Section 110-634; Ord. 20499; Calling a special election in the City of Columbia, Missouri, to be held on Tuesday, April 6, 2010, to consider an initiative to enact a downtown safety camera ordinance


Ordinance No. 20499                            Council Bill No. B 352-09

     AN ORDINANCE

calling a special election in the City of Columbia, Missouri, to be held on Tuesday, April 6, 2010, to consider an initiative to enact a downtown safety camera ordinance; directing notification of the election authority; describing the form of the notice of election; and fixing the time when this ordinance shall become effective.

BE IT ORDAINED BY THE COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF COLUMBIA, MISSOURI, AS FOLLOWS:

    SECTION 1.    A special election is hereby ordered to be held in the City of Columbia, Missouri, on Tuesday, April 6, 2010, on the following question:

    PROPOSITION 1

SHALL THE PROPOSED INITIATIVE ORDINANCE PERTAINING TO DOWNTOWN SAFETY CAMERAS BE PASSED?

THE PROPOSED ORDINANCE WOULD AUTHORIZE THE POLICE CHIEF TO DEPLOY SAFETY CAMERAS IN THE DOWNTOWN AREA TO ENHANCE PUBLIC SECURITY.

THE PROPOSED ORDINANCE CONTAINS PROCEDURAL REQUIREMENTS FOR DEPLOYING THE CAMERAS INCLUDING PUBLIC NOTICE AND AN OPPORTUNITY FOR PUBLIC COMMENT.  

THE PROPOSED ORDINANCE CONTAINS LIMITATIONS ON THE DEPLOYMENT OF THE CAMERAS.  FOR EXAMPLE, THE CAMERAS MUST BE CONSPICUOUS AND SHALL ONLY CAPTURE IMAGES THAT CAN BE SEEN FROM PUBLIC PLACES WHERE THERE IS NO REASONABLE EXPECTATION OF PRIVACY.

    SECTION 2.    The City Clerk is hereby authorized and directed to notify the Clerk of the County Commission of Boone County, Missouri, of the adoption of this ordinance no later than 5 o'clock p.m. on January 26, 2010, and to include in the notification all of the terms and provisions required by Chapter 115, RSMo.

    SECTION 3.    The form of the notice of election shall be substantially as set forth on "Exhibit A" attached hereto and made a part hereof as fully as if set forth herein verbatim.

    SECTION 4.    The election shall be held and conducted, and the results thereof canvassed and returned, in all respects in accordance with the laws of the State of Missouri and the Charter and Ordinances of the City of Columbia, Missouri.

    SECTION 5.    This ordinance shall be in full force and effect from and after its passage.

PASSED this 7th day of December, 2009.