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File #: 191242.    Version: 1 Name:
Type: Ordinance Status: Adopted
File created: 5/20/2020 In control: City Attorney
On agenda: 6/18/2020 Final action: 6/18/2020
Title: Ordinance Providing for Civil Citation Enforcement for Violations of Declarations of Emergency (B) ORDINANCE NO. 191242 An ordinance of the City of Gainesville, Florida, relating to penalties for violations of declarations of emergency; by amending Sec. 2-67 titled "Mayor may declare state of emergency, water emergency" within Article II of Chapter 2 of the City Code of Ordinances; by amending Sec. 2-339 titled "Applicable codes and ordinances" within Division 6 of Article V of Chapter 2 of the City Code of Ordinances; providing directions to the codifier; providing a severability clause; providing a repealing clause; and providing an effective date.
Attachments: 1. 191242_draft ordinance_20200604.pdf, 2. 191242_Ordinance_20200716.pdf

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Ordinance Providing for Civil Citation Enforcement for Violations of Declarations of Emergency (B)

 

ORDINANCE NO. 191242

 

An ordinance of the City of Gainesville, Florida, relating to penalties for violations of declarations of emergency; by amending Sec. 2-67 titled "Mayor may declare state of emergency, water emergency" within Article II of Chapter 2 of the City Code of Ordinances;  by amending Sec. 2-339 titled "Applicable codes and ordinances" within Division 6 of Article V of Chapter 2 of the City Code of Ordinances; providing directions to the codifier; providing a severability clause; providing a repealing clause; and providing an effective date.

 

recommendation

The City Commission adopt the proposed ordinance.

 

explanation

This ordinance amends the City Code of Ordinances to recognize that Alachua County, the State Government and/or the Federal Government may declare a state of emergency pursuant to their authority granted by County, State and/or Federal law, respectively.  This ordinance also amends the City Code to allow the City to enforce City, County, State or Federal declarations of emergency by civil citation, in additional to criminal penalties, if the declaration specifies a civil penalty. 

 

fiscal note

None.   

 

                                          

 

 




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