§ 24.80.090. Removal of snow and ice from sidewalks and accessible parking spaces—Duties of occupants of real property  


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  • A. An occupant of land upon which is located an accessible parking space or which is adjacent to a public sidewalk shall be responsible for the removal of any accumulation of snow and the removal or treatment of any ice that may accumulate, form or be deposited thereon.

    B. Between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 6:00 p.m., it shall be unlawful for any occupant of land subject to the requirements of this section to fail to remove any accumulation of snow or to fail to remove or treat any accumulation of ice from all accessible parking spaces or adjacent public sidewalks.

    C. For purposes of this section, any accumulation of snow of two inches or more, or any accumulation of ice of one inch or more, or any combination thereof to a depth of two inches or more, or any accumulation of untreated ice at any point on a public sidewalk or accessible parking space, shall create a rebuttable presumption that the occupant has violated this section.

    D. No person shall place, leave or deposit upon any street, avenue, alley, sidewalk or other public place any accumulation of snow or ice which has been removed from a private driveway or parking area.

    E. This section may be enforced by any officer or employee of the municipality who has been appointed as a peace officer pursuant to section 1.45.030 or by any police officer.

    F. Notwithstanding the prohibitions stated in section 24.80.070, it shall be lawful to deposit snow at the edge of a street only if:

    1. Such snow has been removed solely from a public sidewalk adjacent to that street;

    2. The street into which the snow was deposited is located within the central business traffic district, as defined in section 9.04.010; and

    3. The snow is deposited in that street before the most recent snowfall which fell directly into that street has been removed therefrom. The accumulation of ice, snow or a combination thereof in a street of four or more inches creates a rebuttable presumption that the most recent snowfall on such street has not yet been removed.

(CAC 10.48.200; AO No. 80-185; AO No. 87-138(S); AO No. 2001-4, § 1, 2-6-01)