HARLINGEN — For years, residents have struggled to find the city ordinances they needed.
The city’s Code of Ordinances even gave City Secretary Amanda Elizondo a headache.
This week, city commissioners took the first step to approve an updated Code of Ordinances.
Commissioners moved through the first reading of an ordinance that would adopt a recodified version of the city’s laws.
City law requires officials to update the Code of Ordinances every 10 to 15 years, Elizondo said yesterday.
But since 1996, she said, the city had not recodified its document, which contains local laws dating to the city’s incorporation in 1910.
In 2013, she requested commissioners work to recodify the code.
Recodification would better organize the document, Elizondo said.
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