As used in this Code, each of the terms defined shall have the meaning given in this Section unless a different meaning is clearly required by the context.
   1.   General Rules: The following rules shall apply for construing or interpreting the terms and provisions of this Code.
      A.   Meanings and Intent: All provisions, terms, phrases, and expressions contained in this Code shall be construed according to the general purposes set forth in this Section and the specific purpose statements set forth throughout this Code.
      B.   Headings, Illustrations, And Text: In the event of a conflict or inconsistency between the text of this Code and any heading, caption, figure, illustration, table, or map, the text shall control.
      C.   Lists and Examples: Unless otherwise specifically indicated, lists of items or examples that use terms such as "for example," "including," and "such as," or similar language are intended to provide examples and are not exhaustive lists of all possibilities.
      D.   Computation of Time: The time in which an act is to be done shall be computed by excluding the first day and including the last day. If a deadline or required date of action falls on a Saturday, Sunday, or holiday observed by the City, the deadline or required date of action shall be the next day that is not a Saturday, Sunday or holiday observed by the City. References to days are calendar days unless otherwise stated.
      E.   References to Other Regulations/Publications: Whenever reference is made to a resolution, ordinance, statute, regulation, or document, it shall be construed as a reference to the most recent edition of such regulation resolution, ordinance, statute, or document, unless otherwise specifically stated.
      F.   Delegation of Authority: Any act authorized by this Code to be carried out by a specific official of the City may be carried out by a designee of such official.
      G.   Technical and Non-Technical Terms: Words and phrases shall be construed according to the common and approved usage of the language, but technical words and phrases that may have acquired a peculiar and appropriate meaning in law shall be construed and understood according to such meaning.
      H.   Public Officials and Agencies: All public officials, bodies, and agencies to which references are made are those of Boise City unless otherwise indicated.
      I.   Mandatory and Discretionary Terms: The words "shall," "must," and "will" are mandatory in nature, establishing an obligation or duty to comply with the particular provision. The words "may" and "should" are permissive in nature.
      J.   Conjunctions: Unless the context clearly suggests the contrary, conjunctions shall be interpreted as follows: "And" indicates that all connected items, conditions, provisions, or events apply; and "Or" indicates that one or more of the connected items, conditions, provisions, or events apply.
      K.   Tenses and Plurals: Words used in the present tense include the future tense. Words used in the singular number include the plural number and the plural number includes the singular number, unless the context of the usage clearly indicates otherwise.
   2.   Interpretations: The Planning Director has final authority to determine the interpretation or usage of terms used in this Code. (Ord. 27-23, 7-18-2023, eff. 12-1-2023),