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9.04.020. Public nuisance defined

            (1)        A public nuisance is a crime against the order and economy of the City, and consists in unlawfully doing any act, or omitting to perform any duty, which act or omission either:

                        (a)        Annoys, injures, or endangers the comfort, repose, health, or safety of three (3) or more persons;

                        (b)        Offends public decency;

                        (c)        Unlawfully interferes with, obstructs or tends to obstruct, or render dangerous for passage, any lake, stream, canal, or basin, or any public park, square, pedestrian way, street, or highway;

                        (d)        Is a nuisance as set forth in Section 9.04.010; or

                        (e)        In any way renders three (3) or more persons insecure in life or interferes with the use of property.

            (2)        The maintenance or commission of a public nuisance shall be a class B misdemeanor, and is punishable as such.

            (3)        An act which affects three (3) or more persons in any of the ways specified in this Section is not less a nuisance because the extent of the annoyance or damage inflicted on individuals is unequal.


Ord. No.97-35, Recodified, 6/19/1997
Ord. No. 03-36, Amended, 9/4/2003
Ord. No. 13-21, Amended, 6/20/2013

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