Notwithstanding Section 270 of the Welfare and Institutions Code, in Mendocino County the offices of assistant probation officer and deputy probation officer, or either of them, shall exist only if established by an ordinance adopted by the board of supervisors; and the probation officer may appoint one or more deputy or assistant probation officers only if the positions have been authorized by the board of supervisors.
The legislature occasionally skips outline levels.
(3) A person may apply [...]
(4)(a) A person petitioning for relief [...]
In this example, (3), (4),
and (4)(a) are all outline levels, but
omitted by its authors. It's only implied. This presents an
interesting challenge when laying out the text. We've
decided to display a blank section with this note, in order
to aide readability.