Cotati City
CA

Staff Report

Adoption of an Ordinance Amending Sections of Chapter 9.38 of Title 9 of the Cotati Municipal Code to clarify the City’s authority to recover administrative costs incurred in connection with enforcement activities pursuant to such chapter

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Category:Community Safety (Vision for Cotati)

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Background

 

The City Council approved Ordinance No. 852, adding Chapter 9.38 (Alcohol Offenses/Loud Parties) to the Cotati Municipal Code. This ordinance took effect on February 28, 2015.

 

Analysis/Discussion

 

Cotati Municipal Code Section 9.38.010 describes the definitions associated with the Administrative Citation Procedure for violation of the provisions of this section. It is the City’s position that the definitions associated with “Administrative costs” be detailed for the purpose of cost recovery for enforcement activities pursuant to this section.

 

Financial Considerations

 

Currently, the City pays for the cost of third party administrative appeals.  This proposed amendment would require the appealing party to pay for the direct cost of the third party administrative appeal.

 

Environmental Issues

 

The action of amending the current ordinance does not constitute a project as defined by California Environmental Quality Act Guidelines Section 15378; therefore, no further environmental review is required.

Recommendation

It is recommended that the City Council of the City of Cotati adopt an ordinance to amend Sections of Chapter 9.38 of Title 9 of the Cotati Municipal Code to clarify the City’s authority to recover administrative costs incurred in connection with enforcement activities pursuant to such chapter.

 

Meeting History

May 23, 2017 7:00 PM Audio/Video Cotati City Council Regular Meeting

Staff report by City Manager O'Bid

Public comment:

George Barich of Cotati

RESULT:INTRODUCED [UNANIMOUS]
MOVER:John A. Dell'Osso, Council Member
SECONDER:John C. Moore, Council Member
AYES:Wendy Skillman, John C. Moore, John A. Dell'Osso, Susan Harvey
ABSENT:Mark Landman
Jun 13, 2017 7:00 PM Audio/Video Cotati City Council Regular Meeting
RESULT:ADOPTED [UNANIMOUS]
AYES:John C. Moore, John A. Dell'Osso, Susan Harvey, Mark Landman
ABSENT:Wendy Skillman

Discussion