Title 1
GENERAL PROVISIONS
Chapter:
   1.01   Code Adoption
   1.04   General Provisions
   1.08   City Seal
   1.12   Right of Entry for Inspection
   1.14   Nuisance Abatement
   1.15   Administrative Citations
      Article I   General Provisions
      Article II   Notice of Violation
      Article III   Administrative Review and Hearings
      Article IV   Administrative Hearing Procedures
      Article V   Collection and Lien Procedures
   1.16   Notices of non-compliance
   1.24   Arrests
   1.26   Judicial Review of Administrative Decisions
   1.30   City Elections
      Article I   Campaign Contributions
      Article II   City Ballots
   1.40   Environmental Review Guidelines
      Article I   General Provisions
      Article II   Requests for Environmental Determination and Review
      Article III   Procedures for Identifying and Processing Projects Exempt from CEQA
      Article IV   Procedures for Conducting Initial Studies
      Article V   Procedures for Preparation of Negative Declarations and Mitigated Negative Declarations
      Article VI   Procedures for the Preparation of an EIR
      Article VII   Procedures for the Preparation of a Mitigation Monitoring Program
      Article VIII   Procedures for the City as a Responsible Agency
   NOTE:    Footnotes are numbered throughout the text and are located at the end of this title.
Chapter 1.01
CODE ADOPTION1
Section:
1.01.010   Adoption.
1.01.020   Title - Citation - Reference.
1.01.030   Codification authority.
1.01.040   Ordinances made part of code.
1.01.050   Reference applies to all amendments.
1.01.060   Title, chapter and section headings.
1.01.070   Reference to specific ordinances.
1.01.080   Effect of code on past actions and obligations.
1.01.090   Ratification of amendments.
1.01.100   Constitutionality.
1.01.010   Adoption.
   Pursuant to the provisions of Sections 50022.1 through 50022.10 of the Government Code of the state of California, and Section 617 of the Charter of the city of Chico, there is hereby adopted the “Chico Municipal Code” as published by Book Publishing Company, Seattle, Washington, together with those secondary codes adopted by reference therein, save and except those portions of the secondary codes as are deleted or modified by the provisions of the “Chico Municipal Code.”
(Ord. 1154 §3)
1.01.020   Title - Citation - Reference.
   This code shall be known as the “Chico Municipal Code” and it shall be sufficient to refer to the said code as the “Chico Municipal Code” in any prosecution for the violation of any provision thereof or in any proceeding at law or equity. It shall 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 or repeal of the “Chico Municipal Code.”  Further reference may be had to the titles, chapters, sections and subsections of the “Chico Municipal Code” and such references shall apply to that numbered title, chapter, section or subsection as it appears in the code.
(Ord. 1154 §4)
1.01.030   Codification authority.
   This code consists of all the regulatory and penal ordinances and certain of the administrative ordinances of the city of Chico, California, codified pursuant to the provisions of Sections 50022.1 through 50022.10 of the Government Code of the state of California and Section 617 of the Charter of the city of Chico.
(Ord. 1154 §5)
1.01.040   Ordinances made part of code.
   A.   The last ordinance included in this code was Ordinance 1127, adopted June 3, 1975. The following ordinances, passed subsequent thereto, but prior to the adoption of this code, are hereby made a part of this code: Ordinances 1128, 1129, 1132, 1133, 1134, 1136, 1137, 1138, 1141, 1142, 1144, 1145, 1146, 1147 and 1148.
   B.   In addition to the above, Ordinance 1125, adopted June 3, 1975, Ordinance 1189, adopted July 6, 1976, and Ordinance 1395, adopted July 8, 1980, are hereby made a part of this code.
(Ord. 1154 §6, Ord. 1331 §1, Ord. 1418)
1.01.050   Reference applies to all amendments.
   A.   Whenever a reference is made to the code herein adopted, or to any portion thereof or to any ordinance of the city of Chico, California, the reference shall apply to all amendments, corrections and additions thereto, now or hereafter made.
   B.   The phrase “this code” shall be deemed and construed to refer to the content of the titles set forth in the Chico Municipal Code, the titles designated by the letter “R” set forth in the supplement to the Chico Municipal Code, and all secondary codes and other regulatory codes or compilations of law adopted by reference within the Chico Municipal Code.
(Ord. 1154 §7; Ord. 2180 §1)
1.01.060   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. 1154 §8)
1.01.070   Reference to specific ordinances.
   The provisions of this code shall not in any manner affect matters of record which refer to, or are otherwise connected with ordinances which are included within the code, but such reference shall be construed to apply to the corresponding provisions contained within this code.
(Ord. 1154 §9)
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 or portion of any ordinance of the city shall in any manner affect the prosecution for violations of ordinances, whether or not previously codified, 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 or previous codifications thereof, nor be construed as affecting any of the provisions of such ordinances or previous codifications thereof 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 or previous codifications thereof and all rights and obligations thereunder appertaining shall continue in full force and effect. The provisions appearing in this code, so far as they are the same as those of ordinances existing at the time of the effective date of this code, or previous codifications thereof, shall be considered as continuations thereof and not as new enactments.
(Ord. 1154 §10)
1.01.090   Ratification of amendments.
   All nonsubstantive modifications or corrections in this code in the content, format, or numeration of any ordinance, whether or not previously codified, which is codified in this code is hereby ratified and by this ordinance adopted as an amendment to any such ordinance.
(Ord 1154 §11)
1.01.100   Constitutionality.
   If any section, subsection, sentence, clause or phrase of this code is for any reason held to be invalid or unconstitutional, such decision shall not affect the validity of the remaining portions of this code. The council hereby declares that it would have passed this code, and each section, subsection, sentence, clause and phrase thereof, irrespective of the fact that any one or more sections, subsections, sentences, clauses or phrases had been declared invalid or unconstitutional and if for any reason this code should be declared invalid or unconstitutional, then original ordinance or ordinances shall be in full force and effect.
(Ord 1154 §12)