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File #: 20-349    Version: 1 Name:
Type: Ordinance Status: Agenda Ready
File created: 9/4/2020 In control: Town Council
On agenda: 9/10/2020 Final action:
Title: Adoption of Ordinance No. 2020-10 Amending Chapter 10 Offenses, Section 10-13-2, Definitions; Section 10-13-3, Unruly Gatherings; and Section 10-13-7, Penalties.
Attachments: 1. Ordinance 2020-10 Unruly Gathering (version 2 - 09 10 2020), 2. PowerPoint - Unruly Gatherings Amendments Ordinance Adoption
TO: Mayor and Town Council

FROM: Andrew Miller, Town Attorney

DATE: September 10, 2020

CONTACT:
Staff Contact Andrew Miller, 480-348-3691
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AGENDA TITLE:
Title
Adoption of Ordinance No. 2020-10 Amending Chapter 10 Offenses, Section 10-13-2, Definitions; Section 10-13-3, Unruly Gatherings; and Section 10-13-7, Penalties.
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RECOMMENDATION:
Recommendation
Adopt Ordinance Number 2020-10.
Background

BACKGROUND:
At is June 10, 2020 meeting, Council asked staff to research & provide improvements to the unruly gathering ordinance during the summer break. Staff has prepared draft ordinances to expand the scope of the responsibility of Owners of properties where an Unruly Gathering occurs (whether it is a short term rental, long term rental or otherwise) and to increase the penalties for Owners where possible. The amendment to be discussed is a fairly narrow issue and does not include other broader land issues, including issues related to short term rental legislation or general short term rental problems. Such broader discussions may be scheduled for a later date.

Changes to the Unruly Gatherings Section 10-13-2, Section 10-13-3 and Section 10-13-7 of Chapter 10 of the Town Code, will provide greater enforcement powers over Owners who are not present at an Unruly Gathering that occurred on their property, particularly if the property had a prior Unruly Gathering within 180 days of a subsequent Unruly Gathering; along with increased penalties for civil violations.

It is also requested by staff that Section VIII b) 2) of the Council Rules of Procedure be waived for this Ordinance so that these simple changes to the Unruly Gathering Ordinance can be heard and implemented quickly.

The ordinance revisions also contain an emergency clause due to the need to have these updates to the Unruly Gathering ordinance take effect immediately. The emergency in this case is that the Police Department has seen a significant increase in Unruly Gath...

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