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This volume contains the Charter and Code of Ordinances of the City of Tucson, Arizona. The Code of Ordinances is a revision and codification of all ordinances of a general and permanent nature that it was considered advisable to include.
This Code is an entirely new codification and, as expressed in the Adopting Ordinance, supersedes all general and permanent ordinances not included herein or expressly saved from repeal by the Adopting Ordinance. Only ordinances of a general and permanent nature prescribed for and affecting the public as a whole are included herein. Special ordinances dealing with only a portion of the inhabitants of the city, rather than all of them, or relating to special purposes, such as levying special assessments, providing for bond issues, paving, vacating, opening and naming specified streets, etc., are not included. For a more specific enumeration of the types of ordinances which are not included, see section 3 of the Adopting Ordnance.
As will be noted, the chapters have been conveniently arranged, and the sections within each chapter have been appropriately catchlined to facilitate use. Attention is also directed to the footnotes which tie related provisions of the Code together and also refer to relevant provisions of the Arizona Revised States.
The numbering system used in this Code of Ordinances is the same system used in many state and municipal codes and is similar to that used in the Arizona Revised Statutes. Each section number consists of two component parts separated by a dash, the figure preceding the dash referring to the chapter number and the figure following the dash referring to the position of the section within the chapter. Thus, the first section of chapter 1 is numbered 1-1 and the twentieth section of chapter 14 is numbered 14-20. New sections may be inserted in their proper place simply by using a decimal system for amendments. Thus, if new material is to be included consisting of three sections that would logically come between sections 4-21 and 4-22, the new sections would be numbered 4-21.1, 4-21.2 and 4-21.3. Sections have been reserved at the end of articles and divisions to provide for future expansion.
New chapters may be included by the addition of a capital letter after the chapter number. For example, if new material is to be included between chapters 12 and 13, it should be designated as chapter 12A. New articles and divisions may be included in the same way, or in the case of articles, may be placed at the end of the chapter embracing the subject, and, in the case of divisions, may be placed at the end of the article embracing the subject the next successive number being assigned to the article or division.
The ordinance or provision of the 1953 Code from which each section is derived is cited in parentheses at the end of the section. Wherever reference is made to the 1953 Code, it includes the 1957 published Supplement to that Code, so that reference should be made to the Supplement as well as the original Code in tracing derivation. Furthermore, there have been many ordinances subsequent to 1957 which have expressly amended the 1953 Code to add new sections and chapters. Where this has occurred, the editors have cited both to the amendatory ordinance and the chapter and section numbers of the 1953 Code assigned by the amendatory ordinance.
The history notes accompanying each section are located in two different styles. If the 1953 Code section or subsequent ordinance amends a section in its entirety or amends an unnumbered subsection, the history note will be included following the section, beginning on a separate line, as in section 2-18. If a numbered minor section is amended, the history note will accompany only that particular subsection, on the same line, as in section 2-45(2).
A special feature of this Code to which the attention of the user is directed is the innovation of the looseleaf system of binding and supplemental servicing for the Code, by means of which the Code will be kept up-to-date periodically. Upon the final passage of amendatory ordinances, they will be properly edited and the page or pages affected will be reprinted. These new pages will be distributed to the holders of the Codes with instructions for inserting them and deleting obsolete pages. Each subsequent amendment, when incorporated into this Code, may be cited as a part hereof as provided in section 4 of the Adopting Ordinance The successful maintenance of this Code will depend largely upon the holder of the volume. As revised sheets are received it will become the responsibility of the holder to have them inserted according to the attached instructions. It is strongly recommended by the publishers that all such amendments be inserted immediately upon receipt to avoid misplacing them, and that all deleted pages be preserved and filed for purposes of historical reference.
The indices to the Charter and Code have been prepared with the greatest of care. Each particular item has been placed under several headings, some being couched in lay phraseology, others in legal terminology, and still others in language generally used by city officials and employees. There are numerous cross references within each index itself which stand as guideposts to direct the user to the particular item in which he is interested.
The publishers are most grateful to all city officers and employees for their cooperation and interest during the preparation of this Code. Special appreciation is due to Mr. Calvin Webster, City Attorney; Mr. Enos P. Schaffer, Assistant City Attorney; and Mr. Mark E. Keane, City Manager.
The publication of this Code was under the direct supervision of George R. Langford, President, and C. Julian Manson, Editor, of the Municipal Code Corporation, Tallahassee, Florida. Credit is gratefully given to the other members of the publisher's staff for their sincere interest and able assistance throughout the project.
The 1986 Republication of the Code was supervised by A. Lawton Langford, President, Bob Laslie, Vice President--Supplements, and John Welch, Editor, of the Municipal Code Corporation, Tallahassee, Florida. Special appreciation is due to Ms. Sandra O'Neill, Deputy City Clerk, and Mr. Donald DeMent, City Clerk, of the City of Tucson.
This Code is presented for the use and benefit of the citizens of the City of Tucson.