Chapter 9.25


9.25.010    Urinating and/or defecating in public.

9.25.010 Urinating and/or defecating in public.

A. It is unlawful for any person to intentionally urinate or defecate in a public place, other than a washroom or toilet room, where such act could be observed by any member of the public.

B. “Public place” is defined as an area accessible by the public and/or generally visible to public view and includes, but is not limited to, shorelines, waterways, streets, sidewalks, bridges, alleys, plazas, parks, driveways, parking lots, automobiles (whether moving or not), and buildings open to the general public, including those which serve food or drink, or provide entertainment, and the doorways and entrances to buildings or dwellings and the grounds enclosing them.

C. Except as provided in subsection (D) of this section, any person who violates this section shall be guilty of a civil infraction and may be punished by a fine or forfeiture of $250.00. A second offense may be punished by a fine or forfeiture of $500.00.

D. Any person who violates subsection (A) of this section and previously has twice violated this section is guilty of a misdemeanor. [Ord. 1472 § 1 (Att. A), 2014.]

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