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Municipal Code

Chapter 1. Construction and Effect of Ordinances

Sec. 1-07. Effect of repeals.

The repeal or amendment of any section or provision of this Code or of any other ordinance or resolution of the council shall not:

  1. By implication be deemed to revive any ordinance not in force or existing at the time such repeal or amendment takes effect.
  2. Affect any vested right, privilege, obligation or liability acquired, accrued or incurred under any enactment so repealed or amended, unless the privilege of repealing such obligation or privilege has been reserved by the city.
  3. Affect any offense committed, or penalty or forfeiture incurred, previous to the time when any ordinance is repealed or amended; except when any forfeiture or penalty has been mitigated by the provisions of any ordinance, such provisions shall apply to and control any judgment to be pronounced after such ordinance takes effect for any offense committed before that time.
  4. Affect any prosecution for any offense, or the levy of any penalty or forfeiture pending at the time when any ordinance aforesaid is repealed or amended; but the right of action shall continue and the offender shall be subject to the penalty as provided in such ordinance, and such prosecution shall proceed, in all respects, as if such ordinance had not been repealed; except all such proceedings had after the time this Code takes effect shall be conducted according to the provisions of this Code.

(Code 1982, 25.06)