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<br />I <br /> <br />I <br /> <br />I <br /> <br />1 <br /> <br />ORDINANCE NO. 6820 <br /> <br />AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY OF RIVERSIDE, CALIFORNlA, AMENDING <br />CHAPTER 9.58 TO TITLE 9 OF THE RIVERSIDE MUNICIPAL CODE RELATING TO <br />THERETRIEV AL,IMPOUND AND DISPOSAL OF LOST, STOLEN, OR ABANDONED <br />SHOPPING CARTS. <br /> <br />2 <br /> <br />3 <br /> <br />4 <br />5 <br /> <br />The City Council of the City of Riverside, California, does ordain as follows: <br /> <br /> <br />Section 1: That Chapter 9.58 be amended in its entirety to read as follows: <br /> <br />6 <br /> <br />7 <br />8 <br /> <br />"CHAPTER 9.58 <br />SHOPPING CART REMOVAL, IMPOUNDMENT, DISPOSAL <br /> <br />9 <br /> <br />Sections: <br /> <br />10 <br />11 <br /> <br />9.58.010 Findings And Purpose. <br />9.58.020 Definitions. <br />9.58.030 Enforcement of Chapter. <br />9.58.040 Required Signs On Carts. <br />9.58.050 Prohibiting Removal Or Possession Of Abandoned Cart. <br />9.58.060 Mandatory Plan To Prevent Cart Removal/Evaluation Report. <br />9.58.070 Prevention Plan/Evaluation Report Timelines And Approval Process. <br />9.58.080 Penalties For Failing To Submit A Prevention Plan Or Evaluation Report Or To <br />Implement Prevention Measures. <br />9.58.090 Notification For Retrieval Of Abandoned Carts. <br />9.58.100 Administrative Costs And Fines. <br />9.58.110 Disposition Of Carts After Thirty Days. <br />9.58.120 Exemption. <br />9.58.130 Businesses Without Carts <br />9.58.140 Severability And Validity. <br /> <br />12 <br /> <br />13 <br />14 <br />15 <br />16 <br />17 <br /> <br />18 9.58.010 FINDINGS AND PURPOSE. <br /> <br />19 Abandoned shopping carts constitute a nuisance, create potential hazards to the health and <br />safety ofthe public, and interfere with pedestrian and vehicular traffic within the City of Riverside. The <br />20 accumulation of wrecked, dismantled and abandoned shopping carts on public or private property also <br />tends to create conditions that reduce property values, promoting blight and deterioration in the City. <br />21 The intent of this Chapter is to insure that measures are taken by store owners to prevent the removal <br />of shopping carts from store premises and parking lots, to make the removal of shopping carts a <br />22 violation of this Code, and to facilitate the retrieval of abandoned carts as permitted by State law. <br />Further, this Chapter is intended to supplement existing State law regarding shopping carts as set forth <br />23 in California Business & Professions Code, section 22435, et seq. <br /> <br />24 9.58.020 DEFINlTIONS. <br /> <br />25 a. Cart. Cart shall mean a basket which is mounted on wheels or a similar device provided <br />by a business establishment for use by a customer for the purpose of transporting goods of any kind, <br />26 including, but not limited to grocery store shopping carts. This definition shall exclude from <br />enforcement under this Chapter those devices which do not have a "basket" mounted on wheels in <br />27 which goods can be placed for transport. <br /> <br />City Attorney's Offite <br />3900 Main Street <br />Riverside, CA 92522 <br />(951) 826-5567 <br />