An Ordinance amending Chapter 2.44 and Chapter 2.48 of the Metropolitan Code of Laws regarding the Meter Maid Patrol, all of which is more specifically described herein.


Section 1. That Chapter 2.44 of the Metropolitan Code of Laws be and the same is hereby amended by deleting Section 2.44.070 in its entirety.

Section 2. That Chapter 2.48 of the Metropolitan Code of Laws be and the same is hereby amended by adding the following new Section 2.48.040:

"2.48.040 Parking Enforcement Patrol.

A. There is created within the department of public works, and under the jurisdiction of the metropolitan traffic and parking commission, a parking enforcement patrol, which shall police and control parking meter areas located on public thoroughfares, alleys and streets, such patrolling and supervision being necessary for the proper enforcement of parking violations. The employees assigned to such patrol ("officers") shall be instructed and trained by the department of public works under guidelines adopted by the metropolitan traffic and parking commission. The metropolitan traffic and parking commission shall prescribe a suitable uniform, and shall devise suitable identification for issuance to the officers serving in the parking enforcement patrol.

B. The primary duty of the officers shall be to patrol the streets of the metropolitan government area which have parking meters and to issue parking violation tickets for meter and parking violations. Their patrol routes in general shall be confined to the parking meter areas, but they may be assigned to assist the police to enforce parking laws and regulations in other areas. On other occasions, they may be assigned as guides or hosts at official metropolitan government functions. While patrolling the streets, they shall, in a manner not inconsistent with their primary function, make themselves available to serve the public by providing assistance to visitors and residents who have questions or needs relative to driving directions, bus routes, local attractions, places of historical or public interest, complaints or concerns requiring police, fire, or ambulance assistance, caring for or locating lost children and others, turning in or claiming lost articles, or other issues.

C. All expenses of training, uniforms, equipment and salaries, and all other incidental expenses of the parking enforcement program shall be borne by the metropolitan traffic and parking commission."

Section 3. That this Ordinance shall take effect from and after its passage, the welfare of The Metropolitan Government of Nashville and Davidson County requiring it.

Sponsored by: Randy Foster  


Introduced: March 15, 2005
Passed First Reading: March 15, 2005
Referred to: Public Works Committee
Traffic & Parking Committee
Deferred Indefinitely : April 5, 2005
Withdrawn: August 21, 2007