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ORDINANCE NO. 6 2 1 6 <br />AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY <br />OF AUBURN, WASHINGTON, AMENDING CHAPTER <br />9.30 OF THE AUBURN CITY CODE RELATING TO <br />FALSE ALARMS <br />WHEREAS, approximately 99% of alarm systems to which the Auburn <br />Police Department responds are False Alarms which are reported to the Police <br />Department by alarm companies; and <br />WHEREAS, most False Alarms are the result of improper maintenance or <br />improper or careless use of an Alarm System; and <br />WHEREAS, alarm companies are able to control the number of False <br />Alarms to which police response agencies must respond by appropriately and <br />diligently screening alarms before calling them in to police response agencies; <br />and <br />WHEREAS, police response agencies must needlessly gear up to address <br />alarm incident dangers when they respond to what is ultimately determined to be <br />a False Alarm; and <br />WHEREAS, all police response agencies and the public suffer the <br />consequences that police officers responding to False Alarms are not available to <br />carry out other police duties; and <br />WHEREAS, in the interest of using limited police resources most <br />effectively and efficiently, the number of False Alarms can and must be reduced; <br />and <br />WHEREAS, it is appropriate to adopt code provisions addressing alarm <br />requirements. <br />NOW, THEREFORE, THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF AUBURN, <br />WASHINGTON, DO ORDAIN as follows: <br />Section 1. That Chapter 9.30 of the Auburn City Code is amended to read <br />as follows: <br />Ordinance No. 6216 <br />January 12, 2009 <br />Page 1 of 25 <br />