The construction of all ordinances of the city shall be by the following rules, unless the construction is plainly repugnant to the intent of the legislative body or of the context of the same ordinance.
   (A)   And/or. “Or” may be read “and”, and “and” may be read “or”, if the context requires it.
   (B)   Acts by agents. When this code or an ordinance requires an act to be done which may by law as well be done by an agent as by the principal, the requirement shall be construed to include all acts when done by an authorized agent.
   (C)   Gender; singular and plural; tenses.
      (1)   Words of the masculine gender include the feminine; words in the singular number include the plural and words in the plural number include the singular.
      (2)   The present tense includes the past and future tenses and the future includes the present.
   (D)   General terms. A general term following specific enumeration of terms is not to be limited to the class enumerated unless expressly so limited.