UPLAND - The City Council Advisory Committee on Wednesday agreed to postpone making a decision on whether it would recommend the implementation of an administrative citation ordinance to the Upland City Council.

This is the second time the committee has postponed the decision, but they expect to make one at its next meeting in March.

The committee was asked by the City Council in August to review the ordinance, after several residents, including a committee member, voiced their concerns over the ordinance.

The Committee first discussed the ordinance during a meeting in October, but tabled their decision to allow city staff more time to address numerous questions by committee members.

The ordinance was originally introduced by interim City Attorney Jimmy Guiterrez, but was recently tweaked by the city's new city attorney, Kimberly Barlow, which is what the committee reviewed.

If the ordinance is implemented, violators will receive a notice and have 10 days to comply. If they do not comply, a second notice will be sent giving them an additional 20 days to comply. If compliance is still not reached, they will receive an administrative citation which allows them an additional 15 days to comply.

The daily fines range from $100 to $1,000, depending on the violation.

The city's currently sends notices of violation to the property owners and if compliance isn't reached the case goes to the city prosecutor.


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Ninety-five percent of the cases that code enforcement issues notices for comply. However, the 5 percent that are sent to the city prosecutor costs the city $82,000.