Meeting Time: August 04, 2020 at 6:00pm PDT
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Agenda Item

5.2. CONSIDERATION OF ESTABLISHING ADMINISTRATIVE FINES FOR VIOLATIONS OF THE CHICO MUNICIPAL CODE In 1999, the City adopted Ordinance 2180 to enact Chapter 1.15 and establish a non-judicial citation and hearing process. Under this Chapter, the administrative fine amounts were not fixed in the ordinance and instead were left open to the City Council to adopt fine amounts by resolution. (CMC section 1.15.050.) Various resolutions have established fine for specific CMC sections over the years and are updated from time to time. Despite this, no default fine amount exists. This resolution fulfills that purpose by setting a default fine amount not to exceed one hundred dollars ($100.00) for a first violation, two hundred dollars ($200.00) for a second violation of the same code provision within one year, and five hundred dollars ($500.00) foreach additional violation of the same law within one year. These fine amounts would apply to any violation where there is not already a stated fine amount. This resolution would not affect those other specific violation amounts. (Report - Andrew Jared, City Attorney)

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    Angela McLaughlin at August 04, 2020 at 8:27pm PDT

    I am 100% in support of this action. It is a way for the city to support businesses enforcement Pd the state mandate - it gives them an out with argumentative customers as they can point out that it is a city measure and they can be fined for non-compliance, rather than debating the effectiveness of masks, which has been proven.

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    Marybeth Wuerthner at August 04, 2020 at 5:33pm PDT

    Butte County has a .003% mortality rate. Epidemics are determined by mortality rates, not cases.There's no emergency here.Watch List counts cases, 99% of which recover. Evidence shows masks are harmful and don't prevent the spread of viruses. Please research other side of this issue. A governor has no power to mandate so he's withholding relief money from cities until councils submit to forcibly masking the population through code enforcement. This is tyrannical behavior. Council, don't do this!

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    Tarace Lea at August 04, 2020 at 4:36pm PDT

    Enacting fines against our struggling Community is just another violation of the responsibility of the city council. It is not the city Council's place to enforce GUIDANCE upon the people in this city. Who will enforce this? Will the homeless be fined? Will you discriminate agains those who cannot/willnot abide due to Medical, religious or personal reasons? This will cause nothing but division within our community. You, like many other cities should be saying NO to these arbitrary restrictions.

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    Jules Brown at August 04, 2020 at 3:19pm PDT

    Law Enforcement does NOT have time for this. You won’t fine the homeless, drug addicts or criminals! Pretty easy to move away from someone not wearing a mask. Complete waste of time and money. Unless of course your just worried Newsom will withhold funding like he has done in other cities???

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    Julie Threet at August 03, 2020 at 6:59pm PDT

    Your citizens were complying already. This resolution now is pitting good neighbors against good neighbors. People are arguing. You have divided an otherwise caring city. The only citizens not wearing face coverings are the disenfranchised. Those that can't afford them or have disabled family. The transients don't even social distance. Who will provide them with masks? Who are giving out citations? Why is Chico only City in County to do this? How will you inform other Cities & Counties?

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    Troy Steffy at August 01, 2020 at 4:15pm PDT

    I oppose, our police are already stretched thin as it is with the increased crime in Chico. What's the criteria? If walking/biking & no one is around? How do i know I'm in city limits or not? If I live in city limits, if i go out to get the mail, am i now in violation? Would this apply to all the homeless as well? If they don't pay the fine, are your plans to put them in jail? Guess that would adress the homeless issues as well. Oh yeah, there's not enough room in the jails.