§ 74.151  AUTHORITY TO ISSUE CITATIONS.
   (A)   Parking enforcement officers are hereby authorized to issue citations for nonmoving violations of this chapter.  A "parking enforcement officer" includes:
      (1)   All sworn law enforcement officers of the city or authorized to enforce the laws in the city;
      (2)   Parking enforcement specialists employed by the city;
      (3)   Fire inspectors employed by the city;
      (4)   Code enforcement officers employed by the city, if certified by the Chief of Police as being authorized to enforce provisions of this chapter; and
      (5)   V-COPs (members of the Police Department's volunteer citizen observer program), if certified by the Chief of Police as being authorized to enforce provisions of this chapter.
   (B)   The City Council shall designate by this chapter or separate resolution those nonmoving violations for which fines shall be established and accepted by the Finance Department, and shall further specify by suitable schedules the amount of such fines, provided such fines are within the limits provided by law.
   (C)   (1)   Whenever any vehicle is found parked, stopped or standing in violation of any of the restrictions imposed by any ordinance of this city, or state statute, the parking enforcement officer finding such vehicle shall issue a parking citation in the form to be approved by the Chief of Police and shall conspicuously affix this citation to the vehicle in violation.  This citation shall notify the person responsible for the vehicle to pay the fine indicated on the citation within fifteen (15) calendar days, at the place specified on the citation.
      (2)   If the fine indicated on the citation is not paid or appealed within fifteen (15) calendar days, an additional fine of fifteen dollars ($15.00) may be assessed for that violation to cover additional administrative costs.  If the fine indicated on the citation is not paid within thirty (30) days, excluding Saturdays, Sundays and legal holidays, an additional fine (in addition to the fine in the preceding sentence hereof) of twenty dollars ($20.00) shall be assessed, for a total of thirty-five dollars ($35.00) for that violation to cover additional administrative costs.  However, if the person cited in the violation brings an administrative appeal pursuant to § 74.154 such additional fines shall not be levied until the administrative appeal is exhausted.  Pursuant to the administrative appeal process, the Hearing Officer may waive any such fines for good and sufficient cause.
(Ord. 2007-23, passed 4-5-07; Am. Ord. 2015-60, passed 12-1-15)