SEC. 1-3.  DEFINITIONS AND RULES OF CONSTRUCTION.
   In this and all ordinances of the city, the following definitions and rules shall be observed, unless such would be inconsistent with the manifest intent of the city council or the context clearly requires otherwise:
      (A)   CITY - The City of Oxnard including the area within the territorial city limits of the city and such territory outside of the city over which the city council has jurisdiction or control by virtue of any provision of law.
      (B)   CITY COUNCIL - The city council of the City of Oxnard.
      (C)   CITY MANAGER - The city manager of the city or designee.
      (D)   CODE - CITY CODE refers to the 2002 Code of the city and its subsequent amendments. Otherwise, CODE refers to California Codes (for example, Vehicle Code).
      (E)   COMPUTATION OF TIME - The time in which any act provided by law is to be accomplished is computed by excluding the first day and including the last, unless the day is a holiday and then that day is also excluded.
      (F)   COUNTY - The County of Ventura.
      (G)   DAY - A calendar day, unless specified otherwise.
      (H)   DAYTIME - The period of time between sunrise and sunset.
      (I)   GENDER - The masculine gender includes the feminine and neuter.
      (J)   MAY - A permissive term.
      (K)   MONTH - A calendar month.
      (L)   NIGHTTIME - The period of time between sunset and sunrise.
      (M)   NUMBER - The singular number includes the plural, and the plural the singular.
      (N)   OFFICIAL TIME - Either Pacific Standard Time or Pacific Daylight Saving Time, as may be in current use in the city.
      (O)   PERSON - Any individual, firm, association, organization, partnership, business trust, corporation or company.
      (P)   PERSONAL PROPERTY - Includes every species of property, except real property, as defined in this section.
      (Q)   PROCESS - Includes a writ or summons issued in the course of judicial proceedings of either a civil or criminal nature.
      (R)   PROPERTY - Includes real and personal property.
      (S)   REAL PROPERTY - Includes lands, tenements and hereditaments.
      (T)   SHALL - A mandatory term.
      (U)   STAFF - The employees of the city.
      (V)   STATE - The State of California.
      (W)   TENANT - Any person holding a written or an oral lease of, or a person occupying the whole or a part of a building or land, either alone or with others.
      (X)   TENSES - The present tense includes the past and future tenses, and the future includes the present.
      (Y)   UNDEFINED WORDS - Words and phrases not defined in this code are construed according to the approved usage of the English language.
      (Z)   WEEK - Seven consecutive days, from Sunday to Saturday.
      (AA)   YEAR - A calendar year.
(`64 Code, Sec. 1-3)