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A. Determination by Court. When, based on a finding of civil liability or criminal conviction for violation of curfew, truancy or willful misconduct, in violation of Welfare and Institutions Code Section 602, a minor under eighteen years is detained for a period of time in excess of one hour, and said detention requires the supervision of such minor by personnel of the Signal Hill police department, the parent(s) or legal guardian(s) having custody or control of such minor shall be jointly and severally liable for the cost of providing such personnel over and above the services normally provided by the Signal Hill police department.
B. Determination by Chief of Police. As determined by the Chief of Police of the Signal Hill police department, or his/her designee, the parent(s) or legal guardian(s) of a minor under the age of eighteen years committing any public offense amounting to an action of willful misconduct in violation of Welfare and Institutions Code Section 602, where personnel of the Signal Hill police department provide services relating to the detention, processing, or supervision of such minor in excess of one hour, may be assessed, and billed for, the actual cost of providing such personnel and services.
C. Appeal. Any person receiving a bill for police services pursuant to subsections A and B of this section may, within fifteen days after the billing date, file a written request appealing the imposition of such charges. Any billing sent pursuant to this section shall inform the billed party of the right to appeal said billing. Any appeal regarding such billing shall be heard by the city manager, or designee. Upon the filing of a request for appeal, payment of a billing for such police services shall be suspended until notice of the decision of the city manager, or designee. If the appeal is denied, in whole or in part, all amounts due pursuant thereto shall be paid to the city within thirty days after notice of the decision of the city manager, or designee.
D. Authorization to Adopt Additional Cost Recovery Resolution. Pursuant to Welfare and Institutions Code Section 625.5(b), the city council is authorized to adopt a resolution implementing the cost recovery provisions of such section.
(Ord. 96-08-1206 § 2 (part))