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File #: 20-0067    Version: 1
Type: Consent - Staff Report Status: Agenda Ready
In control: City Council Regular Meeting
On agenda: 2/4/2020 Final action:
Title: Consider Adopting an Urgency Ordinance and Introducing an Ordinance to Maintain a Prohibition of the Use or Operation of Shared Mobility Devices in Any Public Right-of-Way or on Public Property, or Offered for Use Anywhere in the City and Adopting a Categorical Exemption (Community Development Director Tai). a) ADOPT URGENCY ORDINANCE NO. 20-0008-U b) INTRODUCE ORDINANCE NO. 20-0008
Attachments: 1. Urgency Ordinance No. 20-0008-U, 2. Ordinance No. 20-0008
TO:
Honorable Mayor and Members of the City Council

THROUGH:
Bruce Moe, City Manager

FROM:
Carrie Tai, AICP, Community Development Director
Erik Zandvliet, T.E., City Traffic Engineer

SUBJECT:Title
Consider Adopting an Urgency Ordinance and Introducing an Ordinance to Maintain a Prohibition of the Use or Operation of Shared Mobility Devices in Any Public Right-of-Way or on Public Property, or Offered for Use Anywhere in the City and Adopting a Categorical Exemption (Community Development Director Tai).
a) ADOPT URGENCY ORDINANCE NO. 20-0008-U
b) INTRODUCE ORDINANCE NO. 20-0008
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Recommended Action
RECOMMENDATION:
Staff recommends that the City Council adopt Urgency Ordinance No. 20-0008-U and introduce Ordinance No. 20-0008 to maintain its existing prohibition of the use or operation of shared mobility devices in any public right-of-way or on public property, or offered for use anywhere in the city.
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FISCAL IMPLICATIONS:
There are no fiscal implications associated with the recommended action.

BACKGROUND:
Shared mobility devices, commonly known as electric scooters and bicycles with "dockless" technology, are rented on demand from mobile phone applications at unmanned locations. Shared mobility devices are now present in cities throughout the United States. Although these devices provide additional mobility and transit options, communities are experiencing impacts from the use and misuse of such devices. Devices left in the public right-of-way obstruct vehicle and pedestrian access, and reduce sidewalk area. They create urban clutter by resulting in the use of public land for private purposes and create potential public liabilities. There are instances of scooter/pedestrian conflicts and scooter/vehicle conflicts. This collectively results in an increased demand on enforcement resources. Many shared mobility systems, primarily motorized scooters, were launched in cities throughout the Uni...

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