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File #: 2022-1969   
Type: Consent Calendar Item
Body: City Council
On agenda: 5/3/2022
Title: Final Passage of Ordinance of Ordinance Amending Alameda Municipal Code Chapter 8 and Chapter 12 Authorizing Public Works Enforcement of Parking Provisions and Ensuring Consistency with California Vehicle Code. (Public Works 26541643)
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Final Passage of Ordinance of Ordinance Amending Alameda Municipal Code Chapter 8 and Chapter 12 Authorizing Public Works Enforcement of Parking Provisions and Ensuring Consistency with California Vehicle Code. (Public Works 26541643)

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The staff report for this ordinance was included when the ordinance was introduced and is available at the following link:
https://alameda.legistar.com/LegislationDetail.aspx?ID=5535537&GUID=467AC535-2C73-406B-B81A-0C0822B5DC33&Options=&Search=&FullText=1

CITY OF ALAMEDA ORDINANCE NO. ______
New Series
AMENDING ALAMEDA MUNICIPAL CODE CHAPTERS VIII AND XII AUTHORIZING PUBLIC WORKS TO ENFORCE PARKING PROVISIONS AND ENSURING CONSISTENCY WITH CALIFORNIA VEHICLE CODE
WHEREAS, in November, 2021, the City Council approved a reorganization of the City of Alameda's (City) parking program, to move parking enforcement from the Alameda Police Department to the Public Works Department; and
WHEREAS, in the reorganized parking program, the Public Works Department intends to rely on and coordinate with the Police Department when vehicle towing is necessary; and
WHEREAS, in the reorganized parking program, the Police Department will continue to run the Abandoned Vehicle Units, which tows vehicles; and
WHEREAS, an amendment to the Alameda Municipal Code is necessary in order to allow non-Police Department employees to enforce parking violations.
NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT ORDAINED by the Council of the City of Alameda that:
Section 1. Findings. In enacting this Section, the City Council finds as follows:
1. Parking enforcement plays a critical role in managing parking as part of the transportation system, but unlike moving violations (e.g. speeding, illegal U-turns, etc.), parking enforcement does not need to be done by sworn personnel.
2. Many municipalities, including Monterey, Sacramento, San Francisco, Santa Clara, Santa Cruz, San Jose, Santa Rosa and others, choose to administer parking enforcement...

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