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A. The community development director or town planner may interpret the provisions of SPMC Titles 8 and 17 and the code enforcement officer may interpret the provisions of SPMC Titles 6, 8, 10 and 13. The decisions shall be in writing, kept in a publicly accessible place and updated as code amendments render them obsolete. The process for making an interpretation shall be pursuant to Chapter 15.08 SPMC, Administration of Development Regulations.

B. Where the conditions imposed by any provision of this code upon the use of land or buildings or upon the bulk of buildings are either more restrictive or less restrictive than comparable conditions imposed by any other provision of this code or of any other law, ordinance, resolution, rule, or regulation of any kind, the regulations which are more restrictive or which impose higher standards or requirements shall govern.

C. This code is not intended to abrogate any easement, covenant, or any other private agreement; provided, that where the regulations of this code are more restrictive, or impose higher standards or requirements than such easements, covenants, or other private agreements, the requirements of this zoning code shall govern.

D. No building, structure or use which did not lawfully exist at the time of the adoption of this code shall become, or be made, lawful solely by reason of the adoption of this code; and to the extent that, and in any manner, the unlawful building, structure or use is in conflict with the requirements of this code, the building, structure or use remains unlawful under this code. [Ord. 619 § 1 (Exh. A), 2022.]