LA TRINIDAD, Benguet -- Councilor Roderick Awingan has filed a proposed ordinance creating the La Trinidad Ordinances Enforcement Team (LTOET) under the Municipal Mayor’s Office to actively backup the implementation of programs and measures of the town that create a conducive environment towards development and progress.

This is in accordance with the Local Government Code section 16 stating Local Government Unit should exercise powers expressly granted, and those that are necessary implied there from, which are necessary and essential to the promotion of the general welfare of its inhabitants.

The ordinance also noted under the local government code, the town should maintain peace and order by enacting measures to prevent and suppress lawlessness, disorder, riot, violence or sedition and impose penalties for violation.

Awingan said, the Sangguniang Bayan has been consistent in improving the quality of life of its constituents by crafting regulatory ordinances to protect the welfare of the many.

Thus, the creation of enforcement arm for an easier implementation of all regulatory ordinances approved in this town.

Moreover, the LTOET will have an operation’s manual to guide the composed delegated municipal officials, designated heads and employees of different departments and any other persons deputized by the mayor to function as enforcers, implementers, coordinators, reporters, planners and as representatives to perform other duties.

The enforcement team will make sure the No Smoking Ordinance, Bar Regulatory Ordinance, Junk Shop Regulatory Ordinance, Momma Ordinance, Computer Regulatory Ordinance, Code of Ordinance of the town and other ordinances and succeeding or new ordinances as authorized pursuant to the provisions of law are properly monitored.

A citation ticket from the municipal treasurer’s office will then be issued to violators.

Furthermore, LTOET will be incorporated in the annual appropriation of the mayor.