Chapter 12.05


12.05.010    Owner responsibility.

12.05.020    Primary property and right-of-way reference.

12.05.010 Owner responsibility.

A.    The owner of any premises within the city has the primary responsibility for keeping said premises free of public nuisances. Tenants and occupants of the premises, for the purposes of this chapter, shall be deemed to be the agents of the owner for purposes of this chapter.

B.    The owner of any lot fronting any portion of a parkway or sidewalk, or other public right-of-way, shall maintain such parkway, sidewalk and right-of-way, including any and all trees, shrubs, hedges, or landscaping in the abutting parkway, sidewalk, or public right-of way, in a condition that will not interfere with the public safety and convenience and the use of the parkway, sidewalk and right-of-way.

C.    The owners of lots fronting any portion of any parkway, sidewalk, or other public right-of-way shall keep those areas free of debris at all times.

D.    The failure to comply with the requirements of this section shall be deemed a public nuisance. The city may exercise any remedy permitted by law for violations of this section, including those contained in Chapters 1.24 and 1.28.

E.    Notwithstanding the owner’s primary responsibility for the maintenance of parkways, sidewalks and public rights-of-way, the city shall retain discretion for ensuring the general maintenance level of public rights-of-way for the purpose of ensuring the safety of the public, including, but not limited to, maintaining street trees and other landscaping improvements, including irrigation systems, roadways systems and shoulders, utility services, parkways, and pedestrian sidewalks. This includes privately owned improvements within the public right-of-way. (Ord. 11-04 § 1 (part))

12.05.020 Primary property and right-of-way reference.

The County of Riverside Transportation and Land Management Agency Map shall be the primary source of identification of property dimensions, easements, and public rights-of-way. (Ord. 11-04 § 1 (part))