Chapter 21.04


21.04.010    Reception interference – Unlawful.

21.04.020    Interference – Defined.

21.04.030    Continuance after notice – Violation.

21.04.040    Antennas – Compliance.

21.04.050    Television tower, aerial – Permit required.

21.04.060    Enforcement by community development director.

21.04.070    Enforcement.

21.04.010 Reception interference – Unlawful.

It shall be unlawful for any person, firm or corporation knowingly to operate or cause to be operated within the city any apparatus, device, machine or equipment, either electrical or mechanical, which creates or causes interference with either or both radio or television reception, and which cannot be reasonably corrected by appliances or other practical alterations. [Ord. 210 N.S. § 5-520(7)(a), 1952].

21.04.020 Interference – Defined.

For the purpose of this chapter “interference” shall mean any electrostatic or electromagnetic radiation of such magnitude that it will interfere with the reception by a radio or television receiver of a broadcast signal from any radio or television station or any radio telephone transmitter when such broadcast signal is of local normal field strength. Radio or television receivers shall be of good engineering design, and in good operating condition in establishing whether or not interference exists. This chapter shall not be construed as regulating any device, appliance, equipment, or apparatus used in interstate commerce in any case where such device, appliance, equipment, or apparatus is licensed by the federal government. [Ord. 210 N.S. § 5-520(1)(b), 1952].

21.04.030 Continuance after notice – Violation.

Any person, firm or corporation who shall continue to use, without having provided corrective appliances, any machine or device that is interfering with radio or television reception contrary to the provisions of this chapter, within 10 days after notice in writing from the community development director to provide such corrective devices or discontinue the use thereof, shall be guilty of a violation of this chapter. Each day any person, firm or corporation shall so operate such a machine or device contrary to the provisions of this chapter, shall be considered a separate offense. [Ord. 210 N.S. § 5-520(1)(d), 1952].

21.04.040 Antennas – Compliance.

All antennas and ground installations shall comply with minimum requirements at least equal to those of the National Electrical Code and the Radio/Television Structural Code (Chapter 21.08 PGMC) of the city of Pacific Grove and shall be so installed to present a minimum of inductive pick-up from any electrical circuit. [Ord. 210 N.S. 5-520(1)(c), 1952].

21.04.050 Television tower, aerial – Permit required.

No television tower or aerial shall be erected in the city without the owner, or his designated agent, having first obtained a permit therefor, from the city community development director. The permit shall provide for inspection and approval by the community development director prior to its use. The fee for the issuance of such permit shall be the same as that for any building permit set out in the building code of the city. [Ord. 210 N.S. § 5-520(2), 1952].

21.04.060 Enforcement by community development director.

The community development director shall have authority, and it shall be his duty to enforce the provisions of this chapter and to use his best efforts to facilitate conditions conducive to proper radio or television reception free from interference in the city. The community development director and his duly authorized deputies and assistants shall have authority to enter the place of business of any person, firm or corporation, or upon permission, to enter the home of any person, for the purpose of making such investigation as may be necessary to enforce the provisions of this chapter. [Ord. 210 N.S. § 5-520(3), 1952].

21.04.070 Enforcement.

Any person, firm or corporation violating any of the provisions of this chapter may be prosecuted pursuant to Chapter 1.16 PGMC. [Ord. 08-006 § 77, 2008; Ord. 210 N.S. § 5-520(5), 1952].