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File #: 2022-1963   
Type: Council Referral
Body: City Council
On agenda: 6/7/2022
Title: Consider Directing Staff to Develop an Ordinance Setting Fines for Injury-Collisions Involving Non-Commercial Vehicles that Do Not Meet Federal Design Standards or Have Been Lifted/Altered in a Manner that Increases the Likelihood of Severe Injury or Death in Collisions with Pedestrians and Bicyclists. (Councilmember Knox White) [Not heard on May 3 or 17, 2022]
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Consider Directing Staff to Develop an Ordinance Setting Fines for Injury-Collisions Involving Non-Commercial Vehicles that Do Not Meet Federal Design Standards or Have Been Lifted/Altered in a Manner that Increases the Likelihood of Severe Injury or Death in Collisions with Pedestrians and Bicyclists. (Councilmember Knox White) [Not heard on May 3 or 17, 2022]

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COUNCIL REFERRAL FORM

The Council can take any of the following actions:
1) Take no action.
2) Refer the matter to staff to schedule as a future City Council agenda item. Concurrence that staff time will be devoted to the item does not signify approval.
3) Take dispositive action only on time sensitive legislative matters if sufficiently noticed such that the public and Council have been provided sufficient information by the published agenda, and no formal published notice of a public hearing is required.

Name of Councilmember requesting referral: John Knox White

Date of submission to City Clerk (must be submitted before 5:00 p.m. on the Monday two weeks before the Council meeting requested): 4/18/2022

Council Meeting date: May 3, 2022

Brief description of the subject to be printed on the agenda, sufficient to inform the City Council and public of the nature of the referral:

Provide direction to staff to develop an ordinance for Council adoption that sets administrative fines of up to $1,000 in injury-collisions involving non-commercial vehicles that do not meet federal design standards for automobiles, have been lifted or altered in a manner that increases the likelihood of severe injury or death in collisions with people walking and biking in Alameda.

The City Council, at its July 25, 2020 Priority Setting Workshop, established the following 5 priorities for 2021:
1. Preparing Alameda for the future
2. Encouraging economic development across the Island
3. Supporting enhanced livability and quality of life, including addressing the housing crisis and homelessness
4. Protecting c...

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