Chapter 8.16


8.16.010    Unlawful conduct.

8.16.020    Violation—Penalty.

8.16.010 Unlawful conduct.

It is unlawful for any person, firm, or corporation to attach, affix, post, tack, stick, paste, or fasten in any manner on public or private property, including vehicles whether parked on city streets or in public or private parking lots, within the city without the consent of the owner or occupant thereof, the following items;

(1)    Handbill or flyer containing commercial or noncommercial advertising of a written, printed or pictorial nature;

(2)    Yard sale sign made of any material which notifies the public of any date, location, phone number, E-mail address, items to be sold or given away, or any other information which informs or directs the public to a specific location or person;

(3)    Political sign supporting or calling voter attention to an individual candidate for public office or to any other ballot proposition on a local, county, state or federal level. Any such signs shall be removed from public view within five days after the day of the election for the individual candidate named thereon, or any other ballot proposition which is the subject matter of the particular sign; provided, however, that if said election was a primary election and the candidate or ballot proposition which is the subject matter of the sign will appear on a subsequent general election, then and in that event any and all such signs shall be removed within five days after such general election. Removal of such signs shall be the responsibility of the real property owner on whose property the signs are located and it shall be a violation of this chapter for such property owner to allow such a sign or signs to remain after the time period set forth above. (Ord. 1355 § 1, 1997).

8.16.020 Violation—Penalty.

(a)    It shall be a civil infraction for any person, firm or corporation to violate the provisions of this chapter. Any person, firm or corporation found to have committed such a civil infraction shall be assessed a monetary penalty as follows:

(1)    First violation: fifty-dollar penalty.

(2)    Second violation: seventy-five-dollar penalty.

(3)    Third and all subsequent violations: one hundred-dollar penalty.

(b)    Each day during which a violation continues shall be deemed a separate offense and separate penalties may be assessed for each separate offense.

(c)    Additionally, the city may remove or cause to remove any and all flyers, handbills, yard sale and political signs that are in violation of any of the provisions of this chapter. (Ord. 1355 § 2, 1997).