ORDINANCE NO. 476 ORDINANCE NO. 476 ORDINANCE NO. 476

ORDINANCE NO. 476

AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY OF RANCHO PALOS VERDES PROHIBITING RECKLESS USE OF TRAILS WITHIN THE PALOS VERDES NATURE PRESERVE AND AMENDING THE RANCHO PALOS VERDES MUNICIPAL CODE.

            WHEREAS, the City of Rancho Palos Verdes, along with the Palos Verdes Land Conservancy, has expended significant sums to purchase land to place within the Palos Verdes Nature Preserve (“the Preserve”) to preserve open space areas for threatened and endangered species and for the recreational use and enjoyment of the general public; and

            WHEREAS, trails within the Preserve have been established, some of which are to be used jointly by pedestrians, equestrians and bicyclists and others of which have been designated for particular types of users; and

            WHEREAS, the City of Rancho Palos Verdes wants all users of trails within the Preserve to do so in a safe manner, so as not to endanger others, so that the trails can continue to be used and enjoyed by many different people;

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

            Section 1.      Chapter 16 of Title 12 of the Rancho Palos Verdes Municipal Code is hereby amended by adding new Section 12.130 thereto to read as follows:

12.16.130      Reckless Use of Trails Within the Palos Verdes Nature Preserve Prohibited.

It shall constitute a public nuisance for any person, including pedestrians, equestrians and bicyclists, to use any trail within the Palos Verdes Nature Preserve (“the Preserve”) in a reckless manner that demonstrates a wanton disregard for the safety of other human beings or animals or causes injury or harm to others.

           

PASSED, APPROVED AND ADOPTED this 19th day of August, 2008.

                                                                                    /s/ Douglas W. Stern
                                                                                                 Mayor
ATTEST:

/s/ Carla Morreale
      City Clerk

State of California                            )
County of Los Angeles                   )  ss
City of Rancho Palos Verdes        )

            I, Carla Morreale, 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. 476 passed first reading on July 15, 2008, was duly and regularly adopted by the City Council of said City at a regular meeting thereof held on August 19, 2008, and that the same was passed and adopted by the following roll call vote:
AYES:                        Clark, Long, Wolowicz and Mayor Stern
NOES:            Gardiner
ABSENT:       None
ABSTAIN:      None                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      ___________________________
                                                                                                         City Clerk