From the chief herself, the license ordinance will be used as a voluntary measure, not as an enforcement hammer. From m-bike:
It was not her intent to have officers write tickets. The police are not looking to enforce the penalty portion of the licensing issue.
The Chief did acknowledge that is was a mistake to not work with community groups, including cyclists prior to issuing the initial press release about the licensing.
We are still working to sell the licenses here, but as of yesterday the DPD was out of them and not expecting more for about a week.