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League City City Council
by Garrett Bryce w/photos courtesy League City
Wednesday, February 28, 2018

League City City Council on Tuesday voted 5-1, with Hank Dugie opposed, to approve on final reading an amendment to the city's Code of Ordinances to allow non-peace officers to issue citations for violations of the municipal code.

Dugie said that there were only 10 citations per month that required city staff to call police to write a citation.

“I don't think 10 per month is too big of a drain on city resources,” Hugie said, stating he would opposed the item again. “I don't want to see the number of citations we write for code violations to increase because of the ease of which those citations can be written.” Listen (8:38)

Council Member Greg Gripon asked which staff specifically authorized to issue citations. Assistant City Manager Michael Kramm answered that citation authority would be given to code enforcement officers and animal control officers, as well as fire inspectors if any were hired who were not already certified as peace officers.

Mayor Pat Hallisey stated that the primary responsibility of the police department is protecting the citizens.

“Let's keep policeman doing what they're supposed to do, and let's let code enforcement people do what they can do,” Hallisey said.

The city council voted 5-1, with Dan Becker opposed, to postpone action regarding a resolution relinquishing all property interests in a 1.04 acre drainage easement.

The city council voted unanimously to appoint Fritz Kuebler as an alternate representative to the Houston-Galveston Area Council Technical Advisory Committee for the remainder of the 2018 term.

The city council voted 5-1, with Becker opposed, to appoint Ed Poole to the Planning and Zoning Commission.

The city council voted unanimously to reappoint Ruth Morrison and appoint Bruce Weddell to the Ethics Review Board, and voted 5-1, with Becker opposed, to reappoint Andy Mann to the Ethics Review Board.

The city council took no formal action regarding nominations to the Ethics Review Board.

The city council voted unanimously to direct staff to proceed as discussed in closed session concerning the potential purchase or sale of real property interests.

The city council took no action resulting from executive session discussions regarding an offer of a financial or other incentive to a business prospect that seeks to locate, stay, or expand within the city.

The city council voted unanimously to adopt a resolution authorizing the city attorney to intervene in CenterPoint Energy's rate setting proceedings before the Public Utility Commission of Texas.

All other items were approved by unanimous vote. All members were present. Agenda Supplemental

During the meeting, Hallisey presented certificates of participation to students involved in Student Goverment Day. The city council also recognized several employees with service awards.

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