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File #: 22-0215    Version: 1 Name: Amending Ordinance to Increase Parking Penalties
Type: Ordinance Status: Adopted
File created: 2/17/2022 In control: Engineering
On agenda: 7/13/2022 Final action: 11/2/2022
Title: AN ORDINANCE AMENDING THE APPENDIX 23:A SCHEDULE OF PENALTIES FOR VIOLATIONS - VIOLATIONS BUREAU, NEWARK MUNICIPAL COURT OF TITLE 23, TRAFFIC, OF THE REVISED ORDINANCES OF THE CITY OF NEWARK, NEW JERSEY, 2000, AS AMENDED AND SUPPLEMENTED BY INCREASING PENALTIES FOR PARKING VIOLATIONS. Failed 8-g 071322 Deferred 9-a 080322 Deferred 9-a (s) 081622
Sponsors: Council of the Whole

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AN ORDINANCE AMENDING THE APPENDIX 23:A SCHEDULE OF PENALTIES FOR VIOLATIONS - VIOLATIONS BUREAU, NEWARK MUNICIPAL COURT OF TITLE 23, TRAFFIC, OF THE REVISED ORDINANCES OF THE CITY OF NEWARK, NEW JERSEY, 2000, AS AMENDED AND SUPPLEMENTED BY INCREASING PENALTIES FOR PARKING VIOLATIONS.

 

Failed 8-g 071322

Deferred 9-a 080322

Deferred 9-a (s) 081622

 

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WHEREAS, traffic violations impact safety and quality of life of the City and increased penalties can serve as a deterrent to this behavior; and

 

                     WHEREAS, the Business Administrator believes that it is in the best interest of the City of Newark to increase penalties associated with parking offenses to deter behavior and improve both safety and quality of life for residents of the City; and

                     

WHEREAS, the increase represents a rate consistent with N.J.S.A. 39:4-203; and

 

                     WHEREAS, the level of increase represents a rate that more closely corresponds with rates in other urban areas.

 

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT ORDAINED BY THE MUNICIPAL COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF NEWARK, NEW JERSEY, THAT:

 

[Note: Bold and underlined text represents additions and strikethroughs represent deletions]

 

Section 1:                     Appendix 23:A Schedule of Penalties for Violations - Violations Bureau, Newark Municipal Court, of Title 23, Traffic, of the Revised Ordinances of the City of Newark, New Jersey, 2000, as amended and supplemented, are hereby amended to adjust the following penalties, under Section I Traffic Section, subsection 1. Designated Offenses:

 

                                                                                                                                                                        Penalty

23:5-1                                          Parking Prohibited at All Times                                          $35.00                     $45.00

 

23:5-2                                          Parking Prohibited Between 11:00 p.m.

and 5:00 a.m. for Commercial Vehicles                     $45.00                     $55.00

 

23:5-3                                          Parking Prohibited between 2:00 a.m.

and 5:00 a.m.                                                                                    $45.00                     $55.00

 

23:5-4                                          Parking Limited to One Hour                                          $35.00                     $45.00

 

23:5-5                                          Parking Limited to Two (2) Hours                                          $35.00                     $45.00

 

23:5-5.1                      Four (4) Hour Parking for Non-residential

Parking                                                                                                         $45.00

 

23:5-6                                           Stopping or Standing Prohibited

Between Certain Times                                                               $45.00                     $55.00

 

23:5-7                                          Street Cleaning                                                                                    $45.00                     $65.00

 

23:5-13.2                      Reserved Parking Spaces for

Official Business                                                                                    $45.00

 

23:5-14                      Parking By Permit Only, In Designated                                                                                                                               Residential Areas                                                                                    $45.00

 

23:7-6                                          Overtime Parking At Meter                                                               $45.00                     $55.00                     

 

23:7-7                                          Extension of Parking Time                                          $45.00

 

23:7-9                                          Use of Slugs in Meter                                                               $35.00                     $45.00

 

23:7-16                      Special Events Parking                                                               $55.00

 

23:8-2                                          Regulations; Parking Charges                                           $35.00                     $45.00

 

23:9-3                                          Persons Prohibited from Parking                                          $35.00                     $45.00

 

Section 2:                     Any existing Ordinances or parts thereof inconsistent with this Ordinance are hereby repealed.

 

Section 3:                     Severability. If any provision of this amendment shall be deemed unenforceable by a court of competent jurisdiction, the remainder of the amendment shall remain in full force and effect.

 

Section 4:                     This Ordinance does not require approval by the Commissioner of Transportation.

 

Section 5:                      This Ordinance shall take effect upon final passage and publication, and in accordance with the laws of the State of New Jersey.

 

 

STATEMENT

 

This Ordinance increases the penalties, consistent with N.J.S.A. 39:4-203, for parking violations in Title 23, Traffic of the City of Newark’s Reinstated Ordinances, to amend Appendix 23:A Schedule of Penalties for Violations - Violations Bureau, Newark Municipal Court, Section I Traffic Section, Subsection 1, Designated Offenses.