Chapter 7.68
GLASS CONTAINERS ON PUBLIC BEACHES

Sections:

7.68.010    Purpose and intent.

7.68.020    Definitions.

7.68.030    Glass containers prohibited.

7.68.040    Chapter not exclusive.

7.68.050    Enforcement.

7.68.010 Purpose and intent.

The Board of Supervisors of the County finds and declares that the presence of glass containers on beaches in the County that are used by the public for recreational purposes is a hazard to the health, safety and welfare of members of the general public and that the public health, safety and welfare would be served by prohibiting containers or similar objects made entirely or partially of glass on the public beaches within the unincorporated area of the County of Santa Cruz. [Ord. 3691 § 2, 1985; prior code § 8.50.010].

7.68.020 Definitions.

“Glass container” as used herein shall mean any container, receptacle, bottle, cup, drinking vessel, utensil, dish or similar object made entirely or partially of glass.

“Public beach” as used herein shall mean any beach area used by the public for recreational purposes which is owned, operated or controlled by the State, any State agency, local agency, or any private person within the unincorporated area of the County of Santa Cruz. [Ord. 3691 § 2, 1985; prior code § 8.50.020].

7.68.030 Glass containers prohibited.

No person shall take, transport, carry, use or have in his/her possession any glass container on any public beach within the unincorporated area of Santa Cruz County. [Ord. 3691 § 2, 1985; prior code § 8.50.030].

7.68.040 Chapter not exclusive.

It is the intention of the Board of Supervisors in enacting this chapter to provide an additional remedy to meet a particular problem. It is not the intent of the Board to supersede any other applicable laws or regulations related to beaches within the unincorporated areas of the County of Santa Cruz. [Ord. 3691 § 2, 1985; prior code § 8.50.050].

7.68.050 Enforcement.

Any person violating the provisions of this chapter shall be deemed guilty of an infraction, and upon conviction shall be punished by a fine not exceeding $100.00; provided, however, that any offense which would otherwise be an infraction is a misdemeanor if a defendant has been convicted of three or more violations of this chapter within the 12-month period immediately preceding the commission of the offense and such prior convictions are admitted by the defendant or alleged in the accusatory pleading. For this purpose, a bail forfeiture shall be deemed to be a conviction of the offense charged. [Ord. 3691 § 2, 1985; prior code § 8.50.040].