Sec. 9-2.505.  Severability.
   This measure shall be interpreted so as to be consistent with all federal and state laws, rules, and regulations. If any section, sub-section, sentence, clause, phrase, part, or portion of this measure is held to be invalid or unconstitutional by a final judgment of a court of competent jurisdiction, such decision shall not affect the validity of the remaining portions of this measure. The voters hereby declare that this measure, and each section, sub-section, sentence, clause, phrase, part, or portion thereof would have been adopted or passed even if one or more sections, sub-sections, sentences, clauses, phrases, parts, or portions are declared invalid or unconstitutional. If any provision of this initiative is declared invalid as applied to any person or circumstance, such invalidity shall not affect any application of this measure that can be given effect without the invalid application. This initiative shall be broadly construed in order to achieve the purposes stated in this initiative. It is the intent of the voters that the provisions of this measure shall be interpreted by the City and others in a manner that facilitates the protection of lands designated as Existing Parks, Golf Courses, Open Space within the City and the confinement of urban uses within a City Urban Restriction Boundary thereby protecting agricultural, open space and rural lands, and preventing urban sprawl.
(§ 1, Ord. 1328-NS, eff. December 4, 1998; as amended by § 6, Ord. 1628-NS, eff. December 23, 2016)