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' TOWN OF TRUCKEE <br /> California <br /> ORDINANCE 2015-07 <br /> AN ORDINANCE ADOPTING CHAPTER 9.19 OF THE <br /> TRUCKEE MUNICIPAL CODE REGARDING USE OF <br /> ALCOHOL, MARIJUANA, AND CONTROLLED SUBSTANCES BY MINORS <br /> WHEREAS, the use of alcohol, marijuana, and controlled substances by minors is <br /> against the law in California; and <br /> • <br /> WHEREAS, parties occurring on public or private property where alcohol is consumed, <br /> or marijuana or controlled substances are used by, minors are not only unlawful but often cause <br /> disturbances in the vicinity of the party; and <br /> WHEREAS, problems associated with such gatherings on private property are difficult <br /> to resolve unless the Police Department has the legal authority to enter the private premises <br /> and direct the attendees to disperse; and <br /> WHEREAS, control of large parties, gatherings or events on public or private property <br /> is necessary when such activity is determined to be a threat to the peace, health, safety or <br /> general welfare of the public; and <br /> WHEREAS, police officers frequently have been required to make return calls to the <br /> location of a party, gathering, or event in order to disperse uncooperative participants, causing a <br /> drain of manpower and resources and, in some cases, leaving other areas of the Town with <br /> inadequate police protection; and <br /> WHEREAS, giving the police the ability to abate loud and disturbing gatherings or <br /> gatherings where alcohol is served to minors, or marijuana or controlled substances are used by <br /> minors, on private property will result in a decrease in abuse of intoxicants by minors, physical <br /> altercations and injuries, neighborhood vandalism and excessive noise, thereby improving <br /> public safety; and <br /> WHEREAS, making adults who allow or facilitate the consumption of alcohol or the <br /> use of marijuana or controlled substances by minors at parties subject to citation for doing so <br /> will help reduce the incidence of such actions; and <br /> The Town Council of the Town of Truckee Does Ordain as Follows: <br /> Section 1. <br /> Chapter 9.19 of the Truckee Municipal Code is hereby enacted to read as set <br /> forth in Exhibit "A", attached hereto and incorporated herein by reference. <br />