ORDINANCE NO

ORDINANCE NO. 421

AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY OF RANCHO PALOS VERDES ESTABLISHING REGULATIONS GOVERNING THE USE OF PUBLIC PARKS AND OPEN SPACE BY EQUESTRIANS, BICYCLISTS AND PEDESTRIANS AND AMENDING THE RANCHO PALOS VERDES MUNICIPAL CODE.

THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF RANCHO PALOS VERDES DOES HEREBY ORDAIN AS FOLLOWS:

Section 1. Title 12 of the Rancho Palos Verdes Municipal Code is hereby amended by amending Section 12.16.080 of Chapter 12.16 to read as follows:

"Section 12.16.080 Use of City parks, nature preserves and recreational facilities.

Any person who enters any park, nature preserve or recreational facility that is owned by the City shall comply with all applicable City regulations and posted signs, including, without limitation, regulations and signs regarding the use of public trails.

A. No person shall ride or drive or otherwise introduce any horse or other large domestic animal within a City park, City-owned nature preserve or City-owned recreational facility except on trails or areas that are designated by the City for equestrian use and in areas where automobiles and other motorized vehicles expressly are allowed, unless expressly authorized in writing to do so by the city manager or the city managerí s designee.

B. No person shall ride or drive or otherwise introduce any bicycle or other similar unmotorized wheeled device within a City park, City-owned nature preserve or City-owned recreational facility except on trails or areas that are designated by the City for bicycle use and in areas where automobiles and other motorized vehicles expressly are allowed, unless expressly authorized in writing to do so by the city manager or the city managerí s designee.

C. No person shall walk, jog, run or otherwise utilize any City park, City-owned nature preserve or City-owned recreational facility except on trails or areas that are designated by the City for such use and in areas where automobiles and other motorized vehicles expressly are allowed, unless expressly authorized in writing to do so by the city manager or the city managerí s designee.

D. In deciding whether to grant such authorization for use pursuant to paragraphs A, B or C of this Section, the city manager or the city managerí s designee shall consider time of day, relative crowding of the area requested, factors of public safety, availability of areas approved for such activities, impact of such activities upon sensitive habitat, and any other factor relevant to the welfare of those utilizing City parks or City-owned nature preserves or recreational facilities."

Section 2. The City Council declares that, should any provision, section, paragraph, sentence, or word of this ordinance be rendered or declared invalid by any final action in a court of competent jurisdiction, or by reason of any preemptive legislation, the remaining provisions, sections, paragraphs, sentences and words of this ordinance shall remain in full force and effect.

Section 3. The City Clerk shall cause this Ordinance to be posted in three (3) public places in the City within fifteen (15) days after its passage, in accordance with the provisions of Section 36933 of the Government Code. The City Clerk shall further certify to the adoption and posting of this Ordinance, and shall cause this Ordinance and its certification, together with proof of posting, to be entered in the Book of Ordinances of the Council of this City.

Section 4. This Ordinance shall go into effect and be in full force and effect at 12:01 a.m. on the thirty-first (31st) day after its passage.

PASSED, APPROVED and ADOPTED this 7th day of June 2005.

 

/s/ Larry Clark

Mayor

Attest:

 

/s/ Carolynn Petru

City Clerk

STATE OF CALIFORNIA )

COUNTY OF LOS ANGELES )ss
CITY OF RANCHO PALOS VERDES )

I, Carolynn Petru, City Clerk of the City of Rancho Palos Verdes, do hereby certify that the whole number of members of the City Council of said City is five; that the foregoing Ordinance No. 421 passed first reading on May 17, 2005, was duly and regularly adopted by the City Council of said City at a regular meeting thereof held on June 7, 2005, and that the same was passed and adopted by the following roll call vote:

 

AYES: Gardiner, Stern, and Mayor Pro Tem Wolowicz

NOES: None

ABSENT: Long, Mayor Clark

ABSTAIN: None

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City Clerk