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File #: 1811-2021    Version: 1
Type: Ordinance Status: Passed
File created: 6/25/2021 In control: Rules & Reference Committee
On agenda: 10/18/2021 Final action: 10/21/2021
Title: To enact, amend, and repeal various sections of Title 21, Traffic Code, of the Columbus City Codes to modernize several city code sections and fine amounts.
Sponsors: Shayla Favor
Attachments: 1. 1811-2021 attachment 9.14.pdf
Explanation
1. BACKGROUND
This ordinance enacts, amends, and repeals Columbus City Codes to provide for changes in Title 21 - Traffic Code and includes general code changes and edits so that traffic code language is consistent with other code sections and terminology used in city codes is clarified.

This ordinance repeals the Abandoned Junk Motor Vehicle section, amends various sections, including section 2101.56 Junk Motor Vehicle section to the Inoperable vehicle section to reduce confusion regarding inoperable vehicles, and adds sections defining Collector’s vehicle and Historical vehicle. This ordinance will modernize code sections that manage the enforcement of inoperable vehicles on private property and public streets, easements, public right-of-way or other property open to the public for purposes of vehicular travel or parking. The goal of the code changes is to update various codes and more clearly define and clarify the definition of an inoperable vehicle and reduce the fine amount so that the fines are in line with other parking related infractions, thereby reducing the potential for inequities. Other sections of Traffic code will also be updated to reflect changes related to Ohio Revised Code.

The code changes and new parking infraction fines are to be effective as 30-day legislation.

2. FISCAL IMPACT
No immediate fiscal impact to the City.

Title
To enact, amend, and repeal various sections of Title 21, Traffic Code, of the Columbus City Codes to modernize several city code sections and fine amounts.

Body
WHEREAS, a goal of the City of Columbus is to modernize the parking code to clarify parking regulations; and

WHEREAS, more clearly defined code definitions and violations related to inoperable and historical vehicles are needed; and

WHEREAS, providing enforcement with adequate information to respond to 311 complaints is needed; and

WHEREAS, various changes in the Ohio Revised Code have necessitated updates to the Columbus City Cod...

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