It is unlawful for any person to dig up, mutilate or make an excavation in any paved or clay street or sidewalk for any purpose without a permit from the permits office.
(Prior code § 3-1-31)
It is unlawful for any person to allow any trench, ditch or excavation in any street or public place to remain open between sunset and sunrise, unless such trench, ditch, or excavation has a sufficient number of lights properly displayed around it as danger signals to prevent accidents to persons or property.
(Prior code § 3-1-32)
It is unlawful for any person to remove or extinguish any light which may be placed as a signal at night to warn persons of danger from ditches, trenches, building materials, scaffolds, excavations, impediments or obstacles of any description whatsoever in the city.
(Prior code § 3-1-33)
It is unlawful for any person to place any obstruction upon or cause to be obstructed in any manner any street, sidewalk or public way, or part thereof, so as to render the passage of persons, vehicles or other travel thereon difficult, inconvenient, dangerous, or impossible except as otherwise provided in this chapter; provided, that this section shall not apply to any employee of the city, county or state while such employee is immediately and actively engaged in the maintenance, improvement or construction of any street, sidewalk or public way.
(Prior code § 3-1-34)
On corner lots in the city, there shall be no obstruction to vision between a height of two and one-half feet and a height of ten feet measured above the average elevation of the existing surfaces of the intersecting streets at their center line, within the area formed by adjoining points on the property lines measured as follows:
On property lines abutting streets fifty feet or less in right-of-way width, the points on the property lines shall not be less than twenty-five feet from the lot corner.
On property lines abutting streets more than fifty feet in right-of-way width, the points on the property lines shall be fifty feet from the lot corner.
This section shall not apply to buildings in business districts.
(Prior code § 3-1-35)
* For provisions regarding zoning, see Section 5.12.010 of this code.
It is unlawful to plant, place or cause to grow any tree or shrub on any roadway or street right-of-way or in any area between a sidewalk and a curb of such street or roadway. The chief of police may order the removal of any such tree or shrub already growing in that area upon his determination that such tree or shrub is hazardous to traffic.
(Ord. O-10-93 § 4 (part), 1993; prior code § 3-1-36)
* For provisions regarding vegetation impeding traffic, see Section 8.08.150 of this code.