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For the purposes of this article, the following definitions shall apply:
LOUD OR UNRULY GATHERING: Means a gathering of three (3) or more persons for a social occasion or any other activity at any residential unit during which loud or unruly conduct occurs that constitutes a violation of the California Penal Code or is otherwise a threat to the public peace, health, safety or welfare, including, but not limited to, any or all of the following:
A. Loud noise or music from any source that results in a violation of the noise regulations contained in this chapter;
B. Obstruction of a street or other public right- of-way (as defined in section 8-7-2 of this Code), or a portion thereof, with vehicles or pedestrians;
C. Public intoxication or drinking in public;
D. The service of alcohol to minors;
E. Possession and/or consumption of alcohol by minors;
F. Assaults, batteries, fights, domestic violence or other disturbances of the peace;
G. Vandalism or destruction of real or personal property;
H. Littering of any trash, debris, bottles, cans or other items of personal property on real property or on a public right-of-way; or
I. Urinating or defecating in public.
MINOR: Means any person under the age of eighteen (18) years old.
OWNER: Means any person(s), including any individual, firm, association, organization, partnership, trust, business, corporation, company or other entity, who owns the residential unit where a loud or unruly gathering occurs, as shown on Los Angeles County's last equalized Property Tax assessment roll, or the supplemental roll, whichever is more current.
RESIDENTIAL UNIT: Means any residential "dwelling unit", such as a single-family dwelling or residence, and each unit of all multiple dwelling unit properties that were developed as apartment buildings, duplexes, triplexes, fourplexes, cooperatives ("co-ops"), condominiums, or townhomes. A residential unit also includes: a) any other buildings, structures and improvements on the premises, as well as balconies, decks, patios, yards, and all other interior and exterior areas; and, b) common use or other areas of multiple dwelling unit properties. However, "residential unit" does not include any room or unit of a hotel or motel.
RESPONSIBLE PERSON: Means and includes without limitation:
A. Any person(s) who owns, rents, leases or otherwise is in charge of the residential unit where a loud or unruly gathering occurs; or
B. Any person(s) (including any individual, firm, association, organization, partnership, trust, business, corporation, company or other entity) who organizes, promotes or sponsors a gathering that becomes loud or unruly; or
C. Any person(s) who attends or is present at a gathering and engages in loud or unruly conduct.
If the responsible person is a minor, then the parent(s) or guardian(s) of such minor shall also be considered a responsible person. (Ord. 18-O-2756, eff. 8-17-2018)