Chapter 12.26


12.26.010    Alcoholic beverages prohibited.

12.26.020    Exemption.

12.26.030    Applicability.

12.26.040    Violations.

12.26.010 Alcoholic beverages prohibited.

It is unlawful for any person to consume, exhibit, drink or possess an open container of any beer, wine, whiskey or any malt, spirituous or vinous liquor containing any alcohol in content on the following premises:

A.    Any public street, sidewalk, way, alley or public parking lot;

B.    In or upon any public park or recreation area when it has been posted with signs giving notice that such possession or drinking is prohibited;

C.    Within one hundred feet of any public way while on private property open to public view without the express permission of the owner, the owner’s agent or person in lawful possession thereof. (Ord. 83-005 § 2 (part), 1983)

12.26.020 Exemption.

The provisions of Section 12.26.010 shall not apply to the consumption, drinking, exhibition or possession of an open container of alcoholic or intoxicating beverages in a public park or recreation area under one or more of the following conditions:

A.    Where the sale of alcoholic beverages has been approved or licensed for the public park or recreation area by the State of California Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control;

B.    Where, at least forty-eight hours before using the park or recreation area, a written permit to possess alcoholic or intoxicating beverages in a specific public park or recreation area has been obtained from the city;

C.    The use or activity in the park or recreation area is sponsored or authorized by the city. (Ord. 83-005 § 2 (part), 1983)

12.26.030 Applicability.

Section 12.26.010 shall not be deemed to make punishable any act or acts which are prohibited by any statute of the state. (Ord. 83-005 § 2 (part), 1983)

12.26.040 Violations.

Any violation of this chapter constitutes an infraction and is punishable as provided in Section 1.08.020. (Ord. 83-005 § 2 (part), 1983)