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The following definitions and rules of construction shall be observed, unless inconsistent with the intent of the council or the context clearly requires otherwise.

City. Eugene, Oregon.

City hall. The location where the offices of the mayor and city manager are located.

Computation of time. The time within which an act is to be done, including the giving of advance notice of a general or special election of the city, is computed by excluding the first day and including the last, unless the last falls on a legal holiday as defined in ORS 187.010 or 187.020 or on Saturday, in which case the last day is also excluded.

Council. City council of the city.

County. Lane County, Oregon

Day. The period of time between any midnight and the midnight following.

Daytime; nighttime. “Daytime” is the period of time between sunrise and sunset. “Nighttime” is the period of time between sunset and sunrise.

Department, board, commission, office, officer or employee. A department, board, commission, office, officer or employee of the city.

Gender. The masculine gender includes the feminine and neuter.

In the city. All territory over which the city now has or shall hereafter acquire jurisdiction for the exercise of its regulatory powers.

Joint authority. All words giving joint authority to three or more persons or officers shall be construed as giving such authority to a majority of such persons or officers.

Minor. A person under the age of 18 years, unless otherwise stated.

Number. The singular number includes the plural, and the plural the singular.

Oath. “Oath” includes affirmation.

Official time. Whenever certain hours are named herein, they shall mean the standard of time as set out in ORS 187.110.

Or, and. “Or” may be read “and” and “and” may be read “or,” if the sense requires it.

ORS. Oregon Revised Statutes.

Owner. A part owner, joint owner, tenant in common, tenant in partnership, joint tenant or tenant by the entirety of the whole or of a part of the building or land, or vendee in possession under a land sale contract.

Peace officer. A city police officer or other officer specified in ORS 133.170.

Person. Individuals, corporations, associations, firms, partnerships and joint stock companies.

Personal property. Every species of property, except real property, as herein defined.

Process. A writ or summons issued in the course of judicial proceedings of either a civil or criminal nature.

Property. Both real and personal property.

Real property. Lands, tenements and hereditaments.

Shall, may. “Shall” is mandatory and “may” is permissive.

Signature or subscription by mark. “Signature” or “subscription” includes mark when the signer or subscriber cannot write, the signer’s or subscriber’s name being written near the mark by a witness who writes his own name near the signer’s or subscriber’s name; but a signature or subscription by mark can be acknowledged or can serve as a signature or subscription to a sworn statement only when two witnesses so sign their own names thereto.

State. Oregon.

Tenant or occupant. A person holding a written or an oral lease of or who occupies, the whole or a part of the building or land, either alone or with others.

Tenses. The present tense includes the past and future tenses, and the future includes the present.

To. “To” means “to and including” when used in reference to a series of sections of this Code or when reference is made to the Oregon Revised Statutes.

Week. Seven consecutive days.

Writing. Writing includes any form of recorded message capable of comprehension by ordinary visual means. Whenever any notice, report, statement or record is required or authorized by this Code, it shall be made in writing in the English language unless it is expressly provided otherwise.

Year. A calendar year, except where otherwise provided.

(Section 1.010 amended by Ordinance No. 18001, enacted June 13, 1977; Ordinance No. 18106, enacted January 18, 1978; Ordinance No. 20493, enacted May 21, 2012, effective May 23, 2012.)