Within ninety days after the adoption of this Charter the Council shall direct and commence, and within one year after the adoption of this Charter the Council shall complete the compilation or the codification of all ordinances of the City then in force, in printed loose-leaf form, and shall cause such compilation or codification to be maintained thereafter in current form.
The Council shall provide for the printing of copies of the compilation or codification and distribution thereof and may provide for a reasonable charge therefor. Such printing shall constitute publication of any such compilation or codification, the provision of Section 17.7 notwithstanding.
The copies of the ordinances and of the compilation or codification thereof, and of codes adopted by reference in accordance with Section 7.8 of this Charter may be certified by the Clerk and, when so certified, shall be competent evidence in all Courts and other legally established tribunals as to the matter contained therein.
(Amendment of 8-2-2005)
State Law References: Ordinance codification, MCL 117.5b.