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Youth Advisory Police help amend Ripon city ordinance

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POSTED December 5, 2013 11:59 p.m.

The City of Ripon now has clear-cut definition of the “Central Traffic District.”

No discussion was necessary last Tuesday as the Ripon City Council unanimously approved an amendment to an ordinance that called for this area of downtown to consist of the following streets:

• West Main Street, between Jack Tone Road and Stockton Avenue.

• East Main Street, between Stockton Avenue and Nourse Avenue.

• South Stockton Avenue, between Second Street and Main Street.

• North Stockton Avenue, between Main Street and Garrison Way.

The change came upon a review by the Youth Police Advisory Committee and Ripon Police Chief Ed Ormonde, who praised the efforts of the group.

Since September, they looked at various municipal codes as a way to “generate an understanding of how municipal codes are constructed,” Ormonde said.

Council members, who approved the “Central Traffic District” definition – mentioned in several section sections of the code – also agreed with the advisory group’s recommendation to do away with the longstanding signs in the section of the same ordinance: “Parking between 2 a.m. to 4 a.m. restricted.”

Gone is the part: “No person shall stop, stand, or park a vehicle on any street for a period of time (between 2 to 4 a.m.) longer than 30 minutes of any day.”

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