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This volume contains the San Diego County Code of Regulatory Ordinances, which is a compilation and codification of most of the regulatory ordinances of the County of San Diego in effect on April 1, 1960, as amended by ordinances effective through August 14, 1992. The text of the County Code and amendatory ordinances has been published as submitted by the County, with editorial emendations enclosed in brackets ([ ]) where deemed necessary by the editor. The legislative history of each section is included in the parenthetical history note following each section and/or in the footnote to the division, chapter or Varticle title. Additional footnotes have been added which tie related sections of the Code together and which also refer to relevant state laws.
Prior to the adoption of the San Diego County Code, the Board of Supervisors had adopted an Administrative Code (Ordinance No. 1077 (New Series)) containing regulations applicable to the administration of the San Diego County government; such Code has been published as a separate volume. These Codes do not include ordinances pertaining to the following subjects: zoning; interim zoning; street numbering; salaries of officers and employees; franchises; establishment of judicial districts; establishment of supervisorial districts; establishment of the Law Library; naming of public buildings, institutions, etc.; county retirement system, and payment of bonds.
The organization of the Code and the numbering system are those adopted by the County. The provisions are arranged, in most instances, first by title, then by division, chapter, article and section. The first digit of the section number indicates the title of this Code, and the second digit indicates the division of that title and is followed by a decimal point. The first digit to the right of the decimal point indicates the chapter of the division, if there are no more than three digits to the right of the first decimal point or no more than three digits between the first decimal point and the second decimal point. For example, Section 56.101 designates a section in Chapter 1 of Division 6 of Title 5. If there are four or more digits following the first decimal point or four digits between the first and second decimal points, the first two digits to the right of the first decimal point indicate the chapter: e.g., Section 56.10102 indicates a section in Chapter 10 of Division 6 of Title 5.
A special feature of this Code to which the attention of the user is directed is the looseleaf system of binding and update servicing. With this looseleaf system, the Code will be kept up-to-date quarterly or as otherwise determined by the County. Upon receipt by the publisher of amendatory ordinances, they will be properly formatted for inclusion in the Code and the affected pages reprinted. These new pages will be distributed to the holders of the Codes with instructions for the manner of inserting new pages and deleting obsolete pages. Each such subsequent amendment, when incorporated into this Code, may be cited as a part hereof.
As a ready reference regarding the date of publication of any page of this Code and the inclusive ordinances, each page reprinted in the supplement service will bear the year of publication of the supplement (i.e.,"2000 S-1" would indicate that a page was reprinted in Supplement No. 1, published in 2000.) Conversely, the lack of such notation would indicate that the page was originally printed with the re-publication of this volume in February, 2000, and contains no subsequent amendatory legislation.
The successful maintenance of this Code up-to-date at all times will depend largely upon the holder of the volumes. As revised sheets are received it will become the responsibility of the holder to have the amendments inserted according to the attached instructions. It is strongly recommended by the publisher that all such amendments be inserted immediately upon receipt to avoid misplacing them, and that all deleted pages be saved and filed for historical reference.
The general index to the Code has been prepared with the greatest of care. Each item has been placed under several headings, some of the headings being couched in lay phraseology, others in legal terminology, and still others in language generally used by county officials and employees. There are numerous cross references within the index which serve to direct the user to the particular item in which he or she is interested.
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