Chapter 15.34
MINIMUM BUILDING SECURITY STANDARDS

Sections:

15.34.010    Adoption of the Uniform Building Security Code.

15.34.080    Exterior security lighting.

15.34.085    Additional measures may be required.

15.34.110    Enforcement.

15.34.120    Responsibility for security in nonresidential buildings.

15.34.130    Occupancy.

15.34.140    Violation—Penalties.

15.34.150    Nuisances declared—Abatement and injunctions.

15.34.010 Adoption of the Uniform Building Security Code.

A.    The Uniform Building Security Code, 1997 Edition, is hereby incorporated in this chapter by reference and made part hereof the same as if fully set forth in this chapter.

B.    One copy of the Uniform Building Security Code has been filed for use and examination by the public in the office of the building official of the city of Marina. (Ord. 2002-14 § 27, 2002: Ord. 89-2 § 1 (part), 1989)

15.34.080 Exterior security lighting.

A.    Parking lots, including parking lots with carports, aisles, passageways, recesses and grounds contiguous to buildings within multiple-family, commercial and industrial complexes, shall be provided with lighting of sufficient wattage to provide adequate illumination to provide a safe environment for persons using the complex and make clearly visible the presence of any person on or about the premises during the hours of darkness. Such lighting shall be equipped with vandal-resistant covers/lenses.

B.    The lighting required in subsection A of this section shall be installed according to a lighting plan reviewed and approved by the enforcing authority. Review and approval will be based upon criteria including but not limited to:

1.    The nature and use of the area within the development;

2.    The type of area in which the development is located;

3.    The hours of use of the area to be lighted;

4.    The frequency of use of the area to be lighted;

5.    Existing lighting in the area;

6.    Past criminal or crime-related incidents in the area;

7.    Physical characteristics of the structure and/or development under proposed construction.

C.    Nothing contained in this section is to be construed as prohibiting additional lighting from being used for purposes such as enhancing the beauty of the structure or landscaping, marking locations of stairways and other similar uses. Such lighting shall not be used in lieu of lights for security purposes. (Ord. 89-2 § 1 (part), 1989)

15.34.085 Additional measures may be required.

A.    Additional security measures more stringent than those stated elsewhere in this chapter may be required by the planning commission or city council as conditions of approval of a use permit, specific plan or design review approval, in projects of a more complex nature than the normal residential, commercial or industrial developments. Prior to requiring such additional security measures, the planning commission or city council shall make findings that the project is of a highly complicated nature which may significantly and adversely affect the city’s ability to respond to security and/or other emergency situations within the project.

B.    Such additional security requirements shall be determined by considering recommendations of city staff of specific individual characteristics of a project and the needs dictated by such characteristics. Security measures required under this section may include, but shall not be limited to:

1.    Security guard system;

2.    Video monitoring system;

3.    Card access systems;

4.    Site circulation, parking and lighting systems.

C.    Systems required under this section shall be maintained for the life of a given project as a condition to the continuing validity of a use permit, specific plan or design review approval. Projects which remove security devices or fail to maintain systems (including security guard services) required as a condition to the permit or approval, shall have their permits or approvals revoked upon findings of such failure made by the planning commission after a public hearing held before them. (Ord. 89-2 § 1 (part), 1989)

15.34.110 Enforcement.

The enforcement officer shall be the chief building inspector with the assistance of the authorized representative of the director of public safety and other appropriate departments in accordance with administrative procedures adopted with the approval of the city manager. (Ord. 89-2 § 1 (part), 1989)

15.34.120 Responsibility for security in nonresidential buildings.

The person owning the property, his designated agent, tenant and the general contractor for the project in question shall be jointly and severally responsible for compliance with this chapter. Security items that will remain on the premises after a tenant moves out are typically the responsibility of the property owner; systems that are removed upon vacation of the premises, such as an alarm system, are generally the responsibility of the tenant. (Ord. 89-2 § 1 (part), 1989)

15.34.130 Occupancy.

No persons shall occupy buildings or portions of buildings covered by this chapter until occupancy inspection and approval has been provided by the enforcing authority. (Ord. 89-2 § 1 (part), 1989)

15.34.140 Violation—Penalties.

Any person constructing, enlarging or maintaining any building or structure in this city or who causes the same to be done in violation of this chapter shall be guilty of an infraction and shall be punished as provided in Chapter 1.08 of this code. (Ord. 89-2 § 1 (part), 1989)

15.34.150 Nuisances declared—Abatement and injunctions.

Any building or structure set up, erected, constructed, altered, enlarged, converted, moved or maintained contrary to the provisions of this chapter is declared to be unlawful and a public nuisance, and in addition to any other remedy available, including criminal prosecution as an infraction, the city attorney shall upon order of the city council, immediately commence action for the abatement and removal and enjoinment thereof in the manner prescribed by law, and shall take such other steps and shall apply to such court or courts as may have jurisdiction, to grant such relief as will abate and remove such building or structure, and restrain and enjoin any person, firm or corporation, from setting up, erecting, building, maintaining or using any such building or structure contrary to the provisions of this title. (Ord. 89-2 § 1 (part), 1989)