9.40.010    Drinking in public

9.40.020    Unlawful acts

Statutory reference:

Provisions regulating inter alia the consumption of intoxicating beverages on public school grounds, see Cal. Business and Professions Code § 25608


Unless otherwise provided by law, it is unlawful for any person to partake of any spirituous malt, vinous, or alcoholic liquors or other alcoholic beverages in or upon any street or sidewalk, or any passageway open to public use, or in or on any park, playground, or community house, or in an automobile while the automobile is on any alley street, highway, or public or private property which is open and accessible to the general public or open to public view, except the City Manager, or his or her designee may issue use permits in connection with organized activities.

(Ord. 376, § 6, passed -- 1968; Am. Ord. 800, § 2, passed -- 1997)


It is unlawful for any person in the City, while in a drunken or intoxicated condition, or while under the influence of intoxicating liquor, or narcotic drugs:

A.    To be in or upon any street, thoroughfare, alley, sidewalk, public place, public grounds, places accessible to the public, or places open or exposed to the public view;

B.    To be in, on or about any automobile, motorcycle, motor vehicle, street car, railroad car, or other vehicle;

C.    To use or engage in, or be a party to offensive, disorderly, threatening, abusive, or insulting language, conduct, or behavior;

D.    To congregate with others on a public street, road, sidewalk, or other public place and refuse to move on when so ordered by a peace officer in the interests of order, peace, or safety;

E.    To shout or make any unusual or disturbing noise, or to cause any unusual or disturbing noise, either outside or inside a building at any time, to the annoyance or disturbance of any person or person;

F.    To interfere with any person in any place by jostling against the person or unnecessarily crowding him or her;

G.    To station himself or herself on any public street or in any public place or follow or accost any pedestrian for the purpose of soliciting alms, or to solicit alms on the streets or in any public place;

H.    To loiter in or about any public toilet, to solicit any person for the purpose of committing a crime against nature or any other lewd acts;

I.    To make insulting remarks to any person or to annoy or accost any person or persons unknown to him or her; or

J.    To act as a capper for any place of amusement or for any place or persons devoted to or engaged in any unlawful business, vocation, or calling.

(Ord. 293, § 1, passed -- 1952)