University Park, TX Agenda Memo

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(1/15/2013 AGENDA)

TO: Honorable Mayor and City Council

FROM: Gary W. Adams, Chief of Police

SUBJECT: CONSIDER AND ACTon an amendment to Chapter 8 of the Code of Ordinances adding Article 8.08 to prohibit public urination and defecation

In order to provide officers of the University Park Police Department with the authority to issue a citation or arrest individuals for the offense of "urinating in public," a service call which seems to have increased over the past few years, the included ordinance is being submitted for approval by the City Council.

As University Park may be the only city in the state not to have such an ordinance, staff recommends approval.

Public Urination Ordinance