City of Albuquerque
File #: O-18-28   
Type: Ordinance Status: Enacted
File created: 9/5/2018 In control: City Council
Final action: 11/5/2018
Enactment date: 12/3/2018 Enactment #: O-2018-027
Title: Repealing The Cruising On Public Streets Ordinance (? 8-2-1) (Pe?a)
Attachments: 1. O-28.pdf, 2. O-28Enacted
Date Action ByActionResultAction Details
12/3/2018 City Clerk Published  Action details
12/3/2018 Mayor Not Signed by the Mayor  Action details
11/15/2018 City Council Sent to Mayor for Signature  Action details
11/5/2018 City Council PassedPass Action details
10/15/2018 City Council Accepted with a Recommendation Do Pass  Action details
10/8/2018 Finance & Government Operations Committee Sent to Council with a recommendation of Do PassPass Action details
9/5/2018 City Council Introduced and Referred  Action details
9/5/2018 President Referred  Action details

COUNCIL BILL NO. O-18-28 ENACTMENT NO. ________________________

SPONSORED BY: Klarissa J. Pe?a

Repealing The Cruising On Public Streets Ordinance (? 8-2-1) (Pe?a)
WHEREAS, the City Council finds that cruising is a deeply ingrained part of Albuquerque's history and an indispensable part of our cultural heritage. As such, responsible cruising should be celebrated and encouraged; and
WHEREAS, the Council also finds that the actions of irresponsible drivers sometimes define cruising in the public's mind, but that the actions of irresponsible drivers can be sufficiently addressed by focused enforcement of existing portions of the City's Code and, therefore, there is no need for a specific section of the Code dealing with cruising as a threat to the public health, safety and welfare of Albuquerque's citizens; and
WHEREAS, the Council created a Cruising Task Force in 2017 that found the Revised Ordinances of Albuquerque 1994 contained prohibitions against irresponsible driving behaviors that were duplicated in the Cruising on Public Streets Ordinance that was passed in 2005 and that the Ordinance could be repealed; and
WHEREAS, the Revised Ordinances of Albuquerque 1994 contains prohibitions against irresponsible behaviors exhibited by drivers, including, but not limited to, '? 7-10-3(A) Drag Racing and Other Competitive Racing,' '? 7-10-3(B) Exhibition Driving,' '? 7-10-3(D) Excessively Loud Electronic Sound or Music,' '? 7-10-3(E) Modification of Exhaust Systems,' '? 8-1-2-31 Stopping, Standing, or Parking Near Hazardous or Congested Places,' '? 8-2-1-12 Reckless Driving,' '? 8-2-1-13 Careless Driving,' '? 8-2-1-15 Driving While License is Suspended, Revoked, Canceled, or Denied,' '? 8-2-7-2 Occupying Roadways, Certain Medians and Roadside Areas Prohibited; Certain Pedestrian Interactions with...

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