RESOLUTION COUNCIL SERIES NO. C- 1043
COUNCIL SPONSOR: MR. IMPASTATO PROVIDED BY: COUNCIL OFFICE
RESOLUTION REQUESTING THE ST. TAMMANY PARISH LEGISLATIVE DELEGATION INITIATE AND SUPPORT THE FILING OF A BILL IN THE 2004 LOUISIANA LEGISLATURE AUTHORIZING ADMINISTRATIVE ADJUDICATION PROCEDURES FOR ALL VIOLATIONS OF PARISH ORDINANCES
WHEREAS, Louisiana Revised Statute 13:2575B authorizes a parish with a population of ninety thousand or more to adopt ordinances establishing an administrative hearing procedure for persons charged with housing violations determined to constitute a threat or danger to the public health, safety or welfare and/or to the environment; and
WHEREAS, as a parish with a population in excess of two hundred thousand, St. Tammany
Parish is enabled to utilize the administrative hearing procedure in limited cases of blighted property;
WHEREAS, St. Tammany Parish seeks to expand the authorized uses of administrative
hearing procedures in order to address not only blighted property violations, but also, violations of
building codes, zoning, vegetation and nuisance ordinances, licensing and permits and any other
ordinance violations that may be determined by the St. Tammany Parish Council; and
WHEREAS, the utilization of administrative hearing procedures for Parish code violations
will make for a more effective and efficient operation of Parish Government, as well as, relieve the
state district court system of misdemeanor parish code violations on its dockets.
THE PARISH OF ST. TAMMANY HEREBY RESOLVES to request the St. Tammany Parish Legislative Delegation initiate and support the filing of a bill in the 2004 Louisiana Legislature authorizing administrative adjudication procedures for all violations of parish ordinances.
THIS RESOLUTION HAVING BEEN SUBMITTED TO A VOTE, THE VOTE THEREON WAS AS FOLLOWS:
MOVED FOR ADOPTION BY , SECONDED BY
THIS RESOLUTION WAS DECLARED ADOPTED ON THE DAY OF
2004, AT A REGULAR MEETING OF THE PARISH COUNCIL, A QUORUM OF THE
MEMBERS BEING PRESENT AND VOTING.
PATRICIA BRISTER, COUNCIL CHAIRMAN
DIANE HUESCHEN, COUNCIL CLERK