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A. Findings And Purpose: It being the mandatory duty of governments to establish and secure the public health, convenience, safety, and welfare of the jurisdiction they serve; and it being found and declared by the city council that the carrying of open containers of alcoholic beverages and consumption of said alcoholic beverages upon the public property of the city contributes directly to littering of such public areas, to the creation of obstacles to safe pedestrian and vehicular travel, and to the creation of unseemly and unhealthy areas upon such public property, this section is enacted in pursuance of and for the purposes of securing and promoting the public health, convenience, safety and welfare and the peace and quiet of the city and its inhabitants. (Ord. 224, 9-8-1981)
ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGE: Any beverage containing alcohol.
CONTAINER: Any bottle, cup, glass, or other vessel which is used for and capable of holding liquids.
PUBLIC PROPERTY: Any of the roadways, intersections, or other property belonging to the city, and sidewalks and rights of way open to the general public though not owned by the city, which said property is in the corporate limits of the city. (Ord. 224, 9-8-1981; amd. Ord. 299, 1-5-1993)
C. Violation; Penalty: It shall be a misdemeanor for any person to consume or carry in an open container, any alcoholic beverage upon public property within the corporate limits of the city. Violations hereof shall be punishable as provided in section 1-4-1 of this code. (Ord. 224, 9-8-1981; amd. 2015 Code)