The City understands that there may be some confusion among its residents regarding the impact and purpose for adopting the new Uniform Table of Minor Offenses (UMOT) that was recently introduced to the City Council (introduced as Ordinance No. FY2016-06). Its completion does not create any new offenses under the City Code of Ordinances; instead, it merely integrates those offenses that have already been established into a standard reporting system that has been mandated by the Alaska Court System. In other words, it merely ensures that the City will continue to be able to enforce its current ordinances.
The public comment period will be held during the next scheduled council meeting which will be February 24th, 2016 at 7:30pm. We hope that this clears any confusion that may be out there.
A subcommittee meeting will be held Feb. 16, 2016 @ Noon in Council Chambers to discuss amendments to this ordinance. The public is encouraged to attend.