City launches improved Code of Ordinances website
By Adam Falco, Senior Assistant City Attorney
Navigating 1,500 pages of local ordinances has never been simple, even in the digital age. But starting today, the City of College Station has a new online system to make it easier for you to find the information you need.
The new website organizes the code into a logical and sequential order. Now you can do key word searches to find everything from chickens to the Dixie Chicken.
Last year, the City Secretary’s Office, city attorneys, city staff and a staff attorney at Municode reviewed the Code of Ordinances, removing conflicting or obsolete ordinances. We changed no other content.
MuniCode then reorganized – or recodified — the Code by matching the structure used by many other cities use across the country. The new streamlined Code is searchable by chapter, article, division, and section. The Unified Development Ordinance remains substantially the same and is an appendix.
The website also includes a searchable City Charter with a fee resolution that contains city fees, rates, and charges. Comparative tables are included to locate old section numbers and state law references.
The City Council approved the recodification on Aug. 10. As always, a hard copy of the Code of Ordinances is available at the City Secretary’s Office.
About the Blogger
Senior Assistant City Attorney Adam Falco has been with the City of College Station since 2007. He received his law degree from the Oklahoma City University School of Law in 2006 and earned a bachelor’s degree in political science and government from Texas A&M in 2003. Adam is a Houston native.
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