Chapter 12.16
PROHIBITED ACTS

Sections:

12.16.010    Obstructing public streets or places.

12.16.020    Depositing harmful or waste materials on public ways.

12.16.030    Public right-of-way damage –Unlawful.

12.16.040    Failure to repair – Remedy.

12.16.050    Violation – Penalty.

12.16.010 Obstructing public streets or places.

A. It is unlawful for any person, firm or corporation to cause, create, or maintain any obstruction of any street or portion thereof, or public place, except as may be specified by ordinance or by permit issued by the city administrator, which shall set out such reasonable terms or conditions as to the time, place and manner of the street; and compliance with laws, emergency services and security.

B. It is unlawful to sit, lie or recline upon any street or portion thereof, or public place; or to play any game thereon, or to congregate thereon in any manner so as to interfere with the free and unfettered way thereof. (Ord. 1267 § 1, 2003: Ord. 1061 § 14, 1997: Ord. 568 §§ 1, 3, 1977).

12.16.020 Depositing harmful or waste materials on public ways.

It is unlawful to deposit on any street, alley, sidewalk, or other public way any materials which may be harmful to the surface thereof, or any waste materials, or any glass, or other articles or substance which may be harmful to public health, or do injury to any person, animal, or property. (Ord. 568 § 3, 1977).

12.16.030 Public right-of-way damage –Unlawful.

It is unlawful to damage any public right-of-way, sidewalk, signage or any other public improvement, including but not limited to damage resulting from construction activity, equipment operation or vehicle operation. (Ord. 1173 § 1, 2000).

12.16.040 Failure to repair – Remedy.

In the event any public right-of-way, sidewalk, signage or any other public improvement is damaged, such damage shall be repaired by the violator within five working days from issuance of the citation. In the event the damage is not repaired within five working days, the city may cause the necessary work to be performed to restore the public right-of-way, sidewalk, signage or other public improvement to the conditions existing prior to the occurrence and seek reimbursement for the expense of repairs from the violator including administrative costs and attorney’s fees. The remedies provided in this section are not exclusive and the city retains the right to enforce the provisions of this chapter by commencing legal or equitable action against the violator. (Ord. 1173 § 2, 2000).

12.16.050 Violation – Penalty.

Any person, firm, corporation, or association that violates this chapter shall be guilty of a civil infraction, subject to a penalty of not more than five hundred dollars. Each day any person, firm, corporation, or association is in violation of this chapter shall constitute a separate offense punishable as such. (Ord. 1173 § 3, 2000).