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The article and section headings herein have been inserted for convenience in reference and are not intended to define or limit the scope of, or otherwise affect, any provision of this charter.
Except as otherwise expressly provided in this charter, or as the context otherwise requires, the masculine term or pronoun includes the feminine, the singular term includes the plural and the plural term includes the singular. The time within or by which any act or thing is required to be done by any of the provisions of this charter shall be computed by excluding the first day and including the last day, except that when the last day falls on Saturday, Sunday, or a legal holiday, then the act may be done on the next succeeding day which is not a Saturday, Sunday, or a legal holiday.
In order that a ready means may be at hand for reconciling any conflicts, resolving any inconsistencies and clarifying any obscurities which may be discovered in the language of this charter, the power is hereby vested in the council to interpret the various sections and parts of this charter in harmony with the spirit thereof, by ordinance, resolution or other measure of said council adopted by the affirmative vote of at least 2/3 of its members.