Patterson
CA

Ordinance Staff Report

(Continued Public Hearing from February 7, 2017 Regular City Council Meeting) First Reading and Introduction of Ordinance No. 797, An Ordinance of the City Council of the City of Patterson, Adding Chapter 9.26, Shopping Cart Regulation, to Title 9, Public Peace, Morals and Welfare, of the Patterson Municipal Code.

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Department:City AttorneySponsors:
Category:Public Hearing

Attachments

  1. 797 Shopping Cart Ordinance (1st Read. & Intro. Feb. 7, 2017) (This file has not yet been converted to a viewable format)

Meeting History

Feb 7, 2017 7:00 PM  City Council Regular Meeting

Mayor Novelli Read Ordinance No. 797, reading by title only, waiving further reading.

City Attorney Hallinan reviewed his staff report.

Police Chief Dirkse reviewed his report.

At 7:51 p.m. Mayor Novelli opened the item to public comments.

Kenny Buehner, Patterson - addressed the City Council stating if someone borrowed the shopping cart, should they return it. Mr. Buehner addressed his concerns about seeing abandon carts.

William Hoffknecht, Patterson - addressed the City Council asking questions about who was responsible for the shopping cart.

Monica Della Maggiore, Patterson - addressed the City Council asking questions about Section 9.26.060 a. 2 of the Ordinance, stating if they borrow the cart, they should return it, suggesting for store owners to post signs on their carts to the effect of unauthorized removal of a shopping cart from the business, etc. Is a violation of state law and city ordinance. Mrs. Della Maggiore addressed the item abandonment of carts and fines/penalties.

The City Council addressed the following:

- Retrieval Service.

- Electronic Wheel Lock.

- Fines/penalties. Who's liable?

- Removing Section 9.26.070 of the Ordinance?

- Abandon Carts.

- Staff to get the store owner involved, figure things out, meet in the middle, come to an agreement.

- Persons who take carts with or without permission from the store.

- Stronger language to address - proof of retrieval service, including some measure of the retrieval service, for example if they didn't respond so many times, they would be considered out of contract - something to that effect.

- Some type of sign out method for the cart.

- Stolen carts - separate issue the penal code covers, once store owners file a report.

- Public nuisance and blight to the community.

- Portable carts/some type of grants available.

- Staff (Police) to meet with store owners, figure out a solution for the people who need to take those carts home, whatever the stores can administratively handle, write permission letters, that they take a driver's license or ID from the persons (not sure if they can do that).

The City Council by a 5-0 roll call vote, unanimously approved for staff (Police Chief Dirkse and City Attorney Hallinan) to work together with the shopping cart store owners to find a solution. Public Hearing to be Continued to the March 21, 2017 Regular City Council Meeting.

RESULT:CONTINUED [UNANIMOUS]Next: 3/21/2017 7:00 PM
MOVER:Dominic Farinha, Council Member
SECONDER:Dennis McCord, Council Member
AYES:Dennis McCord, Joshua Naranjo, Dominic Farinha, Alfred Parham, Deborah M. Novelli
Mar 21, 2017 7:00 PM  City Council Regular Meeting

City Attorney Hallinan reviewed his report.

At 7:22 p.m. Mayor Novelli opened the Public Hearing to public comments.

William Hoffknecht, Patterson - addressed the City Council asking questions about the Ordinance whether it was reworded. Mr. Hoffknecht asked if the Ordinance only addressed shops that did not pick up their carts.

City Attorney Hallinan stated that the Ordinance had no changes to date, that it was in its original language.

At 7:24 p.m. there being no further public comments, Mayor Novelli closed the Public Hearing.

The City Council by a 5-0 roll call vote, unanimously approved to Contine the Public Hearing to April 18, 2017 regular City Council meeting.

RESULT:CONTINUED [UNANIMOUS]Next: 4/18/2017 7:00 PM
MOVER:Dominic Farinha, Council Member
SECONDER:Dennis McCord, Council Member
AYES:Dennis McCord, Joshua Naranjo, Dominic Farinha, Alfred Parham, Deborah M. Novelli

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