Unless the context otherwise requires, the following words and phrases where used in City ordinances shall have the meaning and construction given in this Section:
ACROSS: Includes along, in or upon.
CITY: The City of Taft.
CODE: The Taft Municipal Code.
COUNCIL: The Taft City Council.
COUNTY: Kern County.
EX OFFICIO: By virtue of office.
GENDER: The masculine gender includes the feminine and neuter.
GOODS: Includes wares and merchandise.
NUMBER: The singular number includes the plural, and the plural includes the singular.
OATH: Includes affirmation.
OPERATE OR ENGAGE IN: Includes carry on, keep, conduct, maintain or cause to be kept or maintained.
OWNER: When pertaining to a building or land shall include any part owner, joint owner, tenant in common or joint tenant of the whole or part of such building or land.
PERSON: Any natural person, firm, association, joint venture, joint stock company, partnership, organization, club, company, corporation, business trust or the manager, lessee, agent, servant, officer or employee of any of them.
SALE: Includes any sale, exchange, barter or offer for sale.
SHALL, MAY: "Shall" is mandatory, "may" is permissive.
STATE: The state of California.
STREET: Includes all streets, highways, public roads, county roads, avenues, lanes, alleys, courts, places, squares, curbs, sidewalks, parkways or other public ways in Taft which have been or may hereafter be dedicated and open to the public use, or such other public property so designated in any law of this state.
TENANT OR OCCUPANT: When pertaining to a building or land, shall include any person who occupies the whole or part of such building or land, whether alone or with others.
TENSES: The present tense includes the past and future tenses, and the future tense includes the present tense.
TITLE OF OFFICE: The use of the title of any officer, employee, department, board or commission means that officer, employee, department, board or commission of the city of Taft. (Ord. 603, 10-19-1993)