City Code

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  1. City Charter - Revised 12/06/2012
  2. Chapter 1 General Provisions - Revised 12/1/2000
  3. Chapter 2 Administration - Revised 4/4/2016
  4. Chapter 2.5 Alarm Systems - Revised 6/2/2011
  5. Chapter 3 Alcoholic Beverages - Revised 3/21/2016
  6. Chapter 4 Amusements - Revised 3/7/2016
  7. Chapter 5 Animals and Fowl - Revised 11/16/2015
  8. Chapter 6 Buildings and Building Regulations - Revised 3/21/2016
  9. Chapter 7 Cemeteries - Revised 11/16/2015
  10. Chapter 8 Reserved - Revised 12/20/2006
  11. Chapter 9 Elections - Revised 03/26/2014
  12. Chapter 10 Fire Prevention and Protection - Revised 7/1/2016
  13. Chapter 11 Food and Food Handlers - Revised 7/20/2016
  14. Chapter 12 Garbage, Wastes and Junk - Revised 3/7/2016
  15. Chapter 13 General Assistance - Revised 10/15/2015
  16. Chapter 13.5 Human Rights - Revised 12/1/2000
  17. Chapter 13.6 Domestic Partnership - Revised 7/20/2005
  18. Chapter 14 Land Use - Revised 7/6/2016
  19. Chapter 15 Licenses and Permits - Revised 7/20/2016
  20. Chapter 16 Massage Establishments - Revised 3/7/2016
  21. Chapter 17 Offenses, Miscellaneous Provisions - Revised 7/20/2016
  22. Chapter 18 Parks, Recreation and Public Building - Revised 5/28/2014
  23. Chapter 19 Peddlers and Solicitors - Revised 3/7/2016
  24. Chapter 20 Police - Revised 5/28/2014
  25. Chapter 21 Farmers' Markets - Revised 12/21/2015
  26. Chapter 22 Rodent and Vermin Control - Revised 12/1/2000
  27. Chapter 23 Secondhand Goods - Revised 3/7/2016
  28. Chapter 24 Sewers - Revised 7/1/2016
  29. Chapter 25 Streets, Sidewalks, and Other Public Places - Revised 7/1/2016
  30. Chapter 26 Swimming Pools - Revised 12/1/2000
  31. Chapter 27 Broadband Telecommunications Network - Revised 1/1/2009
  32. Chapter 28 Traffic and Motor Vehicles - Revised 7/6/2016
  33. Chapter 29 Vegetation - Revised 12/1/2000
  34. Chapter 30 Vehicles For Hire - Revised 3/21/2016
  35. Chapter 31 Scrap Metal Recycling Facilities - Revised 7/19/2006
  36. Chapter 32 Stormwater - Revised 11/16/2015
  37. Chapter 33 Minimum Wage - Effective 1/1/2016
  38. Code Index - Revised 10/19/2005
  39. Code Comparative Table
  40. Charter Comparative Table
  41. Charter Index
  42. Table of Contents (TOC) - Revised 11/20/2008