§ 1-7. Amendments; effect of new ordinances; amendatory language  


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  • (a) All ordinances adopted subsequent to the adoption of this Code which amend, repeal or in any way affect this Code may be numbered in accordance with the numbering system of this Code and printed for inclusion herein. In the case of repealed chapters, sections and subsections or any part thereof, by subsequent ordinances, such repealed portions may be excluded from the Code by the omission thereof from repealed pages affected thereby. The subsequent ordinances as numbered and printed, or omitted, in the case of repeal, shall be prima facie evidence of such subsequent ordinances until such time that this Code and subsequent ordinances numbered or omitted are readopted anew by the board of commissioners. All ordinances shall take effect immediately upon adoption unless otherwise provided.

    (b) All ordinances may be amended or repealed by a resolution or ordinance duly adopted after a minimum of two public hearings held at regular consecutive meetings of the county board of commissioners. A notice listing the chapters proposed for amendment or repeal shall be published in the official county organ once a week for three weeks within a period of 60 days immediately preceding its final adoption. Such notice shall state that a copy of the proposed amendment or repeal is on file in the office of the county clerk and the superior court clerk of the county for the purpose of examination and inspection by the public. The county clerk and/or superior court clerk shall furnish anyone, upon written request, a copy of the proposed amendment or repeal.

    (c) Amendments to any of the provisions of this Code may be made by amending such provisions by specific reference to the section number of this Code in the following language: "Section ____________ of the Official Code of Cobb County, Georgia, is amended to read as follows: …." The new provisions may then be set out in full as desired.

    (d) If a new section not then existing in the Code is to be added, the following language may be used: "The Official Code of Cobb County, Georgia, is amended by adding a section (or article or chapter) numbered ____________, to read as follows:…." The new section may then be set out in full as desired.

    (e) All sections, articles, chapters or provisions desired to be repealed should be specifically repealed by section, article or chapter number, as the case may be.

(Ord. of 7-27-04)