Chapter 1.01


1.01.005    Adoption of Redmond Municipal Code.

1.01.010    Title – Citation – Reference.

1.01.015    Reference applies to amendments.

1.01.020    Codification authority.

1.01.025    Definitions.

1.01.030    Grammatical interpretation.

1.01.035    Construction.

1.01.040    Title, chapter and section headings.

1.01.050    Reference to specific ordinances.

1.01.060    Effect of Code on past actions and obligations.

1.01.070    Repeal shall not revive any ordinances.

1.01.080    Repeal.

1.01.090    Exclusions.

1.01.100    Prohibited acts include causing, permitting, etc.

1.01.110    Penalty for violations.

1.01.120    Severability.

1.01.005 Adoption of Redmond Municipal Code.

Pursuant to the provisions of RCW 35.21.500 through 35.21.570, there is hereby adopted the “Redmond Municipal Code” as published by Book Publishing Company, Seattle, Washington. (Ord. 475 § 1, 1968).

1.01.010 Title – Citation – Reference.

This Code shall be known as the Redmond Municipal Code and it shall be sufficient to refer to the Code as the Redmond Municipal Code in any prosecution for the violation of any provision thereof or in any proceeding at law or equity. It shall also be sufficient to designate any ordinance adding to, amending, correcting or repealing all or any part or portion thereof as an addition to, amendment to, correction of, or repeal of the Redmond Municipal Code. Further reference may be had to the titles, chapters, sections and subsections of the Redmond Municipal Code and such reference shall apply to that numbered title, chapter, section or subsection as it appears in this Code. (Ord. 475 § 2, 1968).

1.01.015 Reference applies to amendments.

Whenever a reference is made to this Code as the Redmond Municipal Code or to any portion thereof, or to any ordinance of the city, the reference shall apply to all amendments, corrections and additions heretofore, now, or hereafter made. (Ord. 475 § 3, 1968).

1.01.020 Codification authority.

This Code consists of all of the regulatory and penal ordinances and certain of the administrative ordinances of the city, codified pursuant to RCW 35.21.500 through 35.21.570. (Ord. 475 § 4, 1968).

1.01.025 Definitions.

The following words and phrases whenever used in this Code shall be construed as defined in this section unless from the context 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:

(1) “City” means the city of Redmond, Washington, or the area within the territorial city limits of the city of Redmond, Washington, and such territory outside of this city over which the city has jurisdiction or control by virtue of any constitutional provision, or any law;

(2) “City Council” means the City Council of the city of Redmond;

(3) “County” means the county of King;

(4) “Mayor” means the Mayor of the city of Redmond;

(5) “Oath” includes affirmation;

(6) “Office.” The use of the title of any officer, employee, or any office, or ordinance means such officer, employee, office, ordinance of the city, unless otherwise specifically designated;

(7) “Person” means natural person, joint venture, joint stock company, partnership, association, club, company, corporation, business trust, organization, or the manager, lessee, agent, servant, officer or employee of any of them;

(8) “State” means the state of Washington;

(9) “Shall” and “must.” Each is mandatory;

(10) “May” is permissive;

(11) “Written” includes printed, typewritten, mimeographed or multigraphed. (Ord. 475 § 5, 1968).

1.01.030 Grammatical interpretation.

The following grammatical rules shall apply in this Code:

(1) Gender. Any gender includes the other genders;

(2) Singular and plural. The singular number includes the plural and the plural includes the singular;

(3) Tenses. Words used in the present tense include the past and the future tenses and vice versa;

(4) Use of words and phrases. Words and phrases used in this Code and not specifically defined shall be construed according to the context and approved usage of the language. (Ord. 475 § 6, 1968).

1.01.035 Construction.

The provisions of this Code and all proceedings under it are to be construed with a view to effect its objects and to promote justice. (Ord. 475 § 7, 1968).

1.01.040 Title, chapter and section headings.

Title, chapter and section headings contained herein 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 hereof. (Ord. 475 § 8, 1968).

1.01.050 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. (Ord. 475 § 9, 1968).

1.01.060 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 or portion of any ordinance of the 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, fee, 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, 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. 475 § 10, 1968).

1.01.070 Repeal shall not revive any ordinances.

The repeal of an ordinance shall not repeal the repealing clause of such ordinance or revive any ordinance which has been repealed thereby. (Ord. 475 § 11, 1968).

1.01.080 Repeal.

All general ordinances of the city not included in this Code or excluded from the operation and effect of this section are hereby repealed. (Ord. 475 § 12, 1968).

1.01.090 Exclusions.

Every special ordinance of this city governing the following subject matter, whether contained in whole or in part within this Code, is excluded from the operation and effect of Section 1.01.080 and is not affected by the repeal provisions hereof: Annexations; franchises; naming roads, streets and public places; acquisition or disposal of public property; vacation of streets, alleys, or public ways; acceptance of any gift, device, license or other benefit; provided that the foregoing enumeration of exceptions or exclusions shall not be deemed to be exclusive or exhaustive, it being the intent and purpose to exclude from repeal any and all ordinances not of a general nature. (Ord. 475 § 13, 1968).

1.01.100 Prohibited acts include causing, permitting, etc.

Whenever in this Code any act or omission is made unlawful it includes causing, allowing, permitting, aiding, abetting, suffering, or concealing the fact of such act or omission. (Ord. 475 § 14, 1968).

1.01.110 Penalty for violations.

It is unlawful for any person to violate any provisions or to 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, unless provision is otherwise made herein, shall upon conviction thereof, be punished by a fine of not more than five thousand dollars, or by imprisonment for a period of not more than one year, or by both such fine and imprisonment. Each such person is guilty of a separate offense for each and every day during any portion of which any violation of any provisions of this Code is committed, continued or permitted by such person and shall be punished accordingly. In addition to the penalties hereinabove provided, any condition caused or permitted to exist in violation of any of the provisions of this Code, is a public nuisance and all remedies given by law for the prevention and abatement of nuisances shall apply thereto. Further, each day that such condition continues shall be regarded as a new and separate offense. (Ord. 1222 § 1, 1984: Ord. 468 § 1, 1968).

1.01.120 Severability.

Any ordinance adopted by the city council which lacks a severability clause shall be construed to contain the following language:

If any section, sentence, clause or phrase of this ordinance should be held to be invalid or unconstitutional by a court of competent jurisdiction, such invalidity or unconstitutionality shall not affect the validity or constitutionality of any other section, sentence, clause or phrase of this ordinance.

(Ord. 2594 § 2, 2011).