The Davis Municipal Code is basically the book of laws that govern the City of Davis.
Every time the city council passes an ordinance, that ordinance becomes part of the municipal code. Whether or not the ordinance takes effect immediately is something that is determined on a case-by-case basis.
The city council has fairly broad discretion in what laws it can pass, but the council's lawmaking powers are limited by the state constitution and any state laws that supersede municipal ordinances.
If you live in Davis (or even if you visit) you are subject to:
The Davis Municipal Code is copied here, the City of Davis version of the Davis Municipal Code is the definitive on-line version. One potential purpose of copying the Davis Municipal Code to the wiki is to allow wiki-residents to comments on, or suggest improvements to the laws that govern their lives. There is a Slashdot article that discusses using wikis to eliminate bad laws.Suggested link format for the Davis Municipal Code section:
Chapter pages: ["Davis Municipal Code/8A" Chapter 8A] CARDROOMS Section pages: ["Davis Municipal Code/8A.01.010" 8A.01.010] Cardrooms defined.
To discuss a section of the code please create a page using the suggested link format and the page format used in Chapter 1.
Davis Municipal Code
- Chapter 1 GENERAL PROVISIONS
- Chapter 2 ADMINISTRATION*
- Chapter 3 ADVERTISING*
- Chapter 4 ALARM SYSTEMS
- Chapter 5 ANIMALS AND FOWL*
- Chapter 6 BICYCLES*
- Chapter 7 BINGO GAMES
- Chapter 8 BUILDINGS*
- Chapter 8A CARDROOMS
- Chapter 8B CABLE SYSTEMS AND OPEN VIDEO SYSTEMS
- Chapter 9 EMERGENCY ORGANIZATION AND FUNCTIONS
- Chapter 10 CIVIL RIGHTS
- Chapter 11 DANCES AND DANCE HALLS
- Chapter 12 ELECTIONS
- Chapter 13 Repealed by 2096 — but the City contracted out with a firm in Seattle who is showing this as active as Fire Code 2011.
- Chapter 13A ENVIRONMENTAL REGULATIONS
- Chapter 14 FARMERS MARKETS*
- Chapter 15 FINANCE AND TAXATION*
- Chapter 16 Repealed by Ord. #2096
- Chapter 17 FOOD AND FOOD ESTABLISHMENTS*
- Chapter 18 HOUSING
- Chapter 19 LICENSES*
- Chapter 20 LOST OR ABANDONED PROPERTY
- Chapter 21 Repealed by Ord. #2096
- Chapter 22 MOTOR VEHICLES AND TRAFFIC*
- Chapter 23 NUISANCE ABATEMENT
- Chapter 24 NOISE REGULATIONS
- Chapter 25 GRAFFITI CONTROL
- Chapter 26 OFFENSES—MISCELLANEOUS
- Chapter 27 PARKS AND OPEN SPACE AREAS
- Chapter 28 PEDDLERS, SOLICITORS AND TRANSIENT VENDORS
- Chapter 29 PERSONNEL*
- Chapter 30 Repealed by Ord. #2096
- Chapter 31 PUBLIC TELEPHONES
- Chapter 32 MANAGEMENT OF GARBAGE, OTHER WASTES, RECYCLABLES, AND FEES THEREFOR*
- Chapter 33 SEWERS AND SEWAGE DISPOSAL*
- Chapter 34 SMOKING CONTROL
- Chapter 35 STREETS AND SIDEWALKS*
- Chapter 36 SUBDIVISIONS
- Chapter 37 TREE PLANTING, PRESERVATION AND PROTECTION*
- Chapter 38 UNDERGROUND UTILITY DISTRICTS*
- Chapter 39 WATER*
- Chapter 40 ZONING*
- Chapter 40A RIGHT TO FARM AND FARMLAND PRESERVATION
- Chapter 99 MISCELLANEOUS
2005-05-27 23:45:13 Jason, i took a look at the muni codes and your proposed format looks good to me. —ArlenAbraham
2005-05-27 23:46:48 also, what was Ord. #2096? and what did it repeal? —ArlenAbraham
Does the City Council pass Municipal Code? Does it become law as soon as it's passed? What limits the scope of the laws the council are allowed to enact? How often does it change?
- I've incorporated my answers to these questions into the top of the page. As far as how often it changes, it's really up to how productive the council is feeling. They seem to pass a few new ordinances a year. —OscarSabino
2009-12-06 09:34:09 Just to be pedantic, in addition to the city, county and state codes, we are also subject to codes written by applicable special districts, such as the Sacramento-Yolo Mosquito and Vector Control District —JimStewart