Manatee County Government Administrative Center Commission Chambers, First Floor 9:00 a.m. - June 20, 2017
June 20, 2017 - Regular Meeting
Agenda Item #13

Resolution R-17-073, designating hearing officers to preside over County Code parking infractions

Briefing Provided Upon Request

Contact and/or Presenter Information
Mitchell O. Palmer, County Attorney, ext. 3750
Alexandria Nicodemi, Assistant County Attorney, ext. 3750

Action Requested
Adoption of Resolution R-17-073.

Enabling/Regulating Authority
Chapter 125, Florida Statutes
Chapter 2-22, Manatee County Code

Background Discussion
On May 9, 2017, Chief Judge Charles Williams dispatched a letter to local governments within the Twelfth Judicial Circuit, informing them that effective July 1, 2017, the civil traffic infraction hearing officer will no longer preside over parking ticket infractions arising from city or county ordinances.  The judge's letter is attached hereto.

As such, it is now necessary for the County to provide a different mechanism for contested citations to be heard and adjudicated.  Proposed Resolution R-17-073 (also attached) will serve to designate the hearing officer(s) that are assigned to preside over  red light camera violations to also preside over parking violations that arise from a county ordinance.

These infractions are of the following variety:  overtime parking, inappropriate parking in restricted spaces, and inappropriate parking in designated disabled spaces.

County Attorney Review
Other (Requires explanation in field below)

Explanation of Other
This is a County Attorney item.

Reviewing Attorney

Instructions to Board Records
Assuming approval, please provide a copy of the approved agenda item to each of the following:

Assistant County Attorney Alexandria Nicodemi at alex.nicodemi@mymanatee.org

Building & Development Services Director John Barnott at john.barnott@mymanatee.org

Cost and Funds Source Account Number and Name
Accounty Key 107-0020609 (BADS-Code Enforcement)

Amount and Frequency of Recurring Costs
Hearing officers are compensated at the rate of $200 per hour

Attachment:  Resolution_17-073.pdf
Attachment:  Letter from Chief Judge Williams.pdf