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File #: 15-1303    Version: 1 Name: 11/5/15 Temp Moratorium Regarding Discharge of Weapons in Public Places
Type: Resolution/Public Hearing Status: Passed
File created: 11/5/2015 In control: City Council
On agenda: 11/5/2015 Final action: 11/5/2015
Enactment date: 11/5/2015 Enactment #: R-15-361
Title: Resolution to Impose a Temporary Moratorium on Enforcement of the Prohibition Regarding the Possession and Discharge of Weapons in Public Places
Title
Resolution to Impose a Temporary Moratorium on Enforcement of the Prohibition Regarding the Possession and Discharge of Weapons in Public Places
Memorandum
Attached for your consideration is a request to suspend enforcement of the prohibition on possession and discharge of firearms in public places for the limited purpose of implementing the 2016 cull under the Deer Management Program.
Staff
Prepared by: Mary Joan Fales, Senior Assistant City Attorney
Reviewed by: Sumedh Bahl, Community Services Area Administrator
Approved by: Steven D. Powers, City Administrator
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Whereas, Possession and discharge of weapons or firearms in public places under the provisions of Chapter 115 of the City Code is prohibited subject to certain limited exception;

Whereas, On August 17, 2015, City Council has adopted a Deer Management Program that includes authorization to conduct direct control activities (i.e. culls) to reduce human health and safety risks and property damage associated with urban deer population within the City limits;

Whereas, Under the approved Deer Management Program, a cull of the urban deer population on City of Ann Arbor property beginning in winter 2016, at night with noise-suppressed firearms using trained personnel with experience in conducting a cull in an urban setting is scheduled;

Whereas, It is necessary to establish a temporary moratorium on the enforcement of the provisions of Chapter 115 of the City Code regulating the possession and discharge of firearms on City property to complete the objectives for a cull of the urban deer population as stated in the Deer Management Program;

Whereas, The establishment of this temporary moratorium is for a specific timeline and will be as brief as possible to achieve the underlying objective;

Whereas, The temporary moratorium is limited to the cull in the pilot year of the Deer Management Program to allow City Council to evaluate the need for other legislative action in c...

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