Template:Ordinance/doc

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The {{ordinance}} template is used to make a citation for a city ordinance or resolution. Sources that use the {{ordinance}} template are added to Category:Ordinance sources.

Full syntax

Template Parameter Description
{{ordinance
 |title=
 |year=
 |number=
 |passed=
 |approved=
 |ordinance-book=
 |page=
 |in=
 |source-name={{subst:PAGENAME}}
}}

{{ordinance
 |type=
 |title=
 |municipality=
 |municipality-type=
 |year=
 |number=
 |passed=
 |approved=
 |action1=
 |action1-date=
 |action2=
 |action2-date=
 |action3=
 |action3-date=
 |action4=
 |action4-date=
 |ordinance-book=
 |page=
 |in=
 |url=
 |note={{reprinted
        |{{rp-paper|
          |date1=
          |page1=
          |npcom1=
          |date2=
          |page2=
          |npcom2=
          |date3=
          |page3=
          |npcom3=
         }}
       }}
 |source-name={{subst:PAGENAME}}
}}
type Type, e.g., ordinance or resolution. By default "ordinance" is assumed.
title Ordinance title. The title typically begins with the words "An ordinance."
municipality The municipality that passed the ordinance. This parameter is optional; if it is omitted, the municipality is assumed to be Pittsburgh. It is useful, for example, for Allegheny City ordinances passed before its annexation in 1907. This parameter can also be called city.
municipality-type The type of the municipality (e.g., Township). This parameter is optional; if it is omitted, the municipality is assumed to be a city. For other types of municipality, it may be best to capitalize the first letter of this parameter, to get, for example, "Reserve Township ordinance".
year The year the ordinance was passed.
number The number of the ordinance. It seems that Pittsburgh ordinances since the 1870s have been assigned sequential numbers, starting from 1 at the beginning of each annual council session (which does not start on January 1). So actually I don't know if the combination of year and number is a unique identifier.
passed The date the ordinance was passed by City Council (or "ordained and enacted into a law").
approved The date the ordinance was approved by the mayor.
action1 Some other action that was taken with respect to this ordinance. This should be a past participial phrase (e.g., veto overridden). For an ordinance with only one other action, action can be used as a synonym.
action1-date The date of the action specified by the action1 parameter. For an ordinance with only one other action, action-date can be used as a synonym.
action2 A second action.
action2-date
action3 A third action.
action3-date
action4 A fourth action.
action4-date
ordinance-book The number of the Ordinance Book or Resolution Book that contains the ordinance or resolution. (This will produce "Resolution Book" if the type parameter is set to resolution.)
page The page in the Ordinance Book or Resolution Book where this ordinance is located.
in A citation for a Municipal Record (or other such official source) containing the ordinance, ideally with a page number or range. For example, municipal-record-1909-1910@appendix:312–328. Multiple citations can be specified, separated by spaces.
url A URL for the ordinance or resolution. Pittsburgh ordinances and resolutions since 2000 are online at https://pittsburgh.legistar.com/Legislation.aspx.
note A note to be appended to the end of the citation. This is most commonly a {{reprinted}} template giving newspaper citations where the ordinance was reprinted.
source-name The page name of this source (in the "Source" namespace). This is used to provide a link to the source page.

Usage examples

{{ordinance
 |title=An ordinance vacating Slagle St., from Howe street to Walnut street
 |year=1950
 |number=185
 |passed=1950-04-10
 |approved=1950-04-17
 |ordinance-book=56
 |page=522
 |source-name=Ordinance-1950-185
}}

"An ordinance vacating Slagle St., from Howe street to Walnut street." Pittsburgh city ordinance, 1950, no. 185. Passed Apr. 10, 1950; approved Apr. 17, 1950. Ordinance Book 56, p. 522. [view source]ordinance-1950-185

{{ordinance
 |title=An ordinance changing the names of certain avenues, streets, lanes and alleys in the City of Pittsburgh
 |year=1910
 |number=715
 |passed=1910-03-31
 |approved=1910-04-05
 |ordinance-book=21
 |page=342
 |in=municipal-record-1909-1910@appendix:312–328
 |note={{reprinted
        |{{rp-paper|Pittsburgh Post
          |date1=1910-04-19
          |page1=10–11
          |npcom1=86611990 86612022
          |date2=1910-04-20
          |page2=10–11
          |npcom2=86612278 86612297
          |date3=1910-04-21
          |page3=10–11
          |npcom3=86612601 86612625
         }}
       }}
 |source-name=Ordinance-1910-715
}}

"An ordinance changing the names of certain avenues, streets, lanes and alleys in the City of Pittsburgh." Pittsburgh city ordinance, 1910, no. 715. Passed Mar. 31, 1910; approved Apr. 5, 1910. Ordinance Book 21, p. 342. In Municipal Record: Minutes of the proceedings of the [Select and Common Councils] of the City of Pittsburgh for the years 1909–1910, appendix, pp. 312–328, Devine & Co., Pittsburgh, 1910 (Google Books doQzAQAAMAAJ; HathiTrust uiug.30112108223832; Internet Archive Pghmunicipalrecord1909). Reprinted in the Pittsburgh Post, Apr. 19, 1910, pp. 10–11 (Newspapers.com 86611990, 86612022), Apr. 20, pp. 10–11 (Newspapers.com 86612278, 86612297), and Apr. 21, pp. 10–11 (Newspapers.com 86612601, 86612625). [view source]ordinance-1910-715

{{ordinance
 |title=An ordinance changing the name of William Pitt boulevard, between Putnam street and Schenley Park bridge, to Beechwood boulevard
 |year=1913
 |number=223
 |passed=1913-05-20
 |action=veto overridden
 |action-date=1913-06-03
 |ordinance-book=25
 |page=244
 |note={{reprinted
        |{{rp-paper|Pittsburgh Post
          |date1=1913-06-07
          |page1=12
          |npcom1=87978845
          |date2=1913-06-09
          |page2=10
          |npcom2=86542586
         }}
       }}
 |source-name=Ordinance-1913-223
}}

"An ordinance changing the name of William Pitt boulevard, between Putnam street and Schenley Park bridge, to Beechwood boulevard." Pittsburgh city ordinance, 1913, no. 223. Passed May 20, 1913; veto overridden June 3, 1913. Ordinance Book 25, p. 244. Reprinted in the Pittsburgh Post, June 7, 1913, p. 12 (Newspapers.com 87978845), and June 9, p. 10 (Newspapers.com 86542586). [view source]ordinance-1913-223