By Melissa Millecam
City of San Marcos
The San Marcos City Council will hear a panel discussion about community policing issues and enforcement at a special workshop starting at 6 p.m. Monday, March 24 at City Hall, 630 E. Hopkins
Loud parties, alcohol offenses, litter and trash, parking, traffic, and how City departments and ordinances deal with the issues will be addressed by Assistant Police Chief Lisa Dvorak, Chief Howard Williams, Fire Marshall Ken Bell and City Attorney Michael Cosentino.
The workshop is open to the public and will be televised live on Time Warner Channel 10 and Grande Communications Channel 16, and video-streamed live on the Internet.
Assistant Chief Dvorak and Chief Williams will discuss the Police Department’s approach toward problem-solving in neighborhoods where noise, litter and alcohol-related offenses are causing neighborhood deterioration and conflicts. They will review current ordinances on the books, how complaints are handled by the department, and lay out short term, medium term and long term solutions that could be considered.
Bell will briefly review the recent effort to develop a rental registration or permitting ordinance, while City Attorney Cosentino will discuss City ordinances that are aimed at dealing with problems in troubled neighborhoods.
Municipal Court Judge John Burke will also be present to discuss the municipal court process in handling ordinance violation cases.
Following the presentations by the panelists, Mayor Susan Narvaiz will invite attendees to submit questions in writing for the panel to address.
The City Council will then discuss several policy issues and give direction to staff.
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