CPC provides supplements to the code on a regular schedule determined by the customer, or on demand. CPC reviews all ordinances and resolutions to identify discrepancies and drafting errors. CPC staff proofreads the supplement three times to ensure accuracy. Supplements include a preface, statutory references, cross-references, disposition table, and index updates. Insertion guides provide instructions for inserting new pages and removing obsolete ones. Formatting and editorial styles are kept consistent. Printed supplements are delivered within two to six weeks, depending on the quantity and complexity of the ordinances. No annual fees, storage fees, or minimums.
Republication is a clean up of the printed code. It includes repagination, which removes blank, partial and point pages, along with a new page format. We apply a consistent use of subsection numbering and lettering as well as cites to state and federal statutes. You may choose any page format. Our standard double-column format is easy to read and saves space. See Page Layout.
Initial Codification or Recodification
The standard code organization is based on subject matter, which is more accessible than an alphabetical structure. The expandable decimal numbering system allows for expansions within the code as new ordinances are added. For instance, inserting a new section between 3.04.010 and 3.04.020 (e.g., 3.04.015) is easier than trying to place one between 3-4-1 and 3-4-2. This eliminates inconsistent section numbering. When a reformatted code is renumbered, CPC provides parallel reference tables to original code numbers. CPC prepares an easily referenced table of contents, a list of all ordinances with dispositions to location in the code and a subject matter index.
CPC arranges text on the page to maximize coverage while remaining readable. This lowers the page count, which reduces expenses for the code, electronic formats, and all future updated pages.
SCANNING TEXT & GRAPHICS
CPC uses high-end scanning software to reproduce sharp images of drawings and other graphics. High-speed scanners quickly convert hard copy text or graphics to computer file format. We accept most electronic file formats; there are no special “Instructions” for preparing your graphics or artwork.
EDITING & PROOFREADING
CPC examines all ordinances and resolutions through the process of editing, proofreading, and indexing. Material is organized by subject matter. Editing staff provide suggestions for changes, additions, or deletions to code or ordinance material. An optional legal review ensures conformity with state and federal law, constitutions, and court decisions.
The legal review applies principles of statutory construction and applicable common law for every state. The review will encompass state and federal constitutional questions, case law conflicts, and court interpretations. The code will be scrutinized for vagueness, fair notice to citizens, free speech infringement, danger of selective enforcement, and equal protection in view of fundamental rights. The attorney will review all sections of the code for consistency, archaic language, and internal conflicts, as well as to ensure accurate references to state statutes. The review also identifies conflicting, duplicative or out of date fees, fines, and penalty provisions. The municipality will receive a detailed written report, including a thorough analysis and basis for amending or revising ordinances as necessary.