Chapter 9.16


9.16.010    Tarrying of minors in public places prohibited.

9.16.020    Places of residence.

9.16.030    Eating or drinking places.

9.16.040    Penalty for violation.

9.16.010 Tarrying of minors in public places prohibited.

It is unlawful for a minor too tarry in any public place between the hours of eleven p.m. and five a.m. “Tarry,” as used in this chapter, means remaining, wandering, strolling or playing without apparent purpose and while not under the control or supervision of an adult.

The following activities are not tarrying:

A. Expeditiously proceeding along any public street, sidewalk or walkway between any of the following: one’s place of residence, the residence of a friend, a place of business open to minors, or any event listed in subsection B or C of this section;

B. Attending any of the following: commercial movie theater, theatrical production, school-sponsored event, church-sponsored event, night classes, sporting event;

C. Working at one’s place of employment;

D. Expeditiously attending to an errand at the direction of one’s parent or guardian. (Ord. 763, 1994; Ord. 78 § 1, 1952)

9.16.020 Places of residence.

Each owner, agent, manager or keeper of a hotel, boardinghouse, lodginghouse, tenement house, motor court, or apartment house shall immediately report to the chief of police of the city the presence therein of any and all minors whom he or she has reason to believe to be under the age of eighteen years, unless such minor or minors is or are accompanied by a parent, guardian, or other adult person having the care, and custody of such minor or minors, and in making such report shall state the name, age, last known place of abode, and the names and residences of the parents, guardians, or other custodians of such minor or minors, so far as such information can be ascertained. (Ord. 78 § 4, 1952)

9.16.030 Eating or drinking places.

It is unlawful within the incorporated area of the city for any proprietor, keeper, clerk, or any other person, having charge or control of any cafe, tavern, restaurant, bar, eating place, or public dancehall, to permit any person under the age of eighteen years to remain in such public place between the hours specified in Section 9.16.010 unless such minor is accompanied by a parent, guardian, or other adult person having the care and custody of such minor. (Ord. 78 § 5, 1952)

9.16.040 Penalty for violation.

Any minor violating the provisions of this chapter shall be guilty of a misdemeanor, and shall be dealt with in accordance with juvenile court law and procedure. (Ord. 480 § 1, 1980; Ord. 78 § 6, 1952)