The City Council makes the following findings regarding the need to regulate and license and in the public rights-of-way within the :
(a) The uncontrolled placement and maintenance of and in the public rights-of-way presents a danger to the safety and welfare of using such rights-of-way; including, but not limited to, pedestrians, motorists, entering and leaving motor vehicles and buildings, and performing essential utility, traffic control, sidewalk and street cleaning and emergency services;
(b) The unregulated placement and maintenance of and in the public rights-of-way potentially interferes with the maintenance of rights-of-way within the and the utilities and public facilities already in place thereon;
(c) The unregulated placement and maintenance of and results in visual blight which unreasonably detracts from the aesthetics of store window displays, adjacent structures, landscaping, sidewalks and walkways and other improvements, thereby reducing property values;
(d) The location of such and in residential districts interfere with the quiet enjoyment of adjoining property owners and residents; and
(e) and , when properly placed, well designed and aesthetically compatible provide a service and convenience to the public.
(Ord. 2004-12, passed 4-5-2004)