Chapter 9.20


9.20.010    Definitions.

9.20.020    Public defecation.

9.20.010 Definitions.

(a)    “Public” or “public display” means easily audible or visible from a public thoroughfare, or from property of others, or in a public place in a manner so obtrusive as to make it difficult for an unwilling observer, should on arrive, to avoid the observation.

(b)    “Public place” means any place in which the general public has a right to be present, and any area open to public view, whether or not conditioned upon payment of a fee, and includes, but is not limited to, buildings open to the general public, whether or not access is restricted according to age, including those in which food or drink is served, or entertainment provided. Also, public place is an entire area generally visible to public view and includes 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. (Ord. 1564-0402 § 2 (part), 2002)

9.20.020 Public defecation.

A person is guilty of public defecation if he intentionally urinates or defecates in a public place, other than a washroom or toilet room, or at a place and under circumstances where any member of the public could observe such act. Violation of this section is a misdemeanor. (Ord. 1564-0402 § 2 (part), 2002)