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Sec. 312.  Ordinances.
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(a) Enactment of Ordinances. The enacting clause of all ordinances adopted by the City Council shall be substantially as follows “The City Council of the City of Chula Vista does ordain as follows:”

(b) Publication of Ordinances. Within 15 days after its passage, the City Clerk shall cause each ordinance to be published at least once in a newspaper of general circulation published and circulated in the City, or if there is none, the Clerk shall cause it to be posted in at least three public places in the City or published in a newspaper of general circulation printed and published in the county and circulated in the City. Ordinances shall not be published in a newspaper if the charge exceeds the customary rate charged by the newspaper for publication of private legal notices, but such ordinances shall be posted in the manner and at the time required by this section.

The publication or posting of ordinances, as required above may be satisfied by: (1) Publication of the full text of the ordinance, or (2) A summary thereof prepared by the City Clerk, and posting of a certified copy of the full text thereof in the office of the City Clerk, or (3) A display advertisement in a newspaper of general circulation in the City or if the City Clerk determines it is not feasible to prepare a fair and adequate summary of the ordinance, and if the City Council so orders. The synopsis or advertisement shall indicate the general nature of, and provide information about, the ordinance including information sufficient to enable the public to obtain copies of the complete text of such ordinance, as well as the names of those City Council members voting for and against the ordinance.

(c) Codification of Ordinances. Any and all ordinances of the City which have been enacted and published in the manner required at the time of their adoption, and which have not been repealed, may be compiled, consolidated, revised, indexed and arranged as a comprehensive ordinance code, and such code may be adopted by reference, with the same effect as an ordinance, by the passage of an ordinance for such purpose. Ordinances so codified shall be repealed as of the effective date of the code. Other codes, including statutes or published compilations of rules, regulations or standards adopted by the Federal or State government or by any agency of either of them, or nationally recognized or approved published compilations of proposed rules, regulations or standards of any private organization or institution may also be adopted by reference in accordance with the provisions of this subsection. County ordinances or codes or any parts thereof or amendments thereto may be similarly adopted by reference.

Such code need not be published in the manner required for other ordinances, but at least one copy thereof shall be filed in the Office of the City Clerk after the adoption thereof for the use and examination by the public. The City Clerk shall maintain a reasonable supply of copies of such code available for purchase by the public at a price not to exceed its actual cost to the City. Subsequent amendments to sections of the code shall be enacted in the same manner as herein required for the amendment of sections of ordinances generally. Copies of such codes in published form, duly certified by the City Clerk, shall be received without further proof as prima facie evidence of the provisions of such codes or public records in all courts and administrative tribunals of this state.

(d) Effective Date of Ordinances. All ordinances shall take effect thirty days after final passage except the following which shall take effect upon adoption:

(1) An ordinance calling or otherwise relating to an election;

(2) An improvement proceeding ordinance adopted under some law or procedural ordinance;

(3) An ordinance declaring the amount of money necessary to be raised by taxation, or fixing the rate of taxation, or levying the annual tax upon property; or

(4) An emergency ordinance adopted in the manner provided for in this article.

(e) Amendment of Ordinances. The amendment of any section or sections of an ordinance may be accomplished solely by the reenactment of such section or sections at length as amended.

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