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CITY OF LA CAnADA FLINTRIDGE ORDINANCE NO. 471 AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF LA CAnADA FLINTRIDGE, CALIFORNIA, ADDING CHAPTER 4.06 TO THE LA CAnADA FLINTRIDGE MUNICIPAL CODE PROHIBITING THE PARKING OR DISPLAY OF MOBILE BILLBOARDS IN THE PUBLIC RIGHTS-OF-WAY WHEREAS, the City Council of the City of La Canada Flintridge is concerned about the proliferation in the use of “mobile billboards” and the traffic safety and aesthetic impacts such mobile billboards can have on communities; and, WHEREAS, the City Council of the City of La Canada Flintridge recognizes that, given their present and increasing use, mobile billboards are likely to become even more prevalent within the community; and, WHEREAS, the City Council of the City of La Canada Flintridge wishes to prohibit the use of mobile billboards upon the public rights-of-way due to the traffic safety and aesthetic impacts such mobile billboards create; and, WHEREAS, the City Council of the City of La Canada Flintridge finds and determines that mobile billboards, due to their size, variety and complexity of design, color, graphic messaging and extensiveness of information, presents potential distractions to motorists creating traffic hazards and liabilities, and are unsightly and atypical for most public rights-of-way areas; and, WHEREAS, without regard to the content of the message of a mobile billboard, the City Council of the City of La Canada Flintridge wishes to prohibit the use of such mobile billboards in order to protect the public health, safety, welfare and aesthetics of the community; NOW, THEREFORE, the City Council of the City of La Canada Flintridge does hereby ordain as follows: SECTION 1. The La Canada Flintridge Municipal Code is hereby amended by adding, thereto, Chapter 4.06 to read as follows: CHAPTER 4.06 PARKING OR DISPLAY OF MOBILE BILLBOARDS IN THE PUBLIC RIGHTS-OF-WAY PROHIBITED 4.06.010 Purpose The purpose of this chapter is to eliminate the parking or display of mobile billboards upon the public rights-of-way within the city to: (1) ensure and promote the safe movement of vehicular traffic; (2) reduce air pollution; (3) preserve scarce parking availability for the beneficial use of the general public; and (4) improve the aesthetic appearance of the city. 4.06.020 General Requirements A. It is unlawful for any person to park or leave standing any motor vehicle with a mobile billboard(s) attached, upon any public street, roadway, avenue, alley, other public right-of-way, or a publicly-owned parking lot within the City; B. “Mobile billboard” includes any vehicle or other wheeled conveyance, which carries, conveys, pulls, displays as graphics upon its exterior (other than as exempt in subsection 4.06.030 A. below), or otherwise transports, any sign or billboard. For purposes of this section, “sign or billboard” shall include the use of any printed words, photos, graphics, lighting, symbols, lettering, or other depictions used for the purpose of promoting, advertising, or generating an interest/reaction, on some issue, belief, product or service, without reference to its content, whether it be commercial, political, religious or social. 4.06.030 Exemptions This chapter shall not apply to: A. Signs that are permanently affixed in a manner that is painted directly upon the body of a motor vehicle, applied as a decal on the body of a motor vehicle, or placed in a location on the body of a motor vehicle that was specifically designed by a vehicle manufacturer for the express purpose of containing an advertisement sign, such that it is an integral part of, or fixture of, a motor vehicle for permanent decoration, identification, or display and that does not extend beyond the overall length, width, or height of the vehicle. B. Any vehicle or other wheeled conveyance that is parked or situated upon the public right-of-way or public parking lot(s) for a period of less than thirty (30) minutes, provided such vehicle has not been parked or situated upon any public rights-of-way or public parking lot(s) within the city for an accumulated period of time exceeding sixty (60) minutes during the immediately preceding twenty-four (24) hour period. 4.06.040 Violations/Penalties Any person who violates any provision of this chapter shall be guilty of an infraction and subject to such penalties as set forth in the penalties provisions of this Code. SECTION 2. EFFECTIVE DATE. This Ordinance shall become effective upon thirty (30) days following its adoption. Within fifteen (15) days following its adoption, the City Clerk shall cause this Ordinance to be published in a local newspaper of general circulation adjudicated for such purposes. SECTION 3. SEVERABILITY. If, for any reason, a court of competent jurisdiction should find that any portion of this Ordinance shall be invalid for any reason, it is the intent of this City Council that the remaining portions of the Ordinance shall continue to be valid and enforceable to the extent as is practical to do so. PASSED, APPROVED AND ADOPTED this 20th day of November, 2018. I, Tania Moreno, City Clerk of the City of La Canada Flintridge, California, DO HEREBY CERTIFY that the foregoing Ordinance No. 472 was introduced for first reading on November 6, 2018. Thereafter, said Ordinance was duly approved and adopted at a regular meeting of the City Council on November 20, 2018, by the following vote: AYES: COUNCILMEMBERS: BROWN, CURTIS, DAVITT, PIERONI AND WALKER NOES: COUNCILMEMBERS: NONE ABSENT: COUNCILMEMBERS: NONE ABSTAIN: COUNCILMEMBERS: NONE Dated: November 20, 2018

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