Severability and Conflicts clause - Pittsburgh Open Government Amendment

Open government = better government!


Severability and Conflicts


If anything included in this amendment is held to be impermissible or invalid, the rest shall stand on its own; anything that is conflicting with this amendment is repealed.

In the event this amendment cannot take effect in its entirety because of the judgment of any court of competent jurisdiction holding invalid any provision, the remaining provisions of the amendment shall be given full force and effect as completely as if the provision held invalid were not included.  Any Pittsburgh City Charter provision, Council resolution, City ordinance, or any policy, rule, regulation, or provision governing any City unit of government or agency, or any part or parts thereof, which may be conflicting with the provisions of this Amendment is hereby repealed in so far as the same may affect or may be affected by this Amendment.