City of Reno
Nevada

Resolution
8424

Staff Report (For Possible Action): Resolution No. ________ Resolution designating the City of Reno Police Department as the Internet Sales Completion Site Pursuant to AB 297 (2017 Legislative Session).

Information

Department:Police DepartmentSponsors:
Category:Resolution

Attachments

  1. Printout
  2. Assembly Bill 297

Recommendation and Proposed Motion

Recommendation:  Staff recommends Council adopt Resolution No. ________.

 

Proposed Motion: I move to adopt Resolution No. ________.

Staff Report Formal Body

Summary: Pursuant to AB 297, staff recommends that Council adopt a resolution designating the Reno Police Department (RPD) as the City of Reno location at which two or more persons may meet to complete the sale of an item of personal property that was initiated on the Internet. 

 

Background:  AB 297 passed during the 2017 Legislative Session.  Among other things, it requires the governing body of an incorporated city designate at least one police station, or part thereof, as a site at which two or more persons may meet to complete the sale of personal property that was initiated on the Internet.  The bill also provides that no action may be brought against the incorporated city police department or officer or employee based on an incident that occurs when two or more persons meet at such a location.  

 

Discussion:  For operational efficiencies, RPD Command staff has specified a particular day and time frame that such transaction can occur at the police station.  Currently, based on operational needs, RPD designates Wednesdays between 3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. for members of the public to conduct such activity.  However, the resolution also provides that the police chief can modify the conditions of the resolution as needed to ensure the operations of the police station are not impacted by people completing their Internet transaction at the police station.  The resolution indicates that RPD staff will not be available to facilitate in these personal transaction.  Finally, the resolution notes that due to limited parking around the police station, designated parking spots for this activity will not be provided. 

 

Financial Implications:  None at this time.

 

Legal Implications:  This resolution is required pursuant to AB 297 (2017 Legislative Session).

 

 

Ordinance or Resolution

RESOLUTION DESIGNATING CITY OF RENO POLICE DEPARTMENT AS THE INTERNET SALES COMPLETION SITE PURSUANT TO AB 297 OF THE 2017 LEGISLATIVE SESSION.

 

WHEREAS, AB 297 (2017 Legislative Session), requires that the City Council designate at least one police station, or part thereof, as a site at which two or more persons may meet to complete the sale of an item of personal property that was initiated on the internet; and

 

WHEREAS, after consulting the Chief of Police, City Council determines that such location for the City of Reno will be its police station located at 455 East Second Street, Reno, Nevada; and

 

WHEREAS, based on the recommendations of the Chief of Police, the City Council determines that the following conditions will apply to the activity authorized pursuant to AB 297:

·         The location for such transactions is the Reno Police Department (RPD) main station located at 455 East Second Street, Reno, Nevada.

·         Such transactions may be made on Wednesdays between 3:00 pm to 5:00 pm.

·         RPD staff will not be available to facilitate the sale of personal property.

·         RPD does not  have the ability to designate specified parking spots for people to use while completing such Internet sales transactions; and

 

WHEREAS, if the Chief of Police determines that the above conditions impede the operations of the Reno Police Department, the City Council authorizes the Chief of Police or his designee to modify the above conditions at his discretion; and

 

WHEREAS, this resolution becomes effective on October 1, 2017; and

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NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED THAT the City of Reno approves the designation of the Reno Police Department as the City’s Internet Sales Completion site subject to the above terms and conditions.  Should the Chief of Police determine that the above conditions impede the operation of the Reno Police Department; the City Council authorizes the Chief of Police or his designee to modify the above conditions at his discretion.

 

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that this resolution becomes effective on October 1, 2017.

 

 

Upon motion by Councilmember                                , and seconded by Councilmember

                               , the foregoing Resolution was passed and adopted this ________ day of

                               , 2015, by the following vote of the Council:

AYES:

 

NAYS:

 

ABSTAIN:

 

ABSENT:

 

 

APPROVED this           day of                                , 2017.

 

 

______________________________________________________

HILLARY SCHIEVE

MAYOR

 

 

 

 

ATTEST:

 

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ASHLEY D. TURNEY

CITY CLERK

Meeting History

Sep 13, 2017 12:00 PM Video Reno City Council Regular

THIS ITEM WAS HEARD AFTER ITEM J.4.

A RECESS WAS CALLED AT 5:07 P.M. AND UPON RECONVENING AT 5:44 P.M., COUNCIL MEMBER DUERR WAS ABSENT.

Jason Soto, Reno Police Chief, provided an overview of the staff report and the provision of a safe zone for the community to conduct internet and Craig's List sales.

COUNCIL MEMBER DUERR PRESENT AT 5:46 P.M.

Council Member Bobzien requested that staff collect data on how and how often the site is used.

In response to a question from Council Member Delgado, Chief Soto stated that transactions at the site will not be monitored by the Reno Police Department.

Resolution No. 8424 was adopted.

RESULT:ADOPTED [UNANIMOUS]
MOVER:David Bobzien, Councilmember
SECONDER:Oscar Delgado, Councilmember
AYES:Hillary Schieve, Jenny Brekhus, Naomi Duerr, Oscar Delgado, Paul McKenzie, Neoma Jardon, David Bobzien