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File #: AM No. 21-139   
Type: Consent Item Status: Passed
File created: 8/24/2021 In control: City Council
On agenda: 9/21/2021 Final action: 9/21/2021
Title: Approval of an Ordinance Amending Park Rules RMC 9.31 and a Resolution Amending the Bail Schedule in Resolution No. 1490 a. Ordinance No. 3060: An Ordinance of the City of Redmond, Washington, Amending RMC 9.31.460 in Order to Classify the Civil Infractions Found in Article III of RMC 9.31, Park Rules, Providing for Severability and Establishing an Effective Date b. Resolution No. 1548: A Resolution of the City Council of the City of Redmond, Washington, Amending the Bail Schedule Established by Resolution No. 1490 for Civil Infraction Violations of Article III of RMC 9.31, Park Rules
Attachments: 1. Agenda Memo, 2. Attachment A: Ordinance, 3. Attachment B: Resolution
TO: Members of the City Council
FROM: Mayor Angela Birney
DEPARTMENT DIRECTOR CONTACT(S):
Parks
Carrie Hite
425-556-2326

DEPARTMENT STAFF:
Parks
Jeff Aken
Park Planning Manager


TITLE:
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Approval of an Ordinance Amending Park Rules RMC 9.31 and a Resolution Amending the Bail Schedule in Resolution No. 1490

a. Ordinance No. 3060: An Ordinance of the City of Redmond, Washington, Amending RMC 9.31.460 in Order to Classify the Civil Infractions Found in Article III of RMC 9.31, Park Rules, Providing for Severability and Establishing an Effective Date

b. Resolution No. 1548: A Resolution of the City Council of the City of Redmond, Washington, Amending the Bail Schedule Established by Resolution No. 1490 for Civil Infraction Violations of Article III of RMC 9.31, Park Rules


OVERVIEW STATEMENT:
recommendation
Propose Park Rules Amendment to section 9.31.460 to classify civil infractions as defined in RCW 7.80.120 and amend Resolution Bail Schedule Resolution 1490. The proposed updates are based upon a Councilmember Request to do a review after learning another jurisdiction was updating their infraction/fee schedule based on the new guidance adopted by the Washington State Legislature in 2021 in regard to maximum penalties. Following review by the City Attorney, two categories needed revision to be consistent with the RCW.

RMC 9.31.100 (Motor Vehicles-speed limits and 9.31.230 (Interference with a lifeguard) The attached ordinance updates and bail schedule were drafted by the City Attorney to comply with state statute. The City Council would take two actions if approved, amending the Park Rules ordinance, and adopting an amended Bail Schedule resolution.

RCW 7.80.120 creates four classifications of civil infractions:
* The maximum penalty and the default amount for a class 1 civil infraction shall be two hundred fifty dollars.
* The maximum penalty and the default amount for a class 2 civil infraction shall be one hundred twenty-five dollars, not inclu...

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