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Subject to such general written policies as may be promulgated by the council and subject to the general supervision of the council, the reviser shall:

(1) Codify for consolidation into the Snohomish County Code all ordinances of a general and permanent nature heretofore or hereafter enacted by the council and assign permanent numbers as provided by law to all new titles, chapters, and sections so added to the code.

(2) Edit and revise such ordinances for such consolidation, to the extent deemed necessary or desirable by the reviser without changing the meaning of any such ordinance in the following respects only:

(a) Make capitalization uniform with that followed generally in the code.

(b) Make chapter or section division and subdivision designations uniform throughout the code.

(c) Substitute for the term "this ordinance" where necessary the term "section," "part," code," "chapter," or "title" or reference to specific section or chapter numbers, as the case may require.

(d) Substitute for reference to a section of an "ordinance" the proper code section number reference.

(e) Substitute for "as provided in the preceding section" and other phrases of similar import, the proper code section number references.

(f) Substitute the proper calendar date for "effective date of this ordinance," "date of passage of this ordinance," and other phrases of similar import.

(g) Rearrange any misplaced ordinance material, incorporate any omitted ordinance material as well as correct manifest errors in spelling and manifest clerical or typographical errors, or errors by way of additions or omissions.

(h) Correct manifest errors in references, by chapter or section number, to other ordinances.

(i) Correct manifest errors or omissions in numbering or renumbering sections of the code.

(j) Provide captions to new chapters and sections as required.

(k) Strike provisions manifestly obsolete.

(3) Revise SCC 30.10.050 and 30.10.060 as necessary to identify ordinances that adopt, amend, or repeal countywide planning policies, multi-county planning policies, and comprehensive plans adopted pursuant to the Growth Management Act, chapter 36.70A RCW. A failure by the council or code reviser to identify an ordinance in those sections shall not affect the validity or application of the ordinance.

(4) Create new code titles, chapters, and sections of the Snohomish County Code, or otherwise revise the title, chapter and sectional organization of the code, all as may be required from time to time to effectuate the orderly and logical arrangement of the ordinances. Such new titles, chapters, and sections, and organizational revisions, shall have the same force and effect as the titles originally enacted and designated as the Snohomish County Code pursuant to the code adoption provision codified in chapter 1.01 SCC. (Added by Ord. 87-001, Feb. 11, 1987; Amended by Ord. 04-085, Sept. 8, 2004, Eff date Oct. 2, 2004).

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