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File #: Ord 2315    Version: 1 Name:
Type: Ordinance Status: Passed
File created: 12/1/2020 In control: City Council
On agenda: 1/4/2021 Final action: 1/4/2021
Title: AN ORDINANCE AMENDING THE COMMERCE CITY REVISED MUNICIPAL CODE AND FURTHER AMENDING THE MODEL TRAFFIC CODE TO REGULATE THE PARKING OF VEHICLES IN RESIDENTIAL AREAS AND ABANDONMENT AND TOWING OF VEHICLES
Attachments: 1. Ordinance - Final, 2. Ordinance, 3. Presentation
Date Ver.Action ByActionResultAction DetailsMeeting DetailsVideo
1/4/20211 City Council approved on second & final readingPass Action details Meeting details Not available
12/7/20201 City Council introduced by council as seated and approved on first readingPass Action details Meeting details Video Video

Title

AN ORDINANCE AMENDING THE COMMERCE CITY REVISED MUNICIPAL CODE AND FURTHER AMENDING THE MODEL TRAFFIC CODE TO REGULATE THE PARKING OF VEHICLES IN RESIDENTIAL AREAS AND ABANDONMENT AND TOWING OF VEHICLES

Body

The proposed ordinance amends the City's code provisions regarding parking on public streets and in residential districts. Council discussed this ordinance during a study session on November 23, 2020. The ordinance:

 

                     - Extends the time restriction for parking in residential districts from 5 to 24 hours unless the vehicle is immediately adjacent to property owned or occupied by the vehicle's user (12-1202(n)).

                     - Confirms that the City's regulations do not prevent homeowners associations from the private enforcement of applicable restrictive covenants against property owners subject to those covenants (11-1202(n); 11-2102).

                     - Clarifies provisions related to parking of oversized vehicles on private property in residential areas (11-2102).

                     - Updates provisions related to abandoned vehicles and towing to be consistent with state law (11-41, 11-43, 11-45, 11-46, and 11-47).

 

This ordinance does not include parking of RVs, trailers, or work trucks, which is deferred to a future discussion. An adjustment of parking fines will be presented at a later date.

 

Staff Responsible: Clint Nichols, Chief of Police; Robert Sheesley, City Attorney

Staff Member Presenting: Robert Sheesley, City Attorney

 

Financial Impact: N/A

Funding Source: N/A

 

Staff Recommendation: Approval

Suggested Motion: I move to introduce and approve Ordinance 2315 on first reading by Council as seated.