For the purposes of administration and enforcement of this chapter, unless otherwise stated in this chapter, the following rules of construction shall apply:
   (A)   In case of any difference in meaning or implication between the text of this chapter and any caption, illustration, summary table or illustrative table, the text shall control.
   (B)   The word "shall" is always mandatory and not discretionary. The word "may" is always permissive.
   (C)   Words used in the present tense shall include the future tense, and words used in the singular number shall include the plural number, and vice versa, unless the context clearly indicates the contrary.
   (D)   The word "party" indicates an individual, a corporation, a partnership, an incorporated association, or any other entity.
   (E)   Unless the context clearly indicates to the contrary, where a regulation involves two or more items, conditions, provisions, or events connected by the conjunction "and," "or," or "either...or," the conjunction shall be interpreted as follows:
      (1)   "And" indicates that all the connected terms, conditions, provisions or events shall apply.
      (2)   "Or" indicates that the connected items, conditions, provisions or events may apply singly or in any combination.
      (3)   "Either...or" indicates that the connected items, conditions, provisions or events shall apply singly but not in combination.
   (F)   The word "includes" shall not limit a term to the specific example, but is intended to extend its meaning to all other instances or circumstances of like kind or character.
   (G)   Where a road right-of-way is used to define Transportation Benefit District boundaries, that portion of the boundary road demarcating the Transportation Benefit District boundary may be considered as part of either, or both, Transportation Benefit Districts it bounds. Funds from either or both Transportation Benefit Districts that are defined by a common boundary road may be used to make improvements to that boundary road.
   (H)   If any one phrase, clause, sentence, provision, paragraph, section or part of this chapter shall judicially be declared to be invalid or unconstitutional, the remaining phrases, clauses, sentences, provisions, paragraphs, sections or parts thereof shall not be affected, but shall remain in full force and effect.
(Lou. Metro Ord. No. 66-2006, approved 4-17-2006)