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File #: O-11-58   
Type: Ordinance Status: Enacted and Published
File created: 5/16/2011 In control: City Council
Final action: 6/6/2011
Enactment date: 6/24/2011 Enactment #: O-2011-018
Title: Authorizing The Fire Chief To Issue Fire Restrictions And Fire Bans As Necessary; Establishing Fire Restriction Stages And Prohibited Activities For Each Stage; Authorizing The Fire Chief To Determine When To Impose And Lift Stages; Providing For Penalties; And Declaring An Emergency (Jones)
Sponsors: Trudy E. Jones
Attachments: 1. O-58.pdf, 2. O-58final.pdf
Date Action ByActionResultAction Details
6/24/2011 City Clerk Published  Action details
6/22/2011 Mayor Signed by the Mayor  Action details
6/14/2011 City Council Sent to Mayor for Signature  Action details
6/6/2011 City Council Do Pass as AmendedPass Action details
6/6/2011 City Council AmendedPass Action details
5/16/2011 City Council Introduced  Action details
5/16/2011 President To be heard at the Council Meeting  Action details
CITY of ALBUQUERQUE
NINETEENTH COUNCIL


COUNCIL BILL NO. O-11-58 ENACTMENT NO. _____________________

SPONSORED BY: Trudy Jones


ORDINANCE
Authorizing The Fire Chief To Issue Fire Restrictions And Fire Bans As Necessary; Establishing Fire Restriction Stages And Prohibited Activities For Each Stage; Authorizing The Fire Chief To Determine When To Impose And Lift Stages; Providing For Penalties; And Declaring An Emergency (Jones)
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AUTHORIZING THE FIRE CHIEF TO ISSUE FIRE RESTRICTIONS AND FIRE BANS AS NECESSARY; ESTABLISHING FIRE RESTRICTION STAGES AND PROHIBITED ACTIVITIES FOR EACH STAGE; AUTHORIZING THE FIRE CHIEF TO DETERMINE WHEN TO IMPOSE AND LIFT STAGES; PROVIDING FOR PENALTIES; AND DECLARING AN EMERGENCY.
BE IT ORDAINED BY THE COUNCIL, THE GOVERNING BODY OF THE CITY OF ALBUQUERQUE:
Section 1. FINDINGS. The City Council finds:
A. The City of Albuquerque has unique wildland urban interface areas comprised of the Bosque Areas of the Rio Grande State Park, Open Space Recreational Areas and Wildland areas that consist of 28,000 acres and over 100 miles of public-private border; and
B. There are numerous days each year, due to high winds, lack of precipitation and low humidity when the fire danger throughout Albuquerque is high; and
C. The Albuquerque Fire Department responds to numerous brush and Bosque fires each year within the City, responds to fires that threaten any areas for which the Fire Department has response obligation, and provides mutual aid to surrounding communities and agencies; and
D. Should a fire occur during times of high fire danger, it may be necessary to evacuate and relocate residents of the City; and
E. The affected areas consist of all areas within the municipal boundaries of the City of Albuquerque, and all lands for which the City has assumed control or management responsibilities by lease, easement or legal agreement.
Section 2. SHORT TITLE.
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