City Challenge / Problem
Overwhelmed, ineffective court system.
My Solution / Idea
Pass a municipal ordinance to deal with possession of small amounts of marijuana and drug paraphernalia so that minor drug law violations are not prosecuted in state court. Also, allow “domestic violence” cases with no injuries to be handled in municipal court once again.
We have a court system designed for lesser crimes, yet we can’t utilize it to handle this overflow? CDC and Magistrate court are not the place for nickel bags and “She smashed the windows in my car.”