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The City Council hereby finds that the Police and Fire Departments must respond to calls for service especially those calls received via the 911 emergency telephone system. Periodically, these calls are false or misleading and because they require emergency response of public safety personnel, the personnel are unavailable for legitimate calls which places the residents of the city at risk. Therefore, the Council hereby further finds that it is in the best interest of the public safety, welfare, and convenience of the city as well as in fairness to its citizens to require those persons placing the false, misleading or annoying telephone calls and/or reports to partially defray the city's expense for providing the response to the same.
('86 Code, § 9.20.010) (Ord. 4245, passed - - )