Sec. 3.5. Adoption of Codes by Reference.
Ordinances may by reference in whole or in part adopt Washington State statutes and federal, state, county, or City codes, or regulations on the subject of the ordinance. Such statutes or codes or regulations so adopted need not be published in a newspaper as provided in section 3.4, but the adopting ordinance shall be so published and a copy of any such adopted statute, ordinance or code, with amendments or additions, if any, in the form in which it was adopted, shall be filed in the office of the City Clerk for use and examination by the public. While any such statute, code or compilation is under consideration by the Council prior to adoption, not less than three (3) copies shall be filed in the office of the City Clerk for examination by the public. (Ord. 2924-06 § 5, 2006)