construed as affecting any of the provisions of such ordinances relating to the collection of any such license or penalty or the penal provisions applicable to any violation thereof, nor to affect the validity of any bond or cash deposit in lieu thereof, required to be posted, filed or deposited pursuant to any ordinance and all rights and obligations thereunder appertaining shall continue in full force and effect.

The provisions of this code, insofar as they are substantially the same as ordinance provisions previously adopted by the city relating to the same subject matter, shall be construed as restatements and continuations, and not as new enactments. (Prior code § 1103)

1.04.050 Reference to specific ordinances.

The provisions of this code shall not in any manner affect deposits or other matters of record which refer to, or are otherwise connected with, ordinances which are therein specifically designated by number or otherwise and which are included within this code, but such reference shall be construed to apply to the corresponding provisions contained within this code. (Prior code § 1104)

1.04.060 Validity of code.

If any section, subsection, sentence, clause, phrase or portion of this code is for any reason held to be invalid or unconstitutional by the decision of any court of competent jurisdiction, such decision shall not affect the validity of the remaining portions of this code. The council declares that it would have adopted this code and each section, subsection, sentence, clause, phrase or portion thereof, irrespective of the fact that any one or more sections, subsections, phrases, or portions be declared invalid or unconstitutional. (Prior code § 1105)

1.04.070 Repeal of conflicting ordinances.

All ordinances or portions of ordinances in conflict with the provisions of this code are hereby repealed. (Prior code § 1106)

1.04.080 Distribution of code.

In accordance with the provisions of the Government Code of the state, not less than three copies of this code shall be filed for the use and examination of the public in the office of the city clerk. At least three copies, duly certified to by the city clerk, shall be permanently bound and maintained on file in his or her office. Additional copies shall be prepared in loose-leaf form and shall be mounted to withstand heavy usage in such binders as the city clerk may prescribe. Copies thereof shall be distributed to the departments and divisions of the city as shall be prescribed by the council. (Prior code § 1107)

1.04.090 Notation of amendments.

Upon the adoption of any amendment or addition to the code, or upon the repeal of any of its provisions, the city clerk shall certify thereto and shall make an appropriate notation in the bound volumes of the code of the taking of such action, noting thereon the number of the ordinances pursuant to which such action is taken. Duly certified copies of every ordinance making changes in such code shall be filed in the office of the city clerk in books for such purpose, duly indexed for ready reference. (Prior code § 1108)

1.04.100 Printing amendments.

The city clerk shall prepare printed copies of such changes in the code for insertion in the loose-leaf copies thereof and for distribution in accordance with the instructions of the council. Every section of the code so changed shall have printed thereon a notation of the ordinance number pursuant to which such change is adopted.

At least twice yearly, the city shall cause the loose-leaf pages of the code in which changes have been made to be reprinted, including the notation as to the ordinance number pursuant to which such change is adopted, in order that at least twice yearly the loose-leaf copies of such code prepared for the use and convenience of the officers and employees of the city and the general public may be brought up to date. (Prior code § 1109)