18.38.150   LAUNDROMATS.
   All laundromats shall comply with the provisions of this section.
   .010   No laundromat shall be permitted in any area of the City unless each of the following has been satisfied:
      .0101   A sewer study, including identifying appropriate measures to mitigate sewer deficiencies, has been prepared by a registered professional civil engineer in the State of California for consideration by the City Engineer; and
      .0102   The City Engineer has approved the sewer study and the proposed mitigation measures, which may include construction of new sewer facilities; and
      .0103   The approved mitigation measures have been constructed and a bond or other security has been posted with the City to guarantee said construction prior to the laundromat’s commencing operation.
   .020   The laundromat shall be operated with at least one (1) attendant on-site during all hours of operation.
   .030   Any rear doorways shall remain closed, preventing entry from outside the building after dark, but not preventing emergency exit.
   .040   The restroom facilities located within the laundromat shall remain locked at all times, and access provided to customers only by means of a key provided by the laundromat attendant.
   .050   Signs shall be posted in a conspicuous place, in both the parking lot area and inside the laundromat, notifying patrons that loitering, panhandling and/or the consumption of alcoholic beverages upon the premises is prohibited. 
   .060   Window signs shall not be permitted.
   .070   The operator of the business shall be fully responsible for retaining all laundry carts inside the building.
   .080   No video, electronic or other amusement devices or games shall be permitted.
   .090   All vending machines shall be located inside the building and shall be limited to three (3) machines.
   .100   The property shall be permanently maintained in an orderly fashion by the provision of regular landscape maintenance, removal of trash and debris, and removal of graffiti within forty eight (48) hours from time of occurrence.
   .110   Any proposed roof-mounted equipment shall be completely screened from view.  This screening information shall be specifically shown on the plans submitted for building permits.
   .120   All public telephones on the premises shall be located inside the building.
   .130   Clear windows shall be provided at the entry and along the storefront to provide visibility into the unit.  (Ord. 5920 § 1 (part); June 8, 2004:  Ord. 5998 § 27; October 25, 2005.)