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For the purposes of this Chapter, the following definitions shall apply to the terms used herein.
(a) "Shelter" or "Shelter services" means any shelter provided by the City on City owned or leased property or through a contractual arrangement that offers temporary overnight sleeping space on a short-term basis.
(b) "Emergency" means an immediate and urgent need for assistance or relief or a time of crisis that requires immediate action.
(c) "Entities that refer individuals to shelter" means any government agency or community based organization that contracts with the City to provide shelter services, including but not limited to non-profit organizations and religious institutions, that refer individuals for emergency shelter or shelter services.
(Added by Ord. 198-03, File No. 030737, App. 8/1/2003)