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File #: 20-447    Version: 1 Name: Ord. - Administrative Penalties
Type: Ordinance Status: Passed
In control: City Council
Meeting Date: 11/2/2020 Final action: 11/2/2020
Enactment date: 11/2/2020 Enactment #: Ordinance 2020-011
Title: ORDINANCE of the City of San Leandro City Council Amending Certain Sections of the San Leandro Municipal Code Related to Penalties for Code Violations.
Sponsors: Tom Liao
Related files: 20-446, 20-448
Title
ORDINANCE of the City of San Leandro City Council Amending Certain Sections of the San Leandro Municipal Code Related to Penalties for Code Violations.

Body
WHEREAS, California Government Code section 53069.4 permits cities to regulate and impose penalties on violations of local ordinances; and

WHEREAS, California Government Code section 36900 provides the penalty amounts cities may impose for violations of local ordinances; and

WHEREAS, the City of San Leandro regulates by ordinance the violation of local ordinance and imposition of penalties for violation of local ordinances; and

WHEREAS, from time to time the state of California updates the maximum fines allowed for cities to impose for violations of local ordinances; and

WHEREAS, California Government Code section 36900 was amended in 2019 to increase the maximum fines cities may impose for violations of local ordinances with respect to violations of a local building and safety code;

WHEREAS, the City has determined that portions of the San Leandro Municipal Code ("Code"), as currently drafted, require updating to remain consistent with state law; and

WHEREAS, the City's ability to impose penalties for violation of its Code is necessary to maintain order and compliance with the Code, for the safety and enjoyment of all members of the community; and

WHEREAS, City staff performed a comprehensive review of the Code to assist the City Council in identifying and remediating the aforementioned issue related to updating penalty amounts for Code violations; and

WHEREAS, the City desires to adopt an ordinance to update the penalty amounts imposed for Code violations to comport with state statutory requirements in order to consistently and effectively encourage compliance with City Codes designed to protect the health, safety, and welfare of City residents, businesses, and visitors.
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