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279 <br /> <br /> THE <br />FOLLOWS: <br /> <br /> ORDINANCE NO. NS-2164 <br /> <br />AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY OF SANTA ANA <br />AMENDING SECTION 32-94 OF THE SANTA ANA <br />MUNICIPAL CODE TO ESTABLISH A FEE FOR <br />REPORTING OF VEHICLES TOWED FROM PRIVATE <br />PROPERTY <br /> <br />CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF SANTA ANA DOES ORDAIN AS <br /> <br /> SECTION 1: That Section 32-94 of the Santa Ana <br />Code, is hereby amended to read as follows: <br /> <br />Sec. 32-94. Removal of vehicle from private <br /> notification, fee. <br /> <br />Municipal <br />property; <br /> <br /> (a) It is the responsibility of the permittee and his tow <br />truck operator to ensure that the Santa Ana Police Department is <br />notified by the owner or person in lawful possession of the private <br />property pursuant to California Vehicle Code, Section 22658 prior <br />to the tow truck operator removing any illegally parked vehicle. <br />The tow truck operator, when authorized by the owner or person in <br />possession of the private property shall notify the Santa Ana <br />Police Department on behalf of the owner or person in possession of <br />the private property. <br /> <br /> (b) The city council may, by resolution, establish a fee to <br />defray the cost of logging and creating computer entries for <br />vehicles stored from private property. The fee shall be paid by <br />the towing operation permittee under this article, and may be added <br />as a proper charge to the person causing the vehicle removal from <br />private property or to the person owning such vehicle. <br /> <br /> SECTION 2: Until such time as a different fee may be <br />established by resolution of the city Council, the fee specified in <br />section 32-94 of the Santa Ana Municipal Code, as amended by this <br />ordinance, shall be $25.00 per notification. <br /> <br /> SECTION 3: That the city council finds and determines that <br /> California Vehicle Code Section 22658 requires notification of the <br /> police department whenever a vehicle is stored for illegally <br /> parking on private property. The california Department of Justice <br /> requires users of the California Law Enforcement Telecommunication <br /> System ("CLETS") to enter such stored vehicle information into the <br /> statewide computer system. As a result, the city incurs a cost for <br /> logging and creating the computer entry, which should be <br /> reimbursed. The city council further finds that the amount of the <br /> fee is reasonable reimbursement to the city for the costs incurred <br /> by the City. <br /> <br /> <br />