This Article poses the question: what does the ordinance really mean? Trying to find out what the ordinance really means requires something that I will call "interpretation as retrieval." By this phrase, "interpretation as retrieval," I mean nothing terribly fancy. Interpretation as retrieval is the attempt to retrieve the meaning of an artifact or text-a meaning that is found in the artifact or text and that you, the interpreter, do not already have.
Pierre Schlag, No Vehicles in the Park, 23 SEATTLE U. L. REV. 381 (1999).