Every owner of real property within the City, whether commercial, industrial or residential, is required to maintain such property in a manner so as not to be a blight to the community. A few examples of property maintenance requirements are as follows:
Landscaping is an
important element of any business and has the potential to positively or
negatively impact property values and the image of the community. All
businesses are required to provide landscaping and a continuing program
of maintenance. Drought tolerant landscaping schemes are encouraged as
well as water conservation maintenance methods.Landscaped areas must be
maintained as not to encroach into the public right-of-way or create an
eye sore along with the elimination of barren areas, dead vegetation, or
Discarded Trash & Debris
discards, trash, debris, and junk accumulations must be promptly removed
from the property. Such items are not only unsightly, but they also
attract rodents and become a fire hazard. Broken, unusable or abandoned
items, appliances and furniture are considered discards. The monitoring
of the property at a minimum of once a day will very likely address this
Driveways and Walkways
Driveways or walkways must be maintained in such a condition so as to
not be injurious or potentially injurious to the public health, safety
or general welfare.
Business conducted within an enclosed building
Stores, shops or businesses, except automobile service stations,
newsstands, and outdoor garden centers, must conduct business entirely
within an enclosed building.
All businesses in the City must first procure a license from the City
to conduct such business. This license can be obtained from the Business
License Department. Please contact Elizabeth Feliciano at 562-383-4066
for more information.
No person or persons shall pay, participate in, conduct, allow to be
conducted, played or participated in, or bet on, either for hire or
otherwise, any game, games, devises or contrivances used as a means or
method or gambling or securing anything of value in any way by chance
within the City.