Charter Commission Votes Down Civil Fine Amendment

Civil Fines Charter Amendment Defeated

The Charter Commission defeated the City Council’s request to give our City Council the power to impose fines of up to $2000 for any violation of any ordinance.  On October 18, 2021, the Commission voted against the proposed charter amendment with 6 members in favor and 7 members opposed.  This was the City Council’s second defeat in its effort to grant itself authority to impose fines for any ordinance violation.

Minutes of the October 18, 2021, Charter Commission meeting

See the Pioneer Press October 19, 2021, news article.

For more information about the City’s attempt to to amend our City Charter to grant the City Council authority to impose these fines, see:

City Seeks Charter Amendment to Increase Fines