City of Albany, NY
Albany County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Common Council of the City of Albany 7-18-1983 by L.L. No. 2-1983 as Ch. I, Art. X, of the 1983 Code. Amendments noted where applicable.]
GENERAL REFERENCES
Appearance tickets — See Ch. 11.
Vehicles and traffic — See Ch. 359.

§ 90-1 Intent.

It is the intent of the Common Council to relieve the Traffic Court of the City of Albany of the administrative problems in connection with the collection of fines for parking violation offenses and to permit said Traffic Court to devote its time to traffic offenses other than parking violations.

§ 90-2 Authorization to establish Bureau; head; staff.

The Traffic Court of the City of Albany is hereby authorized to establish a Parking Violations Bureau and to designate the City Treasurer as the head of such Bureau and to transfer such appropriate staff members presently assigned to the Traffic Court to the jurisdiction of the City Treasurer, such staff members to be budgeted on the payroll of the City Treasurer and deleted from the budget of the Traffic Court.

§ 90-3 Powers and duties.

A. 
The Bureau so established shall be authorized to dispose of parking violations only and to collect the fines presently designated by the Court as penalties for parking violations over which the Bureau has jurisdiction.
B. 
Notwithstanding any provision herein, such Bureau shall not be authorized to deprive a person from his right to counsel or from his exercising his right to appear in Traffic Court.
C. 
The Bureau shall establish and adopt comprehensive written policies and procedures to govern and direct the processing and enforcement of parking violations; such procedures shall include mechanisms to periodically reconcile issued parking tickets to tickets paid, dismissed, outstanding and voided.
[Amended 3-23-2009 by L.L. No. 2-2009]
D. 
The Bureau shall report to the Common Council quarterly the number of parking tickets issued, paid, dismissed, outstanding and voided, and the value thereof, within each calendar quarter.
[Amended 3-23-2009 by L.L. No. 2-2009]

§ 90-4 Persons not permitted to appear before Bureau.

Notwithstanding any other provision herein, any person who shall have been, within the preceding twelve (12) months, guilty of more than six (6) parking violations shall not be permitted to appear in answer to a subsequent violation at the Parking Violations Bureau but must appear in Court at a time specified by the Bureau.

§ 90-5 Interpretation.

Any ambiguity with respect to any provision herein or interpretation hereof shall be governed by Article 14-B of the General Municipal Law, as amended.

§ 90-6 When effective.

This local law shall take effect immediately.