We have a bylaw that references another bylaw in one of the whereas statements.
It says, "WHEREAS Bylaw 1638 provides authority for..." and it doesn't really matter what bylaw 1638 provides authority for, because bylaw 1638 was defeated during its second reading.
I'm guessing these bylaws were drafted around the same time, and for some reason the author decided it was necessary to include the reference to the other bylaw. The one bylaw was passed before the other, which got tabled, and eventually defeated.
Is this bylaw valid?