Chapter 1.01
CODE ADOPTION*

*    For statutory provisions relating to the adoption of codes by reference, see Gov. Code §§ 50022.150022.10. For charter provision relating to codification, see Charter § 618.

Sections:

1.01.010    Adoption of Municipal Code of the City of Santa Cruz – 1995 Edition.

1.01.020    Repeals.

1.01.030    Supplements to Santa Cruz Municipal Code – 1995 Edition.

1.01.035    Authority for Code Publishing Company’s services.

1.01.040    Violations and punishment.

1.01.050    Charter.

1.01.060    Tables of contents and index.

1.01.070    Headings.

1.01.080    Effect of code on past actions and obligations.

1.01.090    Severability.

1.01.100    Effective date.

1.01.010 ADOPTION OF MUNICIPAL CODE OF THE CITY OF SANTA CRUZ – 1995 EDITION.

Pursuant to the provisions of Sections 50022.1 through 50022.10 of the Government Code of the State of California, as modified by Section 618 of the Charter of the City of Santa Cruz, there is hereby adopted the “Municipal Code of the City of Santa Cruz – 1995 Edition” (hereinafter called “Santa Cruz Municipal Code – 1995 Edition”) as published by ProCode of Seattle, Washington.

The following ordinances and laws, and all amendments thereto, are hereby codified in the Santa Cruz Municipal Code – 1995 Edition: Santa Cruz Municipal Code – 1969 Edition.

From and after the effective date of the ordinance codified in this chapter, the Santa Cruz Municipal Code – 1995 Edition and aforestated ordinances shall constitute the penal, regulatory and administrative ordinances of the city of Santa Cruz.

(Ord. 2010-24 § 1, 2010: Ord. 95-18 § 1, 1995).

1.01.020 REPEALS.

Upon the effective date of the ordinance codified in this chapter, the following ordinances and laws and all amendments thereto shall be repealed hereby: Santa Cruz Municipal Code – 1969 Edition.

(Ord. 95-18 § 2, 1995).

1.01.030 SUPPLEMENTS TO SANTA CRUZ MUNICIPAL CODE – 1995 EDITION.

Nothing contained in the ordinance codified in this chapter is intended to affect the validity of Ordinance Nos. 94-44 through 94-63, 95-01 through 95-15 and 95-17, and following, which ordinances the city clerk is hereby directed to cause to be incorporated in the Santa Cruz Municipal Code – 1995 Edition. Upon the adoption of any amendment or addition to this code, or upon the repeal of any of its provisions, the city clerk shall certify thereto. 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. The city clerk is directed to incorporate in regular supplements to the Santa Cruz Municipal Code – 1995 Edition all amendments, additions or deletions adopted by the city council.

(Ord. 95-18 § 3, 1995).

1.01.035 AUTHORITY FOR CODE PUBLISHING COMPANY’S SERVICES.

Pursuant to Sections 50022.1 through 50022.8 and 50022.10 of the Government Code of the State of California, Code Publishing Company, of Seattle, Washington, is hereby authorized to revise, index, reformat and republish such as this code of ordinances and to make and publish future editorial amendments, technical corrections, revisions, reformats and supplements that do not affect the substantive meaning of this code for the city.

(Ord. 2010-24 § 2, 2010).

1.01.040 VIOLATIONS AND PUNISHMENT.

As required by Government Code Section 50022.4 of the State of California, the penalty clauses outlined in Section 1.08.010 of Chapter 1.08, Title 1, of the Santa Cruz Municipal Code – 1995 Edition are hereinafter set forth in full as follows:

No person shall violate any provision, or fail to comply with any of the requirements of this code. Any person violating any of the provisions or failing to comply with any of the mandatory requirements of this code is guilty of an infraction, unless a code section specifically provides for a violation to be a misdemeanor.

Any person convicted of violating any provision of this code shall be punished up to the maximum penalty provided in Government Code Section 36901 and Penal Code Sections 19 and 19.2, including any amendments to the sections.

Each such person is guilty of a separate offense for each and every day during any portion of which any violation of any provision of this code is committed, continued, or permitted by such person and shall be punishable accordingly.

(Ord. 95-18 § 4, 1995).

1.01.050 CHARTER.

The Charter of the city of Santa Cruz is not adopted as a part of the Santa Cruz Municipal Code – 1995 Edition, but is included for reference and convenience only. The charter set forth therein shall be changed at the direction of the city clerk to reflect amendments thereto as they occur.

(Ord. 95-18 § 5, 1995).

1.01.060 TABLES OF CONTENTS AND INDEX.

The tables of contents appearing in the Santa Cruz Municipal Code – 1995 Edition at the beginning of each title and chapter, as well as the tables and index in the back of the code, are not adopted as part of the Santa Cruz Municipal Code – 1995 Edition, but are included for reference and convenience only. They shall be changed from time to time, with the approval of the city clerk to conform with amendments and additions to the code as they occur.

(Ord. 95-18 § 6, 1995).

1.01.070 HEADINGS.

The title, chapter and section headings contained in the Santa Cruz Municipal Code – 1995 Edition shall not be deemed to govern, limit, modify or in any manner affect the scope, meaning, or intent of the provisions of any title, chapter or section.

(Ord. 95-18 § 7, 1995).

1.01.080 EFFECT OF CODE ON PAST ACTIONS AND OBLIGATIONS.

Neither the adoption of this code nor the repeal or amendment hereby of any ordinance or part of any ordinance of the city shall in any manner affect the prosecution of violations of ordinances, which violations were committed prior to the effective date hereof, nor be construed as a waiver of any license, fee, or penalty at said 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 license fee, 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.

(Ord. 95-18 § 8, 1995).

1.01.090 SEVERABILITY.

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

(Ord. 95-18 § 9, 1995).

1.01.100 EFFECTIVE DATE.

The Santa Cruz Municipal Code – 1995 Edition shall become effective on the date that the ordinance codified in this chapter becomes effective.

(Ord. 95-18 § 10, 1995).