Chapter 9.21
SECOND RESPONSE COST RECOVERY

Sections:

9.21.010    Issuance of written warning.

9.21.020    Content of warning.

9.21.030    Costs for special security services.

9.21.040    Collection of costs.

9.21.050    Debt owed to city.

9.21.010 Issuance of written warning.

When a police officer determines that a party, gathering or assemblage (“the event”) is a threat to the public peace, health, safety or general welfare, the police officer shall issue a written warning to the person responsible for control of the location of the event and/or the person responsible for the event, or if either of those persons is a minor, the parents or guardians of that minor. (Ord. 1163 § 1 (part), 1990)

9.21.020 Content of warning.

The written warning shall state that if police department personnel are required to return to the location of the event within the following twenty-four-hour period and the responding personnel determine that the subsequent event is a threat to the public peace, health, safety or general welfare, each such response shall constitute the provision of special security services. The warning shall state that the person receiving the warning shall be charged for the cost of the city providing such special security services for the event. (Ord. 1163 § 1 (part), 1990)

9.21.030 Costs for special security services.

The costs of providing these special security services shall include, but not be limited to, all direct and indirect costs attributable to the subsequent response to the event. (Ord. 1163 § 1 (part), 1990)

9.21.040 Collection of costs.

The collection costs for these special security services shall not be in excess of five hundred dollars for each subsequent response. The city shall have the option to pursue any other legal remedies for recovery when such costs exceed five hundred dollars per response. (Ord. 1163 § 1 (part), 1990)

9.21.050 Debt owed to city.

The amount of such costs charged shall be deemed a debt to the city of the person or persons responsible for use of the special security services and, if minors, their parents or guardians. Any person required to pay such costs shall be liable in an action brought in the name of the city for recovery of such costs, including reasonable attorneys’ fees. (Ord. 1163 § 1 (part), 1990)