1165.15  SEVERABILITY.
   (a)   Generally - If any part, section, subsection, paragraph, subparagraph, sentence, phrase, clause, term, or word of this Chapter is declared unconstitutional by the valid judgment or decree of any court of competent jurisdiction, the declaration of such unconstitutionality shall not affect any other part, section, subsection, paragraph, subparagraph, sentence, phrase, clause, term or word of this Chapter.  It is intended that if any part, section, subsection, paragraph, subparagraph, sentence, phrase, clause, term, or word of this Chapter is severed, the remaining parts, sections, subsections, paragraphs, subparagraphs, sentences, phrases, clauses, terms, or words of this Chapter shall be considered independent, valid, and enforceable.
   (b)   Severability Where Less Speech Results -  Without diminishing or limiting in any way the declaration of severability set forth in Section1165.15(a), or elsewhere in this Chapter, if any part, section, subsection, paragraph, subparagraph, sentence, phrase, clause, term or word of this Chapter is declared unconstitutional shall not affect any other part, section, subsection, paragraph, subparagraph, sentence, phrase, clause, term or word of this Chapter, even if such severability would result in a situation where there would be less speech, whether by subjecting previously exempt signs to permitting or otherwise.
   It is intended that if any part, section, subsection, paragraph, subparagraph, sentence, phrase, clause, term, or word of this Chapter is severed, the remaining parts, sections, subsections, paragraphs, subparagraphs, sentences, phrases, clauses, terms, or words of this Chapter shall be considered independent, valid, and enforceable.
 
   (c)   Severability of Provisions Pertaining to Prohibited Signs -  Without diminishing or limiting in any way the declaration of severability set forth in Section1165.15(a) and (b), or elsewhere in this Chapter, if any part, section, subsection, paragraph, subparagraph, sentence, phrase, clause, term or word of this chapter or any other laws are declared unconstitutional by valid judgment or decree of any court of competent jurisdiction, the declaration of such unconstitutionality shall not affect any other part, section, subsection, paragraph, subparagraph, sentence, phrase, clause, term or word of this Chapter that pertains to prohibited signs, including specifically those signs and sign types prohibited and not allowed under Section1165.09 of this Chapter. 
   Furthermore, if any part, section, subsection, paragraph, subparagraph, sentence, phrase, clause, term or word of Chapter 1165 is declared unconstitutional by the valid judgment or decree of any court of competent jurisdiction, the declaration of such unconstitutionality shall not affect any other part, section, subsection, paragraph, subparagraph, sentence, phrase, clause, term or word of Chapter 1165 .  It is intended that if any part, section, subsection, paragraph, subparagraph, sentence, phrase, clause, term, or word of this Chapter is severed, the remaining parts, sections, subsections, paragraphs, subparagraphs, sentences, phrases, clauses, terms, or words of this Chapter shall be considered independent, valid, and enforceable.
 
   (d)   Severability of Prohibition on Signs Bearing Off-premise Commercial Messages -  If any part, section, subsection, paragraph, subparagraph, sentence, phrase, clause, term or word of this Chapter and/or any other provisions of the Zoning Code or the Codified Ordinances are declared invalid or unconstitutional by the valid judgment or decree of any court of competent jurisdiction, the declaration of such unconstitutionality shall not affect the prohibition on signs bearing off-premises commercial messages as contained herein.  It is intended that if any part, section, subsection, paragraph, subparagraph, sentence, phrase, clause, term, or word of this Chapter is severed, the remaining parts, sections, subsections, paragraphs, subparagraphs, sentences, phrases, clauses, terms, or words of this Chapter shall be considered independent, valid, and enforceable.  (Ord. 2013-83.  Passed 8-21-13.)