Whenever any ordinance or part of an ordinance shall be repealed or modified by a subsequent ordinance, the part of an ordinance thus repealed or modified shall continue in force until the due publication of the ordinance repealing or modifying the same, when the publication shall be required to give effect thereto, unless therein otherwise expressly provided; but no suit, proceeding, right, fine, forfeiture or penalty instituted, created, given secured or accrued, under any ordinance previous to its repeal, shall in any way be affected, released or discharged, but may be prosecuted, enjoyed and recovered, as fully as if such ordinance had continued in force, unless it shall be therein otherwise expressly provided.
('74 Code, § 2-37) (Am. Ord. G-18-92, passed