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11/19/2019 06M Increasing Monetary Penalty Schedule for Parking Infractions - Amending YMC 9.60.030 a\'4\lyy bxk ik 1 + PPP d g. P A PPPPPP+Pd s' lii it tYlltYlA.\ta. BUSINESS OF THE CITY COUNCIL YAKIMA, WASHINGTON AGENDA STATEMENT Item No. 6.M. For Meeting of: November 19, 2019 ITEM TITLE: Ordinance increasing the monetary penalty schedule for parking infractions amending Section 9.60.030 of the Municipal Code SUBMITTED BY: Steve Groom, Director of Finance and Budget James Dean, Utility Customer Services Manager SUMMARY EXPLANATION: The proposed amendment to the City of Yakima Municipal Code would increase the fines imposed for parking infractions for overtime parking in the City of Yakima. The current penalty would be increased from $20.00 to $50.00. ITEM BUDGETED: Yes STRATEGIC PRIORITY: Public Trust and Accountability APPROVED FOR SUBMITTAL BY THE CITY MANAGER RECOMMENDATION: Pass Ordinance. ATTACHMENTS: Description Upload Date Type • memo 11/7/2019 r Mery a L ordinance redline 11/13/2019 r Memo • ordinance final 11/1 /2019 r Me o 2 •} FINANCE TO: City Council FROM: Steve Groom, Finance Director James Dean, Utility Services Manager DATE: November 7, 2019 RE: Parking Enforcement - Fines In 2020 Budget Study Session discussions, the amount of current parking infractions was discussed. In conjunction with approving a technology solution to improve the effectiveness of city staff to enforce parking violations, the level of fines was also considered. This ordinance increases current overtime parking infractions form$20 to $50, with two purposes: to convey additional importance to the city's commitment to maintain a well-regulated city, and to improve the ability of the State Department of Motor Vehicles to potentially block vehicle registrations should fines go unpaid that meet the State's threshold for doing so. Staff recommends approval of the attached amendment to the City of Yakima's Municipal Code. 3 ORDINANCE NO. 2O1S^ ANOFl[)|NANACE relating to parking, increasing the penalty schedule for parking infractions and amending Section U.GO.O3Oof the City of Yakima Municipal Code. BE |T ORDAINED BY THE CITY OFYAK|MA: Seotion1. Chapter U.GO. Section U.GO.O3Oof the City of Yakima Municipal Code is hereby amended asfollows: 9.60.030Pena|tiey. | Unless another penalty isspenifica|1y provided by ordinance uf the city, every person convicted of a misdemeanor defined by this title or a violation of any provision of this title shall be punished by a fine of not more than five hundred dollars or by imprisonment in the city jail facility for not more than ninety days, or by both such fine and imprisonment. Further, for all violations of traffic infractions as defined by RCW 46.63.020 and prohibited by this chapter the monetary penalty for the commission thereof shall be as made and provided for under the provisions of RCVV 46.63.110. The monetary penalties for infractions concerninq parking time |inoitviolations intheC���e��'ohoUbo_�5O'08pervin|adnn'_Tt��_[D�D��uly_��D���_f�L�K�oth���the fo| uw/inq specific omrkinqinfn:'d"nx shall bemo [oUoo/x.*/s' *�|ovv�� VIOLATION: YN1C/R[W: FINE: (}vo+Gr**!�;0 2- 950,0.70i0,50{}75 $20.,a67 how;aon° 9.5A.080 23-9%0 diski/% mmwte zeea PIZ,�� 20-Ing :x!:wt: �ono �<�,0g |wts Nyp ��arking :0�~~ 4� ��]]�� 54W�-� In alley 9.50.010 500020N0 (reside ndo|/businoss) | More than 12''from 46.61.5/E9.,50,94|520.00 curb | Right-hand wheels 46.61 .57E9.50.01520.00 parallel tnand beyond 12'' from the curb Head-in parking only 9.50.130 20.00 * VIOLATION: YN1C/R[W: FINE: | City lots permits 950.230 required Motorcycles only 9.50.020 20.00 Bus zone 4661 .570 20.00 Taxizune 46.61 .578 20.00 | Sidewalk/planting 46.61.5/0 strip Loading zone 46.61 .578 20.00 (people/merchandise) Within 1O feet ofo 950.005 20.00 mailbox Blocking traffic 46.51 .570 20D0 Driveway safety zone 46.615/0 20.00 Within 15 feet nfa 46.61.5/0 20.00 fire hydrant Within 2O feet ofo 46.615/0 20.00 crosswalk Handicap stall 46186.05#J�* 2508O* violation °Handinan5taU violations narrYmn additional S20O,JV\NY\'Stata yonaltyfo[ i||+ga||yyarking |na handicap dowignatadstall' SEction . m17-lr"va| mnJ [)uh|i'aU"nmo and by the CqyCharter, 2010 | | Kathy Coffey, Mayor ATTEST: Sonya C|aarToe. City Clerk Publication Date: Effective Date: 5 ORDINANCE NO. 2019- AN ORDINANACE relating to parking, increasing the penalty schedule for parking infractions and amending Section 9.60.030 of the City of Yakima Municipal Code. BE IT ORDAINED BY THE CITY OF YAKIMA: Section 1. Chapter 9.60, Section 9.60.030 of the City of Yakima Municipal Code is hereby amended as follows: 9.60.030 Penalties. Unless another penalty is specifically provided by ordinance of the city, every person convicted of a misdemeanor defined by this title or a violation of any provision of this title shall be punished by a fine of not more than five hundred dollars or by imprisonment in the city jail facility for not more than ninety days, or by both such fine and imprisonment. Further, for all violations of traffic infractions as defined by ROW 46.63.020 and prohibited by this chapter the monetary penalty for the commission thereof shall be as made and provided for under the provisions of ROW 46.63.110. The monetary penalties for infractions concerning parking time limit violations in the City shall be $50.00 per violation. The monetary penalty for the following specific parking infractions shall be as follows. VIOLATION: YMC/RCW: FINE: In alley (residential/business) 9.50.010 $50.00 More than 12"from curb 46.61.575 $20.00 Right-hand wheels parallel to and 46.61.575 $20.00 beyond 12" from the curb Head-in parking only 9.50.130 $20.00 City lots permits required 9.50.230 $50.00 Motorcycles only 9.50.020 $20.00 Bus zone 46.61.570 $20.00 Taxi zone 46.61.570 $20.00 Sidewalk/planting strip 46.61.570 $50.00 Loading zone (people/merchandise) 46.61.570 $20.00 Within 10 feet of a mailbox 9.50.085 $20.00 Blocking traffic 46.61.570 $20.00 Driveway safety zone 46.61.570 $20.00 Within 15 feet of a fire hydrant 46.61.570 $20.00 Within 20 feet of a crosswalk 46.61.570 $20.00 Handicap stall violation 46.19.050 $250.00* *Handicap stall violations carry an additional $200.00 WA State imposed penalty for illegally parking in a handicap designated stall. 6 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 19'h day of November, 2019. Kathy Coffey, Mayor ATTEST: Sonya Claar Tee, City Clerk Publication Date: Effective Date: