A. It is the intent of the City Council to protect discrete areas within the City that are experiencing increased unlawful activity against becoming an attraction for more such activity and to protect the public against health and welfare hazards posed by persons who are attracted to these areas for opportunity to engage in or to contact others to engage in unlawful activity.
B. The City Council finds that the following geographic areas within the City are particularly affected by unlawful behavior and/or are subject to a disproportionate number of incidents of the unlawful activities comprising persistent violation as defined in AMC 10.120.020 below, and declares each such area to be an enhanced law enforcement area:
1. Downtown Enhanced Law Enforcement Area – inclusive of Bill Patton Garden and 130 N. Pioneer Street public parking lot, as depicted in Exhibit A attached to the ordinance codified in this section. (Ord. 3142, amended, 04/18/2017; Ord. 3114, amended, 2015; Ord. 3066, added, 06/19/2012)