Council to Examine New Bylaw Notice Enforcement Regulation
Prince George, B.C.- Prince George City Council will be asked tonight give the green light to a bylaw that will set the stage for late penalties and compliance agreements for some bylaw infractions.Earlier this year, at Council’s request, City Administration asked the Court Services Branch to give approval to the City of Prince George to create a Bylaw Notice Enforcement regulation.
That approval was granted in late October.
Not all bylaws are being considered for inclusion in this new process, specifically, it will apply to the following bylaws:
- Animal Control
- Noise Control, Parks and Open Spaces
- Water Bylaw,
- Garbage Collection,
- Property Maintenance
- Parking and Traffic as well as Off Street Parking
- Snow and Ice Control Route restriction
- Highways Bylaw
Those who have been cited for a violation under any of the preceding bylaws could face additional dollars added to their fines if they miss the payment deadline. In some cases, the violator could see the fine reduced if they enter into a compliance agreement. The new bylaw also sets the stage for the matter to be resolved through an adjudication process rather than heading to court, although appearing in court remains a final option.