Amended Ordinance Improves Regulation of Trespassing in Public Parking Garages and Bicyclists in Traffic and Pedestrian Ways

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Ordinance Make 2 Changes to Municipal Code

New ordinance gives the Arlington Heights Police Department the ability to write compliance tickets to bicyclists violating rules that protect pedestrians and the bicyclists. The ordinance allows police officers to write a local ordinance ticket (including the option of a warning ticket) instead of a state traffic ticket that would require bicyclists to go to Cook County Circuit Court (administrative adjudication vs county court proceedings).

A second part of the ordinance involves regulating the prohibition of trespassing (i.e., using the public parking garages for a purpose other than parking a vehicle or bicycle), and leaving personal property in public parking garages.

A motion by Trustee Baldino was declared to approve proposed amendments to Chapter 18, Article 6 … Sections 18-601, 18-602, 18-216 (Article II).

Trustee Schwingbeck, seconded the motion.

Trustee Richard Baldino – Yes
Trustee Thomas F. Schwingbeck Jr – Yes
Trustee James J. Bertucci – Yes
Trustee Nicolle Grasse – Yes
Trustee Jim Tinaglia – Yes
Trustee Scott Shirley
Village President Thomas W. Hayes – Yes

Trustee Wendy Dunnington – Absent

Trustee Robin LaBedz – Absent

Village Manager Randy Recklaus stated if approved Monday night, the ordinance would go into effect Tuesday, July 18, 2023.

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