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File #: 2020-651    Version: 1 Name:
Type: Discussion Status: Agenda Ready
File created: 9/16/2020 In control: City Council
On agenda: 10/6/2020 Final action:
Title: CONSIDER INTRODUCTION OF ORDINANCE NO. 20-2016, AMENDING CARSON MUNICIPAL CODE SECTION 3311 TO INCREASE THE INFRACTION FINE AMOUNTS FOR VIOLATIONS OF CARSON MUNICIPAL CODE SECTION 3311 RELATED TO PREVENTING DOG EXCRETA NUISANCE IN PUBLIC PLACES (CITY COUNCIL)
Attachments: 1. Ordinance 14-1545, 2. Ordinance 20-2016
Report to Mayor and City Council
Tuesday, October 06, 2020
Discussion


SUBJECT:
Title
CONSIDER INTRODUCTION OF ORDINANCE NO. 20-2016, AMENDING CARSON MUNICIPAL CODE SECTION 3311 TO INCREASE THE INFRACTION FINE AMOUNTS FOR VIOLATIONS OF CARSON MUNICIPAL CODE SECTION 3311 RELATED TO PREVENTING DOG EXCRETA NUISANCE IN PUBLIC PLACES (CITY COUNCIL)

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I. SUMMARY

This item is on the agenda at the request of Councilwoman Lula Davis-Holmes.

The purpose of this agenda item is to consider introduction and first reading of an ordinance that would amend Carson Municipal Code ("CMC") Section 3311(e) to increase the fine amounts applicable to infractions for violations of subsections (a) and (b) of CMC Section 3311, which prohibit persons having control of dogs from failing to remove and dispose of their animals' feces from the public right-of-way or other public property in a safe and sanitary manner, and which require persons having control of animals in such places to have in their possession a suitable disposable bag or container for the purpose of doing so. The fine amounts would be increased from $100 per violation to $100 for a first violation, $200 for a second violation within one year, and $500 for a third or subsequent violation within one year.


II. RECOMMENDATION
Recommendation

INTRODUCE and READ by title only, with further reading waived, Ordinance No. 20-2016, "AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF CARSON, CALIFORNIA, AMENDING SECTION 3311 OF THE CARSON MUNICIPAL CODE TO INCREASE THE FINE AMOUNTS APPLICABLE TO INFRACTIONS FOR VIOLATIONS OF CARSON MUNICIPAL CODE SECTION 3311 RELATED TO PREVENTION OF DOG EXCRETA NUISANCES."

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III. ALTERNATIVES

TAKE another action that Council deems appropriate.


IV. BACKGROUND

On December 2, 2014, the City Council of the City of Carson adopted Ordinance No. 14-1545, "An Ordinance of the City Council of the City of Carson, California, adding Section 3311 to the CMC prohibiting animal excreta nuisance...

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