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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 Codes; and

 

WHEREAS, it is necessary to enact the following sections of the Columbus City Codes: 2101.062, 2101.165; and

 

WHEREAS, it is necessary to amend the following sections of the Columbus City Codes: 2101.56, 2101.166, 2105.15, 2107.01, 2137.01, 2150.02, 2150.03(B), 2150.05, 2150.06, 2150.08, 2150.10, 2151.09, 2151.18, 2151.20, 2151.21, 2151.22, 2155.05, 2155.055, 2155.07, 2155.08; and

 

WHEREAS, it is necessary to repeal the following sections of the Columbus City Codes: 2101.55, 2151.23, 2151.24, 2155.06; NOW, THEREFORE.

 

BE IT ORDAINED BY THE COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF COLUMBUS:

 

SECTION 1. That Sections 2101.062 and 2101.165 of the Columbus City Codes are hereby enacted to read as shown on the attachment to this Ordinance.

 

SECTION 2.  That Sections 2101.56, 2101.166, 2105.15, 2107.01, 2137.01, 2150.02, 2150.03(B), 2150.05, 2150.06, 2150.08, 2150.10, 2151.09, 2151.18, 2151.20, 2151.21, 2151.22, 2155.05, 2155.055, 2155.07, and 2155.08 of the Columbus City Codes are hereby amended to read as shown on the attachment to this Ordinance.

 

SECTION 3. That prior existing Sections 2101.55, 2151.23, 2151.24, and 2155.06 of the Columbus City Codes are hereby repealed as outlined on the attachment to this Ordinance.

 

SECTION 4.  That this ordinance will take effect and be in force from and after the earliest period allowed by law.