The purpose of this Division A is to encourage and to maintain the operational effectiveness and reliability of and to foster the proper use of these systems in order to reduce or eliminate unnecessary responses by the City Police Department and City Fire Department to . Nothing herein stated should be construed as imposing or implying any duty upon the City Police Department to respond to , as limiting the discretion of the Police Chief in establishing response policies or as waiving otherwise applicable governmental immunities. The City Council makes the following findings regarding the need to regulate operating within the city:
   (a)   The number of to which the City Police Department and City Fire Department now respond has reached a level which places an intolerable burden upon the time and resources of the city; and
   (b)    responses, by unduly diverting law enforcement resources from criminal law prevention and enforcement, threaten the safety of the police officers and the public.
(1958 Code, § 137.01)  (Ord. 70-6, passed 2-3-1970; recodified by Ord. 95-13, passed 8-7-1995; Ord. 2000-33, passed 12-18-2000)