ADOPTING ORDINANCE
Ordinance No. 99-09
An Ordinance of the City Council of the City of Riverbank Enacting a Code of Ordinances for the City of Riverbank, California, Revising, Amending, Restating, Codifying and Compiling Certain Existing General Ordinances of the Political Subdivision Dealing with Subjects Embraced in Such Code of Ordinances.
   Whereas, The present general and permanent ordinances of the Political Subdivision are inadequately arranged and classified and are insufficient in form and substance for the complete preservation of the public peace, health, safety and general welfare of the municipality and for the proper conduct of its affairs; and
   Whereas, The Acts of the Legislature of the State of California, empower and authorize the City of Riverbank to revise, amend, restate, codify and compile any existing ordinances and all new ordinances not heretofore adopted or published and to incorporate such ordinances into one ordinance in book form; and
   Whereas, The Legislative Authority of the City of Riverbank has authorized a general compilation, revision and codification of the ordinances of the City of Riverbank of a general and permanent nature and publication of such ordinance in book form; and
   Whereas, It is necessary to provide for the usual daily operation of the municipality and for the immediate preservation of the public peace, health, safety and general welfare of the municipality that this ordinance take effect at an early date.
Now, Therefore, Be It Ordained by the Legislataive Authority of the Political Subdivision of the City of Riverbank, California:
Section 1.
   The general ordinances of the City of Riverbank as revised, amended, restated, codified, and compiled in book form are hereby adopted as and shall constitute the "Code of Ordinances of the City of Riverbank, California."
Section 2.
   Such Code of Ordinances as adopted in Section 1 shall consist of the following Titles:
      Title I:      General Provisions.
      Title III:   Administration
      Title V:    Public Works
      Title VII:   Traffic Code
      Title IX:   General Regulations
      Title XI:   Business Regulations
      Title XIII:   General Offenses
      Title XV:   Land Usage
Section 3.
   All prior ordinances pertaining to the subjects treated in such Code of Ordinances shall be deemed repealed from and after the effective date of this ordinance except as they are included and reordained in whole or in part in such Code; provided, such repeal shall not affect any offense committed or penalty incurred or any right established prior to the effective date of this ordinance, nor shall such repeal affect the provisions of ordinances levying taxes, appropriating money, annexing or detaching territory, establishing franchises, or granting special rights to certain persons, authorizing public improvements, authorizing the issuance of bonds or borrowing of money, authorizing the purchase or sale of real or personal property, granting or accepting easements, plat or dedication of land to public use, vacating or setting the boundaries of streets or other public places; nor shall such repeal affect any other ordinance of a temporary or special nature or pertaining to subjects not contained in or covered by the Code.
Section 4.
   Such Code shall be deemed published as of the effective date of its adoption and approval by the Legislative Authority and the Clerk of the City of Riverbank is hereby authorized and ordered to file a copy of such Code of Ordinances in the Office of the Clerk.
Section 5.
   Such Code shall be in full force and effect as provided in Section 6, and such Code shall be presumptive evidence in all courts and places of the ordinance and all provisions, sections, penalties and regulations therein contained and of the date of passage, and that the same is properly signed, attested, recorded, and approved and that any public hearings and notices thereof as required by law have been given.
Section 6.
   This Ordinance shall become effective thirty (30) days from and after its final passage and adoption, provided it is published in full or in summary in a newspaper of general circulation at least fifteen (15) days prior to its effective date.
The foregoing ordinance was introduced at a regular meeting of the City Council of the City of Riverbank held on June 14, 1999. Said ordinance was given a second reading at a regular meeting of said Council on June 28, 1999, and Councilmember Lineberger, seconded by Councilmember Gutierrez, moved the adoption of said ordinance and said ordinance was adopted by the following vote:
      Ayes:      Councilmembers White, Gutierrez, O'Brien, Lineberger, and Mayor Benitez.
      Noes:       None.
      Absent:   None.

Attest:                           Approved:
Elise A. Smurzynski /s/                                     Sandra Benitez /s/                           
Elise A. Smurzynski                     Sandra Benitez
City Clerk                        Mayor