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09/03/2019 14 Cruising Control; Repeal YMC 9.25 14.*: BUSINESS OF THE CITY COUNCIL YAKIMA, WASHINGTON AGENDA STATEM ENT Item No. 14. For Meeting of: September 3, 2019 ITEM TITLE: Ordinance repealing City of Yakima Municipal Code Chapter 9.25 Cruising Control SUBMITTED BY: Bronson Faul, Senior Assistant City Attorney SUMMARY EXPLANATION: An ordinance repealing City of Yakima Municipal Code Chapter 9.25 Cruising Control has been prepared at Council's request for their review. ITEM BUDGETED: NA STRATEGIC PRIORITY: Neighborhood and Community Building APPROVED FOR , SUBMITTAL Interim City Manager : --re—7 STAFF RECOMMENDATION: BOARD/COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION: ATTACHMENTS: Description Upload Date Type D memo */27/201 r e o D rdinance-Y •.25 isin ntrol-track chan es '1/27/201 rdinance rdinance-Y •. ntrol-than es /27/201 rdinance accepted 2 MEMORANDUM To: Cynthia Martinez, City Manager From: Co||odaMonink. Community Development Specialist Sara Watkins, Senior Assistant City Attorney Date: August 27' 2U1Q Subject: City Council Briefing on City Cruise Ordinance Meeting Recently, City Councilmember Jason White, along with city staff, met with various car club members to discuss their concerns related to city requirements for Cruising the Ave. The following car club members were in attendance; Art Reiss from Yakima Vintiques; Bill Wallace from Yakima Vintiques; TJ Davis of the Ron Bonlender Memorial Cruise the Ave; Patti Schneider from the Corvette Club; and Rhonda Cook. Car Club members told staff that they would like tu see the city remove Special Event requirements from Cruising, including cost recovery fees related to YPD services, and to "legalize" cruising on the following dates every year; second Saturday in June, July, August and September, and the third Saturday in June and September. They also indicated that they could not obtain insurance, despite the fact that the City's insurance agent indicated a policy could be obtained for approximately $500.00 per event (lower if all the events were insured mt the same dnno). The City twice prior tu the meeting provided the car clubs the contact information from Jeff Widdows regarding applying for the necessary insurance policy. When asked at the meeting, none of the car clubs had contacted Jeff Widdows about the lower cost policy. Car club members were urged to make the necessary contact and secure a quote rather than assume that such a policy was cost prohibitive. Andrew Holt from Downtown Association of Yakima was also present at the meeting. He indicated that the permit was a good idea to address event management due to the number of people that the events are bringing downtown. There was a discussion of the need for insurance to cover property damage, as well as to cover other possible injuries and damages. Additionally, car club members did not believe that Cruise Nights should fall under the umbrella of"Special Events" because they vvere not shutting down the entire road for the event (the road could still be used by non-participants). Staff explained that in some cases, even if a roadway is not shut down that o special event permit ia still necessary. 3 ORDINANCE NO. 2019- AN ORDINANCE repealing City of Yakima Municipal Code Chapter 9.25 Cruising Control BE IT ORDAINED BY THE CITY OF YAKIMA: Section 1. City of Yakima Municipal Code Chapter 9.25 Cruising Control is hereby repealed in its entirety. 8.25.010 Cruising prohibited. A. No porson shall drive or pormit a motor vohiclo under that porter's co ro, cuatody or control o two hour period in or around a posted no cruising ar :o co as to contribute to traffic congestion, maintained until the congestion has lesccncd to an appreciable degree. The chief of police may • delayed; or • • • by the chief of police. 1 4 control point more than two Limos in the camo direction of travel within a two hour poriod in or E. No violation shall occur except upon the third passage of a motor vohiclo by tho same This section shall not apply to in service emergency vehicles, police vehicles, taxicabs for hire, hundred dollars. (Ord. 2065 20 § 1, 2065: Ord. 91 10 § 1, 1t91). dity council from time to time. B. For calendar year 2013, the following dater are designated open cruising events: Saturday, June 22, 2013; Saturday, July 20, 2013; and Saturday, September 11, 2013. cruising ovonts occurring in 2013 or in cubsoquont yoars shall bo doomed spacial events subjoct deemed appropriate. Section 2. This ordinance shall be in full force and effect 30 days after its passage, approval, and publication as provided by law and by the City Charter. PASSED BY THE CITY COUNCIL, signed and approved this 3rd day of September, 2019. ATTEST: Kathy Coffey, Mayor Sonya Claar Tee, City Clerk Publication Date: Effective Date: 2 5 ORDINANCE NO. 2019- AN ORDINANCE repealing City of Yakima Municipal Code Chapter 9.25 Cruising Control BE IT ORDAINED BY THE CITY OF YAKIMA: Section 1. City of Yakima Municipal Code Chapter 9.25 Cruising Control is hereby repealed in its entirety. Section 2. This ordinance shall be in full force and effect 30 days after its passage, approval, and publication as provided by law and by the City Charter. PASSED BY THE CITY COUNCIL, signed and approved this 3'day of September, 2019. ATTEST: Kathy Coffey, Mayor Sonya Clear Tee, City Clerk Publication Date: Effective Date: 1