Chapter 1.16


1.16.010    Issuance of citations by designated employees.

1.16.020    Procedures and rules concerning issuance of citations.

1.16.010 Issuance of citations by designated employees.

(A) The Senior Code Enforcement Officer, Code Enforcement Officer, Community Service Officer, Building Official, Supervising Building Inspector, Senior Building Inspector, Building Inspector, City Engineer, Supervising Public Works Inspector, Parking Enforcement Supervisor, Parking Enforcement Officer, Public Security Officer, Senior Public Security Officer and Supervising Public Security Officer classifications of employees of the City as may hereafter be specifically designated by ordinance shall have the power, authority and immunity, as set forth in Section 836.5 of the California Penal Code, to make arrest without warrant whenever such officers or employees have reasonable cause to believe that the person to be arrested has committed a violation in their presence of an ordinance or statute which such officers or employees have the duty to enforce.

(B) In any case in which a person is arrested pursuant to this authority and the person arrested does not demand to be taken before a magistrate, the officer or employee making the arrest shall prepare a written notice to appear and release the person on his promise to appear, as prescribed by Chapter 5C (commencing with Section 853.5) of the California Penal Code. (Ord. 1408 § 1, 2010; Ord. 1378 § 1, 2009; Ord. 1301 § 1, 2007; Ord. 1201 § 4, 2002; Ord. U-1201 § 4, 2002; Ord. 1088 § 1, 1996; Ord. 854 § 2, 1990)

1.16.020 Procedures and rules concerning issuance of citations.

The City Manager may, by administrative instruction, establish procedures and rules governing the conduct of officers and employees designated in or pursuant to PMC 1.16.010, and may specify what ordinances such officers and employees shall have the duty to enforce if other than all ordinances of the City. (Ord. 854 § 2, 1990)