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File #: Ord 19-24    Version: 1 Name: Amending Chapter 18 of the Legislative Code
Type: Ordinance Status: Passed
In control: City Council
Final action: 4/24/2019
Title: Amending Chapter 18 of the Legislative Code pertaining to give authority to the Legislative Hearing Officer to hear appeals regarding water bills, fees, and other charges imposed under the Water Code.
Sponsors: Amy Brendmoen
Attachments: 1. Proposed Ordinance, 2. Code Change - Redline Form, 3. BWC Resolution 19-443, 4. Comment rec'd by Council re Ord 19-18, 19-22, 19-24
Date Ver.Action ByActionResultAction DetailsMeeting DetailsVideo
5/2/20191 Mayor's Office Signed  Action details Meeting details Not available
4/24/20191 City Council AdoptedPass Action details Meeting details Video Video
4/17/20191 City Council Public Hearing Closed; Laid Over to Fourth Reading/Final AdoptionPass Action details Meeting details Video Video
4/3/20191 City Council Laid Over to Third Reading/Public Hearing  Action details Meeting details Video Video
3/27/20191 City Council Laid Over to Second Reading  Action details Meeting details Video Video

Title

Amending Chapter 18 of the Legislative Code pertaining to give authority to the Legislative Hearing Officer to hear appeals regarding water bills, fees, and other charges imposed under the Water Code.

 

Body

THE COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF SAINT PAUL DOES ORDAIN:

 

SECTION 1

 

Section 18 of the Saint Paul Legislative Code is hereby amended to read as follows:

 

Chapter 18. - Legislative Hearing Officer

 

Sec. 18.01 - Legislative hearing officer.

In order to hear and decide appeals of orders, decisions or determinations made by the enforcement officers relative to the enforcement of health, housing, building or fire codes contained in the Saint Paul Legislative Code, and in order to hear appeals and make determinations relative to any violation, invoice, fee, or shutoff imposed under the water code, safe pedestrian crossing areas under section 156.05, and newsracks under chapter 131 of the Saint Paul Legislative Code, there shall be and is hereby created a legislative hearing officer. The legislative hearing officer shall be a city employee appointed by the president of the city council. The legislative hearing officer shall have the authority to hear appeals to orders, decisions or determinations of the enforcement officers or others and make recommendations to the city council or the Board of Water Commissioners. The hearing officer shall not have the power to grant waivers of the Minnesota State Building Code. All matters, orders, decisions, recommendations, and determinations of the hearing officer shall be forwarded to the city council or the Board of Water Commissioners in resolution form within ten (10) days of the hearing officer's actions. The city council or Board of Water Commissioners shall have the authority to approve, modify, reverse, revoke, wholly or partly, the hearing officer's orders, decisions, recommendations or determinations and shall make such order, decision or determination as ought to be made. All matters, orders, decisions and determinations of the hearing officer, being recommendations to the city council, are not subject to judicial review.

 

SECTION 2

 

All other sections of Chapter 18 shall remain unchanged.

 

SECTION 3

 

This Ordinance shall take effect and be in force thirty (30) days following its passage, approval and publication.

 

Date NameDistrictOpinionCommentAction
3/29/2019 6:47 PMSt.Paul Against ConstitutionalChallenge Illegal Delegation of Power by Council to Leg.MarciaMormond Unqualified ursurping rule of Law Separation of Powers etc. Sec.18.01, appointed by Council, without Testimony of Executive Branch Water Board http://code-corruption.blogspot.com