Truckee council to discuss automated license plate reader pilot program

TRUCKEE, Calif. — The Truckee Town Council will consider a pilot program to place Flock Safety Automatic License Plate Readers throughout the town during their Tuesday evening meeting. 

If approved, the Truckee Police Department would lease 17 cameras for one-year. The cameras could be used to locate stolen, wanted and subject of investigation vehicles, assist with investigations, detect vehicles associated with missing persons and detect vehicles associated with outstanding warrants. 

Flock Safety cameras are currently used by over 2,000 safety entities in the United States. Data that is recorded by the cameras will be stored for 30 days, then will be deleted. 

The pilot program will cost $52,950 and will be funded by the COPS Grant fund, which has a sufficient balance to cover the expense.

Council will also discuss an annual inflationary increase to the Truckee Fire Protection District’s fire protection facilities mitigation fee. If approved, single and multi-family residential units will see a .07 cent increase to $1.27 per square foot. 

Industrial use buildings would increase to $0.96 per square foot, retail and commercial would increase to $1.34 per square foot and office would increase to $1.92 per square foot. 

Changes to the short-term rental ordinance will also be discussed during the meeting. 

The proposed change would prohibit short-term renting of mobile homes and manufactured homes that are not fixed to a permanent foundation or are in a mobile home park or in a mobile home subdivision.

According to the staff report, there are no current permits or pending applications that meet this criteria. 

There are also proposed changes to the waitlist process that would allow for only habitable homes or homes without current code compliance issues to be accepted for the waitlist. 

Finally, the council will receive the quarterly update on the Town Priorities and work plan progress from Oct. 1, through Dec. 31.

The meeting begins at 4 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 24, nd can be viewed in person at 10183 Truckee Airport Road or remotely via

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