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The Murrieta Municipal Code, originally published by Book Publishing Company in 1995, has been kept current by regular supplementation by Matthew Bender and Company, successor in interest to Book Publishing Company, and then American Legal Publishing beginning in 2005.
During original codification, the ordinances were compiled, edited and indexed by the editorial staff of Book Publishing Company under the direction of A. Kay Vinson, city clerk.
The code is organized by subject matter under an expandable three-factor decimal numbering system which is designed to facilitate supplementation without disturbing the numbering of existing provisions. Each section number designates, in sequence, the numbers of the title, chapter, and section. Thus, Section 2.04.010 is Section .010, located in Chapter 2.04 of Title 2. In most instances, sections are numbered by tens (.010, .020, .030, etc.), leaving nine vacant positions between original sections to accommodate future provisions. Similarly, chapters and titles are numbered to provide for internal expansion.
In parentheses following each section is a legislative history identifying the specific sources for the provisions of that section. This legislative history is complemented by an ordinance disposition table, following the text of the code, listing by number all ordinances, their subjects, and where they appear in the codification.
A subject-matter index, with complete cross-referencing, locates specific code provisions by individual section numbers.
This supplementation brings the code up to date through Ordinance 587, passed December 6, 2022.
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